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Greenpeace believes you have a fundamental right to privacy on the web, and we work to protect your security online. This policy applies to www.greenpeace.org/international; different specific web properties (e.g. campaign sites) may use the same or have site-specific privacy and cookies policies. We will always seek your approval for other use of your data if your consent is not covered by this policy.

Introductory Notes

  1. This website privacy statement is designed to be published on Greenpeace International’s website.
  2. This website privacy statement is designed to give general information, seeking to meet the requirements of the GDPR, to individuals whose personal data Greenpeace International collects in their capacity as visitor to a Greenpeace International website.
  3. This document is not designed to be addressed to Greenpeace International’s employees or other staff members or other individuals who deal with Greenpeace International (i.e. other than as casual website visitors) in their personal capacity.

Greenpeace and data privacy

Greenpeace International and the independent national/regional Greenpeace organisations in the Greenpeace network (together: “Greenpeace”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This privacy statement does not apply to the national/regional Greenpeace websites that are managed by the national/regional Greenpeace organisations (each, an “NRO”) themselves. You can find the privacy policy of each Greenpeace NRO website by clicking on “Privacy Statement” or “Privacy Policy” in the local language in the footer of their homepage.

This privacy statement sets out the basis on which Greenpeace International will process any personal information that we may collect about you as a visitor to the Greenpeace international website or, as the case may be, otherwise provided to Greenpeace International. We therefore ask you to read this privacy statement carefully.

The information that we collect about you

We may collect and process the following information about you:

The use of your information we collect

We may use your information for the following purposes:

We will only process your personal information as necessary for the purposes described above. In doing so, we will consider the balance between your privacy and our interest in processing and refrain from processing if your privacy interest overrides our legitimate interest.

In exceptional circumstances we may also be required by law to disclose or otherwise process your personal information. We will tell you, when we ask you to provide information about yourself, if provision of the requested information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or, on the other hand, if it is purely voluntary and there will be no implications if you decline to provide the information. If you are uncertain as to Greenpeace’s need for information that we request from you, please contact the Greenpeace representative asking for the information, or contact us (see below), with your query.

Disclosure and international transfer of your information

We may disclose personal information about you where we have obtained your consent or where it is reasonably necessary for the various purposes set out above:

These disclosures may involve transferring your personal information overseas. If you are dealing with us within the European Economic Area, you should be aware that this may include transfers to countries outside the European Economic Area, which do not have similarly strict data privacy laws. In those cases, where we transfer personal data to the independent Greenpeace NROs or our service providers, we will ensure that our arrangements with them are governed by data transfer agreements or mechanisms, designed to ensure that your personal information is protected (including, where appropriate, under an agreement on terms approved for this purpose by the European Commission).

Please contact us (see below) if you would like to know whether any such agreements are in place or, if so, to see a copy.

Retention and deletion of your information

Greenpeace International intends to keep your personal information accurate and up-to-date. We will delete the information that we hold about you when we no longer need it.

We will retain your information for no longer than 2 years after our most recent communication with you, after which it will be deleted or anonymised, unless we have a legal obligation to retain it for a longer period. Contact us for more information.

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.

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 mailing 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).

Security measures

We have implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to secure personal data against loss or against any form of unlawful processing. Our donation pages are secured using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), a security protocol that provides communications privacy over the Internet in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping, tampering, or message forgery.

Only employees who require to access information about supporters and website visitors to perform their work are granted access to your personal data.

Contact us

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

Please email us on [email protected]

or contact us via:

Greenpeace International

Ottho Heldringstraat 5

1066 AZ Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Tel: +31 20 7182000

Fax: +31 20 7182002

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.

Please check back frequently to see any changes.

Last updated: 24 October 2019

Greenpeace International cookies policy

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.

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 useful because they:

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.

You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu, for a video about cookies check www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBR-xtJVq7E.

Types of cookies

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

Use of cookies

This table explains the cookies that may be placed on your machine while using this website and why.

