WasteAid is a charitable company registered in England, registered charity number 1160263.
Our registered address is: 483 Green Lanes, London N13 4BS, UK
At WasteAid we take your privacy very seriously and are committed to protecting your personal information.
The Data Protection Officer
8 Zealds House
39 Church Street
This policy includes:
- How we collect information
- Where we collect information from
- What personal information we collect
- How we will use your personal information
- Children’s data
- How we keep your data safe and who has access to it
- Your financial information
- How we keep your information up to date
- Your right to your information
- Changes to this policy
How we collect information
We may collect information about you whenever you interact with us, for example when you:
- Enquire about our activities or services, visit our website or donate to us
- Sign up to receive updates on a campaign or our activities
- Create or update a profile
- Post content to our website/social media sites (including Facebook)
- Volunteer for us
- Attend a meeting with us and provide us with information about you
- Take part in one of our events or fundraise on our behalf
- Contact us through the following channels: online, email, phone, SMS, social media or post
We may also receive information about you from third parties – but only if you’ve given them permission to share your information.
Where we collect information from
WasteAid may collect information in the following ways:
- When you give us information directly: You may provide your details to us when you request specific information, make a donation, purchase from the online shop, campaign for us or participate in one of our events. We may work with a professional fundraising agency, which will collect this information on our behalf, but please be assured we are still responsible for your data.
- When you have given other organisations permission to share it: You may have provided your details to another organisation that works with WasteAid – for example, in order to sign up to a third party event, or if you purchased a product via Teemill. However, when working with other organisations, we work to ensure it’s completely clear to you that your information will be shared with WasteAid. The information we get from these services depends on your settings or the response choices you give, so you should regularly check what you have agreed to with third party organisations.
- Social media: Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Facebook and Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.
- When your information is available from other public sources: We may collect personal details about you from the public domain, such as from social networks, company websites, political and property registers, and news archives. We may use data services agencies to collect this information. Please see the section below for more details.
What categories of personal information we collect
The type and quantity of information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it.
If you support us, for example by making a donation, volunteering, registering to fundraise, signing up for an event or campaigning for us, we may collect where relevant:
- Your name
- Your contact details (full address, email address and phone number)
- Your date of birth
- Where it is appropriate, we may ask for your reason for giving and your specific interests relating to WasteAid’s work
How we will use your personal information
We will use your personal information in a number of ways, including for the following purposes:
- To provide you with the services or information you have requested
- To update you about any changes to our services
- To administer your donation, including Gift Aid processing
- To maintain our organisational records and ensure we have your most up-to-date marketing preferences
- To help us improve our services, campaigns or information-offering
- To invite you to participate in interactive features on our website
- To invite you to participate in voluntary surveys or research
- To analyse and improve the operation of our website
- To analyse your website behaviour
- To contact you where you have been identified as a contact person for an organisation, such as a school (if we obtain your contact details in this way, we will only use them to contact you in the ways in which you have agreed to be contacted)
If you would like to contact us about your marketing preferences, please write to WasteAid, 8 Zealds House, 39 Church St, Wye, Kent TN25 5BL, UK, or via our general enquiry contact form and our Supporter Care team will be happy to answer any queries you might have.
We always want you to get the most out of our website, so if you do experience any issues with our online forms we may follow up with you to find out how our team can best support you with any problems experienced.
While we do not actively collect information from children (under 18s), we appreciate that our supporters are of all ages. Where appropriate, we will always ask for consent from a parent or guardian to collect information about children. All WasteAid events will have clear rules on whether or not children can take part, and the collection of data will be managed in accordance with each individual event, with appropriate safeguards in place.
How we keep your data safe and who has access to it
We place great importance on the security of your personal information and will always try to take appropriate precautions to protect it.
We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details. For example, we use encryption technology on our websites and carry out regular security reviews on our network.
We always ensure only authorised personnel (for example WasteAid staff, volunteers or contractors) have access to your information, and that they are appropriately trained to manage your data.
Despite all of our precautions, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose to us online, and you must understand that you do so at your own risk. However, any payment card details (such as credit or debit cards) we receive through our website are passed securely to our payment processing providers Stripe who meet the required Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards.
Who we share your personal data with
We do use external organisations that collect and/or process personal data on our behalf. Before working with these companies we perform rigorous checks to ensure they meet all relevant regulations and legislation. We always implement a contract with our suppliers, which imposes robust data protection requirements, including the provisions of this policy, and seeks to provide maximum protection of your personal details.
Financial or technical considerations may occasionally lead us to use the services of a supplier based outside the European Economic Area (EEA), which in turn might lead to your personal information being transferred, processed and stored outside the EEA. If these suppliers are based in countries that European Union authorities do not consider provide adequate levels of protection for personal data, we take steps to provide suitable safeguards to protect your personal information, such as entering into the European Commission approved standard contractual clauses. If you would like to receive further information about our safeguards, please contact use via our general enquiry contact form.
We may legally be required to disclose your details if required to by the police or for regulatory reasons. We will only ever share your data in other circumstances if we have your consent to do so.
Your financial information
We never have access to your financial information. If you donate via the website or purchase from the online shop, all financial processing is performed via our payment partners Stripe (https://stripe.com) and we never see that information.
How we keep your information up to date
Where possible, we try to keep your records up to date; for example, using the Post Office’s National Change of Address database. However, we really appreciate it if you let us know if your contact details change.
How long we keep your information for
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, for example we will keep a record of any donations you have made for at least six years.
If you ask us to stop sending you marketing materials, we will keep a record of your contact details and appropriate information to enable us to comply with your request not to be contacted by us.
Legacy income is vital to sustaining WasteAid’s work. We may keep data you provide to us indefinitely, both to administer legacy gifts and to communicate effectively with the families of people leaving us legacies. This also enables us to identify and analyse the source of legacy income we receive.
Where you contribute material to us, for example through user generated content or in response to a particular campaign, we will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted, unless otherwise stated at the point of generation.
Our legal basis for processing your information
Although in many cases we will seek consent to process your personal data, in some instances we may process your information without consent when we are legally allowed to do so. This will only be where it is in our legitimate interests to do so and where we are confident that such processing is not likely to prejudice your legitimate interests or rights and freedoms.
Where we are processing your personal data on the basis of consent that you have given us, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time such that we can no longer rely on it as a basis for continuing to process your personal information.
You retain control of how we use your data and you have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal information, which we will do. In some circumstances, we may legally be required to retain your personal information for audit purposes. However, this will be discussed with you depending on your requirements. Please contact us via our general enquiry contact form or call us on +44 (0) 1233 877273 if you have any concerns.
You also have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you want to access your information, please contact: The Data Protection Officer, WasteAid, 8 Zealds House, 39 Church St, Wye, Kent TN25 5BL, UK or via our general enquiry contact form.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, which became law in the UK in May 2018, you are also granted a number of additional rights. These include:
- The right to rectification
- The right to erasure
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
For more information on these rights please read the relevant guidance issued by the ICO at https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/individuals-rights/ and read our GDPR Policy and Audit (PDF download).
If you would like to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer.
If you are not happy with how your complaint is dealt with, you should contact the Information Commissioner’s Office. Alternatively, you are entitled to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office without first referring your complaint to us.
This policy may change from time to time. If we make any significant changes to this policy, we will publicise these changes clearly on our website or contact you directly with more information.
Please do revisit this policy each time you consider giving your personal information to WasteAid.
Last updated: 23 November 2020