• ENDING SEXUAL

    ASSAULT AT UNIVERSITY

    We empower universities, students, and survivors to prevent and respond to sexual violence

  • Right Now:

     

    1 in 3 female students in the UK experience sexual assault


    71% of male students who are assaulted deal with it entirely alone

    In over 50% of cases, the perpetrator is another student
     

    30% of incidents take place on campus

     

    25% of students experiencing sexual violence skip lectures or tutorials, or change or drop modules to avoid their perpetrator


    97% of students don’t report their assault to their university

     

    And how many students experiencing sexual violence report it to their university and feel satisfied with the process?

     

    Only 2%

     

    Our mission is to change that.

     

     

  • Want to change that too?

    Join the Movement

  • ABOUT OUR WORK

     

    We are a movement of survivors, academics, university staff, specialist support staff, lawyers, and students past and present.

     

    We empower universities to offer gold standard care to students and staff (including contracted staff such as cleaners) who have experienced sexual harassment and abuse.

     

    Our approach is preventative, inclusive, empowering and trauma-informed.

  • 1

    Support Survivors

    Create communities of survivors on campus who are willing to engage with their university. Map what's currently happening on the ground to build bespoke and supportive responses.

    2

    Support Universities

    Have a specialist team working with universities directly to:

    • audit your university’s current processes and identify where gaps are
    • create the policies and processes to fill those gaps
    • create pathways from disclosure to support
    • build relationships with local sexual violence services
    •  provide trauma informed training for staff and students 
    3

    Build a National Network

    Facilitate best practice sharing between Empowered Campuses. We will offer continued support, including annual refreshers with updates on evolving best practice

  • SHARE YOUR STORY

    Your story will only be read by the Empowered Campus team.

     

    By sharing your story, you are helping to build a more accurate picture of what university students and staff are experiencing. This will help us build a better response to sexual violence and harassment on campus.

     

    We cannot provide advice or guidance to individuals. Please see our support section below for links to supportive services.

  • SUPPORT

     

    We know this is hard and can bring up tough feelings and memories.

     

    We exist to build collective power and change systems. We're sorry that we don't currently have the resources to support individuals - although we hope to in time.

     

    If you're in a place where you think it would benefit you, we would love for you to join us, or even share your story.

     

    In the meantime, if you need legal or emotional support, there are many amazing organisations that can offer you specialist care. These include:

     

    Rights of Women provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights

     

    Survivors Trust has 129 member organisations based in the UK & Ireland which provide specialist support for all genders who have survived rape, sexual violence or childhood sexual abuse. This link allows you to search for support in your area

     

    Women's Aid provide care for women experiencing all forms of domestic abuse.

     

    Rape Crisis supports victims and survivors of sexual abuse

     

    Daughters of Eve provides support to those at risk of female genital mutilation

     

    Survivors UK offers support for men who have experienced sexual abuse

     

    Southall Black Sisters supports black and minority ethnic women who are facing all forms of gender based violence and abuse

     

    Karma Nirvana support victims of honour based abuse

  • WORKING WITH US

    "The training we received in Nottinghamshire was incredibly well-received. Delegates left sessions feeling well equipped to navigate an often complex field. If you're looking to grow your organisation's awareness of sexual harassment, this training is for you."

     

    Susannah Fish

    Former Chief Constable

    Nottinghamshire Police

     

    Working With Us

    "You helped me through one of the toughest times in my life. The support you gave was exceptional. The advice, encouragement, care and passion was absolutely outstanding and without you, I wouldn’t have felt supported or heard."

