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Privacy Policy

At PEN/Opp we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our website visitors. The following statement describes how PEN/Opp collects and uses information about people who visit our website.

Information We Collect

In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

i. Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data. ii. Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information or make a donation. iii. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

Use of Cookies

Cookies provide information regarding the computer used by a visitor. We may use cookies where appropriate to gather information about your computer in order to assist us in improving our website.

We may gather information about your general internet use by using cookies. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever. You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can easily be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer.

Social Media

This website contains buttons and content from social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. If you use these features, these social media sites may use their own cookies. Information on how these are used can be found on their respective websites.

Use of Your Information

We use the information that we collect from you to further the mission of PEN/Opp in defending freedom of expression, literature and culture.

In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

i. To provide information to you that you request from us relating to promoting literature and defending freedom of expression. ii. To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information. iii. To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products. iv. Donor information: We use donor information to process and manage your contribution. If you opt in, we will use your email address to send you updates and alerts on defending freedom of expression. v. Other activities: We may run surveys, contests or similar activities through this site. Such information will be used for the purposes it was collected.


We send regular newsletters that keep users up to date on our work. If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, we will require your email address so that we can send you the relevant newsletter. You will have the option of providing further information such as your name and location so that we can personalise communications with you.

Storing Your Personal Data

In operating our website it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We do our utmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your data is stored securely.

Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data that you choose to send us electronically, sending such information is entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to any other party other than in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in the circumstances detailed below:

i. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information. ii. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site's policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Access to Information

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you. Please note that we reserve the right to charge a fee of £10 to cover costs incurred by us in providing you with the information.

Updating or Removing Your Information

You may choose to correct, update, or delete the membership information you have submitted to us by sending an email requesting changes to

Changes to our policies

PEN/Opp’s Privacy Policy may change from time to time. However, any revised privacy policy will be consistent with PEN/Opp’s mission.

Contacting Us

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this Privacy Policy at