Privacy Policy

The Rape Justice website, with the exception of the registration systems ( Contact us section) and the Discussions facility, does not store or capture personal information, but merely logs the user’s IP address (Internet Protocol: standard allowing data to be transmitted between two devices) which is automatically recognised by the webserver.

What information do we collect from you?

Rape Justice collects information from professionals, victims and their associates (family and friends) on their views and experiences of sexual violence and the criminal justice system but sometimes also their experiences of supporting agencies, organisations and charities.

Rape Justice collects information about you when you register to access restricted areas (discussion facilities) of the website or when you voluntarily complete surveys, provide feedback, complete questionnaires or post in forum/chat facilities.

In most cases, Rape Justice does not request personal data in any type of survey e.g. questionnaire, poll etc.

Website usage is collected as cookies.

How does Rape Justice use the information provided?

Information received from you may be used to inform the development of training materials for law enforcement agencies, legal professionals and other groups, individuals or organisations with an interest in sexual violence. This may include the inclusion of anonymous case studies.

For individual surveys, you may be asked to select the category that best describes you (e.g. police, legal professional, victim). This information will be used to evaluate the overall responses to the survey Рfor example, to decide what proportion of respondents are police and whether certain groups have similar views on specific areas of the criminal justice system related to sexual violence and the nature of such views. This information will also be used to inform Rape Justice training programmes and Rape Justice services for specific groups. In addition, you may also be asked to identify the county where you reside. This information may be used by Rape Justice to ascertain issues relevant to police forces, legal agencies and/or supporting organisations in specific English counties. Rape Justice may use this information to contact the relevant force, agency or organisation to notify them of appropriate Rape Justice training programmes. In such approaches, mention will be made that they have been contacted as a result of answers given to a national survey on the Rape Justice website which has highlighted issues related to sexual crime in their county. A general outline of the issues will be given e.g. difficulties in retaining victims in the criminal justice system, misunderstandings related to partner rape etc. No personal data will be given. Rape Justice will then recommend specific  training from the list of current Rape Justice training programmes and other appropriate Rape Justice services.

Rape Justice will use collected information from website usage to inform website development, training materials and services.


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Other websites

The Rape Justice website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

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