Children In Crisis (“we”, “us”, or “our”) is committed to protecting and respecting the personal data that we hold. This privacy statement describes why and how we collect and use personal data and provides information about individuals’ rights. It applies to personal data provided to us, both by individuals themselves or by others. We may use personal data provided to us for the purposes described in this privacy statement or as made clear before collecting personal data.
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable living person. When collecting and using personal data, our policy is to be transparent about why and how we process personal data.
We process personal data for numerous purposes, and the means of collection, lawful basis of processing, use, disclosure, and retention periods for each purpose are set out in the relevant sections below.
The personal data that is provided to us is provided either directly from the individual concerned, from a third party acting on behalf of an individual, or from publicly available sources (such as internet searches, Companies House).
Where we receive personal data that relates to an individual from a third party, we request that this third party inform the individual of the necessary information regarding the use of their data. Where necessary, reference may be made to this privacy statement.
We take the security of all the data we hold seriously. Relevant employees are trained on data protection, confidentiality and security.
We have a framework of policies and procedures which ensure we regularly review the appropriateness of the measures we have in place to keep the data we hold secure.
All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
3. Data that we hold
3.1. Donors and beneficiaries
We hold the personal data of our donors and supporters, whether those are individuals or organisations.
We also hold personal data on our beneficiaries to whom we deliver various services. The exact data held will depend on the services to be provided. Where we engage with individuals, we may collect and process personal data in order to deliver our services, to process a donation, or to fulfil any other fundraising and/or charitable activity.
We request that individuals only provide the personal data that is required for us to fulfil our business operations.
3.1.1. Why do we process data?
Where data is collected for fundraising and/or charitable activities, it is used for a number of purposes, as follows;
Providing services to our beneficiaries. Data is processed in accordance with the purpose of which we have collected it, and may sometimes be further clarified in written documentation supplied before any data processing may occur;
Donors needs. We process donors’ and supporters’ personal data in order to complete our fundraising activities, other charitable purposes, promote our events as well as communicate with our donors about our activities. We may process personal data to ensure that our supporters’ needs are appropriately met;
Administration. In order to manage and administer our charitable business and services, we may collect and process personal data. This may include (but is not limited to) maintaining internal business records, managing donor relationships, hosting events (fundraising and challenges/competitions), and maintaining internal operating processes.
Regulatory. In order for Children In Crisis to do what it does, we may from 9me to 9me be required to collect and process personal data in order to fulfil regulatory, legal or ethical requirements. This may include (but is not limited to) the verification of identity of individuals.
3.1.2. What data is processed?
The data that is processed is dependent on the service that is being provided and on the recipient of this service.
- Services to beneficiaries. Personal data may include contact details, photographs, videos and any other specifically relevant data.
- Services to donors. Personal data may include contact details, history of giving, financial information, banking information, interests, relationships, addresses, and other personal data that is relevant to our fundraising and general marketing purposes.
3.1.3. How long do we hold data for?
We retain the personal data processed by us for as long as is considered necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was collected, there may also be occasions which will require data to be kept for longer, however this will typically be for legal purposes.
In addition, personal data may be securely archived with restricted access and other appropriate safeguards where there is a need to continue to retain it. We will periodically review this data, to ensure that it is still relevant and necessary.
3.2. Our people
We collect personal data from our staff as part of the administration, management and promo9on of our business activities. This includes holding the personal data of our general and international volunteers, as well as the personal data of interns, trustees, and other temporary members of staff.
Our staff handbook explains further how personal data is held for our staff.’
Where an individual is applying to work for Children In Crisis, personal data is collected through the
application process. There are a number of purposes that personal data for applicants are collected.
- Employment. We process an applicant’s personal data in order to assess their potential employment at Children In Crisis.
- Administration and management. We may also use this personal data in order to make informed management decisions and for administration purposes.
Personal data collected for applicants is held for as long as necessary in order to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected, or for a maximum of ten years where those purposes no longer become necessary.
3.3. Business partners
We collect and process personal data about our business partners, local partners, suppliers, influencers, sponsors, contractors, and individuals associated with them. The data is held to manage our relationship, to contract and receive services from them, and in some cases to provide services to our beneficiaries, staff, donors or other service users.
3.3.1. Why do we process data?
- Receiving goods and services. We process personal data in relation to our business partners and their staff as necessary to receive the services
- Providing services to our beneficiaries. Where a business partner is helping us to deliver charitable services to our beneficiaries, we process personal data about the individuals involved in providing the services in order to administer and manage our relationship with the business partner and the relevant individuals and to provide such services to our beneficiaries and other service users such as event attendees, sport challenge competitors and donors.
