Privacy Policy

We value our community and treat all data with respect and care. We exercise care for the privacy of members of our community and use data only in service of advancing our charitable mission. By visiting this website, you are consenting to the privacy policies described below. If you do not agree with our privacy policies, please do not use the website.

This website ( is maintained and operated by Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights (“Urgent Action Fund”). The policies below are applicable to this website and any other websites under the control of the Urgent Action Fund, however it is accessed and/or used, whether via personal computers, mobile devices, or otherwise, and other interactive features, applications (including mobile applications), or downloads available on this website. Please be advised that the practices described in this privacy policy apply only to information gathered online at our website. They do not apply to websites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link.

For almost all sections and features of this website, you are not required to submit personal information. There are certain actions and areas of the site where you may provide personal information. They are:

  1. Signing up for and receiving our electronic newsletter
  2. Emailing us with a question
  3. Making a donation
  4. Applying for and receiving a grant
  5. Submitting employment inquiries or applications;
  6. Engaging with Urgent Action Fund’s social media accounts
  7. When you register for and participate in our programs, activities, initiatives, and events.
  8. In conjunction with any other place on the Website where you knowingly volunteer personal information.

If you provide personal information, this privacy policy governs our use of the information. By submitting personal information to us, you agree that we may use the information in accordance with this privacy policy. We will update this privacy policy as we deem necessary. Reread this policy in its entirety from time to time.

There are various application and sign­up sections on our Web site containing input forms which require your name, e­mail address and other information. By submitting such forms, you give us permission to contact you with messages that are related to your interest in Urgent Action Fund. All disclosure to us is voluntary and you may at any time decide to rescind the information you provided to us at any time by contacting us directly at

Information Tracked by the Urgent Action Fund Website

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track how our supporters use our site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. We also collect and store certain other information regarding our users’ use of the Website so that third parties may provide us with reports and analysis regarding usage and browsing patterns of the Website.

Except as might be required by law, we do not share, sell, rent or otherwise disclose any information we receive from you with any third parties.

Like many websites, we may use “cookies,” which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences. We use cookies to track use of our Websites and online services. We may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the Websites, and make it easier and/or relevant for your use. This Website is functional without the retention of cookies. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as message boards or feedback sections, becomes public, and therefore this privacy policy does not apply to any information you choose to make public. Please be careful about what you disclose, and do not post any personal information that you expect to keep private.

Data Security

Urgent Action Fund uses various security measures to ensure the safety of your personal information. We follow best practices regarding network and server configuration, firewalls, security patches, and other measures to protect all data on Urgent Action Fund systems. However, we cannot guarantee that these measures will prevent the theft or unintentional disclosure of personally identifiable data.

Links to Other Sites

We provide links to other Web sites that may contain information of interest to our visitors, and for the purpose of submitting online donations. Urgent Action Fund takes no responsibility for and exercises no control over, third part organizations’ privacy policies, security practices, views, or the accuracy of any information contained on other such Web sites.


Urgent Action Fund strives to provide a Web site that is accessible to all visitors. Please contact us at if you have problems accessing any part of our website.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If your contact information changes, email us at and we will update your information. If you would like to be removed from our mailing list, simply click on “unsubscribe,” which is located at the bottom of every email you receive from us. Urgent Action Fund does not sell/trade/rent or otherwise disclose our supporter’s or subscriber’s contact information to third parties.

The General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a European Regulation concerning the use and processing of personal information. We are committed to processing your information in compliance with the GDPR upon its effectiveness on May 25, 2018.

We will use reasonable efforts to securely process all personal information in line with the rights specified under the GDPR, in particular those related to the following requests:

  • Access to your personal information;
  • Correction of the personal information that we hold;
  • Deletion of your personal information;
  • A restriction of processing of your personal information;
  • Transfer of your personal information to another party; or
  • Objection to processing of your personal information based on the Urgent Action Fund’s legitimate interest (or those of a third party) to use it and there is something about your particular situation that causes you to object to such processing.

We hold your information and use it as described in this privacy policy and will use reasonable measures to ensure that your personal information is only transferred to third parties who also maintain at least the standard of protection required under the GDPR.

We consider that the Urgent Action Fund has a legitimate interest in collecting and processing your information. The Urgent Action Fund is committed to advancing the human rights of women, girls, and transgender people and to supporting organizations advancing human rights and pursuing these aims is not in conflict with your rights. This provides our lawful basis to use your personal information, within the limitations set forth herein.

The Website is published in the United States and is subject to laws of the United States. If you are located in a country outside the United States and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this Privacy Policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States. The Urgent Action Fund shall not be liable under any circumstances for damages resulting from use of information collected from visitors to the Website.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Urgent Action Fund reserves the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time without notification. Any such changes will be reflected on this Privacy Policy page. Please check this page periodically for changes or updates that may affect you.