There must be a legal basis for each use we make of personal information. The relevant legal bases are set out in the data protection regulations.


Specific consent

Consent is a positive opt in - Where we ask you if we can use your information in a certain way, and you agree to this (for example when we send you marketing material via email or text). 

When you have given consent, for your information to be used for a specific purpose based on consent, you have the right to withdraw consent for any future use of your information for this purpose at any time.


Legal obligation

We may have a legal basis to use your personal information where we need to do so to comply with one of our legal/ regulatory obligations.  For example, in some cases we may need to share your information with our various regulators such as the Charity Commission, the Fundraising Regulator, the Information Commissioner or HMRC, or to use information we collect about you for due diligence or ethical screening purposes.


In connection with a contract which you are party to

We have a basis to use your personal information where we are entering into a contract with you or performing our obligations under that contract.  Examples of this would be if you are applying to work/volunteer with us, supporting us through participating in a fundraising event or otherwise being funded by us.


Vital interests

We have a basis to use your personal information where it is necessary for us to protect your life or health. For example, if there were to be an emergency impacting individuals in our offices or at one of our events, which required us to contact people unexpectedly or share their information with emergency services.