Name Purpose Expiration
“greenpeace” Used by Greenpeace International to track if you have accepted the use of cookies on our website or not This cookie expires 1 year from set/update
“no_track” Used by Greenpeace International to track if you have blocked the use of cookies on our website or not This cookie does not expire
“wordpress_google_apps_login” Used by Greenpeace International to store the logged in state of users who have an account in our website This cookie expires when you close your browser
“_ga” Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users This cookie expires 2 years from set/update
“_gid” Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users This cookie expires 24 hours from set/update
“_dc_gtm_N7SG829” Used by Google Analytics (via Google Tag Manager) to throttle request rate This cookie expires 1 minute from set/update
“AMP_TOKEN” Used by Google Analytics to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

This cookie expires between 30 seconds and one year (depending on whether it is being used) from set/update
“_gac_10290164” Used by Google Analytics to link user ID to campaign related information.

For example, if Google Analytics and AdWords accounts are linked, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.

This cookie expires 90 days from set/update
“__utma” Used by Google Analytics to distinguish users and sessions. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utma cookies exists.

The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

This cookie expires 2 years from set/update
“__utmt” Used by Google Analytics to throttle request rate. This cookie expires 10 minutes from set/update
“__utmb” Used by Google Analytics to determine new sessions/visits. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and no existing __utmb cookies exists.

The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

This cookie expires 30 minutes from set/update
“__utmz” Used by Google Analytics to store the traffic source or campaign that explains how the user reached your site. The cookie is created when the javascript library executes and is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics. This cookie expires 6 months from set/update
“__utmv” Used by Google Analytics to store visitor-level custom variable data. This cookie is created when a developer uses the _setCustomVar method with a visitor level custom variable.

This cookie was also used for the deprecated _setVar method. The cookie is updated every time data is sent to Google Analytics.

This cookie expires 2 years from set/update
“usbl” Used by Usabilla for identifying new and returning visitors who are potentially presented a slide out survey. Furthermore this cookie is being used to identify visitors who already have seen the slide out survey, so it won’t be shown again. This is not cookie that tracks cross domain and is purely used for functional reasons. This cookie expires when the survey is switched off within the Usabilla software
“usbl_open” This cookie is being used to identify visitors who already have seen the slide out survey, so it won’t be shown again. This is not a cookie that tracks cross domain and is purely used for functional reasons. This cookie expires after 45 days
“_hjIncludedInSample” This cookie is set to let Hotjar know whether that visitor is included in the sample which is used to generate Heatmaps, Funnels, Recordings, etc. This cookie expires in 1 year from set/update
“_hjRecordingEnabled” This value is set when a recording starts. It is used to see if the user is already recording this particular session. This cookie expires when you close your browser
“Checkpoint” and “lp” Used by Facebook to authenticate your identity on Facebook or Instagram This cookie expires when you close your browser

Greenpeace 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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Soundcloud.

If you do not want to use cookies, you can set your browser so that the storage of cookies is not accepted.

If you only want to accept our own cookies but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, select the “block third-party cookies” (or similar setting in your browser).

Change your cookies preferences

Which cookies would you like to accept?

Please select which cookies you are willing to store.

These cookies will allow us to collect statistical and anonymised data, such as how long users stay on a page or which links are clicked, to ultimately improve Greenpeace.org and provide you with a better experience of our website. The acceptance of these cookies will also allow you to hide the cookies acceptance banner.

In addition to the Performance cookies mentioned above, we may also place in your browser cookies from third-party services (e.g. Facebook or Google) to track the effectiveness of our online marketing strategies and to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. These cookies may also be used to serve advertising to you after you have left our site (retargeting cookies).

A full list of cookies which may be placed in your browser is available above (see ‘Types of cookies‘) and some detail on how and why we process the information of these 3rd parties is available below.

