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1. About us

At Wildlife Heritage Areas, an initiative co-founded by World Animal Protection and the World Cetacean Alliance, we rely on supporters, people like you, to protect animals from cruelty and suffering around the world. Your support is important. That’s why we are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what we will use it for. 

This policy sets out how and why Wildlife Heritage Areas (c/o World Animal Protection) collects and uses your personal data, and how we keep it private and secure.  Personal data is information that identifies you or can be used to identify you. 

The policy relates to World Animal Protection’s use of personal information collected on the Wildlife Heritage Areas website that links to this privacy policy, on social media or official Wildlife Heritage Areas content . It also relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us by phone, SMS, email, in person and any personal information we may collect about you indirectly. How we communicate with you as an individual, and your rights as an individual in respect to such information and communications.

If you have any questions about this policy or how we use your personal data, please email or write to Global Data Protection Manager, World Animal Protection, 5th Floor, 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB.

2. Definitions

In this privacy policy references to

  • “we”, "us" or "our" are to Wildlife Heritage Areas c/o  World Animal Protection, 5th floor, 222 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB, a Charity in England and Wales (Registered Charity 1081849) and as a Company Limited by Guarantee in England and Wales (Registration No. 4029540).  The Company has two subsidiary companies: World Animal Protection Trading Company Limited (Registration No. 2880146) and World Animal Protection Executor Service Limited (Registration No. 3106147).
  • “the Website” is 

3. Information we collect

The information which we collect may include

a. Any personal details about you as an individual which you provide to us through forms on the website and emails exchanged with us, such as your first name, last name, email address, location, telephone number, organisation, business name, position and job title.

b. Your preferences and use of email updates, as recorded by emails that we send you. Your IP Address, a string of numbers unique to your computer that is recorded by our web server when you request any page or component of the Website. This information may be used to monitor your usage of the Website.

* For more details, please see our statement below policy on ‘Cookies’ 

4. Use of your information

a. Any information about you as an individual which we collect from the website will be used in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 2018 and other applicable laws.

b. The information will be used to deal with you and / or your organization. 

c. In certain cases we may use your email address to send you information about Wildlife Heritage Areas. If so, you will be offered the option to opt out of receiving such e-mails.

d. We may need to pass your personal information to other companies for administrative purposes. We may use third parties, such as MailChimp to carry out certain activities, such as processing and sorting data, monitoring how customers use the Website and issuing our e-mails. Third parties are not allowed to use your personal information for their own purposes. For these purposes your details may be transferred outside the United Kingdom (UK) and when this happens, we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information and to keep it secure. If appropriate safeguards do not exist, we will only transfer your personal data with your explicit consent, after informing you of the possible risks of such transfer.

e. We will not sell or pass on your personal information to anyone. 

5. Data Storage 

We regularly review the personal information that we store, so that we only store it for as long as we need to. This storage period will not exceed 2 years without re-permission or where there is a legal requirement to do so. 

6. How to control your personal information 

Your personal information belongs to you, and we want you to feel in control of it. Here’s how you can exercise your rights.

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. Please put your request in writing to the Global Data Protection Manager, World Animal Protection, 5th Floor, 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB, together with two forms of identification (current passport (the page with your personal details); driving licence; birth certificate; utility bill from last 3 months; current vehicle registration document; bank statement from last 3 months; rent book from last 3 months. We don’t store this identification. It’s used solely to verify the requester’s identity.) It’s helpful if you explain what particular records you’re seeking, but you don’t have to say.

You have a right to ask us to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete. To do this, please send details of the changes you want us to make to We may ask you to provide a fform of identification.

You can let us know via our website at anytime if you no longer wish to be contacted by Wildlife Heritage Areas. 

7. Complaint 

If you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Wildlife Heritage Area (or any third parties we use to help process your data), or how your complaint has been handled, please see our complaints policy. 

You have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

8. Cookies

a. Cookies may be used by the Website to allow us to recognise you and your preferred settings for future sessions. This saves you from re-entering information on return visits to the Website. You have the option not to use this feature, in which event no cookies will be retained on your computer.

b. If the site has a secure log-in for our registered users, it may use a temporary ’session cookie’ in order to perform the secure login to our website. This cookie contains no personal information, just a long random number, and is deleted from your web browser when you exit the Website.

c. Temporary cookies are used in the transactional part of the Website to authenticate you as an authorised user after you have logged in.

d. Your browser may be capable of being programmed to reject cookies, or to warn you before downloading cookies, and information regarding this may be found in your browser’s ‘help’ facility.

For an explanation of cookies see the All About Cookies website.

If you have any questions regarding the use of cookies please contact us.

Below is a table of all cookies on this website – their name, type, and purpose:

Cookie Type Cookie Name Cookie Purpose
Session & TYPO3 Content Management Cookie session & fe_typo_user We use session cookies to record an individual users preferences that the user has specified, so that each time the user returns their preferences remain. Commonly this would be language settings, shopping carts, anything where you have indicated a preference. Where forms are used on the site, we hold the information in a session cookie so that we can improve the user experience on the site. Should a user, for example, forget to fill in parts of a form when submitting a form, we can auto-fill the values for those fields that have been filled in, thereby reducing the amount of fields a user needs to amend. This information is stored only in your browser and is destroyed once your browser is closed.
Google Analytics __utmz __utmc __utmb __utma These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site for you. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
YouTube yt-remote-device-id YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
YouTube yt.innertube::requests YouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
YouTube yt-remote-connected-devices YouTube sets this cookie to store the user's video preferences using embedded YouTube videos.
YouTube yt.innertube::nextId YouTube sets this cookie to register a unique ID to store data on what videos from YouTube the user has seen.
Vimeo __cf_bm  Cloudflare set the cookie to support Cloudflare Bot Management.
Vimeo vuid Vimeo installs this cookie to collect tracking information by setting a unique ID to embed videos on the website.
Vimeo aka_debug Vimeo sets this cookie which is essential for the website to play video functionality.

9. Other Websites

This privacy policy only covers the Wildlife Heritage Areas website. Any other websites which may be linked to by the Website may be subject to their own privacy policy, which may differ from ours and we are not responsible for the content provided on any third-party web sites.