Blue Cross is committed to protecting your privacy.
This statement is made in the light of the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 in order to alert valued contacts to Blue Cross's data processing practices which will govern the processing of your data.
If you have any queries about this statement, please email our Webmaster.
Alternatively, you can write to us at:
1. How do we collect information?
We will obtain personal information from you when you enquire about our activities, register with us, send or receive an e-postcard, make a donation to us or otherwise provide us with personal information. We may also receive information about you from third parties, for example from a friend who wants to tell you about the website.
2. What information do we collect?
The types of information collected might include names, date of birth, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number and credit/debit card details.
3. How do we use this information?
We will use your personal information to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested, for administration purposes and to further our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities.
We do not pass names, addresses or contact details of our supporters to third parties. We only use your personal information for marketing purposes if we are allowed to do this by law or if we have your consent. You can change your mind at any time by contacting the Webmaster.
4. How do we protect personal information?
We use a secure server when you make a donation via our website. We also take appropriate measures to ensure that the information disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
5. Will we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?
As indicated above, we do not pass names, addresses or contact details of our supporters to third parties. We only use your personal information for marketing purposes if we are allowed to do this by law or if we have your consent. You can change your mind at any time by contacting the Webmaster.
6. Your consent
By providing us with your personal data, including sensitive personal data such as on your health, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and this privacy statement.
You also consent to our transferring your information to countries or jurisdictions which do not provide the same level of data protection as the UK, if necessary for the above purposes. If we do make such a transfer, we will, if appropriate, put a contract in place to ensure your information is protected.
7. Right of access
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you (for which we may charge a small fee) and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.
If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us at the above address or by sending an email.
9. Do we use 'Cookies'?
'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by a web server to a web browser, which enables the server to collect information from the browser. Essentially it takes the form of a small text file deposited on your computer's hard drive.
If you want to prevent our cookies being stored on your computer in future, you may do so by referring to your internet browser's instructions. You can do this by clicking on the "Help" menu. Please note however that if you disable our cookies you may not be able to access certain services or facilities on our sites and your use of our sites may be restricted. Further information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org.
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. If we do so, we will post notice of the change on our website and you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.