The ‘Support Don’t Punish’ campaign website is maintained and managed by the International Drug Policy Consortium. This Data Protection and Privacy Policy governs the manner in which information from users of the site will be collected, used, maintained and disclosed.

Personal identification information

We will collect personal identification information when users register on the site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, their name and email address. Users may, however, visit the site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, although this may prevent them from engaging in certain site related activities.

The purpose of collecting personal identification information is to demonstrate support for the campaign, and build a list of like-minded people who are prepared to take actions in order to help achieve the campaign aims. By providing these details, individuals will agree that this information may be aggregated and shared with world leaders, news publications and other advocacy targets in order to demonstrate support for the campaign.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about users whenever they interact with the site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer, and technical information about user’s means of connection to our site (such as the operating system, the Internet service providers utilised, and other similar information).

Web browser cookies

Our site uses “cookies” to enhance user experience. Users’ web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If they do so, please note that some parts of the site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

The International Drug Policy Consortium, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, the International Network of People who Use Drugs, and Harm Reduction International (the campaign partners) may use personal identification information (email addresses) to contact users with important information relevant to the SUPPORT DON’T PUNISH and other related campaigns. Any communication with users will require sign off by the Executive Director of the International Drug Policy Consortium, to ensure that these communications are kept to a minimum.

Users who login to this website using third party services, such as Facebook or Twitter, will have basic information about their profile logged and a profile picture displayed on the website under the “Supporters” section.

The International Drug Policy Consortium may also use non-personal identification information may be used, in aggregate, to evaluate and improve the quality and accessibility of the site, or to understand how site users as a group interact with the site.

How we protect your information

Data collected through the site are subject to data protection restrictions. These data will be administered by the International Drug Policy Consortium in line with this Policy. IDPC will take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal information is treated securely, in line with its own Data Protection Policy. We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. Visitors who are under 18 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the site and should not submit any personally identifying information.

Third party websites

Users may find content on our site that links to the sites and services of our partners and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

The International Drug Policy Consortium has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the date at the bottom of this page. It is the user’s responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

Your continued use of the site indicates acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use the site.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Data Protection and Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:

International Drug Policy Consortium
Fifth Floor124-128 City RoadLondon, EC1V 2NJUnited Kingdom

+44 (0) 20 7324 2975

May 2013