Privacy Policy

We at St Mary’s Secret Garden are committed to protecting your privacy and will process your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. Details of our workers, volunteers, clients and supporters will be kept safe and secure, only used by us or those who work for us and will not be shared, sold or rented to third parties for marketing purposes. We may use information you provide for project evaluation reports, in which case the data will be anonymised so that individuals will not be identifiable.

We obtain information about you when you use our website, when you contact us about our products or services, make a purchase, donate, use our social media twitter channel or if you register to receive news and updates.

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, location information and information regarding what pages on our website you accessed, when, how and through what route. If you donate online, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third-party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.

We collect log information when you use our website. Performance cookies collect information on how users interact with our website, including what pages are visited most, as well as other analytical data, such as how many users used a particular search engine to find the site. This analysis enables us to better understand the needs of our clients so that we can optimise resources and deliver the best possible services.

We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfill our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid). Generally we will hold your personal information on our system for only as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract or agreement you hold with us. If data held on paper as hard copy is no longer required it is shredded securely by a reputable third party..

You have the right to ask for a copy of the data we hold about you, and how we use it, and can withdraw your consent for us to make use of your data at any time. Similarly you can ask us to change or complete any inaccurate or incomplete personal information held about you, or ask us to delete your personal information where it is no longer necessary for us to use it, you have withdrawn consent, or where we have no lawful basis for keeping it.

Should you wish to contact us about any of the above, please use email or telephone 020 7739 2965.

If you would prefer to contact us more formally, please write to:
The Director
St Mary’s Secret Garden
50 Pearson Street
E2 8EL

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