The Gurkha Welfare Trust (We) promises to respect any personal data you share with us, or that we get from other organisations and keep it safe. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect.
Developing a better understanding of our supporters through their personal data allows us to make better decisions, fundraise more efficiently and, ultimately, helps us to ensure Gurkha veterans and their widows live their lives with dignity.
In line with GDPR regulations, we comply with an ‘opt in’ consent for phone and email and a ‘legitimate interest’ consent for postal communications. We take every effort to comply with the latest guidelines on data protection, we are partners with the Fundraising Regulator, the Fundraising Preference Service and follow the guidelines issued by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Where we collect information about you from
We collect information in the following ways:
When you give it to us directly
You may give us your information in order to sign up for one of our events, make a donation, or communicate with us.
When you give it to us indirectly
Your information may be shared with us by independent event organisers, for example, the London Marathon or fundraising sites like Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving.
When you give permission to other organisations to share or it is available publicly
We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external sources in order to gain a better understanding of our supporters to improve our fundraising methods, products and services.
The information we get from other organisations may depend on your privacy settings or the responses you give, so you should regularly check them.
This information comes from the following sources:
Third party organisations
You may have provided permission for a company or other organisation to share your data with third parties, including charities. This could be when you buy a product or service, register for an online competition or sign up with a comparison site.
Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.
Information available publicly
This may include information found in places such as Companies House and information that has been published in articles/ newspapers.
When we collect information as you use our website: Like most websites, we use “cookies” to help us make our site – and the way you use it – better. Cookies mean that a website will remember you. They’re small text files that sites transfer to your computer (or phone or tablet). They make interacting with a website faster and easier – for example by automatically filling your name and address in text fields.