Privacy policy 

Updated 9 March 2020

This Privacy Policy (“the Policy”) explains how and why CAGE processes personal data concerning visitors to its website, subscribers to its mailing list, social media, donors and supporters of its campaigns, and its wider online community building objectives.

The Policy does not cover all of the personal data processing undertaken by CAGE, for example in respect to its case work, legal documentation, human resources and operational logistics. These processing activities are covered by appropriate internal policies and procedures and relevant information is provided to data subjects at the point of collection or otherwise as required by law.

If you have a question about how CAGE processes personal data, whether in accordance with the Policy or any other processing operation, please email, call +44 (0)20 7377 6700 or send a letter to the address below.  

Data controller

CAGE is the controller of the data covered by the Policy. CAGE also works with service providers who process data under its instruction, and which may in some situations act as controllers of some or all of the personal data that is processed by them in the course of providing particular services. This includes, but is not limited, to the social media platforms on which CAGE is present (see further Data sharing and transfers, below).

CAGE (CAGE Advocacy UK Ltd) is a limited company registered with Companies House (06397573)

CAGE’s postal address is: Premier Business Centre, 47-49 Park Royal Road, London, NW10 7LQ

CAGE is registered with the UK data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (# ZA709332)

Guiding principles

CAGE advocates for due process, the rule of law and an end to the injustices of the War on Terror.

CAGE is committed to processing personal data in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation and to respecting the rights of data subjects.

Purposes of data processing

CAGE processes personal data concerning users of its online services and resources for the following purposes:

  •   To maintain the CAGE website and keep it secure
  •   To build and manage the online community that supports CAGE’s work
  •   To advocate in support of CAGE’s objectives and engage with people on social media platforms
  •   To receive and process orders placed in the CAGE online shop
  •   To enable people to register to attend CAGE events
  •   To receive and process donations to CAGE online
  •   To disseminate information and promotional communications from CAGE
  •   To understand how the CAGE website is used in order to assess the impact of its work and improve its communication and dissemination strategies
  •   To keep records that enable CAGE to comply with accounting requirements and statutory obligations

Legal basis for processing

CAGE processes personal data for the above purposes on the following legal basis:

  • With consent, where data subjects volunteer their personal information and may withdraw that consent at any time, for example in respect to the CAGE mailing list
  • In its legitimate interests, where CAGE has to process personal data in order to achieve the above objectives and ensures that the processing is necessary, proportionate and does not adversely impact the fundamental rights of data subjects
  • For contractual purposes, where personal data is needed to enter into a contract or fulfil a particular contractual obligation, for example in respect to its use of online donation platforms
  • To comply with legal obligations, where data processing is necessary for CAGE to comply with the law or a statutory data retention period

Sensitive (“special category”) data 

CAGE does not collect any special category data from users of its online services. 

Use of the internet also generates metadata about individuals and their activities which is retained by internet service providers and may be made available to law enforcement agencies and intelligence services. This data can be used to build up a detailed profile of individuals or communities. Those concerned about this kind of surveillance are encouraged to take steps to preserve their privacy, for example by using a VPN or the Tor browser.   


Like almost all websites, CAGE uses cookies to in order to make its website function efficiently, maintain its security, improve user experience, facilitate interaction with third party service providers and understand how users interact with the material on its website.

A cookie is a small file that is stored by your browser or elsewhere on the hard drive of your computer, subject to user preference. Detailed information about how cookies work is available from

The website CAGE uses the following type of cookies:

  •   Necessary cookies, which are required to enable the CAGE website to function and remain secure
  •   Statistics cookies, which help CAGE understand how visitors use its website by collecting and reporting anonymised information
  •   Marketing cookies, which are used to track visitors across websites in order to tailor advertising. 

The CAGE website also allows its users to share content using social media buttons. Posting information to social media platforms results in the controllers of those platforms collecting personal data about the account owner and their online activities (see further Social media, below).

Opting out

With the exception of the necessary cookies, visitors to the CAGE website can disable the cookies used by the CAGE website by configuring their internet browsers to block cookies. Individuals using different devices in different locations will need to ensure that each browser is configured according to their preferences. Please note that if browser settings are configured to block all cookies (including necessary cookies), some of the services provided by the CAGE website may not be available.

Internet users may also be able to configure their browser to prevent website owners tracking their web usage using the Do Not Track (DNT) function (see The CAGE website honours DNT requests.

Even if you block analytics and targeting cookies and set your browsers to DNT, information about your web usage may still be collected by Google Analytics. Google has produced a specific Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on, which you should install if you wish to try to prevent Google collecting this kind of data about you.

If you have signed up to receive information about CAGE’s work by email and no longer wish to receive this material, you can opt-out by using the unsubscribe link provided in CAGE’s email communications or by submitting a request to [].

Information security

CAGE takes reasonable steps to protect personal data against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction.  

CAGE also undertakes checks on the service providers and processors it uses to ensure that they have implemented adequate information security controls in respect of the data provided by CAGE or via the CAGE website.

Information transmitted across the internet remains vulnerable to unauthorised access. The transmission of such data is therefore at the individual’s own risk.

Data sharing and transfer

CAGE works with carefully selected third party service providers and affiliates which perform tasks, including the processing of personal data, necessary for the organisation to meet the objectives set out above. Wherever possible, CAGE does not allow service providers to use personal data provided by CAGE or via its website for their own purposes or to disclose it to other third parties. CAGE also verifies that these service providers store personal data in the EU and only transfer it outside of the EU in accordance with EU law. A list of third-party service providers and affiliates to which data may be transferred is available on request using the contact details below.

