How we collect, use and store personal data.
How we collect, use and store personal data.
Humanity & Inclusion UK is committed to safeguarding your privacy online and keeping your personal information secure.
This website is owned and managed by Humanity & Inclusion UK and the processing of your personal data is carried out by us or on our behalf.
Humanity & Inclusion UK is the operating name of Handicap International UK, a charity registered in the UK (No 1082565) and a UK company (No 4010383) registered at 9 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB.
The Data Protection Office and Supporter Care Team
Humanity & Inclusion UK
9 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB
Or contact our Supporter Care team by email at [email protected], or by telephone on 0870 774 3737.
For example, it was updated to reflect new legal requirements in advance of the EU General Data Protection Regulation which came into force in the UK on 25th May 2018 and following the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union on 31 January 2020.
By using our website, our social media pages (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram), subscribing to our services, donating to us and/or shopping online you agree that, unless you have chosen to disable specific categories of cookies in our website preference center or set your computer's browser to reject cookies, we can place relevant types of cookies on your device (as further detailed in our Cookies Policy) and use that data in accordance with our Cookies and Privacy policies.
During the recruitment process, Humanity & Inclusion UK collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. We are committed to being clear and transparent about how we collect and use that data and to meeting our data protection obligations. For more information please read our Job applicant privacy notice (PDF, 133K)
We may use your information in a number of ways, including:
In particular, we may contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message if you have agreed to be contacted in this manner. We may also send you service communications via email or text, for example where you place an order for goods or services on our website, or you have made a donation by text.
If you have provided us with your postal address, we may send you information about our work or other communications of the kinds described above by direct mail unless you have told us that you would prefer not to hear from us in this way. We provide information about how you can change your marketing preferences in all communications.
In our Supporter Promise, we have committed to communicating with you using an approach that is right for you. This means that we carefully manage the communications we send you to ensure that we are contacting you in the most appropriate way and that we are not sending you unwanted communications.
In order to do this, we may combine the information that we collect about you and analyze what we know about your interests, preferences and level of potential engagement or donation. We may also use statistical analysis to analyze this data and understand the likelihood that you will be interested in or responsive to a campaign or message. We may use third party service providers to assist us in this process. We may also use your data to assist us in finding new potential supporters using your likes and interests.
You can opt out of your data being analyzed by contacting our Supporter Care Team, but doing this may mean that you stop receiving marketing communications from us more generally.
In accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations and our internal policies and procedures, we may also use personal information to carry out due diligence on potential or actual donors. If you opt out of analysis of your data for due diligence purposes, we may not be able to accept donations from you.
Where you have agreed to receive email or SMS marketing communications from us, we may provide your email address or mobile phone number in an encrypted format to social media companies, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube, or to digital advertising networks that are providing services to us by displaying our advertising to you on those social media platforms and other websites, as well as identifying audiences with interests similar to yours.
You can opt out of your data being used to display advertising to you by contacting our Supporter Care Team or our Data Protection Office as described below. However, this will not prevent our advertisements being shown to you on a randomized basis or based on cookie data (in accordance with our Cookies Policy) and may mean that you stop receiving marketing communications from us more generally. We enter into contracts with all of these service providers that require them to comply with data protection laws and to ensure that they have appropriate controls in place to protect the security of your information.
Humanity & Inclusion UK takes the care of your data seriously and is committed to protecting your personal information that you provide to us. We use industry-standard tools to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information. We also seek to follow best practice, such as the Institute of Fundraising's Data Protection Code, and review our procedures regularly.
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator, which sets and maintains the standards for charitable fundraising, aiming to ensure that fundraising is respectful, open, honest and accountable to the public. We are committed to complying with its Fundraising Promise and the Code of Fundraising Practice.
We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites not owned or managed by Humanity & Inclusion UK and your use of such websites is at your own risk.
When someone visits this website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting this website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.
If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.
We may supplement what we know about you with information that is available to the public. For example, in order to ensure that our communication with you is relevant and tailored to your background and interests, we may collect information about you from publicly-available sources either directly or through third-party subscription services or service providers. See above for more information.
