Privacy Policy

SteelWatch attaches great importance to respecting the right to privacy of the visitors of its website. Our privacy policy describes how we collect and use your information. Our privacy policy is GDPR compliant.

You can contact us here.

Who is concerned by this privacy policy

Every visitor to this website, and every individual signing up to an activity or event organised by SteelWatch.

What information do we handle about you and why?


To understand and measure our website performance and interaction with our readers, we use Google Analytics. 

In order for us to provide you the best possible experience on our website, we need to collect and process certain information. Depending on your use of the website, that may include:

  • Contact via email — for example, when you send us questions or comments, report a problem, sign on to a campaign, or sign up for events or to receive information, we will collect your name, email address, message, etc. We use this data solely in connection with answering the queries we receive or providing follow up information that you have opted in to. This data processing is based on your consent (article 6.1.a of the GDPR).
  • Usage data — when you visit our site, we will store: the website from which you visited us from, the parts of our site you visit, the date and duration of your visit, your anonymised IP address, information from the device (device type, operating system, screen resolution, language, country you are located in, and web browser type) you used during your visit, and the data that our Analytics provider Google Analytics collect (see here for more information). We process this usage data for statistical purposes, to improve our site and to recognize and stop any misuse.  Google is a privacy-oriented analytics tool that is GDPR compliant.
  • Cookies — we use cookies (small data files transferred onto computers or devices by sites) for record-keeping purposes and to enhance functionality on our site. You may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Cookies that are already stored may be deleted at any time.

SteelWatch collects data elements including first name, last name, email address, country of residence, and other details inputted by the user into our website forms, including those directly held on and those managed by SteelWatch on other platforms. We do this when you add your name to a campaign, sign up to an event, or sign up via any other forms, whether directly through our website and through the use of our widget placed on another web site, or when the user contacts us for information about how to get involved. 

Any use or disclosure of Personal Information will be in accordance with this privacy statement or where permitted or required by law. SteelWatch uses your Personal Information to communicate with you about our initiatives and progress to date on our organisational goals.

How we protect your data

Our website uses industry-standard security measures. Your information is secure as it moves into and within our system. All transmissions are encrypted using industry-standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), which establishes an encrypted link between our servers and your web browser. Data within our private system is accessible only by our team.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone unless required for specific circumstances, such as fulfilling the purpose of the campaign, event, or action you signed on to, or to comply with regulation. 

Website user analytics are collected and processed by Google Analytics on their own servers. We do not have access to your data beyond the aggregated insights provided by Google Analytics. You can find more about Google Analytics’ privacy policy here.

How long we retain your data

Your data will be securely stored for as long as required by the purpose they have been collected for, or until you request that we remove it. You can unsubscribe from our emails and/or newsletter at any time by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of every email and/or newsletter.

Cookies status

You can choose to accept or opt-out of cookies here.

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Your Rights

You have the right to be informed of Personal Data processed by SteelWatch, a right to rectification/correction, erasure and restriction of processing. You also have the right to ask from us a structured, common and machine-readable format of Personal Data you provided to us. We can only identify you via your email address and we can only adhere to your request and provide information if we have Personal Data about you through you having made contact with us directly and/or you using our site and/or service.

To exercise any of the rights mentioned in this Privacy Policy and/or in the event of questions or comments relating to the use of Personal Data you may contact us.


Throughout our web page, we provide links to other servers and websites which may contain information of interest to our readers. We take no responsibility (and shall have no liability) for, and exercise no control over, the organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers and/or websites. Creating a text link from your website to our website does not require permission. If you have a link you’d like us to consider adding to our website or removing, please contact us with the subject “Link request”.

Website security notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that our website remains available to all users, this computer system employs software programs that monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information. Anyone using this system expressly consents to such monitoring and is advised that if such monitoring reveals evidence of possible abuse or criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to appropriate law enforcement officials. Unauthorised attempts to upload or change information on our servers are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law.

Updates to our privacy policy

We will revise or update this policy if our practices change, or as we develop better ways to keep you informed about them. Please refer to this page for the latest information and the effective date of any changes. If we decide to change this policy, we will post a new policy on our website and change the date at the bottom. Changes to the policy shall not apply retroactively.