Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers World Animal Protection and the Animal Protection Index website at, the World Society for the Protection of Animals (UK Registered Charity Number 1081849) and World Animal Protection’s Trading Company Limited.  World Animal Protection’s respects the privacy of all visitors to its websites and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is kept securely.

The following questions and answers should help you to understand what information we collect, how it is used and what happens to it. 

What information do we collect?

Non-Personal Information, such as IP address, pages viewed and files downloaded. This helps us to monitor the site's performance, determine how many people visit the site, identify what pages are most popular, and how regularly people visit.

Personal Information, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, bank details etc. is only collected in connection with specific activities, such as donations, feedback, newsletter request etc. 

What happens to your personal information?

Your information, including emails, may be passed internally within the World Animal Protection Group and our professional advisers to ensure you are connected with the most appropriate resources.  All of these organisations are bound by strict confidentiality codes.   Unless we have your express consent we will only disclose personal data to external third parties if this is required for the purpose of completing your transaction with us.  We ensure that all such external third parties have sound data protection policies and systems.

We reserve the right to disclose your data when we are legally obliged to do so.

When submitting your personal information, you will be given the option not to be included in mailings from World Animal Protection or other like-minded organisations. If you do not opt out of mailings at this point, but later decide that you no longer wish to be contacted, you can inform us by emailing us.

We do not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your express consent. 

The Data Protection Act

Any personal information submitted via the website is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998). This means that you have a right to advise us at any time if you no longer wish to receive mailings from us or other organisations with whom we cooperate.  

EU Cookie Legislation

World Animal Protection is mindful of the EU-wide ‘Cookie Directive’ that came into force for the UK in May 2012. All development on this website complies with this legislation. Please see World Animal Protection's Cookies Policy for more information. 

Data Protection Enquiries

In the first instance any data protection queries should be directed through our contact form, this allows us to formally track their process.  Your query will then be handled by the Data Protection Officer and his staff. 

Legal Disclaimer 

The content on this site is offered only as a public service to the web community and does not constitute solicitation or provision of legal advice of any kind.  This site should not be used as a substitute for obtaining legal advice from a solicitor or attorney licensed or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. You should always consult a suitably qualified attorney regarding any specific legal matter. Nothing on this site constitutes legal advice and while efforts have been made to reflect accurately the information presented on the website, this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to or from this site.