Who are ‘we’?

In this policy, whenever you see the words ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, it refers to Russian Readings, Russian Readings is the initiative of the Khodorkovsky Foundation. UK charity number 1106885; company number 4988238; public address: Mr Alastair Tulloch, 4 Hill Street, London, W1J 5NE.

If you have any questions in relation to this privacy policy or how we use your personal data they should be sent to open@russian-readings.org. We treat your data in conformity with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Our policy is to protect your privacy when using our website, and is outlined below:

  1. We do not collect personal information automatically

When you visit our website, we automatically log your IP address and information about your visit, such as the time, the pages viewed, and the browser used. But all this information is collected anonymously and does not identify you as an individual. Statistics are compiled using this information, enabling us to monitor use of the site.

Cookies are not used on our site (cookies are automated tools which enable websites to identify and track individual visitors, sometimes without their knowledge). The Information Advertising Bureau website provides more information about cookies. The IAB site also tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. We collect your personal information only when you provide it to us.

  1. We safeguard any information that you provide to us

If you choose to contact us, we will handle any personal data that you provide to us as follows:

– Your data will be used for the service you have requested.

– If you are a private individual, we may send you further information but only if we have obtained your details in the course of, or in negotiations for, providing a service to you, and if the information is about a similar service. Otherwise, we will obtain your explicit consent first.

– Your personal information will be held securely and will be safeguarded against unauthorised use, disclosure, alteration or destruction.

– We will not disclose your details to third parties without your explicit consent.

  1. You can opt out or update your details at any time

You can opt out of any of our distribution lists, or correct your details, at any time. This applies whether you are a private individual or a member of an organisation. To contact us please use email us at open@russian-readings.org. All our emails include unsubscribe link.

  1. We are not responsible for other sites to which ours is linked

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to other sites, and we are not responsible for the content of such sites.

Your personal data may be collected and used to help us deliver our charitable activities, help us raise funds, or complete your order or request. Below are the main uses of your data which depend on the nature of our relationship with you and how you interact with our website and our various services, and activities.

  1. The ways in which we may use your personal data.

Personal data provided to us will be used for the purpose or purposes outlined and in a transparent manner at the time of collection or registration where appropriate, in accordance with any preferences you express. If asked by the police, or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities, we may need to provide your personal data.

Conferences and Events

We use the personal data you provide as a delegate to events for the purpose of managing your attendance. It is provided as legitimate interest. Your data will be used to communicate with you throughout the process, including to confirm we’ve received your registration and payment, to clarify where we might need more detail to fulfil a booking, or to resolve any issues that might arise with your booking. We will retain your data to provide you, by email, with details of our future conferences and events. Should you at any time prefer us not to retain it for this purpose and ask us not to, we will delete your information.  We do not pass, or sell your data to any third without your explicit consent.


If you wish to receive the emailed Russian Reading newsletter, we will collect and process your data on the basis of consent. Your privacy is important to us, so we never sell or pass your information on to a third party. Should you at any time prefer us not to retain it for this purpose and ask us not to, we will delete your information.

Recruitment and employment

To comply with our contractual, statutory, and management obligations and responsibilities as an employer, we process personal data, including special category data, from job applicants and employees.  The legislation defines ‘sensitive personal data’ as information about racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs or other similar beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health, sexual life, and genetic and biometric information.

To carry out our contractual and management responsibilities, we may, from time to time, need to share an employee’s personal data with one or more third party. To meet the employment contract, we are required to transfer an employee’s personal data to third parties, for example, to pension providers and HM Revenue & Customs. Similarly, to fulfil our statutory responsibilities, we’re required to give some of an employee’s personal data to government departments or agencies e.g. provision of salary and tax data to HM Revenue & Customs.

In certain limited circumstances, we may legally collect and process sensitive personal data without requiring the explicit consent of an employee.