Data Privacy Notice

Respecting your privacy and security is important to us. Abandon Normal Devices (AND) is committed to protecting your personal information. This notice sets out the basis upon which information is collected about you by AND through the use of the AND website and any other electronic communications networks by AND, and the use of the personal information you provide to us in person or online, via email, phone, in writing or other correspondence. For example, your personal information may be collected or provided by submissions to our website, through recruitment processes, use of our mobile applications, purchase of event tickets and booking, telephone calls to or from us, competition entries, emails, correspondence, fundraising or campaign responses.

We do not collect or process identifiable sensitive personal data such as race ethnic origin, physical or mental health, political or philosophical views or sexual orientation. We will never sell or rent your details to any other organisation.

Please read the policy carefully as by providing your personal data to AND you will be deemed to have consented to the processing of such data.

Who we are

Abandon Normal Devices is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales No: 6054549.

Abandon Normal Devices, C/o Mitchell Charlesworth, 44 Peter Street, Manchester M2 5GP
Charity No: 1161585.

Information collected

When you use the AND website or other electronic communications networks by AND, we may collect personal information about you when you request a specific service using online forms and every time you email us your details. We use this information to:

  • contact you to respond to your queries (if you email us with a question, for example)
  • provide you with services (send you an email bulletin, for example)
  • contact you to ask you to respond to surveys (via Audience Finder)
  • optimise your experience of AND content (remembering your connection speed to serve you streamed video, for example)

We collect information about you in the following ways:

  • When you purchase a ticket or make a booking
  • When you sign up and respond to AND emails
  • When you provide feedback or send us an e-mail
  • When you participate in a recruitment process

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small files that are downloaded onto your computer or device when you visit a website to analyse web traffic.  Cookies can make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular website. The information may remain on your computer after the Internet session finishes and you leave the website but you can delete them using some browsers, manually or using system utilities. You can change your browser settings to remove or block cookies from specific or all websites. For more information, please visit About Cookies.

Google Analytics Cookies

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our visitors use and navigate this website. We use this information to report to funders and to analyse usage of the website so that we can continually work to add new features and improve your experience of it.

The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site, which pages they visited and whereabouts they came to the site from. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.

Third Party Cookies

During your visits to AND’s website you may be delivered cookies by third-party websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, SoundCloud, Vimeo, Eventbrite, Twitter, YouTube, Google Maps or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. AND does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these.

Other Websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy notice. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

How to Unsubscribe

AND complies with all applicable UK and EU data protection legislation in force in respect of any personal information you submit to us.

You can unsubscribe from emails by clicking on the relevant ‘unsubscribe’ link on the bottom of our newsletters. Alternatively, if you haven’t already and would like to, you can sign up for our newsletters here.

You can contact us to amend or remove any information you submit to us, please email

From time to time AND may change this data privacy notice. You may therefore wish to check this page each time you submit personal information to AND. The latest privacy notice will always appear on this page.

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy notice, please contact