Biofuelwatch Privacy Statement and General Data Protection Regulation

Biofuelwatch takes the privacy of its supporters very seriously. We have never and don’t intend to pass personal data on to third parties and seek to maintain it as securely as possible.


  • What information do we collect about you?
  • How will we use the information about you?
  • Access to your information and correction.
  • Other websites.
  • Changes to our privacy policy.
  • How to contact us.
  • The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

What information do we collect about you?

We collect basic contact information when you sign up to our mailing list directly here, via the biofuelwatch website or complete an e-alert through our platform on Do-Gooder and subsequently subscribe to our email list. Our mailman mailing list is maintained by Sheffield based Webarchitects Co-operative and only stores names and email addresses. Your details will be deleted if you subsequently unsubscribe by emailing biofuelwatch-request@email-lists.org with the subject set to ‘unsubscribe’.

If you have opted to volunteer with Biofuelwatch, for example to write letters to editors, then we will keep your contact details for that purpose, but give you the opportunity to be removed from our list at any time by emailing biofuelwatch@gmail.com.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to send you communications, including occasional newsletters and e-alerts, never exceeding 4 emails per month.

We also maintain a separate mailman list also hosted at Webarchitects Co-operative of volunteers and activists who have said that they want to get more involved and that they are happy to receive occasional more frequent and detailed emails. If you are one of those people then you will be asked to confirm your subscription to that separate list and given the option of unsubscribing at any time.

Where you have completed an e-alert we will keep details of your name, postal address and email address for a period of a maximum of one month, for our own web-monitoring purposes only, after which they will be deleted. If you sign a petition through our platform on DoGooder, then we will keep those details until such time as the petition is delivered to the addressee.

We never pass on your personal information to anyone outside Biofuelwatch.

You may unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time by sending a blank email to biofuelwatch-request@email-lists.org with the subject set to ‘unsubscribe’. Every email we send to the mailing list will contain information about how to unsubscribe from the mailing list.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email biofuelwatch@gmail.com.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. You can update your name or email address by emailing biofuelwatch@gmail.com.

Forget Me

You have a right ‘to be forgotten’ ie to have all reference to or communications from you, including emails, deleted from our records and website. Email biofuelwatch@gmail.com with your request to be forgotten


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information.

The biofuelwatch (wordpress) website does not use cookies.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 8th May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions, comments or complaints about our privacy policy or practice, or information we hold about you: by email at biofuelwatch@gmail.com

Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May 25 2018.


Biofuelwatch is reviewing data-protection and privacy policies (see above) and has appointed a Data Protection Officer to ensure continued compliance with regulations. We have streamlined our data collection and holding.

Information we hold

We have documented what data we hold and where it is held. We do not share personal data with anyone outside the organisation.

Communicating privacy information

Please see our new privacy notice above. Every email communication to our mailing list will include information about how to unsubscribe.

Individuals’ rights

Biofuelwatch respects your individual rights to control and see your data. You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time. You can request we delete your data from all our records at any time by emailing biofuelwatch@gmail.com. You have the right to view the data we hold on you by emailing biofuelwatch@gmail.com. We undertake to supply that data within the timescales mandated by the GDPR. We may need to make a small administrative charge.

Lawful basis for processing personal data

We collect only personal information given freely by individuals about themselves in order to send them a maximum of 4 mailings per month including occasional newsletters and e-alerts.


We have instituted an opt-in feature for both mailing list sign-ups and e-alerts where the individual must click a link in a confirmation email to confirm their identity and that they want to complete the sign-up or e-alert.

Data breaches

If you think a data breach has occurred involving data that Biofuelwatch holds please let us know by emailing biofuelwatch@gmail.com

Data Protection Officers

We are not required to designate a Data Protection Officer but, following best practice, have appointed a member of staff to oversee continued compliance with Data Protection regulations.