The Brain Tumour Charity is committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold. This policy is designed to give you a clear explanation about how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us and ensure that we are honest and clear about your privacy and personal information at all times.
In our policies, 'we', 'us' and 'our' refers to The Brain Tumour Charity, TBTC Trading Ltd and The Lewis Moody Foundation, which is administered by The Brain Tumour Charity. We are registered with the Information Commissioner's Office as a Data Controller under registration reference Z7239747 for all of our activities.
TBTC Trading Ltd sells a range of products and all of its profits are donated to The Brain Tumour Charity.
We are a registered charity no. 1150054 (England and Wales) and SC045081 (Scotland). The Brain Tumour Charity is a company limited by guarantee no. 08266522 and TBTC Trading Ltd is a company limited by guarantee no. 08855559. All entities are registered at Hartshead House, 61-65 Victoria Rd, Farnborough GU14 7PA.
All entities are wholly owned and controlled by The Brain Tumour Charity and all staff are The Brain Tumour Charity employees.
We are registered with the Fundraising Regulator and follow their best practice code: Code of Fundraising Practice.
We are a member of the Association of Medical Research Charities, the Information Standard and the Helplines Partnership.
By using our websites, social media pages, services (including phone, email and LiveChat) or providing your information to us, we will collect and use your information in the way(s) set out in this policy. If you do not agree with this policy, please do not use our sites, social media pages or services.
We may make changes to this policy from time to time. If we do so, we will post the changes on this page and they will apply from the time we post them. This policy was last updated on 31/05/2018 to update our information about email marketing.
Personal data is information that can be used to help identify an individual, such as name, address, phone number or email address. Some categories of data are more sensitive, which is known as personal sensitive data or special category data, including health information. Non-personal data is data that can't identify you personally, but can provide us with information to improve our services.
It's important that you read our policy in full but to help guide you if you don't have time right now, here is a quick summary:
We collect information when you interact with us in order to build a world where brain tumours are defeated.
1.Non-personal information such as IP addresses (the location of the computer on the internet), pages accessed and files downloaded. This helps us to understand how many people use our websites, how many people visit on a regular basis and how popular/useful our web pages are. This information doesn't tell us anything about who you are or where you live.
2.Personal information. We will ask you for information in order to provide you with the services requested, for example to send you information or process a donation.
3. Sensitive personal information or special category data. We may ask you for information about your health, for example, the type of brain tumour you are living with, so that we can provide you with relevant information and support or in order to support your safe participation in an event. We may also collect this information if you make the information public or if you tell us about your experiences relating to a brain tumour (for example, if you agree to share your story with us). We only collect this information with your consent.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of the young people that engage with us. If you are under 16 and would like to get involved, please ensure you have consent from a parent or guardian before you provide your personal information to us. We do not send any marketing communications direct to children under 16.
We collect information about you in the following ways:
Information you give to us directly, for example when you:
We may also receive information about you from third parties if you have given them permission to share this information and indicated that you wish to support The Brain Tumour Charity, for example, if you set up a fundraising page for us with JustGiving, sign up to a challenge with Discover Adventure or enter an independently organised event like the London Marathon.
Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services, we may access information from those accounts or services.
If you have been named as the Executor on a Will, we may receive your details in order to administer a Gift left to us in that Will.
If you use your credit or debit card to donate to us, pay for a registration or make a purchase over the phone, we will ensure this is done securely and in accordance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. We do not store your credit or debit card details at all following the completion of your transaction. All card details are securely destroyed once the payment or donation has been processed.
All purchases and donations completed online are handled securely by World Pay or PayPal and we do not receive your card details.
We record contact we have with you, so we have a clear understanding of our relationship, how you've supported us or have been supported by us in the past. We may also collect and retain your information if you send us feedback about our services, give us a compliment or make a complaint.
We believe it's important to make sure that all of our services are the very best they can be, which is why we evaluate them. Once you've used one of our services, taken part in an event, received information or bought a product, we may get in touch to ask you about your experience. You don't have to take part but it's really valuable to help us improve in the future.
We are committed to providing everyone who gets in touch with us with the very best experience, providing you with timely and relevant communications and using our resources effectively.
To do this, we may use profiling techniques to provide us with general information about you, which may include geographic, demographic or other information relating to you to better understand your interests and preferences. This information is compiled, either by our employees or occasionally a third party insights company, using publicly available data or information that you have already provided to us.
