This privacy policy sets out how StopSO UK uses and protects any information that you give StopSO when you use this website.

StopSO is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

StopSO may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25/5/2018.

What information do we collect ?

We collect the following information :

Personal Information

Any information that can be used to identify you. So, for example, if you donate money, request services or products, or become involved in our campaigns, we may collect and process the personal information that you’ve provided.

This personal information may include your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number and date of birth, financial details, UK Tax payer information (for Gift Aid), credit/debit card information and records of responses to campaigns, as well as how you came to find us or about our services or events.

How do we use personal information ?

We require this information to understand your requirements and to provide a service for the following reasons :

  • To provide a service that you have requested
  • To improve out training and service offering

How long will we keep your personal information ?

Your personal information will not be retained by StopSO for longer than necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was originally collected, subject to certain legal obligations mentioned below.

We hold personal information relating to:

  • donations you’ve made to us
    for 7 years since the date of your last donation
  • legacy donations
    if you indicate that you’d like to leave us a legacy gift we will retain personal data until 7 years after the legacy is received
  • purchasing services, like training or venue hire
    for 3 years
  • subscribing to a newsletter
    you can unsubscribe at any time

We are legally required to hold some personal information to fulfil statutory obligations, for example the collection of Gift Aid or to support certain financial transactions.

The law allows you to withdraw your consent to any particular usage of your data at any time without needing to specify a reason. You can withdraw your consent by emailing our admin team on [email protected] or calling 07473 299883.

How will we contact you ?

StopSO will contact you by the communication method that you have provided. We will not contact you again if you ask us not to. This can relate to all communications with you from StopSO or to certain campaigns or channels of communication. You can contact us to change your contact preferences by emailing our Admin team on [email protected] or calling 07473 299883.

How will we handle your information ?

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

How to protect yourself and your personal information.

To protect yourself when sending StopSO sensitive information, please ensure that you use devices running supported operating systems that are regularly patched, and incorporate some form of malware protection. Only connect your devices to networks that you trust.

Securing your passwords.

Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts our website, you are responsible for keeping the password confidential. You agree not to share that password with anyone else.

Following links to third-party websites.

This website may include links to other websites, not owned or managed by StopSO. Whilst we try our best to only link to reputable websites we cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by sites not managed by StopSO, nor can we accept responsibility or liability for those policies. For this reason you should consult the privacy policy on any external website you link to before you submit any data to those websites.

Your rights.

If you wish to exercise any of your rights, as listed below please write to us at [email protected]:

a. Access to your personal information;
b. Objection to processing of your personal information;
c. Restriction of processing of your personal information;
d. Rectification of your personal information; and
e. Erasure of your personal information.

If you make a request relating to any of the rights listed above, we will consider each request in accordance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations. No administration fee will be charged for considering and/or complying with such a request unless the request is deemed to be excessive in nature.

Upon successful verification of your identity you are entitled to obtain the following information about your own personal information:

a. The purposes of the collection, processing, use and storage of your personal data.
b. The categories of personal data stored about you.
c. The envisaged period of storage for your personal data or the rationale for determining the storage period.

You can make the above request by emailing [email protected]

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Updates or changes to the privacy policy.

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy. Each time you visit this site you should check this Privacy Policy to check that no changes have been made to any sections that are important to you. Where appropriate, any changes will be notified to you by email.