Samaritans Purse International takes your privacy seriously. The information you provide through our website will be held under the Data Protection Act 1998.
We know that your privacy is very important to you. We recognize the importance of protecting the privacy of information that we may collect from online visitors.
We aim to be as clear as possible about how and why we use information we may gain from you via this website. If your questions are not fully answered by the information below, please contact us for further details.
Compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 underlies all of our personal information privacy practices. We also have a Data Protection policy which governs how we use the information that we collect about you on this website.
Data Protection Statement
The Samaritan’s Purse International data protection statement is as follows:
Data Protection Act 1998: Samaritan’s Purse International will only use personal data in connection with its charitable purposes. It does not make personal data available to any other organisation or individual.
How we collect information about you?
Samaritan’s Purse International does not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this website, except where you choose to give us your personal information.
These could include becoming a Registered Volunteer, requesting resources, booking into an event, making a donation, or by email.
Samaritan’s Purse International does not receive or hold any credit card details for donations/payments made via this website. All on-line payments are handled by Barclays Merchant Services. Secure Server Software (SSL) is used to encrypt all credit card information sent from this website.
Why we collect information about you?
We will keep information that is necessary for us to provide membership mailings, other resources and for statistical purposes.
• To provide you with information about our work including related mailings, events, resources, fundraising and any other services described on our website.
• To make sure we have an accurate record of all donations received.
• To enhance or improve your experience on our website. When you indicate your preferences through our registration forms or through your use of our site, we will use this information to personalise the site to better meet your needs.
Who sees your information?
The information we collect through our website will be used exclusively within Samaritan’s Purse International. We do not pass any of your personal information to outside organisations and/or individuals without your express consent’ with the following exception:
Name and address details are passed to mailing houses to enable fulfilment of requirements and resources you have requested. These may include the Samaritan’s Purse magazine, resources, fundraising and other information as required.
Where such details are provided we have confidentiality agreements in place that restrict the use of your information to the purpose for which it is provided and ensure it is kept no longer than necessary.
It is a condition of the employment of SPI staff that they shall not divulge or copy any confidential or commercially sensitive information concerning the business of SPI, its suppliers, clients, and customers.
To minimise the risk of unauthorised disclosure of your information, we will use some of your information to verify who you are when you contact us.
How long do we keep your information?
How long we keep your information collected through our website depends on the context in which you provided it. As a general rule we will keep the time to the minimum necessary for the purpose.
We will keep records of any financial transactions you enter into with us for a minimum of six years. This will enable us to meet with accounting requirements and respond to any questions from you that arise during that period. Gift Aid forms and transactions must be kept for a minimum of 12 years after the Gift Aid is no longer valid.
Viewing the information we hold about you
You may request details of all the information Samaritan’s Purse International holds about you by submitting a written request to our “Data Protection Officer.” Write to: The Data Protection Officer, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief, Victoria House, Victoria Road, Buckhurst Hill, Essex, IG9 5EX. Please include your address and a telephone number or email address to enable us to contact you.
Links to other sites
This website includes links to other sites. Samaritans Purse International cannot be held responsible for their privacy policies or the way in which they handle personal information.