At CSW, we want you to we want you to feel confident about the online privacy and security of personal information you may give us. This policy explains how we collect information about you and how we use it.
Collecting information from you
CSW subscribes to the principles of data protection legislation as required in the United Kingdom. When you visit our website and we ask you for personal information, you are sharing that information only with CSW for the express purpose of fulfilling your requests. It may be necessary to make your personal data known to CSW staff in order to do this, but we never disclose, rent or sell any of your personally identifiable information to others, unless we have your full permission, or there is a legal requirement for us to do so. The only exception to this is when you are using our secure online pages to give CSW a gift, or you are going through to a partner company to purchase items like books or videos. In order for such transactions to be completed, information like your credit card number and contact details is required by the company processing your payment. We always show you when you are being transferred to another site, and credit card transactions are always processed via a secure website.
For example, you are passed to the secure Just Giving site when giving a gift online, and it is made clear on the ‘Make a donation' page when you are being transferred. Similarly, our book and video partner company, St Andrews Bookshop, will also ask for information from you on its secure website and give you the option to browse its own stock. Again, we make it clear when you are going through to the St Andrews Bookshop site.
Collecting other details
CSW may also collect non-personal information about you automatically. This could include information about the type of web browser you use, or the link you followed to our site. On a regular basis, we also count the number of visitors to our website how many visitors we serve and what pages they look at most. We use this kind of information to help us improve our service to our website visitors and supporters. In all cases, such information is aggregated, and no single user can be identified from any of this information.
Storage of information
Sometimes CSW may store some information on your computer when you look at our site. This is done via a ‘cookie’ – a very small string of information saved to your computer’s hard disk which enables our website to remember who you are. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you. If you prefer not to accept cookies, most web browsers can be set to refuse them, or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. If you want to find out more about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/
CSW may provide links to third party websites. Our policy cannot cover such links and we cannot be held responsible for the use of any personal information (including cookies) which you give voluntarily to such third parties, or which they may collect from you (using cookies or otherwise) during your visit to pages on their website. You are advised to refer to their respective privacy policies for details about their use of your personal information.
Once we receive information from you, we do everything we can to make sure that it is secure on our system. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed 100% secure. Because of this, CSW cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.
Your right to access information we hold about you
Under the Data Protection Act, you have a right to know about the personal information CSW holds about you in connection with this website. You also have the right to have your data corrected or deleted.
To access all your personally identifiable information that we collect online, please send a request in writing to:
The Data Controller
Christian Solidarity Worldwide
PO Box 99
Surrey KT3 3YF
CSW is committed to continual improvement, and may therefore amend this policy from time to time. Any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information will be explained on the website. This does not affect any statutory rights you may have under relevant UK laws.