     

    Gabrielle

    Survivor and Fighter

  • CONTACT US

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    PRIVACY POLICY
    Last updated February 05, 2020
    
    Thank you for choosing to be part of our community at Love and Power, doing business as Empowered Campus (“Empowered Campus”, “we”, “us”, or “our”). We are committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or our practices with regards to your personal information, please contact us at hello@empoweredcampus.co.uk.
    When you visit our website www.empoweredcampus.co.uk, mobile application, and use our services, you trust us with your personal information. We take your privacy very seriously. In this privacy policy, we seek to explain to you in the clearest way possible what information we collect, how we use it and what rights you have in relation to it. We hope you take some time to read through it carefully, as it is important. If there are any terms in this privacy policy that you do not agree with, please discontinue use of our Sites or Apps and our services.
    This privacy policy applies to all information collected through our website (such as www.empoweredcampus.co.uk), mobile application, ("Apps"), and/or any related services, sales, marketing or events (we refer to them collectively in this privacy policy as the "Services").
    Please read this privacy policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with us.
    
    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
    2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
    3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
    4. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
    5. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
    6. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
    7. DATA BREACH
    8. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
    9. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?
    10. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?
    11. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?
    
    1. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
    
    Personal information you disclose to us
    In Short:  We collect personal information that you provide to us such as name, address, contact information, passwords and security data, and payment information.
    We collect personal information that you voluntarily provide to us when expressing an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services, when participating in activities on the Services or Apps or otherwise contacting us.
    The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interactions with us and the Services or Apps, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect can include the following:
    Publicly Available Personal Information. We collect first name, maiden name, last name, and nickname; and other similar data. 
    Personal Information Provided by You. We collect data collected from surveys; and other similar data.
    Credentials. We collect passwords, password hints, and similar security information used for authentication and account access.
    All personal information that you provide to us must be true, complete and accurate, and you must notify us of any changes to such personal information.
    Information collected through our Apps
    In Short:   We may collect information regarding your when you use our apps.
    If you use our Apps, we may also collect the following information:
    
    
    2. HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?
    In Short:  We process your information for purposes based on legitimate business interests, the fulfillment of our contract with you, compliance with our legal obligations, and/or your consent.
    We use personal information collected via our Services or Apps for a variety of business purposes described below. We process your personal information for these purposes in reliance on our legitimate business interests, in order to enter into or perform a contract with you, with your consent, and/or for compliance with our legal obligations. We indicate the specific processing grounds we rely on next to each purpose listed below.
    We use the information we collect or receive:                         
    To deliver services to the user. We may use your information to provide you with the requested service.
    To respond to user inquiries/offer support to users. We may use your information to respond to your inquiries and solve any potential issues you might have with the use of our Services.
    
    3. WILL YOUR INFORMATION BE SHARED WITH ANYONE?
    In Short:  We only share information with your consent, to comply with laws, to provide you with services, to protect your rights, or to fulfill business obligations.
    We may process or share data based on the following legal basis:
    * Consent: We may process your data if you have given us specific consent to use your personal information in a specific purpose.
    * Legitimate Interests: We may process your data when it is reasonably necessary to achieve our legitimate business interests.
    * Performance of a Contract: Where we have entered into a contract with you, we may process your personal information to fulfill the terms of our contract.
    * Legal Obligations: We may disclose your information where we are legally required to do so in order to comply with applicable law, governmental requests, a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process, such as in response to a court order or a subpoena (including in response to public authorities to meet national security or law enforcement requirements).
    * Vital Interests: We may disclose your information where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding potential violations of our policies, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the safety of any person and illegal activities, or as evidence in litigation in which we are involved.
    More specifically, we may need to process your data or share your personal information in the following situations:
    Business Transfers. We may share or transfer your information in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, sale of company assets, financing, or acquisition of all or a portion of our business to another company.
    Third-Party Advertisers. We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit the Services or Apps. These companies may use information about your visits to our Website(s) and other websites that are contained in web cookies and other tracking technologies in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.
    
