Privacy Policy

I’m an honest fellow…

I won’t share your data with others. Your email address will be used only for communications about this campaign.

I won’t clog your inbox.  Just one or two emails a month to keep in touch and let you know how the biggest bank job is progressing.

I won’t publicly display your name or any other personal information without your permission.


What are your rights?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.

You can read more about these rights here.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will always inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. It is your right to prevent us from contacting you by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data or by contacting us at [email protected].


What personal data is collected?

We may collect personal information about you when:

  • You sign up to our mailing list(s),
  • You request materials from us,
  • You make a one-off donation,
  • You sign up to attend one of our events,
  • You become involved in one of our campaigns,
  • You fill out a survey or quiz we send you,
  • You apply for a paid or volunteering role with us.

The information we collect may include, among other details, your name, address, email address and telephone number.

If you make a donation, we will collect the details necessary to process this payment e.g. bank account details to set up a Direct Debit and ask for consent to use your contact details to send you updates on our campaigns and occasional appeals. We do not store credit or debit card details and when making an online donation your payment details are processed by a third-party secure server payment gateway provided by PayPal and Stripe.

We will not collect sensitive personal information or information classed as special category unless there is a clear reason as to why we need it. We will only collect this with your consent, and we will give clear notices so that you know why we need this data and how long we will keep it for.


How does the Robin Hood Tax use my information?

We use the information we collect about you to help us with understanding more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise.


Who is collecting your information?

When you are on this website and are asked for personal information, you are sharing that information with the Robin Hood Tax Campaign, which is a campaign of Stamp out Poverty.  Although Robin Hood Tax is a coalition of many organisations, your data will not be shared with individual organisations nor stored on their systems unless otherwise stated. 


With whom do we share your information?

We will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information, except when we have your express permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.  We may publish some information publicly but will always inform you in advance that this will happen.


What are my choices regarding, collection, use and distribution of my information?

If you indicated that you are interested in receiving regular information about this campaign we will send you communications regarding our work and activities, either electronically or otherwise.

We do not sell, rent or share user information with anyone. We may on occasion work with 3rd parties to contact our supporters about the Robin Hood Tax, however the 3rd party would be bound by a confidentiality agreement which would prevent them from using this information for any other purpose.


What is our legal basis for processing your personal data?

The legal basis for processing your data depends on the reasons and circumstances we are collecting it.

Our legal basis for processing most personal data is because you have given us your consent to do so. You have the right to withdraw your consent for holding and processing your data and can do so by emailing us at [email protected] or calling us on 020 7324 5052.

In some circumstances, the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation.


How does Robin Hood Tax protect my personal identifiable information?

We take all reasonable steps to protect the individual identifying information that you provide to us. Robin Hood Tax uses secure gateways (SSLs) to process user details, including donations. Detailed below are the services that Robin Hood Tax uses to process user data.


Robin Hood Tax's site is hosted at Drupal. We use a standard Drupal service to collect anonymous information about users’ activity on the site, for example the number of users viewing pages on the site, to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the site and help us improve it. For more information about how Drupal processes data, please see their privacy notice.


Robin Hood Tax processes transactions through a Stripe Privacy Shield payment gateway. Please see their privacy notice.


Robin Hood Tax processes transactions through a Paypal payment gateway. Please see their privacy notice.

Action Network:

Robin Hood Tax uses Action Network as its principle mailer, and where we hold our supporter lists. Please see their privacy notice


Robin Hood Tax holds a paused Mailchimp account including supporter lists. Please see their privacy notice.

Engaging Networks:

Engaging Networks is Robin Hood Tax's Client Relationship Manager (CRM) and is where we hold supporter data related to online actions. Please see their privacy notice.


What security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of my information?

When you give us personal information that information may be stored and processed outside of the UK and we take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely.

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Robin Hood Tax cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your data, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


What personally identifiable information does The Robin Hood Tax collect from me?

Like many websites, we use cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service.

A cookie is a text-only string of information that we pass to your computer’s hard disk through your web-browser so that the website can remember who you are.  Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come (in this case,, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

For more information about cookies, please see

We use two types of cookies on our website:

per session cookies, which are temporary cookies that remain in the cookies file of your browser until you leave the site;

and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookies file of your browser for longer (although how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie). These cookies are used to store state information between visits to a site.

Google gathers non-personal information regarding the visitors to our website on our behalf using cookies embedded on our website.  This is used by Google Analytics to provide us with information about the usage of this website.

If you do not wish to receive cookies you can easily modify your web browser to refuse cookies, or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. However, you may not be able to use all the interactive features of our site if cookies are disabled, and so in order to enjoy this site to the full, we recommend that you leave them switched on.

Instructions on how to stop cookies being installed on your browser


What about children’s privacy?

The safety of children is very important to us. Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online.


Changes to our privacy policy

We regularly review this policy and it was last updated in Feb 2021.