THE RAINFOREST FOUNDATION UK TAKE YOUR PRIVACY VERY SERIOUSLY AND WE'RE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION ONLINE.

This statement explains how we collect and use the information which you give us. A PDF of this Policy is available to download here.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE GATHER AND HOW WE USE IT

a) Personal information:

The Rainforest Foundation UK collects and securely stores the personal information that you provide such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and date of birth (where appropriate) in order to satisfy the expectations and requirements of our users, e.g. by communicating with them or registering them for our sporting events. The Rainforest Foundation UK does not keep credit card details.

We collect the information only in connection with specific activities, such as, petitions, campaigns, feedback or email newsletter subscriptions, etc. You don't have to disclose any of this information if you do not wish to. We keep a log of the amounts and dates of your financial support for our own financial auditing records.

b) Non-personal information:

For each visitor to our website, our webserver automatically recognises only the visitor's domain name (its IP address), but not the e-mail address. This information helps us generate broad demographic statistics on what types of organisations are visiting the site, which pages they visit and for how long. This helps us to determine how many individuals use our site, how many people visit on a regular basis, which pages are most popular, and which pages are least popular. This information doesn't tell us anything about who you are, it simply allows us to monitor and improve
our service.

WHERE WILL THE INFORMATION BE HELD?

Rainforest Foundation UK will use data you have supplied to contact you in the future with updates on our work, administrative queries and fundraising appeals. Rainforest Foundation UK will only contact you if you have given implicit or explicit consent.

Rainforest Foundation UK aims to ensure full compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Act sets conditions for holding or using personal data. Personal data is data that relates to a living individual. The Act protects individuals if they can be identified from such data or from the data and certain other information.

The Act covers personnel records and applies both to computerised information and to information held on paper, provided that the information is held in a filing system organised by reference to individuals or in such a way that information about individuals is easy to find. Under the principles set out in the Act, your personal data will only be used for purposes deemed relevant to the work of Rainforest Foundation UK.

Personal information will only be disclosed to relevant members of Rainforest Foundation UK staff and third parties where Rainforest Foundation UK has control of the data supplied and how this data is used and stored.

Your data will be stored securely and confidentially on Rainforest Foundation UK’s database. Only specific Rainforest Foundation staff members can access this database and these staff members will ensure that your personal data is handled sensitively.

If you would like to change how we contact you please call 020 7485 0193 or use the contact form at www.rainforestfoundationuk.org/contact-us

THIRD PARTIES AND SHARING OF INFORMATION

RFUK has a strict policy of not sharing any personal data with any third-parties. The information we gather is not sold, given to, or otherwise shared with other organisations for commercial or any other purposes.

All we share with other organisations are aggregate statistics, none of which include personally identifiable information. For example, we will tell corporate partners that we have a certain number of visitors to our website.

MANAGING OUR COMMUNICATION WITH YOU

RFUK automatically includes supporters in regular updates of our work, including electronic newsletters, direct mail and occasional phone calls, (unless requested otherwise). You can email info@rainforestuk.org if you do not wish to receive these updates from us or follow the unsubscribe link in our e-newsletters.

Registered users can always review and amend the personal data held by The Rainforest Foundation UK simply by emailing info@rainforestuk.org.

ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

The accuracy of users' personal details is governed by the accuracy of the information users provide. We do not verify personal information. The Rainforest Foundation UK is not responsible for errors or problems that arise as a result of inaccurate information provided by the user.

We don't automatically attempt to validate the email addresses provided by registered users in order to ensure, via "double opt-in" that registered users do use and control that email account.

LINKS

The website includes some links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites. Nor do we guarantee that these sites and their content are still available.

UNDER 18S

If you are under 18, be sure to obtain your parents' or guardians' permission before you send any information about yourself (your name, address, e-mail address, etc) to us or anyone else over the internet. We encourage parents to get involved with their childrens' use of the internet and to be aware of the activities in which they are participating.

For more information please contact info@rainforestuk.org.