Extinction Rebellion (XR) UKVolunteer Agreement
When you organise or take action in the name ofExtinction Rebellion you agree to hold yourself to the following:
1 Data Protection Agreement
Dear Rebels, we're grateful you're here.
Adhering to a set of principles for how we handle data will ensurewe build trust between ourselves and other organisations.
As a volunteer you'll both provide, and be privy to, confidentialor sensitive information, including individuals' personally identifiable data(i.e. name, telephone number and email).
It is important you keep that information secure and confidentialand use it only for the purpose for which it was provided, with the consent ofthe individual.
As Rebels, we need to treat our Data the way we do one another andour planet, with love and care. So, we're gonna keep it simple, withthree principles to wrap our Data in:
Protect, Consent, Choose
- We'll protect our Data from misuse.
- We'll ensure it's used with consent.
- We'll guarantee choice; that consent can always be withdrawn.
If you bear these three principles in mind, when handling yours orothers' Data, we'll be in a safe place.
As a Rebel, I agree to the following:
- Compassionate Revolution Ltd is the “data owner”.
- I am acting in a voluntary capacity as a “processor” for Compassionate Revolution Ltd. The ICO defines a “processor” as: “data processor”, in relation to personal data, means any person (other than an employee of the data controller) who processes the data on behalf of the data controller.
- I will comply with GDPR legislation when storing, processing, and transferring sensitive or personal information; I will
- protect our data and ensure that itis stored securely.
- only process data for the purpose forwhich it was provided.
- assist with subject access requestsand potential removal or correction of data.
- I will read and comply with Extinction Rebellion's Policies and Procedures for handling data (and understand these may be updated from time to time).
- I understand that breaches of this policy could incur severe financial penalties for XR.
- I understand that if I do not comply with this agreement, I may be asked to step down from my role within XR.
- I understand that this duty of confidentiality is indefinite and continues after my involvement with XR has finished.
2 Spreadsheet Risk Management
As a radically transparent network, it is important to takecontrol of your own data and for all of us to be responsible for our owndecisions.
Spreadsheets are for internal purposes only and signing thisagreement, which is also a prerequisite for access and editing rights, makes itunlawful to share spreadsheets and any personal data publicly.
Despite this safeguard, it is important to be aware that there's arisk that spreadsheets could be leaked into the public domain and receive mediaattention.
Further, there are risks - we think they are low - involved withyour info being entered into a spreadsheet where people could be identified as“organisers” - different legal charges can apply, see link above.
There are no specific information requirements for spreadsheets;you have control over what contact details you share, options are:name/nickname, phone number/dedicated sim/phone, email/dedicated secure emailaddress; i.e. you could input a dedicated phone number, but not your name etc.
3 Principles and Values
- We have a shared vision of change: creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
- We set our mission on what is necessary: mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – using ideas such as “Momentum-driven organising” to achieve this.
- We need a regenerative culture: creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
- We openly challenge ourselves and our toxic system: leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
- We value reflecting and learning: following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
- We welcome everyone and every part of everyone: working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
- We actively mitigate for power: breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation.
- We avoid blaming and shaming: we live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
- We are a non-violent network: using non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change.
- We are based on autonomy and decentralisation: we collectively create the structures we need to challenge power.