Trans Lobbying Project


LGBT Consortium, Mermaids and GIRES are working with prominent trans activist Jane Fae to develop tools and resources to better the trans sector to coordinate lobbying and bring trans voices together. 

As part of this, we have a short survey asking for trans organisations views on where they do or don't do lobbying work. This will give us a better sense of who the key players are and how we can engage everyone in the future. This can be found at:

By filling out the survey, you are giving permission to be contacted about this project and the following privacy policy governs how the three organisations (LGBT Consortium, Mermaids and GIRES) are working together:

Trans Lobbying Survey Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how LGBT Consortium, Mermaids and GIRES (together the “trans lobbying project leaders”) (“we”, “us”, “our”) uses and protects any information that you give us for the purposes of the Trans Lobbying Project. Mermaids is a charity registered with charity number 1160575 with the contact email address; LGBT Consortium is a charity registered with charity number 1105502 with the contact email address; and GIRES is a charity registered with charity number 1068137 with the contact email address 

For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the data controllers are the Lobbying Project Leaders. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. This policy sets out the basis on which we will process any personal data or usage information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, in connection with your use of the Trans Lobbying Survey (the “Survey”).

Please read this policy carefully so that you understand your rights in relation to your personal data, and how we will collect, use and process your personal data. If you do not agree with this Privacy Policy in general or any part of it, you should not complete the Survey. If we make any material changes to this privacy policy, we will post the updated privacy policy here and notify our users. This policy was last updated on 20th September 2018.

What we collect

You provide information by completing this survey we will collect some or all of the following information: • your name; • email address; • telephone number;

As it is in our legitimate interests to provide you with a better service, we use your personal data: • for security purposes so that we can: verify the identity of the member, safeguard our membership groups; keep our events safe and secure; • to provide the services; • for internal record keeping; • to improve and tailor our services; • to arrange events; and • where you consent, to send you promotional emails about new projects, or request feedback, or provide other information which we think you will find interesting using the email address which you have provided.


Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet or email is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the survey or over email; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft and unauthorised use, access or modification. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

Sharing and storing your personal data

The personal data provided when you contact us or attend one of our events is stored by LGBT Consortium.

You become a project participant once you have submitted your details within the Survey.

We retain your information as follows:

  • If you are one of our project participants, we will retain your data so that we can easily retrieve it when you contact us. If you do not wish to remain a project participant we will delete your data.
  • You can terminate your project participation at any time. If you terminate your project participation, your information will be deleted within 1 month. After you have terminated your use of our services, we will store your information in an aggregated and anonymised format in order to use this data for statistical purposes to improve our services.

Your rights

You have certain rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you. Some of these only apply in certain circumstances. We have described these situations below, as well as how you can exercise your rights. To exercise any of your rights, please fill out the following form and submit it to this address Please note that for each of the rights below we will, in some instances, have valid legal reasons to refuse your request, in such instances we will let you know if that is the case. You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

Access: You have the right to know whether we process personal data about you, and if we do, to access data we hold about you and certain information about how we use it and whom we share it with.

Portability: You have the right to receive a subset of the personal data you provide us if we process it on the bases of our contract with you or with your consent in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and a right to request that we transfer such personal data to another party. If you wish for us to transfer the personal data to another party, please ensure you detail that party and note that we can only do so where it is technically feasible. We are not responsible for the security of the personal data or its processing once received by the third party.

Correction: You have the right to require us to correct any personal data held about you that is inaccurate and have incomplete data completed.

Erasure: You have the right to request that we erase the personal data we hold about you in the following circumstances: (a) where you believe it is no longer necessary for us to hold the personal data; (b) we are processing it on the basis of your consent and you wish to withdraw your consent; (c) we are processing your data on the basis of our legitimate interest and you object to such processing; (d) you no longer wish us to use your data to send you marketing; or (e) you believe we are unlawfully processing your data. Please provide as much detail as possible on your reasons for the request to assist us in determining whether you have a valid basis for erasure.

Restriction of Processing to Storage Only: You have a right to require us to stop processing the personal data we hold about you other than for storage purposes in the following circumstances: (a) you believe the personal data is not accurate for the period it takes for us to verify whether the data is accurate (b) we wish to erase the personal data as the processing we are doing is unlawful but you want us to simply restrict the use of that data; (c) we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of the processing but you require us to retain the data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or (d) you have objected to us processing personal data we hold about you on the basis of our legitimate interest and you wish us to stop processing the personal data whilst we determine whether there is an overriding interest in us retaining such personal data.

Objection: You have the right to object to our processing of data about you and we will consider your request. Please provide us with detail as to your reasoning so that we can assess whether there is a compelling overriding interest in us continuing to process such data or we need to process it in relation to legal claims.

Withdrawal of Consent

Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time by emailing


In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact us in the first instance at and we will endeavour to deal with your request. This is without prejudice to your right to launch a claim with the Information Commissioner’s Office or the data protection supervisory authority in the EU country in which you live or work where you think we have infringed data protection laws.


Any material changes we make to this policy in the future will be circulated to each member.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to


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