By disabling (un-checking) both types of cookies above, we will set a unique cookie in your browser to store your preferences – this will allow you a tracking-free experience on this website until you change your mind or clear your browser’s cookies.

Most web browsers allow some control over cookies through browser settings (e.g. notifications of new cookies, disabling cookies and deleting cookies).  Click your browser type below to go directly to the browser user guide to learn how to disable or erase cookies.

Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Use of Google Analytics

Greenpeace uses Google Analytics to gather visitors’ use of our website and analyse 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.

Should you not be willing to get the analytics cookies, please change you cookies settings above (‘change your cookies preferences’).

As mentioned before, Google Analytics cookies used in this website are _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz, _ga and _gid – and they all collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, browser ClientID (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.

As of May 2018, Google Analytics introduced the Data Retention controls, giving organisations the ability to set the amount of time before user-level and event-level data stored by Google Analytics is automatically deleted from Analytics’ servers.

Such retention period applies to user-level and event-level data associated with cookies, user-identifiers (e.g. User-ID) and advertising identifiers (not applicable in Greenpeace websites anyway). For Greenpeace International, the Data Retention control for Google Analytics is set to 26 months. Once again, Analytics will not collect the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your device to the internet.

Besides, it is important to mention that Google stores websites traffic information which have Google Analytics tracking code. Check Google’s privacy policy and how to opt-out of Google Analytics cookies.

You can install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on” to prevent information about your visits to our website being sent to Google Analytics.

Use of social networks sharing buttons and widgets

Beside the customised HTML buttons we installed to allow you to share Greenpeace content on Facebook and Twitter, we may embed widgets from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Soundcloud and other social media on our website to provide an enhanced experience.

These social networking  widgets come from web servers which may track your behaviour on our website and may combine this with other information about you originating from other websites. You can install a browser add-ons like “Privacy Badger” for Chrome or “Disconnect” for Chrome and Firefox to control some (the first) or disable them (the second).

Use of Usabilla

We use Usabilla feedback tool to improve our website through passive feedback buttons and to conduct audience researches through online surveys.

When a user is presented with a campaign (e.g. online survey), Usabilla can store a cookie to determine whether users are new or returning visitors. Besides that, Usabilla uses localStorage objects with the purpose of detecting which specific campaigns the user has seen. This object does not collect any personal data. When a user interacts with Usabilla, it will store the device type, operating system, browser type and version, screen size, browser language, page load time, URL and total time spent on a page or campaign. By default, Usabilla will perform processing activities and analysis on anonymised or pseudonymised data. This means the tool will exclude or remove any screenshots, IP addresses, email addresses, free-form (text) responses and any identifiers that link the feedback item to the original item which may contain personal data before processing it.

Nevertheless, Usabilla can also collect the information that the user explicitly give to us (e.g. email address, scores and responses to questions, screenshot of the page) by making use of the passive feedback button or responding to an online survey. By submitting a feedback or responding to an online survey, the user is agreeing with this Privacy Policy.

All data is stored in the AWS Region (Ireland) in the European Union. The customer portal and API are also hosted in the same location. Our widget servers, located in several regions worldwide, never store any data and only provide fast delivery of scripts and feedback reception.

Further details can be found in Usabilla’s privacy policy.

Use of Hotjar

We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimise this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect data on our users’ behaviour and their devices (in particular device’s IP address (captured and stored only in anonymised form), device screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), browser information, geographic location (country only), preferred language used to display our website). Hotjar stores this information in a pseudonymised user profile. Neither Hotjar nor we will ever use this information to identify individual users or to match it with further data on an individual user. For further details, please see Hotjar’s privacy policy by clicking on this link.

You can opt-out to the creation of a user profile, Hotjar’s storing of data about your usage of our site and Hotjar’s use of tracking cookies on other websites by following this opt-out link.

Contact us

This website is owned and operated by Greenpeace International. If you have any questions about our cookies or this cookies policy, please contact the webmaster at [email protected].