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Privacy policy

Who we are

Right to Participate is a concept developed by Disability Rights UK.

Disability Rights UK
14 East Bay Lane
Here East
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E20 3BS

Registered Charity No.1138585.
Company No. 07314865.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

People who share stories with us

We are collecting stories of discrimination from disabled people to promote awareness of the Equality Act and how disabled people could use it to exercise their rights. We want to create an inclusive environment where disabled people can openly share their experiences and seek support and advice from their peers.

If you choose to share your story with us and give us your consent to do so, this information may be made public by us on the website, on social media, at events, in materials promoting our campaigning and fundraising work, or in documents such as our annual report. You should be aware that readers may refer to, link to, quote from, or cite your story.

Should you choose to share your stories with Disability Rights UK but do not want them to be published, these will only be used to inform our campaigning work.

We will review all stories uploaded and may edit your story in line with our guidelines.  This means we can review, edit, remove or decide not to display your story. See our Terms and Conditions for guidelines on what we can and can’t publish.

The stories shared on the website may contain sensitive information. We advise users to be careful not to post information which may allow them to be identified.

Your contact details will never be made public and we’ll never share them with third parties or for marketing purposes.

As standard, an automated email will be sent to let you know when we have published your story. If you’ve not given us consent to contact you, this will be the only correspondence you receive from Disability Rights UK.

If you’ve given us consent to be in touch with you, we may additionally email you to ask for more details about your story, or to ask if you’d be willing to become a media case study or be interviewed by journalists.

People who comment on the website  

If you choose to leave a comment on someone’s story, we won’t ask for any personal data but we will store the comment and its metadata (for example, time and date posted). We encourage the use of an anonymous username and we advise users to be careful not to post information which would allow them to be identified.

People who email us

We may use, retain or reply to emails you send us. Any saved messages are stored in our secure email system, managed by our third party IT security provider.


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We may use software embedded in our website (such as google analytics and JavaScript) to collect information about which pages you view and how you reach them, what you do when you visit a page, the length of time you remain on the page, and how we perform in providing content to you.

How long we retain your data

Stories shared by you will be collected through software called Typeform and stored digitally on our systems for three years.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your contact information

If you have any enquiries or concerns about your data please contact RtP@disabilityrightsuk.org.

How we protect your data

This website is secured with iThemes security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If you believe there has been a data breach please contact RtP@disabilityrightsuk.org.