Peacemaker Trust is a UK based charity dedicated to peacemaking. We value everyone who engages with us by whatever means, and we do all we can to protect your privacy and to make sure the personal data you provide us is kept safe. This policy explains how we collect, store and use your data securely. and what it means for you. For the purposes of this Policy, ‘us’, ‘we’, and ‘our’ refer to Peacemaker Trust.
Who we are
Peacemaker Trust, or Peacemakers as it is also known, is a UK based international Christian charity dedicated to peacemaking, especially where minorities are persecuted, where justice is denied, human rights are suppressed or reconciliation is needed. Many charities do superb work ameliorating the consequences of war and conflict, for example, in caring for refugees, the wounded, the bereaved and orphaned. Peacemakers seeks to address the causes.
We are a charity registered in England and Wales (1171163), and also a registered company (10033523). Our registered office is 25 Gordan Road, Windsor, SL4 3RG.
If you have any questions, comments or want to change your preferences, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07970 789549.
How we collect personal information from you
We respect your privacy and only store personal information you have given us in order to communicate with you, to process donations and to fulfil our legal obligations with regard to accounting and tax.
Personal information is collected directly from you when you interact with us. For example, when you make a donation, send an email, ask to receive our e-news, visit our website, take part in an event, provide comments, or otherwise give your personal details.
What information we may collect from you
The information we hold will typically include some or all of the following:
- Your name
- Postal address
- Email address
- Phone number
If you make a donation, we may collect:
- Bank details
- Credit card details
- Gift Aid Declaration details
Website usage information is collected using cookies: see the section on Cookies below.
How we may use your information
We may use the personal data we collect to:
- Keep you informed of Peacemaker Trust projects and events
- Ask for financial and non-financial support, such as volunteering and prayer
- Process donations you give us, including Gift Aid
- Provide information or resources, you have requested
- Keep records of your relationship with us such as feedback you have given
How and where we store your information
We will keep your personal information only for as long as we consider it necessary to carry out each activity. We take account of legal obligations and accounting and tax considerations as well as considering what would be reasonable for the activity concerned. For example, we will retain details of donations for 7 years to meet tax and accounting requirements.
The data we process and store is within the European Economic Area (EEA). It may be that some of our suppliers, such as WordPress and Mailchimp, use cloud-based storage; however, we take steps to make sure they provide an adequate level of protection in accordance with UK data protection law. We adopt the Information Commissioners approved measures and therefore ensure that personal data is held in compliance with European data protection regulations. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is stored and processed securely in accordance with this policy. By submitting your personal data you agree to this transfer, storing and processing of your information.
Basis for processing your data
From 25 May 2018, we will process your personal data on the basis of the consent you provide us with. You are free to change your contact preferences at any time by contacting us by telephone, post or email, as shown in the section ‘Your choices’ below.
When we may share your information
We will not share your information with any other charities or organisations. We may, however, need to pass on information if required by law or by a regulatory body. For example, a Gift Aid audit by the HMRC, or if asked for details by a law enforcement agency.
How we treat children and vulnerable adults
We do not actively seek to collect children’s data. We recognise the importance of identifying and supporting those in vulnerable circumstances. We comply with the safeguarding policies of the Church of England.
Your choices and telling us when things change
You can change your preferences on what you receive from us, or how we contact you, by mail, phone or email, at any time.
Telling us to stop processing
You have the right to ask us to erase your personal data, to ask us to restrict our processing or to object to our processing of your personal data.
Access to your information
You have the right to ask for a copy of all the information related to you that we hold. For more information about your rights under the Data Protection Act you can visit the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.
How to contact Peacemaker Trust
This policy was last updated in May 2018. We may amend this policy from time to time to take account of changes to our processes or changes to data protection or other legislation. If we make any significant changes to this policy we will show this clearly on our website, or through our Peacemaker e-news. By continuing to use our website you will be deemed to have accepted these changes.