Privacy Policy

Be AnimalKind is a website owned and managed by The Vegan Society. The Vegan Society is a registered charity, number 279228 (England and Wales) and SC049495 (Scotland), and a Company Limited by Guarantee, company numbers 01468880 and 12377572 in England and Wales, both of which are data controllers of your information under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Contact information

Our postal address is: Donald Watson House

34-35 Ludgate Hill
B3 1EH. U.K.

We can be reached by email at or phone +44 (0)121 523 1730.


This privacy policy demonstrates our commitment to protecting your personal information online. This statement explains how we collect and use information we learn about you from your visit to our website, and which you give us..

We do not collect personally identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us. Providing such information is strictly voluntary.

Non-personal information

We collect and store the following non-personal information from you:

  • the IP address and / or domain name from which you access the internet
  • the date and time you access our site
  • the files requested from our site (as well as whether they were successfully received, or any errors that were encountered)
  • the internet address from which you linked to our site
  • any search terms you used to find our site
  • details of your web browser and operating system

This may be linked to personal data you have given us.

We use this data to measure the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and evaluate traffic statistics (such as the times of day and days of week at which we see peak traffic) in order to improve performance and help make our site more useful to visitors.

Except as might be required by law or to carry out our business, we do not share any information we receive with any outside parties – other than in an anonymous, aggregated format.

Personal information

In the newsletter signup areas of our website, we ask you to provide personal information that will enable us to contact you with information that may be of interest to you.

You can ask us to stop sending you such information at any time by contacting us on or by unsubscribing on the email. We'll only send you information about our work by email where you've given us your consent to do so.

After signing up to our Be AnimalKind newsletter, you will receive a monthly email newsletter. You will also receive a welcome email telling you about the newsletter. Emails we send you will always give you the chance to opt out of receiving further emails. We don't send out random, untargeted emails, known as spam.

The Vegan Society will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except as outlined in this policy or when we have your permission, or under special circumstances, such as when we believe the law requires it.

Use of links

Throughout our web pages, we provide links to other servers which may contain information of interest to our supporters. We take no responsibility for, and exercise no control over, the organisations, views, or accuracy of the information contained on other servers.

Creating a text link from your website to our site does not require permission.

Use of text and images

If you would like to publish information that you find on our website, please contact us first.


This website is designed to be accessible to visitors with disabilities, and to comply with guidelines concerning accessibility. We welcome your comments. If you have suggestions on how to make the site more accessible, please contact us at

Sending us an email

You also may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an electronic mail message containing a question or comment. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions.


We place great importance on the security of your personal information and we always try to take appropriate precautions to protect it.

Our server and its security are monitored regularly.


Like many websites, The Vegan Society uses cookies in order to provide you with a more personalised web service. A cookie is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser.

The table below explains the cookies used and why.

Google Analytics
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These allow us to track the number of visitors access the website as well as obtaining the sources of these visits. We can use this information to further improve the performance and user experience of our site. These cookies are also used for the purposes of measuring effectiveness of paid advertising and targeting
Further information about Googles privacy policy, click here.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, click here.
CookieSessionThis allows our server to recognise returning users between page refreshes for such functionality as logged in user sessions.
Vimeo.vimeo.comThese are third-party cookies set by the embedded video player from Vimeo.
Vimeo’s embeddable video player uses first-party cookies that they consider essential to the video player experience. They do not use third-party analytics or advertising cookies when their video player appears on a third-party website.
For more information, please see Vimeo’s cookie policy here.
Facebook.frFacebook cookie(s) are used for Facebook Pixels and allow us to track page views and for the purposes of measuring effectiveness of paid advertising and targeting. Users can opt out of personal advertising from Facebook here.
TwitterTwitter cookies are used for the purposes of measuring effectiveness of paid advertising and targeting. Users can opt out of personal advertising from Twitter here.
WeboramaWeborama is an ad server used to show advertisements and measure their effectiveness by linking website activity to them. Users can opt out of personal advertising from Weborama here.

All cookies are created on first page load and remain persistent throughout the site visit.

Third party cookies can be disabled or deleted at any time via your browser settings. Read the following guides on how to achieve this for the most popular browsers:

Internet Explorer

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. However, please note that if you avoid the use of cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Further information about cookies, including steps you can take to refuse their use, can be found at the Interactive Advertising Bureau's website


We may make changes to this policy from time to time. If we change our privacy policy we will post the changes on this page. Please revisit the policy each time you consider giving personal information.

Your acceptance of this policy

By using our sites, you consent to the collection and use of information by The Vegan Society in accordance with our privacy policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our sites.


We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any messages transmitted between you and us via email as these are potentially accessible by the public. We will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss in connection with any email message sent by you to us or by us to you.

Questions about our policies

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, you can contact us at


Members of the public have the right to inspect company records of The Vegan Society. These are records and registers (e.g. register of members, register of directors etc.) held by the company and available for inspection at the company’s registered office. The information shared is limited to name and address.

The records are kept at the registered office: The Vegan Society, Donald Watson House, 34-35 Ludgate Hill, Birmingham, B3 1EH. Inspections can be arranged on Monday to Friday, between 9am and 3pm. The request should state your name and address, the name of any organisation for which you are acting, the date and time you would like to come to the office and which records you would like to inspect. You must also state the purpose of your request*.

We will charge members of the public £3.50 per hour (or part thereof) to inspect our records. Members of the company will not be charged and should include their membership number in written requests. You may ask for copies of company records. Please note that we can only provide electronic copies if our records are kept in electronic form.

There will be a charge for copies of registers and records.

*Examples of proper purposes include:

  • producing statistical data of public interest in which no personal information is disclosed
  • a member checking that their personal details are accurately recorded
  • a member wanting to contact other members about matters relating to The Vegan Society, subject to current legislation at the time of application.

We may apply for a court order to allow us to refuse a request that we consider to be improper. Examples of improper purposes might include:

  • any communication that The Vegan Society considers would threaten, harass or intimidate members
  • commercial mailings
  • any other purpose not related to the members in their capacity as members of The Vegan Society

Fee for copy of registers:

  • £1 for each of the first five entries
  • £30 for the next 95 entries or part thereof
  • £30 for the next 900 entries or part thereof
  • £30 for the next 99,000 entries or part thereof
  • £30 for the remainder of the entries in the register or part thereof

plus reasonable delivery costs

  • Fee for copy of other company records:
  • 10 pence per 500 words or part thereof
  • plus reasonable delivery costs


We hope that you won’t ever need to, but if you do want to complain about our use of personal data, please send an email with the details of your complaint to We will look into and respond to any complaints we receive.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK data protection regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office (“ICO”). For further information on your rights and how to complain to the ICO, please refer to the ICO website