Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement

This privacy policy sets out how FIAN International uses and protects any information that you give FIAN International when you use this website.

FIAN International is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

For any questions regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us using the details below.


By using any FIAN International Website and/or FIAN International Application, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

FIAN International may change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of the FIAN International Website will be on the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended from time to time.

What types of information do we collect and store?

 The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use the FIAN International Website. You can access most of the pages on the FIAN International Website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. Our web servers collect anonymous logs during user visits to the FIAN International Websites which provide valuable information for improving it in the future.

For more information see our Cookies Statement information below

We do not collect personal information (such as your name, address, phone number or e-mail address) on the FIAN International Websites unless you choose to provide it. For example, where you express an interest in joining or donating to FIAN International, sign a petition or email action or subscribe to our email updates. If you apply for a job or volunteer role at FIAN International we will collect information so that we can process your application.

We may collect and process the following information about you:

  • Information that you give us:

This is information about you that you give to us by: (i) making use of our website and the options on our website (e.g. in the event you would sign a petition or make donation), (ii) subscribing to the receipt of updates by email, (iii) contacting us for information or help, by (iv) signing your name on a list of signatures, (v) by becoming a donor. It may include, for example, your name, address, email address and telephone number.

  • Information that our website and other systems collect about you:

-          If you visit our website third parties (Analytics) will collect some information about you and your visit, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the internet and some other information such as your browser type and version and the pages on our site that you visit.

-          Our website may also download “cookies” to your device – this is described in our Cookie Statement (below)

Information that third parties collect about you on our website by performing actions: This is information about you that you give to third parties (such as Facebook, Google and Twitter) by making use of the social network sharing buttons and widgets available on our website.

Information that third parties collect about you on our website by browsing it: This is information about you recorded / tracked by third parties just by making use of the website itself, such as navigating from one page to another (this event will be tracked) or by viewing an embedded Facebook video (if you are logged in Facebook) .

How do we use information collected?

Your personal information will be retained by FIAN International and its service providers in a secure environment, will be kept confidential, and will only be used in connection with the purposes for which it is submitted, or as otherwise explained on the FIAN International Website, or as necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations. For example, personal information submitted for the purposes of making a donation will be used to process that donation and personal information submitted with an expression of interest in joining FIAN International will be used to action your expression of interest in joining FIAN International and provide you with information about FIAN International.


We take appropriate security measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date (We have an SSL (secure sockets layer) certificate on our website that encrypts all the data entered into the website through form fields). However the transmission of information over the Internet is never completely secure, so while we do our best to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to the FIAN International Website.

Data retention

FIAN International retains personal data only for as long as necessary in accordance with the above purposes and applicable laws. When personal data is no longer necessary for these purposes it is securely deleted.

Where financial information is concerned, FIAN may be required to retain some personal data for up to seven years in order to satisfy legal or contractual obligations, or in order to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

For consent-based services from which the data subject can opt-out at any time such as email updates, FIAN keeps personal data until it receives instructions to the contrary.

Your rights

You may have a right of access to the personal information that we hold about you, and to some related information, under data protection law.

You can also require any inaccurate personal information to be corrected or deleted.

You can object to our use of your personal information for direct marketing purposes at any time and you may have the right to object to our processing of some or all of your personal information (and require them to be deleted) in some other circumstances.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set out below. We are obliged to request proof of identity before access to your personal information is given.

If you would like us to remove your information from our e-mail updates list, you can click the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email we sent to you or contact us as set out below.

You can also lodge a complaint about our processing of your personal information with the body regulating data protection in your country (details are available here).

 Contact us

We welcome questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy statement and our processing of personal information.

FIAN International Secretariat
Willy-Brandt-Platz 5
69115 Heidelberg  - Germany
Fax: + 49 6221 65300-33

Or please e-mail us at contact(at)

Changes to this policy

Any changes we make to this privacy statement in the future will be posted to our website and also available if you contact us as set out above.

Last updated: 10 January, 2022.

Cookie Statement

We want to ensure that you enjoy browsing our website. In order to enhance your experience and collect information about your use of our site, we place “cookies” onto your computer.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are widely used because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device and therefore allow enhanced functionality.

You can find out more information about cookies at:

By using our website you agree that, unless you have set your computer’s browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this policy.

If you wish to restrict or block cookies you can set your internet browser to do so- click on the following link for further information:

Types of cookies

There are two broad types of cookies – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’:

  • First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the website operator to your computer, and are often used to recognise your computer when it revisits that site and to remember your preferences as you browse the site. Basically, these are our cookies.
  • Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the website operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when you visit other websites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for website analytics or advertising purposes.

FIAN International does not govern the publication of third-party cookies. Please visit the relevant third parties’ website if you want to understand more about these cookies, such as  FacebookTwitter, or  YouTube.

Use of Google Analytics

FIAN uses Google Analytics to gather visitors’ use of our website and analyze the data to help us maintain and improve the design of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.

Google Analytics cookies used in this website collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, browser Client ID (to identify returning users, for example), where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited. Here’s the privacy overview of Google Analytics, the  Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites and here  how to easily opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.