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LabourStart's Privacy Policy

LabourStart has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website: LabourStart.

Registering your details: Our site's registration form for joining the LabourStart mailing list requires users to give us their email addresses only. Your name, union, and country are entirely optional. We use that contact information to send you occasional mailings, averaging once per week. We do not share our list with anyone. Every mailing we send out to this list includes a reminder of how to unsubscribe from the list.

External links: This site contains links to other sites. LabourStart is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Other services:In addition, LabourStart sometimes uses other services, such as online bookstores, which are hosted by other companies . See these companies' websites for their own privacy policies.

Campaigns: When you send off a campaign message (of protest or solidarity), you are revealing some details to whoever is the target of the campaign. The only details that we require are your name and email address. The targets of campaigns may be corporations or governments, and copies of messages are forwarded on at the request of the union which has asked us to do the campaign. We specifically ask unions which request campaigns from us to not use the email addresses which they might receive this way except to possibly do a one-off mailing to thank participants.

Security measures:This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. (These include regular backups of all data, including mailing lists; access to all our information is password protected.)

Your IP address: We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our Web site.

Data Protection Act, U.K.: LabourStart is currently registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner in the U.K.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact LabourStart by email -


Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

We do not use cookies to:

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Third party functions

Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties. A common example is an embedded YouTube video. Our site includes the following which use cookies:

Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties

Social Website Cookies

So you can easily like or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.

Cookies are set by:

The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn't working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use:

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.

The cookie information text on this site was derived from content provided by Attacat Internet Marketing, a marketing agency based in Edinburgh. If you need similar information for your own website you can use their free cookie audit tool.

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