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Privacy policy

1. Introduction

The Bowel Cancer UK Privacy Policy sets out the ways Bowel Cancer UK processes personal data.  This Privacy Policy only relates to personal data collected by Bowel Cancer UK via the Bowel Cancer UK website, fundraising responses, emails and telephone calls.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal data provided to Bowel Cancer UK by any other means or via any other website.  Users should be aware that if they access other websites, using the links provided, these are outside our control.  If they provide personal data to other companies, the privacy polices of those companies determine the uses to which that information is put and Bowel Cancer UK's Privacy Policy will no longer apply.

2. The Data Protection Act 1998

Bowel Cancer UK makes every effort to comply with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

3. Use Made of Personal Information

Personal information provided to Bowel Cancer UK via the Bowel Cancer UK website, fundraising responses, emails and telephone calls will be used for the purposes outlined at the time of collection or registration in accordance with the preferences you express.

Personal data collected and processed by Bowel Cancer UK may be used, for the following purposes:

a. Fulfilment of orders for goods and services requested.

b. Administration of donations and legacies.

c. In-house research and statistical analysis.

d. Communication about its research, fundraising and other activities.

Processing personal data for the above purposes may entail sharing the information with employees, contractors, agents and professional advisors of Bowel Cancer UK.  Written agreements exist between Bowel Cancer UK and such parties that there must be no further disclosure of such personal data.

4. Consent

By providing personal data to Bowel Cancer UK you consent to the processing of such data by Bowel Cancer UK as described in this Privacy Policy.  You can alter your preferences as described below.

5. Use of Data For Direct Marketing by post and telephone

 At each point of data collection or registration you are given options to opt-in to be sent future direct marketing material from Bowel Cancer UK by post, email, SMS (text) or telephone.  Where you do not opt-out of such communications, Bowel Cancer UK may send you information on its research, fundraising and other activities.

If at any time you want to alter your preferences or request that Bowel Cancer UK stop communicating with you in this way then you should write to the address shown in section 8.

6. Use of Data for email

At each point of data collection or registration you are given the option to opt-in to receiving email marketing from Bowel Cancer UK.  Where you do opt-in to such communications, Bowel Cancer UK may provide information on its research, fundraising and other activities.

If at any time you want to alter your preferences or request that Bowel Cancer UK stop communicating with you in this way then you should write to the address shown in section 8.

7. Accessing your personal data held by Bowel Cancer UK

You have the right to ask Bowel Cancer UK, in writing, for a copy of all the personal data held about you (this is known as a 'subject access request') upon payment of a fee of £10.  If you would like to access your personal data held by Bowel Cancer UK, please apply in writing to:

Data Protection Officer

Bowel Cancer UK

Willcox House

140-148 Borough High Street

London SE1 1LB

8. Verifying, updating and amending your personal information

If, at any time, you want to verify, update or amend your personal data or preferences please write to:

Bowel Cancer UK

Willcox House

140-148 Borough High Street

London SE1 1LB

Verification, updating or amendment of personal data will take place within 28 days of receipt of your request.

If subsequently you make a data protection instruction to Bowel Cancer UK which contradicts a previous instruction (or instructions), then Bowel Cancer UK will follow your most recent instruction.

9. Cookies

Please see our page regarding Bowel Cancer UK's use of cookies.

10. Links to Third Party Websites

This Privacy Policy applies solely to the personal data collected by Bowel Cancer UK and does not apply to third party websites.

Bowel Cancer UK is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites.  Bowel Cancer UK advises users to read the privacy policies of other websites before registering any personal data.

11. Security

Bowel Cancer UK holds your personal data in accordance with the security provisions of the UK Data Protection legislation.  We use industry standard Secure Server Software (SSL) for your transactions with us.  It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet.

If you have any questions about security please contact Bowel Cancer UK on: 0207 940 1760.

Notification of Changes

If Bowel Cancer UK decides to change its Privacy Policy, it will post such changes on its website under the section entitled 'Privacy Policy'.