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Privacy Policy

Privacy and Data Protection Policy

This is the Privacy and Data Protection Policy of The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland (Registered Charity No: NIC106322 and a company limited by guarantee, No: NI640401).  The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland is committed to protecting the privacy of all personal information obtained from you during your visits to our website. 

We may gather information about your general internet use by using cookies.  A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. The file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual and the web application will then tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.  By continued use of the website, you signify that you understand the terms of our cookies policy and agree to their use.

This Privacy and Data Protection Policy explains what personal information we may collect from you and the purposes for which it will be used.  By use of our website, you agree to the terms of the policy set out below.

Collection of Information

We receive and store information whenever you interact with us.  We collect website usage information from a number of sources during your visits to our website:

  • Web server
  • URL’s passed to us when you enter our site
  • Information entered by you on forms on our website
  • Internet services providers
  • Search engine companies
  • IP addresses
  • Cookies

What information do we collect?

  • Information about your use of our site such as the time and date of access, pages viewed or searches, services used, referrals made and other information relating to your browsing activity on our website.
  • Information you have voluntarily provided to us including but not limited to your name, contact information and demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interest.
  • Information that you provide when making a donation. Donations are subject to Blackbaud Merchant Services Privacy policy which can be accessed on their website blackbaud.com. We do not receive information about the credit/debit card or information used to process the transaction.
  • Any information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

How We Use Your Information

Certain categories of information provided to us by you shall be stored on our Customer Relationship Management System. We will only use your personal data to provide you with information you would reasonably expect to receive, including the following:

  • To provide specific information that you have requested from us.
  • To provide other information that may be of interest to you about different aspects of our work and how you might be interested in supporting us.
  • To let you know about changes, updates or improvements to information we have previously provided to you or services that you use.
  • To analyse our supporter base so that our communications with you and others are appropriate and cost effective.
  • To process any donations made by you, including thanking you for your gift.

All reasonable efforts will be made to keep your details secure.  We will only share information with suppliers working on our behalf to help achieve our charitable purposes.

At times, your information may be stored on computers in the US rather than the EU. Under the General Data Protection Regulation, any data transferred to a third country will only be authorised if the said third country provides an adequate level of protection.

IP Addresses

We use IP addresses to analyse trends, track user movements and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Accessing your Information

In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you free of charge. Any request for information shall be satisfied within one month from the request.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to request that any information we hold in relation to you is to be removed from our databases. We will be obliged to remove all instances of your personal data unless there is a competing reason to retain the data.

External Links

The Leprosy Mission Northern Ireland’s website contains links to websites operated by other organisations under different privacy policies.  Should you choose one of those links, you will be leaving our website and this Privacy and Data Protection Policy will no longer apply.

Changes to this policy

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page and therefore you should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes made.  This policy is effective from 1st September 2017.