Occasionally we may ask you to fill in questionnaires or surveys whilst online. The data collected by the questionnaire or survey will only be used for the purpose stated on the form. You may also be given the opportunity to add your personal information such as telephone or email address to our databases so we can contact you in the future. We will only use this information to contact you if you expressly give us permission to do so.
In order to process financial transactions on our website, we may ask you for your bank or credit card details. We do this in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Security Standard, and don't store the details on our website. All online transactions will be encrypted through a secure online payment provider using SSL (Secure Sockets Layers) and the data collected are hosted on secure encrypted servers (ISO27001 and PCI DSS certification) based in the EU.
When you supply information such as your name or email address to us, we are legally obliged by the Data Protection Act 2018 to ensure that we only use this information for the purpose for which it was requested, and to ensure that it is kept securely.
When you submit your information to us through the website (e.g. in a form, donation, petition, poll or any other means) you are stating that you are over 18 years of age or are a minor acting with parental consent. You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any other time is true.
The content of any email that you receive from us reflects the views of its author and does not necessarily reflect the views of Humanity & Inclusion UK.
It is also important to point out that emails aren't always secure, and it can happen that they are intercepted or changed by third parties after they've been sent. Humanity & Inclusion UK doesn't accept liability if this happens to emails that we receive or send. Please do not send any financial information via email.
Humanity & Inclusion UK will not sell or rent your information to anyone. However, we may disclose data to our third party service providers who provide elements of our services for us, including in relation to fundraising and back-office support. For example, we do sometimes ask third party organizations to contact our supporters on our behalf as part of our fundraising activities. However any such third party would be bound by appropriate contractual agreements which would prevent them from using information from Humanity & Inclusion UK for any other purpose. The information gathered in this way remains our legal responsibility and we ensure that data is treated with the same level of care as if we were handling it directly.
In some circumstances we may be legally required to share information, for example in response to a court order or as part of a legal investigation or complaint. This may require us to share information with legal bodies, our professional advisors and regulatory bodies but we will ensure that we have a lawful basis for sharing such information prior to doing so.
We will keep your information for as long as you have an active relationship with us. If you request to receive no further contact, we may retain some basic information in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future.
Humanity & Inclusion UK may from time to time share the data held on its supporters with the Federation Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion (based in France), this may include using shared IT services and/or software across our organization.
In certain circumstances specific personal data may be transferred outside of the UK and/or EU. This information will not include any financial details. Where we transfer data outside the UK, we do so in a way that complies with all applicable laws and protects your data to the same standard required under applicable law, typically through the use of appropriate contractual arrangements.
You can opt out of receiving specific information and types of messages from us by notifying us through the contact details listed below, or by following the opt-out instructions in any email you receive from us.
In our Supporter Promise, we pledge to make it clear and easy for you to choose how you hear from us. You may contact us at any time to correct inaccuracies in the data which we hold about you, to change your marketing preferences, or if you wish to receive no further information from us. You can do this by contacting us at the following details:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0870 774 3737
Post: Supporter Care, Humanity & Inclusion UK, 9 Rushworth Street, London, SE1 0RB
It will help us to find and update your information quickly if you include your full name and address with postcode, together with details of the correction to be made.
Alternatively, you can enter your details in the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) website by searching for Charity Number 1082565 and selecting ‘Humanity & Inclusion UK’. This service is run by the Fundraising Regulator and allows you to stop email, telephone, addressed post, and/or text messages from a selected charity or charities by using the online service at www.fundraisingpreference.org.uk or by calling the telephone helpline on 0300 303 3517. Once you have made a request through the FPS, we will ensure that your new preferences take effect within 28 days of your request.
If you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, we will maintain your details on a suppression list to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you for marketing purposes. However, we may still need to contact you for administrative purposes, including (but not limited to):
If you have any additional questions about the personal information we hold or how we manage and protect it, you can always contact us via our Supporter Care team using the details above.
Page last updated: September 2022
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