Publicly available information may include information found in places such as Companies House, the Charity Commission, LinkedIn, listed Directorships, typical earnings in a given area or published in the media.
By doing this it allows us to understand the background of the people who support us and helps us to make the right requests. Importantly, it helps us to raise more funds, sooner, and more cost-effectively, than we otherwise would.
If you have provided us with your postal address we may send you direct mail, including The Grey Matters newsletter, which will include updates on our work - the research we're funding, the information and support services we offer and our early diagnosis work. We may also contact you about fundraising, campaigning, events and trading. We do not ask for consent to write or call you about these things, because, as a charity, each of these activities is fundamental to how we work, so we have a legitimate interest to contact you. However, you will also have an option to opt-out of receiving marketing communications by post or phone.
We will only send you marketing communications by email if you have consented to receive these. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the link in the email. Our mass email service allows us to track who has opened our e-newsletter and what links have been clicked on. This allows us to monitor what information is most useful to improve our content and information in future.
When you give us your details, you agree to us recording your details on our secure database, so we can provide you with the best possible service every time you contact us. We hold your personal information for as long as required to provide you with the information or services you have requested, to administer your relationship with us, to inform our research into brain tumours, to inform our supporters' preferences, to comply with the law or to ensure we do not communicate with people who no longer wish to hear from us.
The Brain Tumour Charity holds its data on a secure database which is hosted in the EU. Access to this system is limited and there is restricted access to data based on a person's role in the organisation.
The Brain Tumour Charity's digital files are stored on a terminal server hosted by Bluecube Technology Solutions at a data centre in the UK. Access to this data centre is restricted.
Our third party suppliers store data in the EU, with the following exceptions:
Where we engage with organisations outside of the EU, we will endeavour to ensure that the processing of your data is subject to appropriate security measures. All of our current suppliers adhere to the EU-US Privacy Shield – you can find out more: https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome
All paper records are stored on premises at our offices. These offices are securely locked when no members of staff are present and access is restricted and monitored during the working day.
In line with the principles defined in the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation, The Brain Tumour Charity will ensure that personal data will be processed in ways that are:
Your details will be kept securely and only shared with trusted suppliers who enable us to deliver our charitable objectives, for example, distribution of our newsletter or if required to by law, i.e. with the police or a regulatory body. At all times we remain legally responsible for your data. We never share your data with any third parties for their own marketing or commercial purposes, including charities.
We participate in Facebook's Custom Audience and Lookalike Audience programs so that you can receive relevant ads from us when you use Facebook, and so that we can raise awareness among users of Facebook who share similar interests to you. We provide personal information such as your email address to Facebook to enable them to determine if you are a registered account holder with Facebook. Our adverts may then appear when you access Facebook and on your Facebook feed. Your data is sent in an encrypted format that is deleted by Facebook if it does not match with a Facebook account. For more information please read the Facebook Business page about Custom Audiences and Facebook's Data Policy.
You may be able to opt-out of third party advertising technologies (including cookies) which remember your browsing habits and try and display relevant advertising when you use our websites, app(s) or services by visiting www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices. If you choose to turn off these technologies, we may still serve you ads but these ads are unlikely to be tailored to your interests.
We don't store personally identifiable information, but we do use the information we gather to help improve the experience of our website. For example, they help us to identify and resolve errors, or to determine the most relevant information and services to show our visitors in the future.
Where possible we use publicly available sources to keep your records up-to-date, for example, the Post Office's National Change of Address database and the National Bereavement Register. However, we really appreciate it if you let us know if your contact details or circumstances change. Just contact our Supporter Services team at email@example.com and we will update our records.
Your personal preferences and keeping your data accurate is of utmost importance to us.
If at any stage you do not want to hear from us or want to update your details, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org, call us on 01252 237792 or write to us at The Brain Tumour Charity, Hartshead House, 61-65 Victoria Road, Farnborough GU14 7PA.
Any email we send you will contain information about how to unsubscribe from email marketing communications. During any phone conversation you have with us, please feel free to let us know how you prefer to be contacted.
Any person whose personal information is held or processed by The Brain Tumour Charity has the right to know:
Individuals have a right to access certain personal data being kept about them, either physically or digitally. Anyone who wishes to exercise this right should apply, in writing, to the Data Protection Officer at the address above. The Charity will respond within one month, providing that the request includes appropriate contact details, proof of identity from the individual and we can validate the request.
If you are unhappy at any time about the way we process your personal information, please contact the Data Protection Officer at the address above, who will investigate your concerns.