Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Howard League for Penal Reform in Scotland (hereafter referred to as Howard League Scotland) is an independent Scottish charity aimed at promoting humane and rational penal policies in Scotland and to foster constructive policies of crime prevention and rehabilitation.

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you sign up as a member of the organisation or agree to receiving information from Howard League Scotland. We have a legitimate interest to process information belonging to our members, and we seek consent from non-members.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you register as a member with us. We also collect information when you donate funds to us, or voluntarily sign up to receive a newsletter or other information from us.  The information we generally collect includes names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers.  The information provided by you is stored on our behalf by Mailchimp and payment details may be stored with VirginMoney Giving.  Details may be extracted and held securely by officers of Howard League Scotland.

How will we use the information about you?

We collect information about you to process your membership, monitor membership subscription payments and to keep you informed of the activities of Howard League Scotland and forthcoming events.

Howard League Scotland will not share your information for marketing or any other purpose with any other organisations but will use it only for specific Howard League Scotland purposes.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email or write to us at the following address: Howard League Scotland, 29 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QN. Email:

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us at any time to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.


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Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 9 September 2020.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you: by email or write to us at Howard League Scotland, 29 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QN.