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Our Privacy Policy.

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Our privacy policy.

Your communications preference.

Due to new fundraising regulations we may no longer be able to contact you unless we have your explicit permission to do so. We would love to stay in touch, so please fill in this form to let us know how you would like to be contacted.

We will need your full name and postcode to identify you on our database and record any changes to your communication preferences.

We believe that donors who give a recurring gift to ADD International, those who have given a one-off gift within the last 24 months, or those who have pledged to leave us a gift in their Will, have a legitimate interest in hearing from us, and therefore we do not need explicit permission from them to contact them via post.

Your prefences.

Our promise to you.

We know there has been a lot of bad press for charities lately, and it can be difficult to know what is true and what is false, but here is what we can tell you is 100% fact.

  • We love having you as part of ADD International, that's why we cherish your details and keep them safe.
  • We will not sell, trade or rent your personal contact details to any organisation. 
  • We put your donations to work for disabled people as quickly as we can, and we tell you about the impact your gift will have.
  • Our website is a safe environment. 

If you are concerned about anything you've heard lately or want to change how you hear from us, please don't hesitate to contact us or fill in the communication preferences form above. 

Our privacy policy.

How we collect your data.

The main ways we collect your data is when you make a donation(s), join our mailing list, or sign a petition. We use cookies on our website browser which does not collect personal data but rather collect information which helps us assess how the website is used and how it can be improved. ADD International doesn’t collect any personal information from a minor without the consent of their parent. Your details are kept safely on our secure database.

We subscribe to the best practice guidelines of the DMA Email Marketing Council.  Action on Disability and Development is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and the Fundraising Regulator, and subscribes fully to:

  • The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (2018)
  • The E-communications Act (2003)
  • The Charities Act (2016)

We will never intentionally misuse or allow others to misuse any personal data it collects or holds.

How we use your data.

Postal address

We use your postal address to send you a receipt and thank you for your donation(s). We will send you information on how you are helping to power the disability movement by post if we have your permission to do so if we believe these is a legitimate interest to do so*. 

Telephone number

We use your telephone number to provide information, including fundraising, if we have consent from you to do so. We will not contact you by telephone if you are registered on the Telephone Preferential Service (TPS) unless we have a specific opt-in from you for us to contact you by telephone.

We will not use your number to send SMS.

Email address

We only send you our email communications, including our e-newsletter and event invitations, if you have given us your consent. You can unsubscribe to our emails at any time, by using the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the top of all our e-newsletters, or by getting in touch. 

Please note

*We believe that donors who give a recurring gift to ADD International, those who have given a one-off gift within the last 24 months, or those who have pledged to leave us a gift in their Will, have a legitimate interest in hearing from us, and therefore we do not need explicit permission from them to contact them via post. 

If you agree to receive, or sign up for, further information from ADD International, you will be offered an opportunity to opt-out from that communication at all points of contact. If you register to opt-out of email, telephone or postal communications using the Fundraising Preference Service we will no longer contact you through these methods. However, we may still contact you by post or telephone for administrative purposes, such as checking bank details or confirming your Gift Aid status.

Third parties.

Action on Disability and Development will not sell, trade or rent your personal contact details to any organisation.  

We do use third-party financial institutions to process our donations. They receive the card number and other personal information only to verify and process transactions securely. We also use a third-party to carry out our telemarketing campaigns, who receive information on supporters who have agreed to be contacted by telephone. We will not contact you by telephone if you are registered on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS) unless we have a specific opt-in from you for us to contact you by telephone.

We have historically used third-party agencies to help us keep our database up to date and ensure our fundraising communications are as relevant as possible.

We do not allow for any third parties to sell, trade or rent this data or use it for anything other than what they are contracted to do, or store the data over a long-term period.

Research.

We will only screen (including wealth screening) the data of supporters who have given us their explicit permission to do so. Research has played a key role in successful and ethical fundraising for decades. We carry out research using publicly available information which allows our fundraising team to communicate with our supporters in an individual, engaging and tailored way. As a result, we can send our supporters information which falls in line with their interests and priorities, and reduce the amount of unwanted or irrelevant communications sent to our donors.

Your rights.

  • Access to your personal information
  • Objection to processing of your personal information
  • Objection to automated decision-making and profiling
  • Restriction of processing of your personal information
  • Your personal data portability
  • Rectification of your personal information
  • Erasure of your personal information

If you make a request relating to any of your rights listed above, we will consider each request in accordance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations.

Get in touch.

We strive to be transparent and open and of course we couldn’t carry out our vital work without the financial backing of our supporters. If you wish to discuss any of this further, please do not hesitate to get in touch or fill in the form at the top of this page to update your communication preferences. 

Updated May 2018.