Privacy statement

All the versions of this article: [English] [Español] [français] is a collaborative and open project that different groups and people participate in. GRAIN is the organisation legally hosting and its subsite, the ISDS platform. [1] Together, we respect your privacy and aim to be compliant with the European Union General Data Privacy Regulation. This document explains how we do this.

Data collection

We use Google Analytics [2] to track aggregate (not personally identifiable) information about our website traffic. This allows us to draw up annual statistics about the number of unique visitors to the site, pages most visited, documents most downloaded, the countries that users are browsing from, etc. We share such statistics with our funders and the public in our activity reports, as it helps us account for our work to those who support us.

When you subscribe to our mailing list, you are asked to give an email address for delivery. We do not use your address for any other purpose. You may cancel your subscription at any time by clicking ”unsubscribe” at the footer of the email.

We offer basic social media services that allow you to share material from our site on your own accounts at Facebook [3] or Twitter [4]. But we do not collect personal information through any of these services.

Both and the ISDS platform are open-publishing, meaning anyone can register and publish relevant information on it. If you register, you must create a login and give us an email address. This is strictly for the purpose of identifying you as a contributor to the site and may be changed or deleted by the user at any time.


This site uses a cookie to remember your language preference. (This being a trilingual website, if you want to open it in your preferred language each time you visit, the cookie will facilitate that.) The other cookies we use are required for the functioning of the site and can be consulted below. That’s all our cookies do. We do not collect any personally identifiable information or track you or advertise. Cookies are managed in your browser’s settings, and that’s where they can be manually disabled for this site.


From time to time, we may invite people who use our services to answer an online survey or questionnaire. We appreciate your participation as it helps us improve our work. Any data collected through these forms is used only for the purpose stated.

Storage and transfer

Our web server is located in the UK [5]. Any personal data collected through our websites or email services are held by our web developer in the Philippines. We do not use, share, rent, transfer or sell your information with anyone except as described in this privacy policy.

Changes in our policy

We may revise this policy from time to time. Any changes will be announced on the homepage for one week.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

Cookies details _ga Google Analytics session data to determine unique users
_gid Google Analytics session data to determine unique users
_utma Google Analytics session data to determine unique users
_utmb Google Analytics session data to determine unique users
_utmc Google Analytics session data to determine unique users
_utmz Google Analytics session data to determine unique users
spip_lang Saves the current user language preference
spip_admin Data for logged-in contributors; hashed user name
spip_session Session data for logged-in contributors; hashed user id
_cfduid Cloudflare security settings on a per-client basis spip_lang Saves the current user language preference

[1] GRAIN: Girona 25, ppal, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
[2] Google Inc: 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
[3] Facebook: 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
[4] Twitter: 1355 Market Street Suite 900. San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
[5] Spiral Limited; 3rd Floor, 60 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, BT2 7ET, N Ireland

Last update: July 2021