Data Retention Policy

PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. Data Retention Policy

The aim of this policy is to enable the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. (the Consortium) to manage our records effectively and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and related regulations. The policy provides a framework of retention and disposal of categories of personal data. The Consortium is committed to the principles of data protection in the GDPR, including that personal data be retained only for so long as necessary for the purposes for which the data are processed.

The Consortium will store your personal data in order to process it in accordance with our privacy policy. The amount of time that we will hold your data will depend on your relationship with the Consortium.

The Consortium may retain information about your activity on our website for the purposes of statistical analysis and reporting. Such information cannot be used directly, indirectly, or in conjunction with other information to identify you and accordingly is not considered “personal data” within the scope of the GDPR.

If you sign up to receive periodic updates from the Consortium, we will retain your personal data until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive such communications. If you have provided the Consortium with personal data for any other purpose, we will retain it for no longer than six years from the date of your last interaction with us. After this time, your personal data will be deleted. However, your personal data may be held for a longer period of time if processing is required for any of the purposes in the table below, in which case the data will be held for as long as is necessary in relation to fulfilment of the relevant purpose.

Category Reason for Retaining Your Personal Data
Suppression From Future Communications Suppression is usually carried out at your request but may also be carried out at the discretion of the Consortium, which will make its best efforts to inform you of this action. The Consortium will need to retain your personal data to identify you and ensure successful suppression.
Long-Term Projects Contact details of third parties relevant to Consortium projects and records of correspondence to or from companies or government bodies that may contain representatives’ contact details may be held for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes of the project.


If you have reason to believe that any of your personal information retained by the Consortium is inaccurate, please send us an e-mail with your requested change.