About PETA

Your Privacy

PETA believes strongly in protecting the integrity and privacy of personal information gathered from our members and visitors to our websites. Since the protection of your privacy is of great importance to us, we have created this privacy policy to communicate our practices regarding the collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number or e-mail address or any other information provided to us by our members and website visitors.

These policies do not extend to external sites linked from our sites or other non-PETA website content. Please check with these companies and sites for their policies regarding data privacy, including the use of "cookies".

Why does PETA ask for my information?

In order to participate in some activities, you might be asked to provide some personal information. This could be in connection with any one or a combination of the following:

  • Making or renewing a donation online
  • Sending personalised faxes or e-mail messages when participating in action alerts
  • Registration for PETA's activist networks
  • Participation in contests, surveys, petitions, information-pack requests and giveaways
  • Subscription to PETA e-news lists

What information does PETA collect?

We do not collect personal information from our visitors other than what is supplied to us on a voluntary basis. We do not store credit card details or share customer payment details with any third parties.

How does PETA use the information gathered from the above-mentioned sources?

We use your information to provide you with details about our campaigns, events, activities, local volunteer opportunities, alerts, and membership and renewal appeals.

PETA also uses information gathered via our websites to improve our web-based campaigns. PETA performs statistical analyses of aggregate user behaviour and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of various areas on our websites and to use such information to improve our websites' abilities to serve you better.

How does PETA use materials I submit?

  • All photos, text and other content or information submitted by you to PETA shall become the property of PETA, and PETA shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or other people any photos or information so submitted.
  • You understand that because PETA becomes the owner of all photos, text and other content or information submitted by you, PETA and its officers, directors, employees, successors and assigns may use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, modify, publish, prepare derivative works of and otherwise make use of the submitted photos, text and other content or information in any and all media – whether now known or hereinafter created – throughout the world and for any purpose, without compensation to you of any kind.
  • By submitting any photo, text or other content or information to PETA, you hereby represent and warrant that the submitted photo, text or other content or information does not infringe on any copyright or trademark, any rights of privacy or publicity of any person or any other right of any third party. You hereby represent and warrant that you have the right to transfer the photo, text or other content or information to PETA free and clear of any claims or encumbrances.
  • You acknowledge and agree that PETA shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo, text or content or other information submitted by you.
  • You further understand and intend that any photo, text and other content or information submitted by you to PETA may be available for viewing, rating, reviewing and commenting by the public. You understand that comments or ratings that you disagree with or are unhappy about may be published or otherwise become associated with any photo, text or other content or information that you submit to PETA. By submitting any photo, text or other content or information to PETA, you hereby waive any privacy expectations that you may have with respect to any such photo, text or other content or information submitted by you to PETA.
  • You hereby agree to hold PETA and its officers, directors, employees, successors and assigns harmless from and against – and hereby waive any right to pursue – any claims of any nature arising in connection with PETA's use of the photos, text or other content or information submitted by you to PETA and used in any manner in PETA's sole and absolute discretion.

Does PETA use cookies on its websites?

PETA uses "cookies" on some web pages. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a visitor's hard drive but that does not itself contain any personal information. Cookies enhance a visitor's experience by saving the visitor from having to log in or provide information each time he or she revisits a PETA web page and by customising content based on a visitor's interests. Visitors can configure their browsers to be alerted when a site is attempting to send a cookie and refuse the cookie, although some PETA e-commerce pages will not function properly without accepting cookies.

PETA also uses cookies to administer the website, track visitor movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

How is information used in PETA e-news?

You will only receive e-mail newsletters (e-news) from us if you have expressly signed up for e-news on a PETA website. The information we gather from subscribers to our e-news lists (including e-mail addresses) is not shared with other organisations or companies not affiliated with PETA. From time to time, we may send out e-mail messages that might include information about these like-minded organisations and companies, but we do not provide them with access to any personal information you have provided. If you live outside the United Kingdom and provide us with your contact details, we may share them with PETA's international affiliates in order to keep you apprised of developments in your part of the world. If you don't want your information to be given to PETA's international affiliates, please contact us at Info@peta.org.uk.

In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile details about e-mail response and website usage. This information helps us to better understand site usage patterns and what types of content and information may help improve your user experience on PETA's website.

All e-mail messages sent to e-mail newsletter subscribers contain a link to unsubscribe or to modify your profile. You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any e-news or e-mail communication from PETA at any time.

If you have any questions about PETA e-news, please e-mail Info@peta.org.uk.

How does PETA protect your information?

PETA is extremely protective of the information gathered through its membership and website. Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our web server is located in a locked, secure environment.

When you contribute to PETA online, we use a secure server and encryption to protect your financial and other personal information during transmission.

Does PETA rent, sell or trade my information?

PETA occasionally makes the names and contact details of members who have consented to the sharing of this information available to reputable advocacy and non-profit organisations and commercial companies.

If you would like PETA and other PETA entities to contact you to keep you updated on our campaigns and future activities, please e-mail us your preferred contact details.

If you are not a PETA member and you have provided personal contact information on our website through the methods listed above, your information will not be exchanged with organisations that are not affiliated with PETA. If you live outside the United Kingdom, we may share your contact details with PETA's international affiliates in order to keep you apprised of developments in animal protection activities in your part of the world. Please e-mail Info@peta.org.uk if you don't want your information to be shared in this manner.

The easiest method for correcting and/or changing other information regarding your membership is to e-mail us.

Do you have additional questions?

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, e-mail us.

You can also contact us in writing at:

PETA Foundation
PO Box 70315
London
N1P 2RG
United Kingdom