Salva le Foreste see prior and informed consent and strong belief in self-determination in all aspects of our work, with our friends and supporters as well as our work with forest peoples and civil societies. In this way we would like to draw your attention to some new legislation about Data Protection that is coming into force in May 2018. We view this legislation as a positive step which aligns with our own values on information sharing and informed consent.

The policy below is a new requirement under European Law and we are required to invite you to read it when you sign up to our database. 

Privacy policy
Purpose of policy
We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you. 

Using personal information allows us to develop a better understanding of our audience and in turn to provide you with relevant and timely information about the work that we do. As a charity, it also helps us to engage with potential donors, friends and supporters. 

The purpose of this policy is to give you a clear explanation about how we collect and use the information we collect from you. 

We use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information. This policy explains: 

• What information we may collect about you 

• How we may use that information 

• In what situations we may disclose your details to third parties 

• Our use of cookies to improve your use of our website 

• Information about how we keep your personal information secure, how we maintain it and your rights to be able to access it 

• If you have any queries about this policy, please contact the Data Protection Officer at Salva le Foreste or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Who we are
Salva le Foreste / Rainforest News is an independent observatory on natural forests. Our aim is to protect world natural forests.

Information collection
We collect various types of information and in a number of ways: 

Information you give us
For example, when you subscribe to our newsletter via our website, we’ll store personal information you give us such as your name and email address.

Information about your interactions with us
When we send e-newsletters emails our system may record who has opened them and which links within the message they have clicked on. This is purely to see how effective our outreach is in terms of the percentage of the database who opened the message, and whether they then followed the various links to concert information

Information from third parties
We receive no information about you from third parties and will never pass your information on to any third parties. 

Sensitive personal data 
Data Protection law recognises that certain categories of personal information are more sensitive such as health information, race, religious beliefs and political opinions. We never collect this type of information. 

Legal basis
There are three bases under which we may process your data: 

When you sign up to our news feed via our website or give us your personal business card you are giving us consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes, for example receipt of our newsletter or alert new or receipt of press releases.

Legitimate interests 
In certain situations we collect and process your personal information for purposes that are in our legitimate organisational interests. However, we only do this if there is no overriding prejudice to you by using your personal information in this way. We describe below all situations where we may use this basis for processing: 

• Sending organisational information to you – such as e-newsletters, press releases or similar information.
With your explicit consent 
For any situations where the above three bases above are not appropriate, we will instead ask for your explicit consent before using your personal information in that specific situation. 

We use your given consent and our legitimate organisational interest as the legal bases for communications by post and email.  If you do opt to be added to our database, or are already included within our database we will provide you with an option to unsubscribe in every email that we subsequently send you, or you can alternatively use the contact details at the end of this policy. 

Cookies are small text files that are automatically placed onto your device by some websites that you visit. They are widely used to allow a website to function as well to provide website operators with information on how the site is being used. We use cookies to identify how the website is being used and what improvements we can make. 

Your debit and credit card information 
We do not store any credit or debit card data. 

Maintaining your personal information 
The only personal information we store is your name and email.

Security of your personal information 
We will put in place appropriate safeguards (both in terms of our procedures and the technology we use) to keep your personal information as secure as possible. We will not pass on your information to third parties. 

Your rights to your personal information 
You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in this data corrected. Please use the contact details at the end of this policy if you would like to exercise this right. 

Contact details and further information 
Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about any aspect of this privacy policy, and in particular if you would like to object to any processing of your personal information that we carry out for our legitimate organisational interests. 

Data Protection Officer
Sergio Baffoni
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