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Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

The Association of Interchurch Families (the Charity) is committed to protecting your personal information. This Privacy Policy explains how we obtain, use and protect any personal information about you.

The Association of Interchurch Families is Registered charity number 283811, registered address is 6th Floor, 10 Aldersgate Street, London EC1A 4HJ.

2. The information we obtain about you

We may obtain, record and use the following types of information
a) your contact details, which may include your name, postal address, email address and telephone number, which are obtained when you give a donation or you communicate with the Charity, whether through our website or by other means;
b) what you have told us are your preferences for how we communicate with you;
c) summaries of communications with you;
d) your bank account details, which you provide if you set up a standing order through us;
e) details of donations you have made to the Charity;
f) what you have told us is your intended pattern of donations to the Charity;
g) whether or not you are a UK taxpayer on whose donations we may claim Gift Aid;
h) practical help or other support that you have offered to the Charity;
i) your church denomination, if you have given us that information.

3. How we use your information

The information which we obtain about you will be used for
a) the legitimate administration of the Charity, including
• communicating with you in relation to your support of the Charity or in relation to any query you raise with us;
• keeping you informed about the Charity, its activities and its projects;
• maintaining records of donations received and other financial transactions so the Charity can comply with accounting requirements;
• claiming Gift Aid on your donations, if you have told us we may do so;
b) compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements applying to the Charity.

4. Disclosure of your information

Your information may be disclosed to the Charity’s trustees, staff or professional advisors if it is reasonably needed for the administration of the Charity.

The Charity will not share your information with any third party, in the UK or abroad, except as detailed in section 3 above or if required to do so to meet legal obligations.

5. Protecting your information

We take every reasonable precaution to prevent the loss or misuse of your personal information, including (where appropriate) encryption and/or password protection.

6. Retaining and deleting your information

We will retain your information only while it is required for the administration of the Charity or to comply with legal or regulatory requirements.

Your information will normally be deleted from our current records after we have had no contact (including the receipt of donations) from you for seven years (which period would allow us to claim Gift Aid should you wish to instruct us to claim Gift Aid on any earlier donation(s).

7. Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulations you have the right:
a) to see the information which we hold about you. We will provide this information within 30
days, subject to you providing suitable evidence of your identity;
b) to have your data corrected. Please let us know of changes to your personal information,
such as your address, so that we may update our records;
c) to object to us processing your information. If you object we will not be able to send you
any information or claim Gift Aid on any donations.

For full information about your rights, you should consult the relevant laws and guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office.

8. Our website and cookies

The Charity’s website www.interchurchfamilies.org.uk uses “cookies”. There is a separate cookies policy on the website detailing how we use these tracking devices.

The Charity’s website may include links to third party websites. These links are included in good faith, but the Charity is not responsible for the content or operation of third party websites. Such sites may use cookies, which should be the subject of their site owner’s Privacy Policy.

9. Updating this Privacy Policy

This policy will be reviewed regularly and updated as required. The most up-to-date version of the Policy will be posted on the Charity’s website; a copy can also be requested from the Charity.