Privacy Policy



This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Website and Joining Hands In Health the owner and provider of this Website. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website. Joining Hands In Health Is committed to protecting your privacy online and therefore treat your privacy extremely seriously. This privacy policy is to let you know how we treat your personal information - and ways we work hard to keep it safe and private.

Definitions and Interpretation
In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

" Data " meaning collectively all information that you submit to the Joining Hands In Health via the Website. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;

"Joining Hands In Health "
meaning the Joining Hands In Health campaign operated by Joining Hands In Health," is a non-profit campaign founded in 2001 of

"User" Meaning any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by Joining Hands In Health and acting in the course of their employment; and

"Website " meaning the website that you are currently using (http:/ and any sub-domains of this Website (http:/ unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.


1. Your Personal Information
Joining Hands In Health will send you updates by e-mail. If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from our email list, you may do so by here or by clicking

We do not share the information you've given us with unaffiliated groups without your explicit permission. We may share some of your personal information with the following affiliated groups:

" Affiliated Third Parties - for instance, our database administrators - for the sole purpose of helping Us do our work. These groups do not share your personal information or use it for any purpose other than as instructed by Us.

" Third Party Administrators, such as organizations we engage to facilitate large distribution of messages. Content of these emails will be from Joining Hands In Health and these third parties do not have direct access to your personally identifiable information.

In addition, with your explicit permission, we may pass along certain information to the following groups (as is standard practice):

" World leaders and other targets when you choose to use our email tool to send them messages.

" World leaders and the general public when you sign our petitions or complete surveys.

When you give Joining Hands In Health personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Joining Hands In Health cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we do our very best to ensure its security on our systems. Joining Hands In Health will never sell your information to any third party.

Your signature and comments displayed in our petition's
If you are signing a petition your signature (and signature comment) will be publicly displayed in our signature list (and signature comment page to access who has signed our petition's. Our public lists only include your name, comment and time of signing the petition will appear. Your email or street addresses town/city or city will not appear. The public lists and comments give weight to our petitions and confidence to other signers. Each person has the option to NOT display their name publicly. If you choose this option your name will be cloaked publicly and will only be viewable to Joining Hands In Health and target.

Misuse of our systemss
If we determine that Users or members may be misusing our systems for malicious purposes (for example, using the numbers we provide to make harassing phone calls or sent inappropriate emails), such activities may be reported to the authorities. In such cases, Joining Hands In Health may release personally identifiable information, including name and address, to the police and or governing agencies.

This privacy policy applies to transactions and activities in which you engage and data gathered only on the Website. This privacy policy does not apply to pages hosted by other organizations to which we may link, as their privacy policies may differ, nor does it apply to any offline contact between you and Joining Hands In Health.

2. Scope of this Policy
This Policy applies only to the actions of Joining Hands In Health and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites. Each time you visit this Website or provide us with information through the Website, by doing so you are accepting practices described in the privacy policy in effect at that time. You are also accepting our specific rules or terms of use which may be posted on specific sections of the Website, including areas for making donations, signing petitions or sending emails.

3. Data Collected
Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected by this Website from time to time:
3.1 name;
3.2 contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers;
3.3 address: (i.e for when you request additional information)
3.4 demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;
3.5 financial information such as credit / debit card numbers;
3.6 IP address (automatically collected);
3.7 web browser type and version (automatically collected);
3.8 operating system (automatically collected);
3.9 a list of URLs starting with a referring Website, your activity on this Website, and the Website you exit to (automatically collected); and

4. Our Use of Data >
4.1 Any personal Data you submit will be retained by Joining Hands In Health only.
4.2 Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 5, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties. This includes our affiliates and / or other companies within our group, unless your expressed permission is given to do so.
4.3 All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. Fore more details on security see Clause 13 below.
4.4 Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
4.4.1 internal record keeping;
4.4.2 improvement of our products / services;
4.4.3 transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you;
4.4.4 contact for market research purposes which may be done using email. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website.

5. Third Party Websites and Services
5.1 Joining Hands In Health may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment processing, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services do not have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.
5.2 Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that Joining Hands In Health requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties shall be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

6. Links to Other websites
Joining Hands In Health may provide links to third party websites, and other websites may provide links to the Website. Please note that Third party websites operate according to their own terms of use and privacy policies. Joining Hands In Health has no control over such third party websites, and by using this Website, you acknowledge and agree that Joining Hands In Health is not responsible for the availability of such third party websites, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such Websites. You further acknowledge and agree that Joining Hands In Health will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites. Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them

7. Controlling Use of Your Data
7.1 Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
7.1.1 use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
7.1.2 sharing Data with third parties.

8. Your Right to Withhold Information
You may access certain areas of the Website without providing any Data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on the Website you may be required to submit certain Data.

9. Petitions and Surveys
For petitions and surveys you have signed or completed, we treat your name, city, state, and comments as public information, for example, we may provide a collection of your comments, to world leaders and other targets, or to the press. We will not make your street address publicly available, but we may transmit it to the designated target as part of a petition (i.e. when our UK and Global petitions are completed and need to be submitted). This is a standard industry practice in such situations. In no such case will we disclose your email address or phone number, without your permission. We may also make your comments, along with your first name, city and state available to the press and public online. Joining Hands In Health is not responsible for the content of use of your email address by campaign targets.

10. Sending Emails Via Joining Hands In Health
In certain cases, we enable you to send individual emails to world leaders, through our website. These messages are sent in your name, with your email address as the return address and your full name and contact information is provided as part of the submission. These messages will only be sent out under your name as you approve them on an individual basis using our email tool. You are solely responsible for the specific message(s) you send using our email tool. Joining Hands In Health takes no responsibility for the content of use of your email address by campaign targets.

11. Donating to the campaign
If you choose to make a donation to Joining Hands In Health, your credit card information will be used only for this transaction through our secure online payment system. Joining Hands In Health does not retain credit card information.

12. Children
Joining Hands In Health does not solicit personally identifying information from children. Visitors who are under 13 years of age should ask their parent or legal guardian for assistance when using the Website and should not submit any personally identifying information to the Website. For example, visitors under 13 years of age should not make donations or visit the GRAMMA'S online store ( to purchase campaign merchandise.

13. Security
13.1 Data security is of great importance to Joining Hands In Health and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Joining Hands In Health cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

14. Changes to this Policy
Joining Hands In Health may need to amend this policy and will do so at our sole discretion. We therefore reserve the right to change this Policy, as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted prominently on the Website home page and on this page. You are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations. We will never change our policies and practices to make them less protective of user information collected prior to the effective date of any changes without the consent of affected users. We encourage users to visit this page periodically to review our current policy. This privacy policy was last revised on 1st July 2012

15. Contact
If you have any questions about our privacy statement, your personal information, or the practices of this Website, please contact us at

16. Emails from Joining Hands in Health
Joining Hands In Health will send you updates on this, progress on our campaign, petitions and latest news by email. If at any time you wish to unsubscribe from our mailing list, you may do so by clicking here to unsubscribe , or by clicking and adding UNSUBSCRIBE to the subject box.