- Administering, managing and developing our businesses and services. We process personal data in order to run our business, including:
- managing our relationship with business partners;
- developing our businesses and services (such as identifying beneficiaries, donors and other service users’ needs and improvements in service delivery);
- maintaining and using IT systems;
- hosting or facilitating the hosting of events; and
- administering and managing our website and systems and applications;
- Security, quality and risk management activities. We have security measures in place to protect our, and our stakeholders’, information (including personal data), which involve detecting, investigating and resolving security threats. Personal data may be processed as part of the security monitoring that we undertake; for example, automated scans to identify harmful emails. We have policies and procedures in place to monitor the quality of our services and manage risks in relation to our suppliers. We collect and hold personal data as part of our supplier contracting procedures. We monitor the services provided for quality purposes, which may involve processing personal data.
- Complying with any requirement of law, regulation or a professional body of which we are a member.We are subject to legal, regulatory and professional obligations. We need to keep certain records to show we comply with those obligations and those records may contain personal data.
3.3.2. What data do we hold?
We will hold business partners’ names, contacts numbers, and contact details as well as banking and other financial information.
3.3.3. How long do we hold data for?
We retain the personal data processed by us for as long as is considered necessary for the purpose for
which it was collected (including as required by applicable law or regulation). Data may be held for longer periods where required by law or regulation and in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
4. People who use our website
When people visit our website, personal data is collected both through automated tracking and interacting with various forms on the website or apps (collectively referred to as the websites).
Personal data may be collected when individuals fill in forms on our websites or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information provided when an individual registers to use our websites, subscribe to our newsletter, make an enquiry or signs up to an event or challenge.
For more information, please visit our Cookies Policy.
5. Sharing personal data
We will only share personal data with others when we are legally permitted to do so. When we share data with others, we put contractual arrangements and security mechanisms in place to protect the data and to comply with our data protection, confidentiality and security standards.
Personal data held by us may be transferred to:
Third party organisations that provide applications/functionality, data processing or IT services to us
We use third parties to support us in providing our services and to help provide, run and manage our
internal IT systems. For example, providers of information technology, cloud based soZware as a service providers, identity management, website hosting and management, data analysis, data back-up, security and storage services. The servers powering and facilitating that cloud infrastructure are located in secure data centres around the world, and personal data may be stored in any one of them.
Third party organisations that otherwise assist us in providing goods, services or information
Law enforcement or regulatory agencies or those required by law or regulations
Occasionally, we may receive requests from third parties with authority to obtain disclosure of personal data, such as to check that we are complying with applicable law and regulation, to investigate an alleged crime, to establish, exercise or defend legal rights. We will only fulfil requests for personal data where we are permitted to do so in accordance with applicable law or regulation.
6. Locations of processing
Where possible, personal data resides within the EU but may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
7. Individuals' rights
Individuals have certain rights over their personal data and data controllers are responsible for fulfilling these rights as follows:
- Individuals may request access to their personal data held by us as a data controller.
- Individuals may request us to rectify personal data submitted to us or, where appropriate, contact us via the relevant website registration page or by amending the personal details held on relevant applications with which they registered.
- Individuals may request that we erase their personal data
- Where we process personal data based on consent, individuals may withdraw their consent at anytime by contacting us or clicking on the unsubscribe link in an email received from us.
- Individuals may have other rights to restrict or object to our processing of personal data and the right to data portability.
- Individuals may request information about, or human intervention into, any automated data processing that we may undertake.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please send an email to [email protected]
We hope that you won’t ever need to, but if you do want to complain about our use of personal data,
please send an email with the details of your complaint to our Data Controller – Andy Nakoneczynj at
We will look into and respond to any complaints we receive.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK data protection regulator, the Information
Commissioner's Office (“ICO”). For further information on your rights and how to complain to the ICO, please refer to the ICO website https://ico.org.uk/concerns
9. Data controller and contact information
The data controller for Children In Crisis is Andy Nakonecznyj.
If you have any questions about this privacy statement or how and why we process personal data, please contact us at:
10. Changes to our privacy statement
Updates to this privacy statement will appear on this website. This privacy statement was last updated on 08/06/2018.
Note: As of 1st April 2018 Children In Crisis is a legal subsidiary of Street Child UK.