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Privacy Policy

Give Us A Break 2010 have drawn up this policy to explain how the Charity uses any personal data that we collect.
Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Give Us A Break 2010 is required to inform individuals how we collect and protect individuals’ personal data. All references to ‘the Charity’ which follow means Give Us A Break 2010, registered charity number 1155325.

1. Website:
The Charity website ( uses cookies to improve user experience when visiting the site. Any personal data obtained such as ISP data are not used for any other reason than enhancing the user experience. If in the future data from website visits are used for any different reason such as demographics of site visitors for direct marketing by the Charity, we will adjust this section of our privacy policy.
2. Donation payment routes :
a. Website : Individuals can donate on the Charity website using PayPal or major credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, Visa Electron/Debit, American Express) and by direct debit. PayPal administers the card payments on behalf of the Charity and only information needed to administer the payment is collected. Donors do not need to have a PayPal account in order to use the donation feature of the website.

b. PayPal: PayPal provide a secure means of allowing online users to purchase items or make online donations without having to repeatedly submit their credit or debit card to different organisations. To that end the only information available to the Charity is the donor’s name and the amount donated. No other personal details are provided by PayPal to the Charity and the Charity is unable to obtain any additional information from PayPal. If the Charity is required to make a refund to individuals using PayPal the Charity makes the refund and PayPal act as an intermediary for the Charity and no additional personal data is obtained by the Charity to make the refund.

c. Standing Orders: In order for individuals to make regular donations to the Charity by Bankers Standing Order, certain information is collected. This includes:

<> Donor’s name
<> Donor’s address
<> Donor’s bank/building society sort code and account number
<> Name on the bank account
<> Amount and frequency of donation including start date
<> Donor’s preference in respect of allowing the charity to collect Gift Aid on their donation.
<> For business donation we will collect your company name, address and company number.

This information is used for the purpose of collecting donations. We may contact you by mail in the future with respect to continuing your donation and with any updates on the charity’s activities which we think will be of interest to you.

d. : acts as an online donation site allowing individuals to set up fundraising pages for events that they are taking part in. Donations can be one offs made directly to the Charity via the site or as a donation to a fundraising event. The following information is supplied by to the Charity on a monthly basis for any payments made using the site:

<> Direct Donation – donation is made directly to the charity, not via any fundraising event page.
<> Appeal Page Name – name of a charity that ran appeal for example fundraising for a specific project
<> Fundraising Page Name – name of a fundraising page set up to raise funds for the charity
<> Fundraiser Name – name of person who has set up the fundraising page
<> Fundraiser E-Mail – fundraiser’s contact email
<> Sponsor Name – sponsor’s name
<> Sponsor Date – date sponsor’s donation is made including time of day
<> Donation Amount – donation amount
<> Gift Aid Amount – gift aid amount if sponsor agrees to have gift aid claimed on their behalf
<> Gift Aid Name – name of person agreeing to have gift aid claimed
<> Gift Aid First Line – first line of address of person allowing gift aid collection
<> Gift Aid Postcode – post code for the address of the person agreeing to have gift aid collected
<> Email Consent – sponsor’s consent for the Charity to contact them by email
<> Postal Consent – sponsor’s consent for the Charity to contact them by post
<> SMS Consent – sponsor’s consent for the Charity to contact them by SMS text message

This information is used to allow the charity to identify which fundraising event each donation is supporting, to collect gift aid on behalf of the sponsor, and to contact the donor’ if consent has been given. Please note: we will not contact individuals who have declined to be contact by the Charity unless you have consented to being contacted by another means.
e. TextGiving : TextGiving is an arm of JustGiving an online donation site. TextGiving allows individuals to donate by SMS text message to a 5-digit specified text number.

f. Sponsor Forms : Information supplied on sponsor forms is used to collect any gift aid which sponsors have agreed the Charity can claim on their behalf. To that end we collect sponsors names, addresses, postcodes, the date the donations were made and the amounts the relevant donation were for.

g. Unity Lottery : Stirling Lotteries operate Unity Lottery where anyone subscribing as little as £1 per week can win up to £25,000 while donating 50p of their £1 stake to their nominated charity. Winners matching 3 or more numbers in the same position of a 6-digit lottery number. Unity Lottery handles all data provided by individuals entering the lottery draw and as such the Charity does not hold any information of who takes part in the lottery.

h. Gift Aid: In order to claim gift aid from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) we provide the following donor information, as requested by HMRC:

<> Title
<> First Name/Initial
<> Last
<> House Name or Number
<> Donation Date
<> Sponsored Event (if relevant)
<> Amount

3. Newsletters :
Periodically the Charity will issue a newsletter to let interested parties know what is happening and how close the Charity is to reaching its goals. For newsletters sent by email we use MailChimp.

4. Social Media :
The Charity has a presence on Social Media. We have a community page on Facebook and a Twitter account. The Charity retains the rights to share any article or topic of interest it considers appropriate on either of the sites. By interacting with the Charity’s social media platforms individuals are giving permission to the charity to use the information you have provided. The Charity retains the right to block any comments it deems derogatory, insulting, malicious or criminal. In the event of any interaction breaching any UK laws the Charity will seek legal advice on the best course of action
that the Charity can take to prevent repetition of such incidents.

5. Third Parties :
From time to time the Charity may identify an organisation that our followers may be interested in. To that end we will contact you before we share any data unless it is for security reasons. Except for HMRC, the Charity will never knowingly share your data with third parties without your consent.

6. Changes to this Privacy Policy :
The Charity may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes to our business, the Sites or Services, or applicable laws. The revised Privacy Statement will be effective as of the published effective date. If the revised version includes a substantial change, we will provide you with 30 days prior notice by posting notice of the change on the “Policy Update” page of our website. We also may notify Users of the change using email or other means.

7. Contact Us
If you have any queries relating to how we store your data please contact us at:

Company Address

3 Standing Rise,
CA28 6SX