Privacy Policy


This policy describes how and why Church Urban Fund uses your personal information, how we protect your privacy when doing so, and your rights and choices regarding this information. We promise to respect any of your personal information which is under our control and to keep it safe.  We aim to be clear when we collect your information about what we will do with it.  

We are a charity who holds relationships with thousands of fundraisers, volunteers, supporters, so we use personal information on a day to day basis in order to operate.  Our use of personal information allows us to make better decisions, fundraise more efficiently and, ultimately, helps us to reach our vision is to see people and communities across England flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness. This policy is effective from 25thMay 2018.

Who we are

In this Privacy Policy, “Church Urban Fund”, “CUF”, “we”, or “our”means

Church Urban Fund (registered charity in England and Wales (297483), a company limited by guarantee in England (2138994).

 

How we collect information about you

We collect information in the following ways:

Information you provide to us directly

You may give us your information in order to sign up for one of our events, make a donation, purchase our products, register as a volunteer, ambassador for us, join our newsletter or are involved in any of our Together Network, Near Neighbours or Just Finance Foundation events or programmes, apply for funding, or otherwise communicate with us. 

When you use our website, we collect your personal information using “cookies” and other tracking methods.  There are more details on the cookies and tracking methods on our website.

In addition, in accordance with common website practice, we will receive information about the type of device you’re using to access our website or apps and the settings on that device may provide us with information about your device, including what type of device it is, what specific device you have, what operating system you’re using, what your device settings are, and why a crash has happened. Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will have more details about what information your device makes available to us.

Information you provide to us indirectly

Your information may be shared with us by third parties, for example:

  • professional fundraising agencies;
  • independent event organisers, for example the London Marathon or fundraising sites like Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving; 
  • if you sign up as a volunteer for us through a Job Centre or external volunteering website;
  • if you are a researcher and your information is shared with us by the principal investigator or institution.

We also may receive data about you from subcontractors acting on our behalf who provide us with technical, payment or delivery services, and from business partners, advertising networks and search/analytics providers used on our website.

You should check any privacy policy provided to you where you give your data to a third party. 

Information from other sources  

We also use information from the following sources:

Social Media
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 services, for example when you publicly tag us in an event photo.

Information available publicly
We supplement information on our supporters with information from publicly available sources such as charity websites and annual reviews, corporate websites, public social media accounts, the electoral register and Companies House in order to create a fuller understanding of someone’s interests and support of Church Urban Fund. For more information, please see our section on “Building profiles of supporters” below.

 

What personal information we collect

We collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  • your name;
  • your contact details (including postal address, telephone number, e-mail address and/or social media identity);
  • your date of birth;
  • your gender;
  • your bank or credit card details where you provide these to make a payment;
  • if you volunteer for us or apply for a job with us, information necessary for us to process these applications and assess your suitability (which may include things like employment status, previous experience depending on the context, as well as any unspent criminal convictions or pending court cases you may have);
  • if you apply for funding, information necessary to process your application,
  • information about your activities on our website(s) and about the device you use to access these, for instance your IP address and geographical location;
  • information about events, activities and products which we consider to be of interest to you;
  • information relating to your health (for example if you are taking part in or attending an event for health and safety purposes); 
  • where you have left us a legacy, any information regarding next of kin with which you may have provided us to administer this;
  • information as to whether you are a taxpayer to enable us to claim Gift Aid;
  • age, nationality and ethnicity information for monitoring purposes; and
  • any other personal information you provide to us. 

Certain types of personal information are in a special category under data protection laws, as they are considered to be more sensitive.  Examples of this type of sensitive data would be information about health, race, religious beliefs, political views, trade union membership, sex life or sexuality or genetic/biometric information.  

We would only collect this type of information about our supporters to the extent that there is a clear reason for us to do so, for example asking for health information if you are taking part in one of our sporting events, or where we ask for information for the purpose of providing appropriate facilities or support.   We will also collect this type of information if you make it public or volunteer it to us – for instance if you tell us about a disability when applying for an Ambassador role. Wherever it is practical for us to do so, we will make why we are collecting this type of information clear and what it will be used for.