In some instances, service providers may act as controllers of some or all of the data that is provided in order for them to provide a particular service. This is more likely to be the case when the services are provided by an external website or application, for example where CAGE uses social media platforms (see further below).

CAGE will never sell personal data and will refuse to comply with law enforcement requests for access to personal data concerning users of its online services that it believes to be unwarranted, and unless legally prohibited or unable to do so, will notify the data subjects concerned. Third party service providers may also be compelled to disclose data for purposes other than which it was collected.

Social media 

CAGE uses social media and social networking to increase the reach and impact of its work. Personal data processed by social media platforms is subject to the terms and conditions of the platform owners, which may act as controllers of that data. Individuals who engage with CAGE’s social media accounts should check the relevant terms, which are subject to regular change, to understand how their data may be used.  

CAGE has accounts with the following social media platforms:

CAGE’s social media accounts and pages are managed by CAGE staff members.

External websites 

The CAGE website includes links to other websites which may also collect personal data about users or deploy cookies on their devices subject to their own data processing and privacy policies. CAGE has no control over the operation of other websites and while it seeks to ensure that all external links point only to responsible data controllers, external links are followed at the user’s own risk.

Data retention

CAGE retains personal data only as long as it is needed for the purpose for it was collected. CAGE may keep data may keep data for longer if it is under a legal obligation to retain it or to maintain necessary records for legal, financial, compliance, or other reporting obligations. CAGE may also retain data about the use of its online services for statistical analysis or research purposes.

Data Subjects Rights

Individuals whose personal data is processed by CAGE have the following rights in accordance with UK and EU data protection law:

  •   The right to be informed as to whether CAGE holds data about them
  •   The right of access to that information
  •   The right to have inaccurate data corrected
  •   The right to have their data deleted
  •   The right to opt-out of particular data processing operations
  •   The right to receive their data in a form that makes it “portable”
  •   The right to object to data processing
  •   The right to receive an explanation about any automated decision making and/or profiling, and to challenge those decisions where appropriate

To make a subject access request or complaint contact [] or write to:

Managing Director
Premier Business Centre
47-49 Park Royal Road
London NW10 7LQ

Requests can be submitted at any time. CAGE will respond to any such requests in accordance with UK data protection law.

Data subjects covered by EU law may also be entitled to lodge complaints in regard to data processing or the handling of subject access requests with data protection supervisory authority in their country of residence. Relevant supervisory authority names and contact details are listed here. In the UK the relevant supervisory authority is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Changes and revisions

Should CAGE make changes to this Policy, the date and nature of the change will be indicated below.

Should the change have a material impact on the handling of personal data, CAGE will contact the data subjects to inform of the changes and where appropriate seek their consent.


The Policy was published on 09 March 2020, replacing an earlier iteration.  


This document sets out the Terms (‘Terms’) of and any sub-domain (the ‘Site’). This Site is operated by Cage Advocacy Limited. By accessing this Site, you agree to be bound by the Terms. Before using this Site, you should read these Terms carefully.

Cage Advocacy Limited is a company incorporated under the laws of England and Wales with company registration number 06397573 and its registered office at c/o Premier Business Centre, 47-49 Park Royal Road, London, NW10 7LQ.


CAGE privacy policies can be found here.

Users of this Site

The Site is currently intended for those who access it from within the United Kingdom. Because of this we cannot guarantee that the Site or the information thereon complies with law or regulation, or is appropriate for use, in other places.

You are wholly responsible for use of the Site by any person using your computer and you must ensure that any such person complies with these Terms.
The information provided on this Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. This Site should not be considered as communicating any invitation to engage illegal activity. Your use of this Site is subject to the applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction.

No Warranties

The following clauses exclude or limit our legal liability for the Site. You should read them carefully. While we have taken reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy, currency, availability correctness and completeness of the information contained on the Site, information is provided on an “as is”, “as available” basis and we do not give or make any warranty or representation of any kind, whether express or implied. The use of the Site is at your sole risk. We shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever and howsoever arising as a result of your use of or reliance on the information contained on the Site to the maximum extent permitted by law.

We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be available and meet your requirements, that access will be uninterrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties.

We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, functionality or performance of any third party sites that may be used in connection with the Site.

Third party sites and endorsements

Where we provide links to other locations on the Internet, we do so for information purposes only. We are not responsible for the content of any other websites or pages linked from or linking to this Site. We have not verified the content of any such websites. Following links to any other websites or pages shall be at your own risk and we shall not be responsible or liable for any damages or in other way in connection with linking. Links to downloadable software sites are for convenience only and we are not responsible or liable for any difficulties or consequences associated with downloading the software. Use of any downloaded software is governed by the terms of the license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is provided with the software. No endorsement or approval of any third parties or their advice, opinions, information, products or services is expressed or implied by any information on our Site.


Copyright in the pages screens, information and material in their arrangement included in this Site is owned by or licensed to CAGE Advocacy Limited unless otherwise noted. You may imprint, copy, download or temporarily store extracts from our Site for your personal information or when you use our products and services. You must not alter anything. Any other use is prohibited unless you first get our written permission. In particular no one may use a part of our Site on any other website, or link any other website to our Site, without our prior written permission.


Messages sent over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure as they are subject to possible interception or loss or possible alteration. We are not responsible for them and will not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages or otherwise in connection with any message sent by you to CAGE or any message sent by CAGE to you over the Internet.

Governing law

The Terms are governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of the above jurisdiction will have non-exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any dispute, which may arise.

Your Queries

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