At Anti-Racist Forum (ARF), privacy and data protection rights are very important to us. We will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information which you volunteer to ARF will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.

What is GDPR about?

The General Data Protection Regulation is an update to existing Data Privacy laws, and aims to harmonise and strengthen the Data Privacy rights of EU citizens in how their data is controlled and processed. GDPR came into force on May 25th 2018. It sets out regulations for the security and privacy controls required when handling Personally Identifiable Data (PII).

ARF is committed to Data Protection and only collects and retains data about individuals or organisations collected through this platform, with the platforms users consent, and for the purposes of publishing anonymised reports on hate crime, discrimination and hate incidents, or where a user has indicated, for the purpose of contacting the user to follow up on a hateincident for advocacy purposes or to seek consent to contact them on behalf of media or journalists.

Why does ARF need your personal information?

ARF collects personal information solely for the purpose of providing the above named services we offer. At each point of collection, we will endeavour to provide full transparency as to the purpose, retention, transfer and use of such data. GDPR requires data processing to be lawful, fair and transparent.

Does ARF do anything else with your data?

We do not share your personal information with third parties unless you have given explicit consent when we contact you to follow up as indicated at the end of the questionnaire. Any personal data relating to you submitted on this platform will only be seen by the ARF data processor.

How long do we keep your data?

GDPR requires us to minimise the data we keep unless it’s required for the provision of a service or for existing legal requirements so we keep your data only for as long as it’s needed for the original purpose we collected it. If it is not needed, we get rid of it!