Privacy policy

Beyond Fossil Fuels is collective campaign made up of a network of non-government organisations across 28 European countries, overseen by a campaign secretariat based in Brussels, Belgium and Berlin, Germany. While we share a logo and an ultimate goal to see an end to the mining and burning of coal with the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign in the US, we are an independent coalition. This privacy statement applies to information about identifiable individuals (“Personal Information”), regardless of medium, in the custody or control of Beyond Fossil Fuels and collected by (collectively referred to in this statement as “”). Please note that may revise this Privacy Statement at any time and any changes will apply to all Personal Information held by at the time of the revision.

What information we collect and how expressly collects data elements including first name, last name, email address, country of residence, and other details inputted by the user into our website forms. When you add your name to a pledge campaign, or any other forms, whether directly through our website and through the use of our widget placed on another web site, or when the user contacts us for information about how to get involved. A partner organisation may share these data elements with us in accordance with its own privacy policy, notice or statement and applicable law. has entered into data sharing agreements with its partner organisations to facilitate such exchanges of Personal Information. When you visit, we also automatically collect information related to each visit that in some jurisdictions is considered Personal Information (e.g. your IP address, date and time of visit, URLs of pages visited).

How we use your personal information

Any use or disclosure of Personal Information will be in accordance with this privacy statement or where permitted or required by law. uses your Personal Information to communicate with you about our initiatives and progress to date on our organisational goals. We may also disclose your Personal Information to governmental authorities as evidence of your pledge to support action on the issues upon which we work. When you join the campaign through the use of our widget that has been placed on another organisation’s website, will share your information with that organisation in accordance with our data sharing agreement with that organisation and applicable law. While is the custodian of the Personal Information provided to us, our website and associated databases are maintained by third party service providers who may be in countries other than Belgium and Germany. Our current service providers are located in the United States of America. Please note that Personal Information located in any jurisdiction is subject to the laws of that jurisdiction. In the ceases to operate, or merges with another organisation following the completion of its mandate, the Personal Information held by will be transferred to a successor organisation designated by Privacy/data protection laws in many jurisdictions permit or require the disclosure of Personal Information without consent in specific circumstances. will disclose Personal Information without consent only in such circumstances as permitted or required by law but, in doing so, will not disclose more information than is required.

Your consent to our use your information

By providing your Personal Information to, either through our web site or the use of a widget placed on another organisation’s web site, you agree and consent that may collect, use, disclose or otherwise process your Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time and, upon reasonable, advance notice, shall stop using your Personal Information. Your provision of Personal Information to a partner organisation is subject to the privacy policy, notice or statement of that organisation and relies on that organisation to obtain your consent to its disclosure to, and use by,

How we safeguard your personal information endeavors to ensure the accuracy, currency and integrity of the Personal Information in its custody or control. maintains appropriate security measures with respect to our transmission or storage of your Personal Information. Any third party service provider who holds or accesses this data is contractually obliged to use such data solely for the purposes of providing services to and to have appropriate safeguards for the protection of that Personal Information. Where we provide your Personal Information to partners, we require them to maintain appropriate security measures as part of our data sharing agreement with them. If any of your Personal Information changes, you may contact us though our web site to correct it. We will revise such information and, if necessary, use our best efforts to inform our partner organisations in order to permit those organisations to correct their records.

How long we keep your information retains your Personal Information until the completion of the mandate of or until you withdraw your consent of our continued use of your information. Our retention of information may extend beyond the end of your relationship with us but only for so long as it is necessary for us, as required by law, to have sufficient information to respond to any issues that may arise at a later date. Upon a decision to remove your Personal Information from our records, will destroy, delete or erase such information or convert it into an anonymous form.


Web cookies are small snippets of text saved on your computer or mobile device that distinguish you from other users of a website. Like most websites, uses cookies.

We use cookies for three main purposes:

  1. To let you do things on our website – for example, if you make a donation or sign a petition, cookies remember where you are in the process from page to page.

  2. To improve your experience of our website – for example, so you only get asked to take a survey once, or to hide a form if you’ve already seen it.

  3. Collect anonymous statistics – it’s really useful for us to be able to see which pages are the most popular and how people are using them.

List off the cookies we set on your browser

CloudflareThird Party1 year.The __cfduid cookie is used to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings on a per-client basis. For example, if the visitor is in a coffee shop where there are a bunch of infected machines, but the specific visitor's machine is trusted (e.g. because they've completed a challenge within your Challenge Passage period), the cookie allows us to identify that client and not challenge them again. It does not correspond to any user ID in your web application, and does not store any personally identifiable information.
Google Analyticsthird party24hoursThis is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our website, and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (e.g. how long they stayed on the site) and also tells us how many visitors we’ve had. Used to distinguish users.
Google Analyticsthird party2 yearsThis is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. which uses cookies to show us how visitors found and explored our website, and how we can enhance their experience. It provides us with information about the behaviour of our visitors (e.g. how long they stayed on the site) and also tells us how many visitors we’ve had. Used to distinguish users.
Google AnalyticsThird Party1 minuteUsed to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
Polylang Languagebeyond-coal.eu1 yearThis is to remember the last language visited.
Session IdentifiersessionWhen the user's browser is closed.To store a simple message when a form is submitted that can be displayed on a different page. For example, if an enquiry form is completed incorrectly, a message will be stored and presented to the user to indicate the errors in the submission. When an enquiry form is submitted successfully, a message is stored and presented to the user thanking them for their enquiry. No personal information is stored in this cookie.

Website cookie acceptance

By using our website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

Turning cookies off

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, all modern browsers let you turn off either all or third-party cookies. This varies depending on which browser you’re using. If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out above, please set your browser to reject cookies. This may impair your ability to use our website. The option to do this is usually found in your browser’s Options, Settings, or Preferences menu.

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We may update our use of cookies from time to time and this policy, so please check this policy regularly.

How to Contact Us About Privacy

In the event you wish to access to your Personal Information, to correct any Personal Information we hold, to withdraw your consent to our use of your Personal Information or to discuss our practices or policies with respect to Personal Information, please contact us.