Ukraine Charity is a small all-volunteer charitable organisation, and one of our most valuable assets is the trust of our donors, partners and other stakeholders in our charitable effort. In this spirit, we lay out below our straightforward commitment to treat any personal information provided to us with the utmost care and respect for individual privacy.
1. We take individual privacy and data security seriously.
We understand that the world around us is evolving quickly, and cyber security and online privacy are matters best addressed preventatively. We have taken the initiative upon ourselves to develop policies and procedures to protect the information we are provided by people with whom we engage in the pursuit of Ukraine Charity’s stated objectives.
2. We add new personal details to our mailing list and communication systems when they have been willingly provided to us.
Some donors and supporters provide us with their contact information when making donations via JustGiving, BT MyDonate, PayPal or when they reach out to us via our website or attend one of our events. At the same time, other donors and supporters choose to donate and/or participate anonymously. We respect each individual’s right to decide how much information to disclose to us and whether or not to receive further communication from Ukraine Charity.
3. We do not share or sell any personal information we have obtained in the course of fundraising and project implementation.
Information we collect is used solely to maintain communication with our donors regarding Ukraine Charity’s events and activities. To this end, we use highly reputable mailing list software with its own stringent data protection requirements, and we make sure to limit our mailing list communication to a reasonable level.
4. We immediately and automatically process any requests to no longer receive communication from Ukraine Charity.
Each of our emails contains a link to unsubscribe from our mailing list, and the removal from the list is automated to take place immediately. In the event of technical difficulties, we would also seek to quickly process any data removal requests submitted via the Contact Us page on this website.
5. We strive to adhere to relevant privacy protection laws and regulations.
While we are limited in volunteer staff and resources, we strive to stay up-to-date on such important legal matters, and we are doing our best to implement guidance of the Charity Commission and the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) with regards to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and related UK laws. If you believe there are ways we can do this better, please let us know!