Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust is committed to protecting your privacy. We ensure that all your personal information is held securely and safely.
- Maintaining accounts and records
- Provision of Health and other services
- Administrative purposes
- Your rights
It is your right to request details of the information we hold about you. For a copy of your personal information held by us, write to:
Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust
Together with a cheque for £10 made out to Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust. We will respond within 40 days of receiving your letter. Make sure you also send us the cheque (to cover administrative costs) and proof of identity, such as copy of your passport or UK or Irish driver's license or proof of your identity.
For more information about data protection and your rights, see the Information Commissioner's website at www.ico.org.uk.
What information we collect:
We obtain data from our website and other collection methods for a number of reasons set out above, including providing you with the most useful relevant information about Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust. We do this through collecting and analyzing both anonymous, or aggregate data, and personal data volunteered by you online or through other collection methods.
In some areas of our website, for example forms, orders and emails we collect personal details such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. We use this information only for the reason you have supplied it or any other reason for which you have given us permission to do so.
Where relevant, information is provided to explain why the data is being collected and how it will be used. In some cases we may ask you to 'opt-in' to receive future communications including email, or text marketing.
In addition to information given explicitly by you, we also collect information about your visit to our website (for example, the date and time of your visit and the pages that you view). This information is not connected to you personally, and is in aggregate form. This kind of data helps us understand how our visitors use our site so that future website development can better meet your needs.
In some circumstances, we collect data from our website using cookies. A cookie is an alphanumeric text file that is sent from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. Cookies allow a website to remember who you are, so that when you visit them again, they recognise you as a visitor and can help you with personalised information in filling out forms, for instance, or signing in. Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. To do this, look at the help menu on your browser.
www.cookiecentral.com is a good place to look if you want more information.
Why we're interested:
Our policy is to email you only if you have said that you want electronic communication from us. This is in accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations. All our emails will offer you the chance to decline future emails.
Respecting your privacy:
As a matter of Wessex Children's Hospice Trust policy, we do not sell, rent or pass on any information about you to other organisations. However, we may share your data with our subsidiary company. If you do not wish us to use this information in this way, please email us at: email@example.com. We may also need to pass on information when required by law or by regulatory body (for example, for a Gift Aid audit by HMRC or if asked by law enforcement agency).
We may provide third parties with overall information about visitors and users to our site, but this information, as explained above, is both aggregate and anonymous. Your privacy is protected.
Occasionally, we employ agents to carry out tasks on our behalf, such as fulfilling orders or processing donations. These agents are bound by our data handling policy to protect your privacy just as we would ourselves.
We want to make sure the information we hold about you is correct. If you spot any errors, if your contact details change, or you wish to receive information about Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust or its subsidiary company let us know. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe and secure:
We maintain a high level of physical and electronic security in relation to the collection, storage and disclosure of you information. We take reasonable steps to ensure that any information we hold about you is protected. When processing financial transactions, we use www.sagepay.co.uk software, which encrypts information given over the internet. The software scrambles data transmitted between your computer and our server, where it is unscrambled securely.
However, as we all know, the internet carries risks. While we make every reasonable effort to ensure the information sent to us is done securely, we cannot warrant the security of information transmitted to us through the internet. When you transmit information to us via the internet, you do so at your own risk.
Wessex Children's Hospice Trust is a company limited by guarantee (Number 02601495) and a registered charity (Number 1002832). Our registered office is at Naomi House, Stockbridge Road, Sutton Scotney, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3JE.