Socialistworld Privacy Policy

Socialistworld is committed to protecting your privacy. You can travel through our site without giving us any information about yourself. However, if you request a service, such as becoming a member or want a newsletter then we will ask you for more information.

We will not share your details with any third party without your permission. We will not sell, trade, or rent your details to any others.

Please see below some of the policies we follow. You can also contact us to request further information before providing your personal details.

Socialistworld may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from 24 May 2018. It is in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016, an EU law enforceable on 25 May 2018, and which updates the Data Protection Act 1998.


What we collect and Protection

Personal details: name and address, country, gender

Contact details: address, email, and phone numbers.

Affiliations/memberships: membership of organisations such as trade unions, student unions, and community campaigns.

Other: information relevant to surveys of specific interest such as book preferences, collected when we run petitions or sell books/merchandise.

We use Paypal to process your payments. We don’t take your card or bank details. Do not provide those details in any forms on our site that you are asked to fill in. Please make sure that you use a secure connection when you make payment.

The Data that we collect is kept private and will not be used for any other marketing purposes. We also provide login facilities for you to check what details we hold and option also to unsubscribe. We will hold your details for a short period after your unsubscribe and then will be deleted permanently. Only a small amount of coding is done by us in the design of the site. We mostly use off the shelf product that comes with privacy policies. However, none of the technology provides full protection. Notify us immediately if you have any concerns that data is being compromised so that we can take immediate action.


What we do with the data

For internal record keeping.

To inform you about developments of Socialistworld/CWI, its activities, meetings, etc.

To send you periodic emails, with the option to opt-out. Please also note that GDPR requires you to opt-in if you wish to continue to receive email communication from us.


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps to analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze data about web-page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to your needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. The data is then removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites, and these sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


What steps you can take to protect your privacy

The UK’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016 stipulates that individuals must opt-in to receive email messages from organisations such as Socialistworld/CWI. We made sure that you are given this option.

However, you may use the ‘unsubscribe’, ‘opt-out’ or similar options at any time if you no longer wish to receive email messages from us, or if you do not want us to use your information in any way.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act/GDPR. A small fee will be payable.

You can contact us during office hours on 020 8988 8777 to correct any information you have submitted. Or write to us on