Last updated 05/11/19
Contents of this policy
- Who are we
- Information you give us
- What are cookies?
- Transferring your data outside Europe
- Links to other websites
- Job application data
- How do we keep your personal information secure?
- Your rights to your personal information
- Raising queries or concerns
The Changing Markets Foundation (Changing Markets) is committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with our obligations as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation. The current data protection law is found in the Dutch Data Protection Act
Changing Markets promises to respect any personal data you share with us, or that we get from other organisations, and to keep it safe. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect.
1. Who are we?
We are the Changing Markets Foundation, formed to accelerate and scale up solutions to sustainability challenges by leveraging the power of markets. We work in partnership with NGOs, other foundations and research organisations, to create and support campaigns that shift market share away from unsustainable products and companies and towards environmentally and socially beneficial solutions.
The main organisation of the Foundation is registered in the Netherlands as Stichting Changing Markets. The KVK number is 68014635. The RSIN/tax identification number is 857266524. Our registered address is Oorsprongpark 12, 3581 ET, Utrecht.
We also have a US-based Changing Markets Foundation, to facilitate our work with US based NGOs. The US Foundation is registered as a Public Charity with 501(c)3 status (registered office in New York).
Stichting Changing Markets’ operational campaign office (or “visiting office”) is in London at 1 Mark Square, London EC2A 4EG and we also have an office in Brussels.
2. Information you give us
We obtain information about you when you get in touch with us to find out more about our work and automatically in the form of cookies, when you visit our websites. These include www.changingmarkets.org, ecomark.store, www.fishingthefeed.com and www.dirtyfashion.info
3. What are cookies?
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including ours.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of our websites will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
In addition to reporting website usage statistics, we use Google Analytics in conjunction with additional advertising cookies. We use these cookies to select advertising based on what’s relevant to you, to measure interactions with the ads we display and to improve reporting on campaign performance.
The additional advertising cookies we use include:
- Remarketing with Google Analytics
- Google Display Network Impression Reporting
- Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting
- DoubleClick Platform integrations
- Google Optimize
- Other integrated services
Changing Markets will not merge personally identifiable information with anonymous information gathered from these analytics systems unless there is prior notice and affirmative consent via opt-in from the user. When using any of these tracking tools Changing Markets does not identify users or facilitate the merging of personally identifiable information with non-personally identifiable information collected.
If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking please visit and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/
4. Transferring your information outside of Europe
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Changing Markets is an international organisation and your data may therefore be shared with our international offices. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of protecting your privacy rights as outlined in this policy.
5. Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
6. Job application data
If you apply to work at Changing Markets, we will use the information you supply to us to process your application and to monitor recruitment statistics.
If you are unsuccessful in your application we will keep your personal information for six months once the recruitment exercise ends.
If we have sought your consent to keep your data on file for future job vacancies, and you have provided consent, we will keep your data for 12 months once the recruitment exercise ends. At the end of this period, we will delete or destroy your data, unless you have already withdrawn your consent to our processing of your data in which case it will be deleted or destroyed upon your withdrawal of consent.
If your application is successful, your data will be kept and transferred to the systems we administer for employees. We have a separate privacy notice for employees, which will be provided to you.
8. How do we keep your personal information secure?
We always ensure that we have the necessary controls in place to protect the personal data you provide us with.
If requested we may need to supply your information to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors.
We will not share your data with any other third parties unless you have given your explicit consent for us to do so.
9. Your right to your personal information
Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have the right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you. You also have the right to request that we erase any personal information we hold, where we have no compelling reason to continue processing this data.
If you wish to request this information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We will require you to provide two forms of identification. Once we have received your information request and your identification we will respond within one month.
This policy was last updated in November 2019.
11. Raising queries or concerns
If you have any questions, comments, or concerns about data protection at Changing Markets please email us at email@example.com.