    
    4. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
    In Short:  We keep your information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this privacy policy unless otherwise required by law.
    We will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law (such as tax, accounting or other legal requirements). No purpose in this policy will require us keeping your personal information for longer than 2 years.
    When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it, or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
    
    5. DO WE COLLECT INFORMATION FROM MINORS?
    In Short:  We do not knowingly collect data from or market to children under 18 years of age.
    We do not knowingly solicit data from or market to children under 18 years of age. By using the Services or Apps, you represent that you are at least 18 or that you are the parent or guardian of such a minor and consent to such minor dependent’s use of the Services or Apps. If we learn that personal information from users less than 18 years of age has been collected, we will deactivate the account and take reasonable measures to promptly delete such data from our records. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 18, please contact us at hello@empoweredcampus.co.uk.
    
    6. WHAT ARE YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS?
    In Short:  In some regions, such as the European Economic Area, you have rights that allow you greater access to and control over your personal information. You may review, change, or terminate your account at any time.
    In some regions (like the European Economic Area), you have certain rights under applicable data protection laws. These may include the right (i) to request access and obtain a copy of your personal information, (ii) to request rectification or erasure; (iii) to restrict the processing of your personal information; and (iv) if applicable, to data portability. In certain circumstances, you may also have the right to object to the processing of your personal information. To make such a request, please use the contact details provided below. We will consider and act upon any request in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
    If we are relying on your consent to process your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Please note however that this will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before its withdrawal.
    If you are resident in the European Economic Area and you believe we are unlawfully processing your personal information, you also have the right to complain to your local data protection supervisory authority. You can find their contact details here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/bodies/authorities/index_en.htm.
    
    7. DATA BREACH
    A privacy breach occurs when there is unauthorized access to or collection, use, disclosure or disposal of personal information. You will be notified about data breaches when Love and Power believes you are likely to be at risk or serious harm. For example, a data breach may be likely to result in serious financial harm or harm to your mental or physical well-being. In the event that Love and Power becomes aware of a security breach which has resulted or may result in unauthorized access, use or disclosure of personal information Love and Power will promptly investigate the matter and notify the applicable Supervisory Authority not later than 72 hours after having become aware of it, unless the personal data breach is unlikely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons.
    
    8. CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES
    Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems and mobile applications include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. No uniform technology standard for recognizing and implementing DNT signals has been finalized. As such, we do not currently respond to DNT browser signals or any other mechanism that automatically communicates your choice not to be tracked online. If a standard for online tracking is adopted that we must follow in the future, we will inform you about that practice in a revised version of this privacy policy.
    
    9. DO CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS HAVE SPECIFIC PRIVACY RIGHTS?
    In Short:  Yes, if you are a resident of California, you are granted specific rights regarding access to your personal information.
    California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits our users who are California residents to request and obtain from us, once a year and free of charge, information about categories of personal information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared personal information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to us using the contact information provided below.
    If you are under 18 years of age, reside in California, and have a registered account with the Services or Apps, you have the right to request removal of unwanted data that you publicly post on the Services or Apps. To request removal of such data, please contact us using the contact information provided below, and include the email address associated with your account and a statement that you reside in California. We will make sure the data is not publicly displayed on the Services or Apps, but please be aware that the data may not be completely or comprehensively removed from our systems.
    
    10. DO WE MAKE UPDATES TO THIS POLICY?
    In Short:  Yes, we will update this policy as necessary to stay compliant with relevant laws.
    We may update this privacy policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “Revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible. If we make material changes to this privacy policy, we may notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes or by directly sending you a notification. We encourage you to review this privacy policy frequently to be informed of how we are protecting your information.
    
    11. HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US ABOUT THIS POLICY?
    If you have questions or comments about this policy, you may contact our Data Protection Officer (DPO), Martha Jephcott, by email at hello@empoweredcampus.co.uk, or by post to:
    Love and Power 
    Martha Jephcott
    7 Sydney Grove
    London NW4 2EJ
    United Kingdom
    
    
    HOW CAN YOU REVIEW, UPDATE, OR DELETE THE DATA WE COLLECT FROM YOU?
    Based on the laws of some countries, you may have the right to request access to the personal information we collect from you, change that information, or delete it in some circumstances. To request to review, update, or delete your personal information, please submit a request form by clicking here. We will respond to your request within 30 days.