This Data Privacy Notice explains how Mission Africa (referred to as “we” or “us” in this Notice) protect and process personal data on behalf of donors, supporters and those using our website in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Please read this Data Privacy Notice carefully to understand why data is collected and what we do with the data once it is in our possession. The website covered by this Notice is ‘www.missionafrica.org.uk’. The Notice does not apply to any websites that may have a link to ours.

WHO WE ARE:

YOUR PERSONAL DATA:

This Data Privacy Notice is intended for donors and other supporters of the organisation only. Applicants for employment, short-term workers, volunteers and employees have their own Data Privacy Notices.

Typically we will need your full name, address, e-mail and telephone numbers. In other cases, we may need to ask you about medical or other information of a sensitive nature if this is required to carry out your work. Donor banking details and credit card information, when provided to us by you, is not retained by Mission Africa after initial processing but is redacted from our records.

We always keep requests for information to the minimum level required.

We may share your personal data as retained by us to missionaries who you have expressed an interest in supporting. Information is disclosed to missionaries on a strictly confidential basis. We assume that unless you state otherwise we may disclose your personal data in this manner. If you should become concerned at any time about the disclosure of your data please raise this with us immediately.

RETENTION OF YOUR DATA:

It is our policy to retain donor financial information for a period of 7 years after your last donation. Any donor's personal data will also be retained for this period.

General personal data of supporters who have not been financial donors will only be retained for as long as they are in receipt of our prayer letters, dispatch magazines or other marketing materials.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

We may obtain information about you from a number of sources:

USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA:

The primary reason for asking you to provide personal data is to allow us to provide you with information about our work and to process your financial donations to our organisation.

We keep financial records of your donations.  We do not store your banking or credit card information after initial processing, e.g. to set up your standing order. Banking details are redacted immediately after processing.

We do not use your information for automated decision making.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA:

During the course of carrying out our work we are likely to need to disclose some information to parties outside Mission Africa, but these disclosures are only made when necessary. Examples might include providing your information to:

DATA TRANSFERRED OUTSIDE THE EEA

Where possible your personal information will be processed within the EEA. However, for reasons described above we may need to disclose your data to companies physically located outside the EEA, for example in the United States. Should this be necessary, the same high level of security precautions will be employed to keep your personal information safe.

YOUR RIGHTS:

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of specific rights afforded to you. Such rights include:  

  1. The right to correct and update inaccurate information

    If you think any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete or has been changed since you first told us, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can update our records.

  2. The right to access to your personal information

    You have the right to make a request to establish what data we hold on you. If you wish to make a subject access request, please contact our Paul Bailie, 02890402850 or write to Mission Africa, 14 Glencregagh Court Belfast BT6 0PA.

    A subject access request entitles you to a copy of the personal data we hold on you. The focus of the information we have to provide is you and will include such things as records of your name, address, contact details, etc.

  3. The right to be forgotten, the right to object to and the right to restrict processing:

    The General Data Protection Regulations provide you with three rights, the right to object to specific types of processing, the rights to be forgotten and the right to restrict processing.

    If you exercise this right then your personal data will be immediately deleted from our database (save where same must be retained to comply with our retention policy for financial donors).  

    If you have opted into marketing but subsequently withdraw your consent we will act on your request immediately it is received.

    In certain situations you may be able to ask for restrictions to be placed on the processing of your data or to exercise your right to be forgotten.

    A restriction has the effect of freezing data so we would continue to store your personal information but could not do anything with it. This might be relevant to you if you had any query or concern over the way your data was handled. A right to be forgotten would usually apply if data is processed unlawfully or otherwise fails to satisfy the requirement of the general Data Protection Regulations.

COMPLAINTS ABOUT THE USE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA:

Please contact Paul Bailie if you have any complaint or concern over how your data will be used. He will acknowledge your complaint and reply to your concerns. If you are not satisfied with the response, the UK regulator on data protection issues is the Information Commissioner’s Office. Their telephone number is 0303 123 1113 and website which is www.ico.org.uk.

CHANGES TO THIS DATA PRIVACY NOTICE:

The current data privacy notice will always be available on our websites. Any material changes will be advised to you.

JURISDICTION AND APPLICABLE LAW:

The courts of Northern Ireland will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from or related to a visit to our Websites or a data breach.

However, we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these Website conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. The law of Northern Ireland governs these terms.