This Privacy Policy covers data collected through our website. If you’d like to find our about how collect, use and store your personal data in relation to our services, including our advice line and mediation services, please read the reunite Privacy Policy.

Who we are


reunite International Child Abduction Centre is a charity registered with the Charity Commission – Charity Number 1075729. We are sometimes known as ‘reunite’ or ‘reunite International’ and are referred to as ‘we’ throughout this notice.

reunite includes our Advice Line and Mediation services.

We are a registered charity in England & Wales (number 1075729).

Our website address is:


What personal data we collect through our website and why we collect it



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


Contact forms

If you send us a message using the form on the ‘contact us’ page, this will be sent directly to our email address. This will then be forwarded on to the appropriate member of staff to respond to your enquiry. By leaving us your contact details you are indicating you are happy for us to get in touch with you relating to your enquiry.




A Cookie is a small file that is saved onto the device you use to access our website, which stores small bits of information about how you use our website.

We use cookies to understand how people use our website and to ensure that the content that is accessed most often is as good as it can be.

We are not able to access your device remotely through cookies, and cookies do not tell us who you are.

You have the right to accept or decline cookies. Many browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings not to accept cookies. This may impact on how well you can access the website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

We access the information collected by cookies through Google Analytics which tells us information such as how long you were on the website for and what part of the world you are in. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the Google Analytics page at


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



As mentioned above we use Google Analytics to understand how our website is used by those who visit the site. This is do through the use of cookies. For more information on this you can view Google Analytics’ cookie information at


Who we share your data with

Apart from the cookies and platforms outlined in this Privacy Policy, we do not share your data with any other third parties.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Other than this we will not send your personal data on to third parties without your consent.



What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We do not undertake automated decision making or profiling with data provided to us.