Privacy Policy

Data Protection Policy 


The World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP)  is committed to ensuring the privacy of all our users. This policy represents our commitment as an organization to your right to privacy, giving you a clear explanation about how we use your information and your rights over that information.

This policy applies to all online systems offered by WFM-IGP to the public, through our website

World Federalist Movement – Institute for Global Policy  is the registered data controller to which the policy refers. Our full details can be found at the end of this policy and please feel free to contact us with any questions related to it. This policy was last updated on 22 May 2023, and is reviewed every 24 months.

What types of information do we collect and how?

The type and amount of information we receive and store depends on how you use our websites. You can access most of the pages on our websites without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.

In some circumstances your information may be shared with us by third parties, but only where you have specifically consented. 

We collect personal information in the following ways:

  • When you sign up to online actions or express an interest in joining us as a member
  • When you make a donation to us
  • When you sign up for our bulletin 
  • When you send an inquiry through the contact us form on the website
  • When you apply for a job or volunteering opportunity with us

If you choose to provide it, we can collect the following types of personal information from you:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone number
  • Credit card details
  • Information provided for the purpose of applying for a job or volunteering opportunity

How do we use information collected?

We use your personal information collected via our websites for the following purposes:

  • To undertake email actions 
  • To update you on our projects and activities
  • To ask you to donate or get involved in our campaigns
  • To action your expression of interest in joining as a member
  • To administer your membership of WFM-IGP
  • To process donations that we receive from you
  • To administer your applications for employment or volunteering opportunities with us
  • To share your data with trusted third parties (further details below)
  • To fulfill any legal obligations

Legal basis of processing

Data protection law requires us to have a legal justification to process your personal information. We use the following depending on the type of data and the type of processing:

We require your consent to send you our communications for example to send you emails to update you on our work and our campaigns and to request donations. We will only process your information in this way if you consent. If you apply for a job with us and provide us with sensitive personal information (including details of your race, ethnicity, gender) we will only process that information with your consent.

To fulfill a contractual obligation
If you donate to us or express an interest in joining our movement we will process the personal data you provided to process that donation or action your membership request.

Legal obligation
We will process your personal information to fulfill any legal obligations placed upon us, such as the prevention of fraud or money-laundering. We will also process your personal information if lawfully required to do so by a legal authority or a court of law.

For example where you are applying for an employment or volunteering opportunity with us, processing certain information is necessary for employment purposes.

We take appropriate security measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date. We also take care to ensure that we have secure systems for processing payments through our payment services provider. However the transmission of information over the Internet is never completely secure, so while we do our best to protect personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to our websites.

Third Party Websites

On our website we sometimes have links to third party websites or applications. This policy does not apply to such pages or applications hosted or operated by other organizations. This includes the websites or applications of member organizations, individuals, associated organizations or partner organizations as well as third party sites. These other sites may have their own privacy policies which apply to them.

Sharing of your personal information

We will only share your personal information in the following circumstances:

Hosting and processing arrangements
Our websites are hosted by third-party service providers and therefore any personal details you submit through them may be processed by that third-party service provider. This includes your IP address and other personal information you may choose to provide (for example if you sign a petition).

We also use other third parties to process your personal details including in the following areas:

  • to action all online expressions of interest to join WFM-lGP or take actions and manage all related communications
  • to process online payments
  • to process all information associated with applications for employment or volunteering opportunities and related recruitment processes.

All third party services providers process your personal information only on WFM-IGP’s behalf and are bound by contractual terms that are compliant with data protection law.

Payment processing and fraud
Where submitted, your card details may be disclosed to banks or relevant financial institutions to arrange payments. In the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, your details may be further disclosed for the sole purpose of performing further checks (for example, disclosure to a credit checking agency).

Other sharing
We may also share your personal information with your permission, or if we are legally required to disclose your information in circumstances where this cannot be reasonably resisted.

Use of cookies

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the Internet domain from which the cookie has come, the “lifetime” of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

Under 18s

If you are under 18 years of age and would like to get involved in WFM-IGP’s International’s work, please make sure that you have your parent/guardian’s permission before giving us personal information.

Retention Period For Data

We only hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the purposes outlined above. We remove personal data from our systems once it is no longer required, in line with our guidelines on how long important information must remain accessible for future use or reference, as well as when and how data can be destroyed when it is no longer needed.

The length of time each category of data will be retained will vary depending on how long we need to process it for, the reason it was collected and in line with any statutory requirements. After this time the data will either be deleted or we may retain a secure anonymised record for research and analytical purposes.

Access to and your rights over your personal information

The personal data we hold about you is yours. You have the following rights over your information:

  • To be informed how your data is being processed
  • To access your data
  • To rectify any data that is inaccurate
  • To instruct us to delete your data
  • To restrict our processing of your data (which includes contacting you via email) at any time. All our email communications to you will contain an unsubscribe link.
  • To object to your data being stored.
  • To move your data

Recruitment Privacy Statement

WFM-IGP  is committed to the responsible handling of personal information collected as part of the recruitment process.

Information provided by you in connection with your application will only be used by WFM-IGP  internally in relation to recruitment and selection processes and will not be disclosed to a third party without your consent, except as required by law and except to our service provider (see our general statement for more details).

We will also ask that you confirm that you are happy to process in the form of our declaration, printed below:

I confirm that the information provided in my application is true and complete. I agree that any deliberate omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the application form will be grounds for rejecting this application or subsequent dismissal if employed by the organization. Where applicable, I consent that the organization can seek clarification regarding professional registration details. I consent to WFM-IGP processing my personal information on the privacy terms set out above.

If you wish to exercise any of these rights or have any questions about this policy you may contact us in the following ways:

By Mail:

In the Netherlands

c/o WFBN
Laan van Nieuw Oost-Indië 252
2593 CD The Hague


In the United States

c/o Citizens for Global Solutions
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Third Floor
Washington, DC 20005

By email:

Or by phone in the Netherlands at +31 70 347 8196, or in the USA via +1 202 546 3950


If you wish to lodge a complaint about our handling of your personal data please get in touch with us on the details above with the details of your complaint.