Privacy Policy

The International Peace Bureau (IPB) and its Youth Network (IPBYN) are committed to maintaining all personal data of its supporters, and members (organizational and individual) working in partnership in a secure manner, in line with current legislation.

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. Our Privacy Policy is under constant review and is updated and strengthened periodically.

This Privacy Policy was published on May 24th, 2018. All updates and amendments are effective immediately.

What data do we collect and how do we use it?

IPBYN collects supporters’ data in order to keep records of campaigning or donating activity and to update followers and members with information about our projects and outputs via our newsletter. This includes personal data such as names and email addresses. Our members provide us their information by subscribing to the newsletter or the mailing list, filling out the contact form, or otherwise sending us the data explicitly. The data is held in our data bases in the Berlin office and the financial data in Geneva, where the treasurer is located. Personal data linked to donations via the IPB website is processed by Paypal. For further information, read the IPB’s Privacy Policy.

IPBYN does not:

  • sell nor buy any mailing or marketing lists;
  • employ any cold calling techniques asking for donations;
  • keep records longer than legally necessary.


A cookie is a tiny element of data that our site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. We enable “cookies” on our web site to allow users to customise certain options, and to allow us to set the site to reflect your previous choices on the site.

If you visit our login page, 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 sites

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.

How we retain your data

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.

Mailing list

The mailing list service is provided by Please consult their Privacy Policy in order to learn about what, how and why they retain certain data

Action in case of data security breach

Personal data breaches are defined as where:

  • data is lost, destroyed, corrupted or disclosed;
  • data is accessed by an unauthorised person, or passed on without proper authorisation;
  • data is made unavailable and this unavailability has a significant negative effect on individuals.

In case of a security breach, IPBYN is committed to following the procedure described in the GDPR legislation, namely documenting all breaches, notifying the Information Commissioner’s Office of a breach within 72 hours of becoming aware of it, and notifying and advising affected individuals in compliance with relevant legislation.

Data updates/Contact us

IPBYN endeavours to keep the data we hold as up to date and accurate as possible. If any of your details change, or if you would like to know what information about you that we hold, please contact us using any of the methods below.

Supporters can opt in or out of IPBYN mailing lists and can unsubscribe themselves from mailing lists at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link on our newsletter or sending us an email.

  • replying to an email we have sent you;
  • emailing us at or
  • phoning us on +49 (0) 30 1208 45 49
  • writing to IPB, Marienstr. 19-20, 10117 Berlin, Germany