HAB’s commitment to your privacy

This privacy policy tells you the ways in which HAB collects personal information about you when you engage with HAB and what the information may be used for.

If you want to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you, or ask us to update or correct any information, please go to the Contact us section.

Information we may hold about you

Personal information

We may collect information from you when you engage with HAB.

Examples of personal information include name, job title, organisation, address, telephone number, email address, date of birth, age, third party contact details, skills, credit card and other payment details.

Sensitive personal information

Sensitive personal information is personal information relating to your religious or ethnic origin, religious or political opinions, sexual orientation, physical or mental health, trade union membership or criminal convictions.

We don’t ask for sensitive personal information about you. However, we cannot guarantee that we will not come into possession of such information. For example, you may include some sensitive personal information in an email, bulletin board message or online form which you submit to HAB.

We will not do anything with your sensitive personal information unless you ask us to or unless we need to in order to fulfill your request.

How do we use your information?

We use the personal information we hold about you only for the following purposes:

(i) To provide HAB services to you

(ii) To administer our relationship with you

We use personal information that you supply us for the purpose for which it was collected. Examples include; sending you information or the answer to a query, to register your interest in taking part in an event or volunteering for HAB, to enable you to buy publications or make donations.

HAB may need to make your personal information available to other companies both inside and outside of the HAB in order for the HAB Service to be provided to you, for example, when we contract out some of our services or functions. However, when we do this, we will not authorise these third parties to use your personal information in any other way and will require them to protect your personal information to the same degree that we do.

(iii) To contact you about other products, services, events or developments

HAB would like to use your personal information to contact you with information about HAB, our services, events or developments. We may also use your contact details to communicate with you on social media.

If at any time you decide that you do not wish to be contacted by HAB you may inform us by e-mail at: [email protected]

(iv) For research (including market research) purposes

We may analyse the personal information we collect about you and add publicly available information to create a profile of your interests, preferences and level of potential donations so that we can contact you in the most appropriate way and with the most relevant information.

(v) If the assets of HAB are transferred to a third party

If HAB decides to transfer its assets or ceases to trade, becomes insolvent, enters into receivership or any similar or equivalent event occurs, HAB or those acting on its behalf may sell its assets or parts of it to a third party or parties. In such circumstances, HAB or those acting on HAB’ behalf may transfer your personal information to these third parties.

(vii) If disclosures are required by law

If required to do so by any applicable law, search warrant, subpoena or court order, or by any regulation, treaty or other legally binding obligation with which HAB or any company or trust within the HAB group is required to comply, HAB or any such company or trust will disclose some or all of your personal information as and to the extent that it is required to do so.


The HAB website uses Google Analytics to find out how people use our website in order to make improvements. Google Analytics uses cookies, small text files which are placed on your hard drive to store information, however the cookies do not have access to or use any personally identifiable information.

Sale/exploitation of personal information by third parties

HAB will not sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make personal information available to any third party, except for the purposes described in this privacy policy or with your prior permission.

Data security

HAB uses a number of mechanisms to protect the security and integrity of your personal information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. So while we strive to protect such information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once any personal information comes into our possession, we will take reasonable steps and all other precautions required by law to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

Links to other websites

The HAB website may, from time to time, contain links to the websites of other organisations which may be of interest to you. Linked websites are responsible for their own privacy practices. This privacy policy only applies to the HAB website.

Contacting us

Request for a copy of your personal information

If you would like a copy of your personal information please write to the Chief Executive, HAB, 36B Woodhouse Road, London N12 0RG, stating your full name and providing us with sufficient information to verify your identity.

Please also help us to respond quickly by indicating why you think we hold personal information about you and what information you think we may hold.

Please note an access fee may be charged to cover our reasonable costs of providing the information to you.

Sometimes there may be a reason why access will not be possible. If that is the case, you will be told why.

Correcting your details

If you would like us to correct or update your personal information in our records, please email us at: [email protected]

Comments or questions about our privacy policy

If you have any comments or questions about this Privacy Policy or wish to report any violation of this Privacy Policy, please email us at: [email protected]

Request to stop future contact

If you do not want to be contacted in the future by HAB please email us at: [email protected]

Consent to collection and use of personal information

By using the HAB website you acknowledge that you have read the terms of this privacy policy and that you consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described in this privacy policy.

Our website provider

Your data may also be available to our website provider to enable us and them to deliver their service to us, carry out analysis and research on demographics, interests and behavior of our users and supporters to help us gain a better understanding of them to enable us to improve our services. This may include connecting data we receive from you on the website to data available from other sources. Your personally identifiable data will only be used where it is necessary for the analysis required, and where your interests for privacy are not deemed to outweigh their legitimate interests in developing new services for us. In the case of this activity the following will apply:

  1. Your data will be made available to our website provider
  2. The data that may be available to them include any of the data we collect as described in this privacy policy.
  3. Our website provider will not transfer your data to any other third party, or transfer your data outside of the EEA.
  4. They will store your data for a maximum of 7 years.
  5. This processing does not affect your rights as detailed in this privacy policy.
Changes to this privacy policy

HAB reserves the right to remove or amend this privacy policy from time to time.

If we decide to replace or change it, we will post a new policy or the changes to this privacy policy on this page and we encourage you to visit this page frequently to stay informed. By visiting this page on the HAB website following the posting of a new policy or changes to this privacy policy will indicate your acceptance of the new policy or these changes, as the case may be.