Our Privacy Policy

The International Centre for Relations & Diplomacy, also known by its abbreviation ‘ICRD’ is a non-profit, non-partisan, member based think tank, providing research and information dissemination outputs to the general public, its members and subscribers.

This privacy policy explains how we collect personal information from you and what we intend to do with that information.

How we collect information from you

ICRD may collect the following personal information from you:

  • Your e-mail address if you subscribe to our newsletter.
  • Your name and email if you communicate with the organisation via the email system.
  • Research respondent data depending on anonymity and attribution clarified at the beginning of any data collection.

The lawful basis for collecting your data in this way is:

(a) – You provide your consent by subscribing to the newsletter or by engaging in communication with us..

(b) – Processing this data is necessary to provide you with a newsletter or to communicate with you and act on our engagement.

(c) – We use the data for the legitimate interests of the organisation in the undertaking of marketing, research and communication.

How we use your information

We use personal information to::

  • Communicate our services and outputs that we produce as well as provide you with information.
  • Conduct research and analysis where necessary and where consent has been given.

Sharing your information

We will not share personal information about you with any third party unless we have your permission or under the following circumstances:

  • To process a payment through the service Cashplus.
  • To send out newsletters using the service Mailjet.


ICRD offers anyone the opportunity to subscribe to its newsletter. We will never auto enroll anyone in this service and will always provide the opportunity to unsubscribe from the email service through the ‘unsubscribe’ button found at the bottom of the newsletter.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.

If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email us at the following address:


Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the following rights in relation to your data:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

Please find more information about these rights on the Information Commission Office websitehere.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Any information you provide on those sites is provided directly to the owner of that site and you should therefore, read their own privacy policies.

This privacy policy is only applicable to ICRD and its website..


We employ administrative, physical and electronic measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access.

In the event of a data breach we will inform you as soon as possible.

Holding information on children

The Service is not directed to children under 13 years of age and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under that age.

Anyone under the age of 13 must inform us that they have provided us with their data.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page and will communicate them to you. This privacy policy was last updated on 16 May 2018.

Any information we collect is subject to the privacy policy in effect at the time it is collected.

By continuing to access or use our Service after any changes come into effect, you are agreeing to the revised policy.


If you have a complaint about our use of your data and we have failed to resolve it you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you at info@icrd.org.uk.