Privacy Policy

Sisters For Change is committed to protecting and promoting individual privacy. You can access all pages on this site without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. The type and amount of information we collect depends on how you use the website.

Anonymous data

We collect some information when you visit our site but this does not allow us to identify you personally. The information we collect includes the browsers visitors use, what time they visit and which pages are most viewed. This enables us to evaluate the site and work to improve it. We do not link any of this anonymous data with any personal data that you may provide to us.

Personal data

We collect and store personal data that visitors voluntarily supply in order to:

  • sign up to be kept informed of our work
  • become a member of Sisters For Change or renew their membership
  • join Sisters For Change Youth Brain Trust
  • make a donation
  • contact us to seek information or advice
  • sign up to a campaigning petition or statement
  • subscribe to a campaign email list to receive more information about our campaigning work
  • book a place on a Sisters For Change event

  • We keep your personal information in a secure environment and we do disclose it to anyone else except: 

  • where we have your permission (where you sign one of our campaigning petitions we will take this as consent to your support for the campaign being made public);
  • to other organisations who provide a service to us or you;
  • where we are required to do so by law.

  • Financial data

    We use the Paypal secure payment gateway for one-off donations, and accept ongoing payments via Direct Debit.

    We use the Paypal secure gateway for credit and debit card payments for donations, membership and the purchase of goods and services. Paypal asks for your name, address, phone, email address, and credit/debit card information. Your card details will only be retained by Paypal and its acquiring bank.

    Creating a new Direct Debit mandate online to support Sisters For Change requires your name, address, email address, and details of your bank account. This information is used to set up a regular Direct Debit payment with your bank and is retained by us securely in order to claim monthly or annual payments from your account as per your instructions. All transactions are covered by the Direct Debit Guarantee.

    Cookie policy

    What are cookies?

    As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.
    For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

    How we use cookies

    We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

    Disabling cookies

    You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

    Third party cookies

    In some special cases, we use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

    i. Google Analytics
    This site uses Google Analytics, which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

    ii. Social media
    We also use social media buttons and/or plug-ins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites – Facebook and Twitter – will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies. 

    iii. Embedded content
    Some of the content on our site is provided by third parties. This includes but is not limited to: YouTube. When you visit a page containing content from one of these sites a cookie may be set. We do not have any control over these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

    Amendment of policy

    We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement.