We are Wen, (Women’s Environmental Network), a registered charity (no. 1010397). We are committed to ensuring any personal data will be handled in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).  

Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be: 

  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals; 
  • collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes; 
  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed; 
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay; 
  • kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and 
  • processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.” 


This policy, updated on 13th April 2022, sets out how we obtain, process and store all personal data that is provided to us. The following will be explained:  

  • What personal information Wen collects.  
  • How Wen uses this information.   
  • How Wen stores personal information and for how long.  
  • What personal information Wen shares. 
  • Wen’s marketing and communication policy. 
  • Wen’s legal basis for processing information. 
  • Your rights to personal information you provide. 
  • How staff and volunteer personal information is protected. 
  • Updates and reviews.  


For the purpose of GDPR, data processing is carried out at Women’s Environmental Network, Ground Floor, 20 Club Row, London, E2 7EY. 

Every member of staff has a responsibility to adhere to the Data Protection Principles outlined in the GDPR, and to this Data Protection Policy. Other relevant policies include the ‘Acceptable use of ICT systems’ policy.  

If you have a question about this Data Protection Policy or an area of concern about data protection matters, please contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO). The DPO is Linda Tai. 

If you have any questions about this policy, please contact 


What personal information Wen collects

  • We only process and store personal information that has been given with written or internet consent. 
  • Personal information is collected when you fill out a form on our website, over the phone, by post or in person for example at an event. 
  • The information we generally collect includes name, email address and postal code. 
  • When you sign up for a membership and/or are supporting Wen financially we will collect your bank details and home address. 
  • If you sign up for our regular email newsletters, we only ask for name, email address and in some situations, organisation name (this is optional).  
  • We offer the option to include a phone number, however this is optional. We only contact you by phone if you have requested so or you cannot be reached via email.  


How Wen uses this information

  • The information you provide to Wen will be used to keep in touch with you and/or process your request. 
  • An example of ways we use your information  
  • Process membership payments, donations or gift aid. 
  • Send marketing emails, updates on projects, campaigns and fundraising appeals. 
  • Invites to attend events, gatherings and forums.  
  • To notify you of any changes, may that be policy, membership or general. 
  • Process grant applications.  


How Wen stores personal information and for how long 

  • All personal information given to Wen will be stored securely.  
  • Personal information is only accessible to Wen staff and trusted volunteers that have signed a confidentiality agreement. 
  • Wen holds personal information for as long as you have an active relationship with us. 
  • If you choose to cease an active relationship with us we will keep only basic details to comply with your request and ensure you are no longer contacted by us. 
  • We will keep a record of donations and membership payments for at least seven years for financial purposes. 
  • To see our privacy procedure or to find out more information on how long we store data get in touch via email: 


What personal information Wen shares

  • Wen will not, under any circumstance, sell or share your personal data with a third party for marketing purposes. 
  • We will only share data with third party companies who provide services for Wen. This will only be specific and necessary data that is needed to provide a specific service, including delivering post, processing card payments and sending emails. See Resources & further information for other companies we work with and their privacy policies. 


Wen’s marketing and communication policy

  • Wen will contact you for marketing purposes with the information you have given freely and with consent. 
  • See Resources and further information to see the policy of third-party marketing and communication organisations we use.  
  • See Your rights to personal information you provide to see how to opt-out or change communication preferences.  


Your rights to personal information you provide

  • If you wish to update the information we hold or how we communicate with you please contact us 
  • Email us: 
  • Write to us: Wen (Women’s Environmental Network), Ground Floor, 20 Club Row, London, E2 7EY 
  • Call us on 020 7481 9004 (Tues – Thurs, 10am-5pm) 
  • You are able to opt-out of marketing emails by clicking the unsubscribe link at the end of any Wen marketing email.  
  • You can update your details by clicking the update link at the end of any marketing email from Wen.  


Wen’s legal basis for processing information

  • Although in many cases we will seek consent to process your personal data, in some instances we may process your information without consent when we are legally allowed to do so. This will only be where it is in our legitimate interests to do so and where we are confident that such processing is not likely to prejudice your legitimate interests or rights and freedoms. 
  • Where we are processing your personal data on the basis of consent that you have given us, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time such that we can no longer rely on it as a basis for continuing to process your personal information. 


How staff and volunteer information is protected

  • All staff and volunteers must adhere to Wen’s privacy procedures, necessary documents are made available to staff and volunteers. 
  • Personal information of paid staff is kept for seven years for finance purposes.  
  • Staff and volunteer personal information is held as long as they have an active relationship with Wen.  
  • If in the event the active relationship is ceased, we will hold personal information for three years for the purpose of providing references to staff or volunteers for future employment opportunities. 


Updates and reviews

  • The latest version is published on this page and complies with new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). 
  • In the event of any changes to the law, the privacy policy will be updated. Supporters and members will be informed of any changes that effect their personal data and all necessary changes will be made to protect personal information and comply with the law.  
  • Wen’s privacy policy will be reviewed every two years.   


Cookies Policy  

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  • Cookies allow us to see how many people use the website and what pages they visit. This helps us to improve our site. 
  • This can also allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests. 
  • You can set your browser to not accept cookies however this can limit your ability to use certain part of our site  
  • For more information on cookies see Resources & further information. 


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