Privacy & Cookie Policy

DSP Publishing’s  mission is to empower the Dharmic and common interest communities to come together on common issues for better outcomes of these issues. We do this using digital and physical media. To protect  your privacy and security online. Our Privacy Policy outlines how we  obtain information from you and what we do with it. It also explains the  choices you can make to control your privacy when you use DSP Publishing. 

Table of contents 

  1. Data Controller
  2. Information we collect
  3. How we use your information
  4. Who may receive your information
  5. Your privacy choices
  6. Data retention and security
  7. Cross-border transfers
  8. Links to other websites
  9. 9. Policy updates and contacting us


  1. Data Controller 

Basic Information – Data Controller – DSP PUBLISHING – Address: 143 Cavendish Rd, Leicester LE2 7PJ, England 

Data Protection Officer: 

Grievance Officer email: GrievanceOfficer@ 


  1. Information we collect – For Website users and petition signers

To run our service and show you relevant content we need to know a  little about you and your interests. Here we outline what information DSP Publishing collects, and how we collect it. When you sign up via our DSP Publishing platform 


What we collect –  

For individuals Your name, postal address, email, phone numbers. For organisations name and contact details of key officers 

Any other information you voluntarily submit. 

You may be offered a choice to provide other information to us. For example, we may collect information when you respond to user surveys or provide information if we assist you by telephone.  


How we collect it 

Your IP address. Your “IP Address” is a designator that is automatically assigned to the computer that you are using by your Internet Service Provider (ISP). 

An IP Address may be identified and logged automatically in our server log files whenever you use our platform and services, along with the time of your visit and the specific page(s) that you visited. 

Your unique mobile device ID number if you access our services via a mobile application. 

When you download and use any mobile applications we develop, we’ll collect your unique device ID and all your account and activity information will be tied to that unique device ID. In addition, we may track and collect app usage data, such as the date and time the app on your device accesses our servers and what information and files have been downloaded to the app. This information may be associated with your account. 

The name of the browser you use to access DSP Publishing. 

Certain information is collected by most browsers or automatically through your device, such as your Media Access Control (MAC) address, computer type (Windows PC or Mac), screen resolution, operating system name and version, device manufacturer and model, language, Internet browser type and version etc. Collecting this information helps us build and deliver the best possible version of DSP Publishing to you. 

Your social media account ID, and information shared with us via your social media account. 

We may obtain certain information through your social media accounts connected to DSP Publishing, if you choose to link them. Linking a social media account is not required to access the service. For example, if you log in to DSP Publishing via Facebook, we ask for your permission to access certain information about your Facebook account, activities, and friends. Social media sites make information available to all apps through their API, such as friend lists. The information we receive depends on what information you or the social media site decide to give us. 

Information inferred about the issues you care about based on your activities with DSP Publishing. 

As part of our efforts to connect people to issues that interest them, you may be tagged for areas of interest. For example, a local or national issue or common community issues etc. 

Information collected through cookies as disclosed in our linked Cookies Policy 

We, and/or our service providers may use cookies, pixel tags (also known as web beacons and clear GIFs), and other similar technologies to understand user activities. Like other websites, DSP Publishing will not function properly if cookies are not enabled. We use third-party analytics services like Google Analytics provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), the Amplitude service provided by Amplitude (“Amplitude”), the Optimizely service provided by Optimizely (“Optimizely”), and the Chartio service provided by Chartio (“Chartio”). These analytics services may use cookies and similar technologies to analyse how people use our services and provide statistical reports about aggregate user behaviour. Such services may also collect information about platform visitors’ use of other websites. Please review our Cookies Policy for detailed information on the cookies we use, and how you can manage these. 

The currency of any contributions made through DSP Publishing. 

We will primarily be using Pound Sterling.  

Your payment information including your credit card or bank number, expiration date, billing address and transaction amount is collected on our payment page by a third-party payment processor and will be subject to the third party’s privacy policy. We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the third party’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal information. We receive information on payment amount only; no other payment information is stored or saved within our systems. 


  1. How we use your information

For Website users, petition signer’s and other enquiry style forms  

Here are the ways we might use your information to run our platform, provide our services and serve you better content. 

We and our service providers may use your information for our  legitimate business interests in providing a community interest platform that enables people to connect with issues of interest. Our legitimate  business interests are explained below, alongside examples of how your  information may be used for these purposes. 

Purpose & Examples 

Providing the functionality of our platform. We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you. 

To send administrative information to you, for example, information regarding our services and changes to our terms, conditions, and policies. To ensure that our site and apps function properly and are optimised for your computer or device and to store your preferences and settings. 

Fulfilling your specific requests through the platform. We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you. 

To allow you to participate in other activities on DSP Publishing platforms, sites and apps, as well as to complete and fulfil your transactions with us. To allow you to send email messages that you choose to send to your email contacts through our platform, such as to share a petition. By using this feature, you guarantee that you have the right to use and provide us the names and email addresses you submit. To facilitate the social sharing functionality that you choose to use, such as sharing content and petitions through the DSP Publishing platform and other social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter. 

Accomplishing our business purposes. We engage in these activities to manage our contractual relationship with you, to comply with a legal obligation, because we have a legitimate interest, and/or with your consent. 

For data analysis, for example, to improve the efficiency of our services. For audits, to verify that our internal processes function as intended and are compliant with legal, regulatory, or contractual requirements. For fraud and security monitoring purposes, for example, to detect and prevent cyber-attacks or attempts to commit identity theft. For developing new products, features, and services. For enhancing, improving, or modifying our platform. For identifying usage trends, for example, understanding which parts of our platform are of most interest to users. For determining the effectiveness of campaigns. For notifying decision makers of campaigns, if applicable. For operating and expanding our business activities, for example, understanding which parts of our platform are of most interest to our users so we can focus our energies on meeting our users’ interests. For legal compliance. In rare circumstances, we may have to use and disclose information we have about our users in order to exercise or protect legal rights or defend against legal claims under applicable law. We use cookies and similar technologies detailed in our Cookies Policy to measure and improve our services and develop features and functionalities on our platform. For example, if we see that people using a certain device use the platform the most, we might decide to build an app specifically for that device. 

