Privacy Policy 2018-05-23T12:03:23+00:00

Privacy Policy

Your Privacy 

The Friends of the Cotswolds believes in protecting the privacy and integrity of personal information gathered from our members and visitors to our website. We have created this privacy policy to explain our practices relating to collection and dissemination of personal information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number or email address. Or any other information provided to us by our members or website visitors.

These policies include only our website, and not any external sites that may be linked from our website. Please check with these sites regarding their privacy policy and cookies policy.

Why do the Friends of the Cotswolds ask for your information? 

There are certain transactions which require your information, this could be in connection to any one of the below:

– Making a donation online

– Becoming a member of the Friends of the Cotswolds

– Participating in surveys or contests

– Subscription to the Friends of the Cotswolds Newsletter

What information does the Friends of the Cotswolds collect? 

We collect only information that visitors have supplied to us on a voluntary basis. All payments are processed through payment providers. No payment details are therefore captured or stored by the Friends of the Cotswolds.

What about the payment processors the Friends of the Cotswolds use? 

For memberships we use GoCardless to process payments. This means that they handle your personal data (name, bank account details, address, email address and payment history). We are able to see this data except for bank account details which is protected. We can only view the last two digits of your bank account and bank name. GoCardless transactions are subject to the GoCardless Privacy Policy.

For donations we use PayPal to process payments. This means that they handle your personal data (name, payment card details, donation amount, address, email address, transaction details (time and date). We are able to see this data except for payment card details. Paypal transactions are subject to the PayPal Privacy Policy.

How does the Friends of the Cotswolds use information gathered? 

We use your information to provide details about our campaigns, events, activities, local volunteer opportunities and membership renewal appeals.

The Friends of the Cotswolds also uses information collected from our website to improve our web-based campaigns.

Does the Friends of the Cotswolds use cookies on its website? 

The Friends of the Cotswolds does use cookies on some web pages. A cookie is a small piece of data that is stored on a visitor’s hard drive but that does not itself contain any personal information. Cookies enhance a visitor’s experience by saving the visitor from having to provide information each time he or she visits a website to customise content based on a visitor’s interests. Visitors can configure their browser to be alerted when a site is attempting to send a cookie and refuse the cookie, although some Friends of the Cotswolds pages may not function properly without accepting cookies.

The Friends of the Cotswolds uses cookies to administer the website, track visitor movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Our Newsletter 

You will only receive the email newsletter if you have expressly signed up for communications from the Friends of the Cotswolds website. The information we gather from our subscribers, including email address, is not shared with any other organisations.

In order to provide you with better and more relevant information, we compile details about email response and website usage. This information helps us to better understand site usage patterns and what type of content and information may help improve your user experience on the Friends of the Cotswolds website.

All email messages sent to email newsletter subscribers contain a link to unsubscribe or to change your profile. You may do this at any time.

How does the Friends of the Cotswolds protect your information? 

We do our utmost to ensure that we keep members’ and donors’ details safe and ensure that data is protected. All payments made online use payment providers (PayPal and Go Cardless) which provide a secure and encrypted payment provision, protecting your financial and personal information during transaction.

Does the Friends of the Cotswolds rent, sell or trade your information? 

No. We do not rent, sell or share your information with any other organisations.

If you have any further questions regarding our privacy policy, please email us