XRUK Rebel Ringers... Become an Rebel Ringer

We are facing an unprecedented climate and ecological emergency. The UK Government has failed to protect us. It's time to step up, business as usual is over.

From the comfort of our own homes, communities and XR spaces - we're asking XR Rebels to call up other XR supports across the country to grow the Movement and support each other in becoming as active and engaged in XR as possible, THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW!


What is Rebel Ringing?

Rebel Ringing is the XR's "Phone Banking" wing! A Phone Bank is essentially a volunteer based call centre for campaigning- except it is fun, positive and inspiring! An XR Phone Bank could be 20 activists in a XR space, or it might be a XR Affinity Group in somebody's kitchen. Rebel Ringers at a Phone Bank call up other XR supporters to help inform and engage them in XR.


XR's Rebel Ringer Vision

The XR strategy is to now grow the movement, this includes expanding the Rebel Ringers so we can reach tens of thousands of Rebels every week - strengthening the movement through human, caring connections and conversations.  

By Acting Together we can Make the Necessary Possible.



Extinction Rebellion (XR) Data Protection Agreement

We’re grateful you’re here. Our Data Agreement and commitment to our fellow Rebels is very important.  

Adhering to a set of principles, for how we handle data, will ensure we build trust between ourselves and other organisations.

As a Rebel Ringer volunteer, you’ll both provide and be privy to confidential or sensitive information, including individuals’ personally identifiable data (i.e. name, telephone number and email).

It is important you keep that information secure and confidential and only use it for the purpose for which it was provided, with the consent of the individual.

As Rebels, we need to treat our Data the way we do one another and our planet, with love and care. So, we’re gonna keep it simple, with 3 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  • We’ll guarantee choice; that consent can always be withdrawn.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 3 principals in mind, when handling your or others’ Data, we’ll be in a safe place.


As a Rebel, I agree to the following:

  • Extinction Rebellion’s Privacy Policy.

  • 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 it is stored securely.

  • only process data for the purpose for which it was provided.

  • assist with subject access requests and potential removal or correction of data.

  • I have read and accept with Extinction Rebellion’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

  • I understand that breaches of this agreement could incur severe financial penalties for myself and 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.


To make this a bit clearer we'll go through as an example of good data practice.... the Rebel Ringer system will give you the number of say Peggy in Belfast - who you will call and have a chat with as per the script... then at the end of your Rebel Ringing session, you’ll need to delete the numbers of the Rebels you called, like Peggy, from the call history of your phone (and you won’t have saved them in the first place)
In this example, the aim is that we only have people’s personal details for as long as we need them, in this instance to make the call with them as per the Rebel Ringer campaign. This is only one practical example of how Data Protection applies to us and should be taken seriously.


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