Privacy Policy

Who we are

“Global Fund to End Modern Slavery”, “GFEMS”, “we” or “our” means the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, an NGO registered in the District of Columbia, USA at 2021 L St NW St 101-361Washington, DC 20036 with EIN 47-3594688.

GFEMS is committed to protecting your personal data and respecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy (together with the terms of use of our website) sets out the type of information we collect, what we use it for and the rights that you have in relation to this information.

GFEMS is a “controller” under all relevant data protection laws applicable in the United States. Such laws may include the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) and other national data protection laws, as applicable (“Data Protection Laws”).

The information we collect

We hold information on the following categories of people: employees; volunteers; partners; donors; those who sign up to our mailing list; event attendees; and participants of other projects we may run from time to time.

The type of information we collect and how we use it depends on the reasons why you are providing it to us.

This can include the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact details (e.g. postal address, email address, telephone number, mobile number)
  • Any organization you are affiliated to (e.g. your employer, university or school)
  • Your professional title

We are committed to protecting the privacy of young people.  Where appropriate, we will seek the consent from a parent, guardian or carer before collecting information about young people under 16.

If you are aged 16 or under, you must get your parent, guardian or carer’s permission before you provide any personal information on this website.

Our legal basis for using your information

The legal basis that we rely upon for processing your personal information will depend on the circumstances in which it is collected and used.  In most cases, the legal basis will fall into one of the following categories:

  • Where you have provided consent for us to use your data in a certain way
  • Where the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you
  • Where the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation we have
  • Where processing is necessary for our legitimate interest, for example processing donations or sending communications where our legitimate interest is to raise funds or to publicize certain information to pursue our organizational goals.

How we will use your information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • Providing you with access to the information, services, products and support you asked for
  • Sending you communications about, for example, campaigns, fundraising initiatives, political and legal developments in the field of modern slavery, projects we are undertaking
  • Administering your donation
  • Compiling statistics on our stakeholders in order to report to our trustees and supporters on the diversity of our programs.

We may also use your personal information for other purposes which we specifically notify you about and, where appropriate, obtain your consent. 

Who we will share your information with

We will not sell your details to third parties or share them with other organisations.

We may sometimes share your information with our trusted service providers who perform services and functions on our behalf to support our interactions with you, including, for example, cloud computing services or website administrators.

We may also share information with organisations we work with in partnership to provide our services and further our mission (please see our website at for more details). The organisations that we partner with may change from time to time.  We vet the organisations that we work with, and when passing your information to such organisations, will ensure that they maintain appropriate measures to protect the security of your personal data.

We may also have to disclose your information in order that we comply with a legal obligation imposed on us or for the purposes of obtaining legal advice.

From time to time, we may disclose your personal information to organisations for the purposes of fraud and credit risk reduction.  We may also share your information with our financial and legal advisers for the purposes of obtaining advice and the protection of our legal rights.

Where we will store your information

Your information will be stored in the United States, unless we expressly state that we need to transfer your data outside of the United States for a purpose connected with our work. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We have established safeguards to protect your information that is transferred to other countries, including appropriate contractual protections.  You may request a copy of the safeguards by emailing

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


For further information on the cookies we use on our Website and how they might affect you, please see our Cookie Policy for further details.


Our website may include links to other sites not owned or managed by us. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of information collected by websites not managed by us.

How long we will keep your information for

We will retain your information for as long as it is required to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, and for as long as is necessary for the legitimate purposes of our legal rights and obligations.  After that time, we will delete your data from our systems and require that anyone to whom we have passed your information also delete it.

Your rights

Depending on where in the world you are resident, you may have different rights under Data Protection Laws. These may include the right to:

  • Access a copy of the information we hold about you
  • Rectify inaccuracies in information we hold about you
  • Have the information we hold about you erased in certain circumstances
  • Restrict the processing of your information
  • Object to your information being used for direct marketing
  • Transfer the information we hold about you to another entity
  • Withdraw any consent you have provided

If you would like access to your information, please send a description of the information you want to see and proof of identity to GFEMS at

If you have any questions or concerns about your rights under this Privacy Policy, or you would like to invoke your rights under this Privacy Policy, please contact us at


If you have a complaint about the way we are using your information then initially you should contact us at If your complaint remains unsolved then you can contact the Federal Trade Commission’s “Complaint Assistant” service at

Changes to this policy

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time so please check back periodically.

This policy was last updated: August 24, 2018.