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Supporter Privacy Statement
Supporter Privacy Statement
Thames Hospice is committed to protecting your privacy. This statement describes how we collect and use personal information about people who donate to us or visit our websites. The terms of this statement may change, so please check it from time to time.
How do we collect information?
We obtain personal information from you when you enquire about our activities, register with us, buy items through our online shop, make a donation to us, or ask a question via our ‘Contact Us’ section.
What information do we collect?
The personal information we collect might include name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number and credit/debit card details.
We also gather general information about the use of our websites, such as which pages users visit most often and which services, events or facilities are of most interest.We may also track which pages users visit when they click on links in Thames Hospice emails. We may use this information to personalise the way our websites are presented when users visit them, to make improvements to our websites and to ensure we provide the best service for users.Wherever possible we use aggregated or anonymous information that does not identify individual visitors to our websites.
How do we use this information?
We will use your personal information:
- To provide you with the services, products or information you have requested.
- To create an account for you if you register with us.
- For administration purposes.
- To further our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities.(Fundraising and related research may include new prospect identification research and wealth screening.)
As part of this, we may analyse and screen the personal information we collect to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you in the most appropriate way and with the most relevant information.Where relevant, we may also assess your personal information for the purposes of fraud and credit risk reduction.We may also check or update the address that we hold for you using publicly available information.
Keeping data safe
Your personal information and details of the enquiries received are stored on a secure database.If for any reason you wish to have your personal details removed from our records, please contact us using the contact details below.
You have a choice about whether you want to receive information about our progress and fundraising activities.We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us at any time.
How do we protect personal information?
All of our online forms are protected by encryption.We also use a secure server when you make a donation or payment via our websites.We take appropriate measures to ensure that the personal information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
Will we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?
We will never sell your data.We may pass your information to our service providers e.g.mailing companies to post our newsletter, agents e.g.data services to clean our data: and associated organisations e.g.suppliers for the purpose of completing tasks, such as mailing you or updating your personal information and providing services to you.Where we use service providers we will make sure there are appropriate controls in place, and they must always sign a confidentiality agreement where your data is kept securely and only used for the purpose of the Thames Hospice project for which they have been appointed.
Our websites may include links to websites run by other organisations.Thames Hospice is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites so you should read their privacy policies carefully.
If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us at the above address.
We may change the terms of this privacy statement from time to time.If we do so, we will post the changes here, so please check from time to time.By continuing to use our websites you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.
If you would like to know more about how Thames Hospice uses your information please contact our Head of Governance and Quality who is the Thames Hospice Data Protection Officer.
Phone: 01753 842121
Letter: Thames Hospice Data Protection Officer, Thames Hospice, Pine Lodge, Hatch Lane, Windsor SL4 3RW
For independent advice contact The Information Commissioner:
Helpline number 0303 1231113 or at www.ico.org.uk
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