Privacy & Data Protection

At the Choir with No Name, we take great care to safeguard personal data provided by our supporters and to process this data fairly and lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

When providing details about yourself you can be confident that:

  • Any information you provide to us is confidential and secure
  • We will always endeavour to keep accurate and up to date information on you 
  • We will not share or sell your details to other organisations for the purpose of direct marketing or fundraising.

We may share you details with third parties where absolutely necessary, such as for donation processing or fundraising purposes, such as with HMRC to process Gift Aid claims, or with our supporter database hosts, Blackbaud Europe in order to clean our data.

When will I need to provide my details?

Signing up to receive our newsletter or fundraising campaign emails: If you wish to sign up to receive our email newsletter or All Together Now Toolkit, or get in touch via the form on our Contact Us page, you will need to provide us with your name, email address and postcode. These details are temporarily stored on our website, but are systematically deleted once the message has been received by us. Your details are then stored on our secure supporter database, hosted by Blackbaud Europe

Blackbaud currently store all their data in the US, and therefore have certified to the U.S. Department of Commerce that it adheres to the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield principle.

Making a donation: If you are donating to us via our online form, your contact details and information about your donation will be kept on our secure supporter database in order to store historical financial transactions for our organisation. We do not have access to, or store, identifyable credit card details received via online donations from our website. When donating, you will be asked to fill out your postal address and contact details for the purposes of reclaiming Gift Aid on your donation. Legally we are obliged to store data for Gift Aid purposes for a minimum of five years. These details are also stored on our secure supporter database. We adhere to an Opt-in system for our our e-newsletter and/or fan club newsletter and you can remove yourself from the mailing list anytime via the link to unsubscribe at the bottom of every newsletter or by emailing rachel@choirwithnoname.org. If you have made a donation to us, we may contact you regarding the donation (eg. if there is a problem receiving the funds, or to acknowledge receipt of payment).

You have the right to request a copy of all data we hold on you, as well as the 'right to be forgotten' (request that all data we hold on you is deleted or anonymised). If you would like to exercise your right to request your data, or be forgotten, please email info@choirwithnoname.org or call 0207 202 6648 to let us know and we will implement your request within the required 30 days.

Why do you need my details?

There are several reasons why we need, or would like, to keep your details on record.

If you signed up to our e-newsletter, we need your name and email address to keep you informed of news, activities, fundraising campaigns and events that may be of interest to you and opportunities to get involved. We will only do this if you issue consent for us to send you our newsletter via email. We do not add people to our mailing list unless they have explicitly given us permission to do so, either electronically, on paper, or verbally.

If you signed up for our All Together Now! fundraising tool kit, we take your email address and postcode to contact you about general All Together Now campaign news and to keep in touch with All Together Now fundraisers. We may take your postcode, or ask which of our choirs you are interested in, so that we can contact you about our activites that are local to you, such as gigs or other All Together Now events.

In accordance with the incoming GDPR regulations, we are obliged to retain documented evidence of individuals opting in to recieve communications from us, either electronically, on paper or face to face. This data is filed in our supporter database, online document filing system and/or paper filing system, depending on the manner in which the individual opted in.

If you have donated to us, and/or filled out a gift aid declaration, we are legally obliged to retain the details you provide on our secure supporter database for 5 years, in order to ensure that we have the information needed for accounting and tax purposes.  We also like to have your details so that we can contact you to say thank you!

Cookies

We do not currently use cookies on our website, as we do not have a public log in system in use.  However, we do link to the following external websites that do use cookies.

Google Analytics – we use this tool to understand how the site is being used in order to improve it for our users by making it easier to use and more accessible. User data is all anonymous.

Bit.ly - We sometimes use a short tracking code on links we send out in email newsletters, on pages on our website and post on social networks. We cannot use this to identify people personally. It is used to understand how people share and respond to our communications to help us improve them.

External web content

Sometimes we embed content from external sources on our website. The most common kind of content embedded on the site are videos from YouTube and our Twitter feed.  These services may collect statistics and information on your use of the embedded content, so please check their specific privacy policies.

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PLEASE NOTE: We will never share or sell your details to third party organisations for marketing purposes, although occasionally we may share your details with a third party for data cleansing purposes (to make sure we're not emailing old and broken addresses - something we are obliged to do under the Data Protection Act 1998). Be assured that your details are stored on a secure database, and we will only contact you about Choir with No Name activities, news, campaigns and events. If you change your mind and decide to stop receiving our newsletter, there is the option to unsubscribe at the bottom of every newsletter, or simply contact us on info@choirwithnoname.org or call 020 7202 6648 and ask us to remove you from our mailing list. Due to incoming data protection laws, as of May 2018 if you opt out to receive emails from the Choir with No Name, legally we'll not be allowed to contact you again, unless you get in touch to tell us otherwise or sign up to our newsletter again.  For more information, please read our Privacy Policy