Privacy Policy

You do not have Javascript enabled. Some elements of this website may not work correctly.

Privacy statement

Giving What We Can respects your right to privacy and believes you have the right to control the use of your personal information. The privacy statement sets out how we go about collecting data, what data we collect, why we collect it and how it is used.

This policy may be changed or updated from time to time. By visiting one of our websites or using one of our mobile apps, you accept the practices described in this Policy. This policy is effective starting 5 May 2017.

When and why we collect information about you

To facilitate Giving What We Can membership, Try Giving, and the My Giving accounts, we need to store personal details.

We typically publish the name and occupation of our members on our website. However, we realise that many desire to give anonymously and we respect this wish. Please let us know on your completed membership application form if you wish to remain anonymous and we will not publish your name and occupation.

Email subscribers

When you sign up to our email alerts, we store the data you give us. This is recorded to our own customer relationship software, which is password protected, and is not accessible by any third parties.

You can unsubscribe at any time. To ensure we are giving the highest quality of service we may ask your reason for unsubscribing but you can refuse to answer. If you request it, we will delete your information completely from our database. We cannot, however, guarantee that it will be deleted from all backups.

Website visitors

How we use your information

  • To process any donations you make.
  • To comply with auditing requirements and claiming Gift Aid on donations made to us.
  • To show you advertisements on other websites.
  • To respond to lawful requests by public authorities.

www.givingwhatwecan.org has links to other websites. Giving What We Can is not responsible for the content of those sites or how they process any personal information you provide.

Web Server Log Files

We collect data about website visitors in web server log files including IP address and ISP (internet service provider). We only use these records for administration; it is typically hard to tie to a single individual without extensive resources and we never attempt to do so. You can avoid us and other websites logging your personal IP address by using a VPN service.

We may use web beacons to collect and log additional information, such as IP address and browser/OS. We may store this information in persistent storage (e.g. a database) or in server logs.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to help analyse use of our website by collecting anonymous visitor behaviour information. This information is transmitted to Google. You can see Google's privacy policy at: http://www.google.com/privacy/privacy-policy.html You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

ShareThis

We use ShareThis to provide an easy way for you to share links to our articles on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and StumbleUpon. You can read the ShareThis privacy policy and opt out at: http://sharethis.com/privacy.

Cookies

  • Cookies are small text-only files that are stored on your computer and that can be used to help identify you when you visit any of our sites. We may use cookies to make visiting and using our sites easier, for instance, so that you do not have to continually re-enter information.
  • We use cookies to store session data, including ones that last across sessions until they expire or you delete them.
  • We use third-party tools that may also use cookies to identify users (for example, Google Analytics). The way these services use and store user data will be governed by their respective privacy policies.
  • You can manage your cookie settings via your browser or a browser plugin like Ghostery http://www.ghostery.com/, but if you disable cookies our site may not work properly for you.

How we respond to Do Not Track signals:

We do not take any special action in response to these signals.

Web Server Log Files

We collect data about website visitors in web server log files including IP address and ISP (internet service provider). We only use these records for administration; it is typically hard to tie to a single individual without extensive resources and we never attempt to do so. You can avoid us and other websites logging your personal IP address by using a VPN service.

My Giving

The Data you entered into ‘My Giving’ will be used by Giving What We Can’s internal records, to monitor its impact. For members, a yearly review of their income and giving will be carried out. For ‘My Giving’ users, Giving What We Can will use information entered to track donations influenced by Giving What We Can.

The Data you enter into ‘My Giving’ will be accessible only by the staff of Giving What We Can. No information will be shared amongst third parties.

This feature is intended to serve as a tool for monitoring your personal giving history, and for Giving What We Can’s internal impact assessment. As such, upon signing up, you commit to using this to record only real donations. Confirmation that these donations have been made is not necessary.

Accessing your information

Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you are entitled to make a Subject Access Request to Giving What We Can to find out if we hold any personal data about you. You are entitled to find out what information is held about you, what we're using it for, who it is disclosed to and to correct any inaccuracies in data that we hold.

Email requests should be sent to: information@givingwhatwecan.org.

Feedback

Giving What We Can will take seriously any complaints made about our data collection or how we use any personal information you provide.

Please direct feedback, complaints or queries to information@givingwhatwecan.org.