Privacy Policy

This website is operated by League of Artisans, a Community Interest Company Registration No. 14560894 whose registered address is 70 Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5AJ, UK. If you have any questions about the contents of this policy, please contact

We are committed to protecting and preserving the privacy of our visitors when visiting our site or communicating electronically with us. This policy sets out how we process any personal data we collect from you or that you provide to us through our website. We confirm that we will keep your information secure and that we will comply fully with all applicable UK Data Protection legislation and regulations. Please read the following carefully to understand what happens to personal data that you choose to provide to us, or that we collect from you when you visit this website. By visiting you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

Types of information we may collect from you
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information about individuals who visit and use our website:

What personal data do we collect?
Personal data is any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We may collect, use and store the following personal data about you:
• Identity Data includes your name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender;
• Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address, telephone numbers and contact preference;
• Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details (if you are making a donation);
• Events Data includes details about events or activities you register for or attend;
• Technical Data includes information our website automatically collects about your visit to our website, including a truncated and anonymised version of your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, operating system and platform; what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got to the site (including date and time); page response times, length of visit, what you click on, documents downloaded and download errors.
• Profile Data includes your username, donations, purchases or orders made by you, your interests, feedback and survey responses;
• Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services; and
• Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.
We also collect, use and store Aggregated Data when you visit our website or interact with our content. This includes information about the use of our websites, such as which pages users visit most frequently and which services, events and facilities are of most interest. We may also track which pages users visit when they click on links in Fashion Revolution emails. Aggregated Data may be de derived from your personal data but it is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. 

Special Category Data
Special category data is data which is more sensitive and requires more protection. We only collect special category data, with express consent provided by the data subject, related to health, which we legitimately need to have to ensure that we provide appropriate facilities or support to enable participation in our events.

When do we collect your personal data?
We use different methods to collect data from and about you. These are set out below.

Direct Interactions
You may give us personal data when you correspond with us by post, phone, email or otherwise to:
• Purchase products and services;
• Subscribe to our services or publications;
• Make a donation to us;
• Request newsletters to be sent to you;
• Ask a question by phone, email, post or otherwise;
• Apply to us for a job, paid internship, or to work as a volunteer;
• Participate in social media functions on our website
• Report a problem with our website.

Automated technologies
As you interact on our website, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies.

Please see our cookie policy for further details.

Third parties-or publicly available sources
We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below:
• Identity and contact data from publicly available sources such as Companies House and the electoral register based inside the EU.
• Technical Data from analytics providers.

How we use personal data and the legal grounds we rely on  
Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:
(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting
(b) We have a contractual obligation.
(c) We have a legal obligation.
(d) We have a vital interest.
(e) We need it to perform a public task.
(f) We have a legitimate interest.

• To register you as a newsletter subscriber we use your Identity and Contact Data to identify and register you in order to fulfil our legal contractual obligations to you (“Legal Contract Ground”).
• To send you publications we use your Identity, Contact and Financial Data in order to deliver publication materials to you and to fulfil our legal contractual obligations to you (“Legal Contract Ground”).
• To send you information about our activities and forthcoming events we use your Identity, Contact and Marketing and Communications Data to provide you with details of our upcoming fundraising activities and events, which we believe will be of interest to you (“Legitimate Interest Ground”).
• If you make a donation to us, we use your Identity, Contact, Financial and Tax Status Data to identify you, for our internal record keeping and to fulfil our legal contractual obligations to you (“Legal Contract Ground”).
• To deliver relevant website content to you we use your Identity, Contact, Profile Data and Usage Data. This allows us to tailor our website for your use (“Legitimate Interest Ground”).
• To enable you to take part in a survey we use your Identity, Contact, Profile and Marketing and Communications Data to request you to take part in one of our surveys. Completed surveys legitimately help us understand how we can improve our services and information that we provide (“Legitimate Interest Ground”).
• To manage our relationship with you we use your Identity, Contact, Profile and Marketing and Communications Data to enable us to notify you about any important administrative messages, changes to our terms or policies, relevant changes in the law (“Legal Obligation Ground”).
• To engage you in a personalised way we use your Identity, Contact, Profile Data and sometimes publicly available information. Where we have identified that you may have the capacity or affinity to support Fashion Revolution at a higher level, we may legitimately use the information we hold about you to identify connections between you and our existing circle of supporters (“Legitimate Interest Ground”).
• To administer and protect this website we use your Identity, Contact and Technical Data to properly administer our IT services to you and to prevent fraudulent activities (“Legal Obligation Ground”).
• If required to do so by law or regulatory obligation we may need to disclose personal data to regulatory bodies (“Legal Obligation Ground”).

Please note, when we are relying on the Legitimate Interest Ground we consider your fundamental rights and freedoms before we process your personal data for our legitimate interests to consider and balance any impact on you (both positive and negative). We do not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overidden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted by law) (“Legitimate Interest Assessment“). For more information about the legal grounds we have relied on to process your personal data, please visit

We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which events and activities may be relevant for you. You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us and in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing. You will also receive marketing communications from us if you have expressly consented to this by opting in to receive our newsletter. If you change your mind and no longer wish for us to contact you for marketing purposes please let us know and we will stop contacting you.

You can do this at any time by:

• Unsubscribing to communications using the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of our emails indicating that you do not wish to receive email updates.
• Contacting us at
• Writing to us at 70 Derby Street, Leek, ST13 5AJ

Disclosure of your personal data 
We will share your personal data with the following third parties:
• Marketing service providers to manage communications you opt-in to receive from us.
• Event organisers if you are attending an in-person physical event.

We require our third party service providers to respect the security of your personal data and to comply with data protection law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and we only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.
We will also share your personal data if we are required to so by law.

Data Security
We take appropriate physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your personal data secure, accurate and up to date. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have procedures in place to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal data, the transmission of information over the internet is never completely secure. We do our best to protect personal data, but we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to our website, so any transmission is at the user’s own risk.

How long do we hold your personal data?
We retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Your data protection rights
You have the right to ensure that your personal data is being processed lawfully (“Subject Access Right”). If you do not wish us to use your personal data for the purposes outlined above, you can refuse to opt-in on the relevant box on the online form on which we collect your data. You have a right to request a copy of the personal data we hold about you, which we will provide within the statutory time frames. To enable us to trace any of your personal data that we may be holding, we may need to request further information from you. In some cases we may make a small charge for processing this request. You can make a complaint or raise a concern about how we process your personal data. In some circumstances, you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data or to stop us from continuing to make active use of personal data that we retain in our records. If you have cause for complaint about how we have used your information, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

Use of Cookies
Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. Cookies are text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive or mobile device during browsing sessions. Cookies are generated by web servers when you visit a website that uses cookies, such as the League of Artisans website.  They are passed to your computer or mobile device and a corresponding file (with the same ID tag) is stored on our website, enabling cookies to keep track of your movements within a website.
You are not obliged to accept cookies and you can set your browser not to accept cookies.  For further information on how to change your preferences visit  However, if you do so, some of our features may not function as a result. Some cookies reside on your device for just the time you’re visiting a website. These are called session cookies. Other cookies remain on your device until you delete them or they expire automatically.  These are called persistent cookies. Both types of cookies may be used on our website. 

We will use all reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal data is not disclosed to regional/national institutions and authorities unless required by law or other regulations. We will also take every step to ensure it is not subject to unauthorised access. However, the transmission of online information is never completely secure and any transmission is at your own risk.

Third party links
Our site contains links to and from the third-party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies. Please check third-party policies before you submit any personal data to such websites.

Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy. This policy was updated on 23 May 2023.



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