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Privacy Policy

The Helen Bamber Foundation is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect information and how we will treat your personal information. The Helen Bamber Foundation is registered with the Information Commissioner for the United Kingdom. The Helen Bamber Foundation’s processing and retention of personal information is governed by the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our site contains links to third party sites which are not owned or managed by us and which are not subject to this privacy policy. We recommend that you read the privacy policy of any such sites that you visit.

1. What kind of information do we collect?
The type and amount of information we collect depends on how you use the website.
We collect two types of information:
(1) anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors.
(2) personal data, that is:
(a) data that visitors voluntarily submit so that we can provide you with a service.
(b) data that visitors voluntarily submit to pay a membership fee, make a donation, order merchandise or publications.
(c) data collected through cookies.

2. How do we use this information?
a. Anonymous Data
You can access all pages on the site without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. However, by using this website you consent to the collection of certain information that does not allow us to identify you personally which enables us to evaluate the site and work to improve it. The information we collect includes the browsers visitors use, what time they visit and which pages are most viewed. We do not link any of this anonymous data with any personal data that you may provide to us.
[This website uses Google Analytics to track the information we collect. Google Analytics will also collect your IP address in order to locate where our website visitors come from but will not pass on your IP address. For further information on Google Analytics please refer to its Terms of Service and privacy policy.

For further information please refer to the section on Use of Cookies. We do not use any cookies ourselves, and the only third party providers that we use which use cookies are Google Analytics and Addthis.
b. Personal Data
When do we collect personal data?
We only collect information from which you can be personally identified (name, address, email etc) when you participate in the following activities:
(a) contacting us to seek information or advice.
(b) apply for a job or volunteering opportunity.
(c) making a donation to support Helen Bamber Foundation.

Note about collection and use of your data when making a donation or supporting us:
We use three secure payment gateways for one-off donations: Justgiving, Virgin Money Giving and CAF, and accept ongoing payments via Direct Debit. These are third-party providers which are not subject to this privacy policy.

When making a one-off online donation, creating a fundraising challenge for Helen Bamber Foundation or signing up for regular giving, your payment details are processed by the third-party provider you select.

When you make a payment via Justgiving, Virgin Money Giving or CAF, the site collects your name, your declaration of tax status, your credit/debit card information, your address and email address. This information is used to process your payment and to verify credit/debit card data, and will only be retained by Justgiving/Virgin Money Giving and its acquiring bank. In the case of a suspected fraudulent transaction, card details may be disclosed to the Helen Bamber Foundation for the sole purpose of performing further checks.

[Information submitted by you to these third-party providers may be transferred to servers which may be situated outside the European Economic Area.]

Creating a new Direct Debit mandate online requires your name, address, email address, and details of your bank account. This information is used to set up a regular Direct Debit payment with your bank and is retained by us securely in order to claim monthly or annual payments from your account as per your instructions. All transactions are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

Will we share your personal data with third parties?
We do not disclose the personal data we collect on this website to anyone outside the Helen Bamber Foundation except:
(a) where you have given us written consent to do so for a particular purpose;
(b) where we are required to do so by law.

3. How do we protect your personal data?
Your personal data will be kept by the Helen Bamber Foundation in a secure environment. Personal Data will only be used as set out in this Privacy Policy.

4. Use of Cookies
Cookies are small, often encrypted text files, downloaded to a device when a user accesses certain websites. Cookies allow a website to recognise a user’s device and are used by website developers to help visitors navigate websites efficiently and perform certain functions. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you may disable cookies on your web browser to prevent this.
We use cookies to:
(a) [Estimate our visitor size and patterns]
(b) [understand visitor preferences to update and improve our website]
If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer you may change your web browser settings to refuse cookies or to notify you when you receive a cookie. Please note that some areas of our website may not function properly, or may function more slowly as a result of disabling cookies.

Cookies do not allow this website to access personal information that you have not already provided.

For further information about Cookies, please see All About Cookies

5. Note about Servers
Helen Bamber Foundation reminds visitors that most Internet Service Providers maintain records of all URLs visited by their customers. Visitors should contact their ISP for more information. The servers for our website are based in the USA.

6. Change of Policy
We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we do, we will post a notice of the change on the website and may require further consent to its terms.

7. Your rights with respect to your data:
You have the right, under the Data Protection Act 1998, to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. We may charge a small fee to cover our costs in providing you with the information.

8. Contact
You can write to us at if you have any questions about our privacy policy or to request access to information we hold about you.

Website Legal Statement
Helen Bamber Foundation cannot guarantee that information on the site is accurate, complete or up to date. Visitors who rely on any information do so at their own risk. Availability of information is subject to change without notice.

Helen Bamber Foundation will not accept liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information on this site.

Helen Bamber Foundation takes no responsibility for the contents of linked websites and links should not be taken as an endorsement.

Content on this site is protected by copyright. The copyright owner is Helen Bamber Foundation, unless otherwise stated.

Helen Bamber Foundation encourages people to download or copy the material for personal use. Helen Bamber Foundation requests appropriate acknowledgment of the copyright owner if material is re-published in any format.

You may not make alterations or additions to the material on this site, or use it for commercial purposes.