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Privacy Notice


The Global Initiative for Economic, Social and  Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data.  

This notice explains when and how we collect your personal data and the rights you have over your personal information. 

If you have any questions in relation to this notice or would like to exercise your rights under it, please contact:

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Data collection and use

GI-ESCR collects and processes personal data for the following specific purposes:

  • To send emails about its work to its email subscribers;

  • To administer its website and monitor aggregate usage;

  • To provide campaign supporters with updates;

  • To respond to communications received via its website;

  • To respond to requests for information about its services from data subjects;

  • To receive and process financial donations; and

  • For related accounting and auditing purposes.

When you provide your information to us, we will only use the information for the purposes for which it is provided, for any compatible purposes, and to fulfil our legal or regulatory obligations, unless you have agreed for your data to be used for other purposes.

Communications and campaigns

GI-ESCR will only contact you for campaigning purposes (for example, to keep you up to date on our work in a specific area) where we have your consent.

Where you provide your consent to such communications, you can withdraw consent or change your preferences at any time by clicking the unsubscribe button on any marketing communication or by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. expressing your preferences.

GI-ESCR will treat any consent you give us as lasting for five years. We will never sell or share your information with entities outside GI-ESCR for other purposes.

Data sharing

In order to meet our objectives, GI-ESCR sometimes engages third-party service providers to perform tasks (such as hosting webinars) or provide services (such as information technology support) on our behalf. In addition, we may sometimes work with partners on campaigns. These activities may involve access to the personal data held by GI-ESCR. In these instances, GI-ESCR will seek to ensure as far as possible that any such data processing is carried out in accordance with this Notice.  This includes carefully selecting service providers and only working with trusted partners.  

Data protection

GI-ESCR ensures that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal data. 

Where we use external companies to collect or process personal data on our behalf, we put a contract in place that sets out our expectations and requirements in relation to the security of the data they access or process.

Data retention

GI-ESCR will only retain the data you provide to us for as long as required by applicable laws or as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected and in accordance with any consent provided.  

Your rights

You have the right to request details of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please make a request at the details provided at the beginning of this Notice. We will provide this information to you without charge unless requests are manifestly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. 

You also have a right to have inaccurate information we hold about you rectified or removed and a right, in some circumstances, to restrict or object to us processing your information, or to seek the erasure of your data. If you believe we are not respecting your rights, you are entitled to make a complaint at the details provided at the beginning of this Notice. 

Changes to this Notice

GI-ESCR  may make changes to this notice from time to time.  GI-ESCR will always detail, at the end of this Notice, the date on which it was last updated. 

This Privacy Notice was last updated on 25 January 2023.


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