Privacy Policy

Stop Financing Factory Farming
6th February '23

Last updated: 22 November 2023.

This privacy policy may be updated at any time. Changes are effective immediately upon their inclusion on this Privacy Policy page. Check this policy regularly so you can understand any changes.

Who we are

Stop FInancing Factory Farming is a campaign and coalition, led by 6 organisations in a Steering Committee. Those organisations are Bank Information Center, Friends of the Earth US, Global Forest Coalition, Sinergia Animal, and World Animal Protection.

Our website is

We are a diverse global coalition working to shift public development finance away from industrial animal agriculture, to sustainable, resilient and equitable food production.

Contact Details

You can contact the campaign’s central coordination team at: [email protected].

We regret that we do not have a phone number you can call at this time.

Our primary financial host is Friends of the Earth, United States.

Key terms

Personal information or personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (or “data subject”). An identifiable person is someone who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by identifiers including their name, location data, or other specific factors relating to physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

“Processing” is any operation performed on personal information or data, including collection, recording, organisation, and storage. See more here:

Cookies are small blocks of data in the form of text files, created and placed on your computer by a website when you visit it. Basic cookies contain the site name and a unique user ID. This can allow a website to remember who you are when you return. Cookies can serve useful and essential functions on the web, for example, storing information about the language you choose for viewing our website. Find out more about cookies here:

General commitment to privacy and data security

Stop Financing Factory Farming is committed to minimizing data collection and protecting your personal information. We are proactively working to reduce the collection of cookies on our website, and minimize the information that is necessary for us to collect, in running our website optimally for you and other visitors.

We are working to ensure the highest standards of data privacy and security, including compliance with the EU and UK General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), EU and UK Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (“PECR”) and California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”).


Our website only uses cookies that are necessary for its language functionality, using the WordPress Multilingual Plugin (“WPML”).

You can see the cookies that WPML stores here:

Our web analytics via Plausible does not use cookies.

If you click a social media sharing link, for example for LinkedIn, X (formerly Twitter) or Instagram, these third parties (i.e. not us and not you) will place cookies on your computer unless your browser blocks them. We do not take responsibility for these cookies, as to make use of these functions you will have already accepted the terms and conditions of use with the relevant party.

We may embed videos on our site using Vimeo or YouTube, which sets cookies on your computer once you click on the video player. As you do not have to sign up to Vimeo or YouTube first in order to play these videos, you will not have accepted their terms and conditions. We do not take responsibility for these cookies; to find out more please visit Vimeo’s privacy policy or the YouTube privacy policy.

You can opt out of the application of cookies, except those that are technically necessary, by clicking “decline” on the pop-up window.

You can also use settings on your web browser to refuse to accept any cookies. This may limit the functionality of websites. It will not significantly limit your use of our website.

The type of personal information we collect

We may collect and store personal information from your visit to our website in our website database. For example, the entries made to our Contact Form.

The fields we have in our Contact Forms include: Name; Organization; Email; Country.

By voluntarily submitting a form, you are consenting to data processing and agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Form submissions are sent via email to the Stop Financing Factory Farming central coordination team at [email protected] and [email protected].

If you choose to subscribe to our updates (newsletter, action updates or email lists), you also consent to receiving semi-regular updates. You can always retract your consent and unsubscribe by clicking an “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of emails, or otherwise contacting us at [email protected].

Form submissions may require you to take a test, which is designed to prevent spam and malicious automated bot traffic. This is called a CAPTCHA test and stands for Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart. We use hCAPTCHA for our forms. hCAPTCHA is not owned by Google, doesn’t sell personal data, and only collects the minimum necessary personal data for the service. For more information see the hCAPTCHA privacy policy:

For analytics, we do not use Google Analytics. We use Plausible. Several European Data Protection Authorities have suggested that Google Analytics cannot be used in a legal way in the European Union, because it is not GDPR compliant. Plausible Analytics does not use cookies and is fully compliant with GDPR, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications (PECR) regulation.

Plausible Analytics does not create cookies and does not collect your IP address.

How we get your personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we hold and process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  1. Your visit(s) to our website, which can include the collection of information through cookies.
  2. Your use of the website Contact Form.
  3. If you directly contact us via email or other electronic communication.

We are a not-for-profit organisation and only process the information necessary for certain reasons:

We only hold personal information that we need to process for these purposes.

How we store and retain your personal information

Your information is securely stored and we strive to keep it safe. We keep your personal information in our secure content management and customer relationship management systems. We do not maintain physical records, only digital.

We do not sell, exchange or give away any information that we collect.

We keep personal information only for as long as we need it, for the purposes that it was obtained for. This is one of the principles (principle 5) of the GDPR.

We take into account factors such as the content and sensitivity of the data, the purposes for which we are processing it, and any legal requirements. 

We will erase personal information submitted via our contact forms after we have acted upon any enquiries received. Any email or other communication will be kept for as long as is relevant. We will erase or otherwise securely dispose of your data when it is no longer necessary to retain it.

If you apply to work with us, we will ask for information about you and your work history. This is to understand how you may fit the requirements of the role. 

All candidates will automatically have their application details saved and retained on our network for 12 months. Details of candidates who are asked to interview but unsuccessful will be kept for 18 months. 

If you would like us to erase any personal information we hold before these times, please send a request to [email protected]

Your data protection rights

We respect your choices and control of your personal information.

These are your data protection rights (see more here)

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

There is no cost or payment required for exercising your rights.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

External sites and services

Our website may contain links to external sites, products and/or services that are not owned or controlled by us or our Steering Committee members. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these external sites, products or services. When you leave our website, please be aware that you will need to review the privacy policies and terms from these other parties.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Complain or request access, correction, or deletion of your data

If you wish to ask a question, make a complaint, or request access to, correction of, or deletion of your personal information, please contact: [email protected].