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Privacy policy

We appreciate the time you’re taking to share your experiences with us and your interest in our work. We take your privacy and data security seriously.


Any personal data you share via the website is stored in a database in line with GDPR requirements.


Should you wish for your personal data to be deleted at any time (e.g., an email address that you have supplied), please request this by emailing us at:

We may sometimes post links to other sites on our website (e.g., on our ‘Resources’ page). The Online Sperm Donation Project is not responsible for the privacy practices of the organisations/companies that operate these other sites. You should be aware of this when you leave our website and read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.


Why we collect your data


We collect data for several reasons, for example:

  • To contact you about potential updates if you have signed up for our mailing list

  • To contact you about participating in our research

  • To help us in our data analysis


Using your data


We may use your data for several reasons. These are detailed below:

  • To respond to any requests for information from you

  • To keep you up-to-date about our research (e.g., if you have signed up to our mailing list)

  • To analyse data for patterns relating to online sperm donation


We use cookies to allow us to record website analytics


If you sign up to our mailing list, we will hold the information you have provided (e.g., name and email address) for as long as you require access to our mailing list. If you inform us that you wish to unsubscribe from our mailing list, we will remove your personal details from our mailing list.


Disclosure of your personal data


We will not share any of your data to any third party – except where:

  • The transfer is to a secure data processor, which carries out data processing operations on our behalf

  • We are required to do so by law, for example, to law enforcement or regulatory bodies where this is required or allowed under the relevant legislation

  • It is necessary to protect the vital interests of an individual

  • We have obtained your consent


We will never share or sell your data to a third-party organisation for their marketing, fundraising, or campaigning purposes.


Your rights


You have many rights under data protection legislation. You can find out your rights by visiting the Information Commissioner’s Office website. To find out more, see:

We will supply any information you ask for that we hold about you as soon as possible, but this may take up to 30 days. We will not charge you for this. You will be asked for proof of identity as we need to be sure we are only releasing your personal data to you. This is called a ‘data subject access’ and can be done by emailing us at

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