Analysing personal information for business reporting and providing personalised services. We provide personalised services either with your consent or because we have a legitimate interest. 

To personalise your experience by presenting content, petitions, campaigns, and offers tailored to you based on information we have collected from you. We may anonymize, de-identify and/or aggregate information and use such information to better understand and serve our users or for optimization of our marketing and targeting efforts. For example, we may compile statistics like the percentage of our users in a locality, county etc who care about community, religious or cultural issues, or the age range of those users, or to analyse the performance of particular emails. 

Communications related to campaigns, issues, feedback forms or petitions you’ve signed, other related issues that may be of interest, or issues or campaigns that are relevant to your location. Editorial communications about specific issues or about DSP Publishing. Communications about contributions to causes or about crowdfunding for a specific campaigns. Communications about becoming a member or subscriber of DSP Publishing. If you choose to provide your telephone number or postal address, which are not required, we may contact you by phone, SMS, or postal mail about the DSP Publishing contribution programme or other ways you can support campaigns. Invitations to DSP Publishing events. To allow you to participate in events and similar promotions and to administer these activities. Some of these activities have additional rules, which could contain additional information about how we use and disclose information about you, so we suggest that you read these rules carefully. Most marketing communications will be sent via email and sometimes via social media. We might remind you about particular campaigns or issues or the DSP Publishing contribution programme, if you have not completed starting or signing or joining. 


  1. Your privacy choices

Please note that you can edit your privacy settings and the emails  you receive from DSP Publishing at any time through our “Privacy and  Preferences” page or by contacting our Help Desk. 

If you no longer want to receive  marketing-related emails from DSP Publishing going forward, you may opt out  of receiving these by following the instructions contained in any such  email. We will comply with your request(s)  as soon as reasonably practicable.  

If you are a data subject in the EU/UK, you may have the following rights under applicable laws: 

Right of access: You can ask us to provide you with information about our processing of your personal information and give you access to your personal information. 

Right to rectification: If the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to request to have it rectified. 

– Right to erasure: You can ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no lawful reason for us continuing to store or process it, where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing, where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal information to comply with the law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons that will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request. 

– Right to restrict processing: You can ask us to suspend the processing of your personal information if, (i) you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (ii) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (iii) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (iv) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it. 

– Right to object: where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation that makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. 

– Right to data portability: You have the right, in certain circumstances, to ask us to provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal information in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you. 

– Right to withdraw consent at any time: where we are relying on consent to process your personal information. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. 

– Right to opt out from receiving marketing communication: You may opt out of receiving these by following the instructions contained in any such email. We will comply with your request(s) as soon as reasonably practicable.  

Please note that some of these rights may be limited where we have an  overriding interest or legal obligation to continue to process the  personal data or where certain exemptions apply. 

If you have such rights and your request complies with the requirements under applicable laws, we will give effect to your rights as required by law. 

To exercise any rights, you may have under applicable privacy laws,  you can edit your privacy settings and the emails you receive from  DSP Publishing at any time through our “Privacy and Preferences” page;  contact us using the contact details indicated. We may need to request specific information from you  to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your  personal information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal information is not disclosed  to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up  our response. 

Although we urge you to contact us first to find a solution for every  concern you may have, you may have the right to lodge a complaint with the ICO 


  1. Data retention and security


We take a lot of measures to protect your personal information 

We seek to use reasonable organisational, technical, and  administrative measures to protect your personal information within our organisation from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration and/or destruction. If you have reason to believe that your interaction with us is no longer secure,  please immediately notify our Data Protection Team using  the contact details listed at the end of this Privacy Policy. 

We will retain your Personal Information for as long as needed or permitted in light of the purposes for which it was obtained. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include the length of time we have an ongoing relationship with you and provide our services to you, our legal obligations or whether retention is advisable in light  of our legal position (such as in regard to applicable statutes of limitations, litigation, or regulatory investigations). 


  1. Cross-border transfers


DSP Publishing is a United Kingdom based organisation. We have put in place measures to comply with laws regulating cross-border transfers. 

We will take appropriate steps to ensure that any transfers of personal information are in accordance with applicable laws in the UK Information Commissioner’s Office or UK Government (as and where applicable 


  1. Links to other websites


Our website may contain links to other websites, which may have  privacy policies or notices that differ from ours. We are not  responsible for the collection, processing or disclosure of personal  information collected through other websites. We are also not responsible for any information or content contained on such websites. Links to other websites are provided solely for convenience. Your usage  and browsing on any such website are subject to that website’s own policies. Please review the privacy notices posted on other websites that you may access through our website. We may provide you with additional or different privacy notices in specific instances which describe how your personal information is collected and used for a specific service. 


  1. Policy updates and contacting us


This policy may change over time. We’ve included here our contact information. 

We may change this Privacy Policy. The “Last updated” legend at the top of this Privacy Policy indicates when it was last revised. Any changes will become effective when we post the revised Privacy Policy on our platform. 

We welcome questions, concerns, and feedback about this policy. If you have any suggestions for us, feel free to let us know by email. You can also write to the following address: 

DSP Publishing, 143 Cavendish Rd, Leicester, LE2 7PJ, England 

DSP Publishing, located at the above address, is the company  responsible for collection, use, and disclosure of your personal  information under this Privacy Policy.  

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