Privacy Policy

SPL’s processing and retention of personal information is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998.

As a non-profit civil liberties and human rights organisation SPL is committed to protecting and promoting individual privacy.

What kind of information do we collect?

The type and amount of information we collect depends on how you use the website.

We collect two types of information:

  1. anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors
  2. personal data that visitors voluntarily submit so that we can provide you with a service

Anonymous Data

You can access some pages on the site without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. We collect some information when you visit our site but this does not allow us to identify you personally. The information we collect includes the browsers visitors use, what time they visit and which pages are most viewed. This enables us evaluate the site and work to improve it. We do not link any of this anonymous data with any personal data that you may provide to us.

Personal Data

We only collect information from which you can be personally identified (name, email etc) when you participate in the following activities:

  • joining or renewing your SPL membership
  • making a donation to support SPL
  • ordering merchandise or publications
  • contacting us to seek information or advice
  • signing up to a campaigning petition or statement
  • subscribing to a campaign email list to receive more information about our campaigning work

Your personal data will be kept by SPL in a secure encrypted environment, and will only be used in relation to your membership, donation, order, request for advice or information or support for a particular campaign action.

We do not disclose your personal data to anyone outside SPL except:

  • where we have your permission (where you sign one of our campaigning petitions we will take this as consent to your support for the campaign being made public);
  • to other organisations who provide a service to us or you; or
  • where we are required to do so by law.

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer

Your personal data is then retained for 5 years at which point you will be invited to update your details. If you choose not to update or do not respond your details will be completely purged from the SPL database.

Financial Data

We use three secure payment gateways for one-off donations, Paypal, WorldPay and Justgiving, and accept ongoing payments via Direct Debit.

When making a one-off online donation, joining or renewing a SPL membership through a single payment, or placing an order, your payment details are processed by PayPal on their secure portal.

When you make a payment, PayPal asks for your name, address, phone, email address, and credit/debit card information. This information is used to process your payment and to verify credit/debit card data.

Your credit/debit card details will only be retained by PayPal.

If you make a secure online donation to the SPL, you go through to Justgiving.

When you make a payment, Justgiving collects your name, your declaration of tax status, your credit/debit card information and your address. This information is used to process your payment and to verify credit/debit card data, and will only be retained by Justgiving and its acquiring bank.

Creating a new Direct Debit mandate online to support SPL requires your name, address, email address, and details of your bank account. This information is used to set up a regular Direct Debit payment with your bank and is retained by us securely in order to claim monthly or annual payments from your account as per your instructions. All transactions are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Note about Servers

SPL reminds visitors that most Internet Service Providers maintain records of all URLs visited by their customers. Visitors should contact their ISP for more information.

 Change of Policy

We may amend this privacy statement from time to time. If we do, we will post a notice of the change on the website.


Website Legal Statement

The information contained on this site gives only general guidance as to the law as it applies in England and Wales and is written for people resident in, or affected by, the laws of England and Wales only. It should not be relied upon as an authoritative statement of the law. If you think you have a legal problem, you should obtain advice from a lawyer or adviser.

SPL can not guarantee that information on the site is accurate, complete or up to date. Visitors who rely on any information do so at their own risk. Availability of information is subject to change without notice.

SPL will not be held liable (to the fullest extent permitted at law) for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information on this site.

SPL takes no responsibility for the contents of linked websites and links should not be taken as an endorsement.


Content on this site is protected by copyright. The copyright owner is SPL (Shia Professionals of London).

SPL encourages people to download or copy the material for personal use. SPL does request appropriate acknowledgment of the copyright owner if material is re-published in any format.

You may not make alterations or additions to the material on this site, or use it for commercial purposes.

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