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Privacy Policy

As força – strength against cancer is a small, volunteer run charity we collect very little personal information. (Information that identifies you or could identify you.) However we recognise how important it is to handle even this information and this document sets out clearly what we do and don’t do. If this changes in the future, we will make any changes clear on our website.


1. Who we are


força – strength against cancer is a registered charity promoting the mental and physical health of people living with or affected by cancer in Hampshire and Dorset. Our charity number is 1159552. If you require further information on privacy or wish to change how we contact you, please contact us on


2. How we collect information about you


We will only collect and use information needed for the practical running of the charity. Specifically we will only use data:

  • where you have consented to this for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes

  • where this is necessary to fulfil legal obligations that apply to us

  • where it is necessary for our legitimate interests relating to running our daily operations, as long as, in each case, these interests are in line with applicable law and your legal rights.


Information can be collected when you interact with us directly or when you interact with us through Third Parties such as Just Giving.

We do not collect information when you visit our website via cookies.

3. Information we collect and why we use it


If you support us, for example by signing up to an event, donating or signing up to a campaign, we will usually collect your name, contact details, and whether you would like to be contacted. We will mainly use this information:

  • to process your donations or other payments, to claim Gift Aid on your donations and verify any financial transactions.

  • to provide the services or goods that you have requested.

  • to update you with important administrative messages about your donation, an event or services or goods you have requested.

  • to comply with the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and follow the recommendations of the official regulator of charities, the Charity Commission, which require us to identify and verify the identity of supporters who make major gifts so we can assess any risks associated with accepting their donations.

  • to keep a record of your relationship with us.

We may also use this information to thank you for your support, contact you about our work and how you can support us.


If you do not provide this information, we will not be able to process your donation, sign you up for a particular event or provide goods and services you have requested.

Sensitive personal information: if you share your personal experience or the experiences of a friend or relative, we may also collect this information. If you provide us with any Sensitive Personal Information by telephone, email or by other means, we will treat that information with extra care and confidentiality and always in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 


We will keep your data only for as long as necessary. If you have kindly donated to us, we are required to keep this data for seven years.


4. Sharing your Information


força – strength against cancer will never sell or share your personal information, unless we are required to do so for legal or regulatory reasons e.g. gift aid donations will be shared with HMRC. We will only use service providers that comply with Data Protection Laws.


5. Keeping your information safe


Access to your data can only be made by trustees of força – strength against cancer and we have steps in place to ensure the data is secure.

Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site.


6. Your rights


We will only collect the data that we need to carry out the purposes you have contacted us for or given us permission to use it for. At any time that you wish you can:

  • gain access to your personal information,

  • object to the processing of your personal information,

  • object to the use of automated decision-making and profiling,

  • restrict the processing of your personal information,

  • ask for a copy of your personal data (known as data portability),

  • rectify or correct your personal information, and

  • have your personal information removed (known as Erasure or the ‘right to be forgotten’).


Where you have provided consent to be contacted or to receive a service, you will be entitled to withdraw that consent at any time.


If you are unhappy with how we have handled you information, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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