Tamil Solidarity’s Privacy Policy

Tamil Solidarity is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not share your details with any third party without your permission. We will not sell your details to any third party.

Please see below some of the policies we follow. You can also contact us to request further information before providing your personal details.

Tamil Solidarity may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from 24 May 2018. It is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016, an EU law enforceable on 25 May 2018, and which updates the Data Protection Act 1998.


What we collect

Personal details: name and address.

Contact details: address, email and phone numbers.

Affiliations/memberships: membership of organisations such as trade unions, student unions and community campaigns.

Other: information relevant to surveys of specific interest such as book preferences, collected when we run petitions or sell books/merchandise.


What we do with the data

For internal record keeping.

To inform you about developments of Tamil Solidarity, its activities, meetings, etc.

To send you periodic emails, with the option to opt out. Please also note that GDPR requires you to opt in if you wish to continue to receive email communication from us.



We do not provide access to our data to any person or group outside of the leading Organising Committee of Tamil Solidarity. Your information is password protected and kept in a secure, protected environment.

Please note, however, that we do not own the web server or services you may use to give your details. Some of our online presence is controlled by web service providers and social media owners.

Notify us immediately if you have any concerns that data is being compromised, so that we can take immediate action.


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps to analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic-log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web-page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. The data is then removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites, and these sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


What steps you can take to protect your privacy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016 stipulates that individuals must opt in to receive email messages from organisations such as Tamil Solidarity. We will ensure you are given this option before 25 May 2018.

However, you may use the ‘unsubscribe’, ‘opt out’ or similar options at any time if you no longer wish to receive email messages from us, or if you do not want us to use your information in any way.

Please email us if you want your data completely removed: info@tamilsolidarity.org

Alternatively, call us on the phone numbers provided.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act/GDPR. A small fee will be payable.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email: info@tamilsolidarity.org

If you believe that any of your personal details we hold is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible, by email or phone. We will make any necessary corrections promptly.