Our promise to you:
We will always respect your preferences and you can change them at any time, simply call us on 020 8329 0010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will only use your data in line with current GDPR laws and never pass on or sell your details to any other organisations.
Who are we?
As Christians, CSW stands with everyone facing discrimination because of their religion or belief. We work in over 20 countries across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America to further our vision of a world where everyone is free to choose their beliefs – to hold and practise any religion they like, or none at all.
We’re committed to guaranteeing your privacy and making sure that all the personal data you send us is kept safe. Personal data can mean your telephone number, email address, or bank details. This policy explains how we collect that data, what we use it for, where we store information and what that means for you.
Please read the following carefully: it will help you understand how we collect your personal information and what we do with it. By using our website or providing us with your personal information you agree to your personal information being used and stored in the manner set out in this policy.
How do we collect personal information?
- Through donation forms
- Through petitions
- When you sign up to receive an email, e.g. the weekly prayer email
- We also collect non-personal data such as IP addresses, details of pages visited and how often, and files downloaded.
- Campaign actions (petitions, MP emails etc) taken through Engaging Networks
What information do we collect?
- Date of birth
- Bank details
- Whether or not you are a UK taxpayer
- Demographic information such as age, gender, church
- Non-personal data on website usage via cookies such as IP addresses, details of pages visited and how often, and files downloaded.
What do we do with this information, and for how long?
We use the information you give us for many purposes, including:
- Keeping you up to date on our latest news and prayer needs
- Letting you know how you can stand with others for religious freedom through campaigning and prayer
- Processing donations to us, as well as applying for gift aid on those donations
- Acknowledging your donations to us by letter or by email
- Providing you with free resources, including our quarterly Response newsletter and Prayer Diary
- Classifying our supporters by location, e.g Scotland, so that you are contacted about the events that best suit you
We will either communicate to you based on consent – where you have given us permission to contact you – or legitimate interest, where there has been demonstratable interest in our work, e.g. you have made a donation in the last two years or attended an event in the last 12 months. You can update your preferences or opt out of CSW communications at any time.
As part of our fundraising we will analyse our records to track progress on donations and giving history and to help us personalise communications where we can. If you make a significant donation to CSW, we may contact you to discuss this and future support of our work.
We will never sell or trade your personal information to third parties. We do use third parties to help us in our communications and gift processing (for example, fulfilling mailings and processing Direct Debits) and we will share your information with them. We will ensure that they have the relevant policies in place and follow data protection regulations and best practice whilst processing your personal data. While we may review information about individuals online through a basic Google search, for example, we do not use third parties to carry out prospect research.
We will only keep your data for as long as we require it and in accordance with data law and best practice. When your information is no longer required, we dispose of it in a secure manner or delete it from our servers.
Credit card and payment information and security
We never want to send you emails or letters that you don’t want to receive. You can edit your contact preferences at any time.
Right to access your information
You have the right to access your own personal information and supplementary data, and to be aware of and verify the lawfulness of the way that data is processed. You can read more about your rights at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/right-of-access/
What are cookies?
Here is a brief overview of the types of cookies we use, which consist of three categories:
Cookies to improve your experience – we use a small number of cookies on our website to help you get the best experience. We use websites like Youtube and Vimeo to embed videos, and they may also send you cookies. We don’t control the setting of these cookies, so check those websites for more information.
Google Analytics cookies collect information about how visitors use a website and help us to continually improve our website. For instance, which pages visitors go to most often and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies you. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you don’t want Google to include you in this information, you can install the Google Analytics Opt Out Tool.
We may display internet-based ads to you when you are using Facebook through a tool offered by Facebook called Custom Audience Tool. This tool allows us to personalise our ads based on your interaction with us to ensure we are spending our advertising budgets as efficiently as possible. We do not share any of your personal information with Facebook. This tool lets CSW convert your email address to a unique number that Facebook uses to match the unique numbers Facebook generates from email addresses of its users.
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#2 CSW manifesto
We believe no one should suffer discrimination, harassment or persecution because of their beliefs