Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we, the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), obtain, store and use your personal information when you use or interact with our websites,,,,,,,,,,, (our websites), or where we otherwise obtain or collect your personal information.

This Privacy Policy is effective from 25th May 2018.

We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time, so please check it frequently.

1. The Information We Collect

Information You Provide

We collect data that you provide directly to us, including personal data. “Personal Data” is information that identifies you. For,,,,,,,,, this is collected in the context of one or more of the following options:

  • Newsletter subscriptions – In which case we collect the following categories of personal data: Name and email address
  • Websites – When you use our websites, we collect and analyse the following information about your computer or mobile device: your browser type, IP address, browser language, operating system, and other similar information.
  • Registered users – When you create a user account for an IATI website, we collect the following categories of personal data: name, username and email address.

2. Cookies

Please see our cookie policy.

3. How we use your information

Newsletters – Only with your prior consent, we will occasionally send you information on events, recent work and other information. You can sign up to receive these emails and social media campaigns from us on our newsletter sign up.

The legal basis for such processing of your Personal Data is therefore your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). Please note that you are not legally required to provide us with your Personal Data. However, without your Personal Data we will not be able to send you our newsletters as mentioned above.

4. Updating your personal information and unsubscribing

You have the option to opt-out of these types of communications at any time, by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the footer of each communication.

5. Your Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the following rights:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR): You have the right to request confirmation as to whether or not your Personal Data is being processed, and, where that is the case, to request access to the Personal Data and information such as the purposes of the processing or the categories of Personal Data concerned.
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR): You have the right to request the correction of inaccurate Personal Data.
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR): You have the right to request erasure of Personal Data without undue delay under certain circumstances, e.g. if your Personal Data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or if you withdraw consent on which processing is based according to Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR and where there is no other legal ground for processing.
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR): You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data under certain circumstances, e.g. if you think that the Personal Data we process about you is incorrect or unlawful.
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR): Under certain circumstances, you have the right to receive your Personal Data you have provided us with, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit that information to another controller without hindrance or ask us to do so.
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR): You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data under certain circumstances. In particular if we process your Personal Data on the basis on legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR) or if we use your personal data for marketing purposes.

You may assert those rights at any time by emailing us to correct or change any information or request which Personal Data (e.g. name, address) we have stored or to assert any other of your rights as mentioned above by emailing us at [email protected].

6. How we Protect Your Personal Information

The security of your Personal Data is very important to us. We have implemented state of the art administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect against the unauthorised access, destruction or alteration of your information. This includes encrypting our Services using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and restricting access to Personal Data to all employees, contractors and agents working on behalf of the IATI secretariat who need to know that information in order to process it for us, and who are subject to strict contractual confidentiality obligations.

7. Data Retention

We delete or anonymise your Personal Data as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes we have collected your Personal Data as outlined in this Privacy Policy.

8. Contact Information

If you wish to contact us or have any questions about or complaints in relation to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at the address below. Please note that Development Initiatives manages the storage and processing of personal information on behalf of the IATI Secretariat.

Development Initiatives Ltd.

First Floor Centre, The Quorum, Bond Street South, Bristol, BS1 3AE

Email: [email protected]

Data Protection Officer: Richard Yeomans