We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
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We use “session” cookies on the website to keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser.
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. (For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.) This will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites including this one.
The data we collect may have come from you personally (e.g. if we have met you at an event or you have made a donation), from our website (e.g. if you have submitted a web form) or from other partner organisations (we have partners around the world and we use a database to manage incoming & outgoing volunteers).
We may use your personal information for a number of reasons. These may include:
Please be ensured that whenever data is first collected which might be used for any marketing purpose, this purpose will be made clear, and you will be given a clear opt-out option.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
In addition, we may disclose information about you:
The security of your data is very important to us. We store your information securely on our (password- and firewall- protected) server, which we restrict any access to those who have a need to know, and we train our staff in handling the information securely. We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. We keep personal information for different lengths of time depending on the individual case. You may contact us at any time to request, amend or remove your personal information from our systems.
This policy is in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
To find out more about your personal data protection rights, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office.
You have the right to request any personal information we may hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee. You can also contact us to be unsubscribed from any direct marketing communications or other mailing lists.