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This online statement describes how we collect personal information, how we protect your privacy, and your rights regarding this information. We promise to keep your personal information safe and aim to make it clear, when we collect information.

We use personal information to operate – the use of such information allows us to make efficient decisions, fundraise, and help to reach our goals related to philanthropy.

Collection of Information

We collect information:

  • Directly

We receive information from you directly when you complete our online form, when you sign up for our events, when you make donations, register with us or otherwise communicate with us.

Cookies and other tracking methods are used to collect personal information. A cookie is a small amount of data generated by a website and saved by web browser. The purpose of cookies is to remember information about the site visitor, to store user preferences for a specific site.

  • Indirectly

Your information may be shared with us by third parties, for example fundraising sites like Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving. 

Always check any privacy policy provided to you where you give your data to a third party. 

  • Social Media

We use Social media to write about activities and promote events. Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for Social media and messaging services (Messenger, WhatsApp), you might give permission to access information from those services.

  • Information available publicly

We have access to information from publicly available sources such as charity websites, company websites, Social media accounts, Companies House and other. This information helps to create a better understanding of someone’s interests.

Use of Information

The Firebirds MCA use your personal information to provide you with the information and services you asked for. Where needed, we support fundraising activities, including Gift Aid information.

The information we keep about you help us to respond to your requests and queries you make to us.

We use your information to manage our events. The records we keep are updated with your newest contact details to send you correspondence and communicate with you.

The administrator of our website may perform data analysis, generate statistics and surveys. The website content should be displayed to you according to the device you are using (mobile, computer, tablet). The website visitor location, website traffic and other can be monitored.

Further, we use personal information to meet legal obligations – to carry out fraud prevention and money laundering checks.


Use of Information - Our Work

As a membership organisation we only process data for the purposes of managing and renewing membership, collecting membership fees and communicating with members about events and fundraising activities, including sending them an e-newsletter. More detailed information:

  • Events and fundraising

We send key information about our activities. When you ask for details about an event, we will send you updates including ideas for fundraising.

Where you have registered with a third-party platform and started fundraising, we may contact you with information and support for your fundraising for the event.

  • Marketing communication

Our marketing communications include information about our newest events, activities related to philanthropy, donations and other support.

 We may include information from partner organisations supporting us in our efforts and campaigns.  Your consent is important. When you opt-in to receive marketing material, we sent emails, newsletters and similar. We may record the activities you have been involved with, to tailor our written communications and send you a newsletter meeting your interests.

  • Contact preferences

We make it easy for you to tell us how you want us to communicate, in a way that suits you.

You can choose how you communicate with us. You can easily choose to complete an online form or write an email.

If you don’t want to receive marketing communication, contact us at any time. If you prefer not to be contacted for marketing purposes, you can choose to be contacted for volunteering and supporting activities.


Legal basis for processing (GDPR)

The use of personal information must have a legal basis. Current data protection laws: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that came into force on 25. May 2018. The UK's decision to leave the EU has no impact on the commencement of GDPR.

You have the right to:

  • Be informed (consent)

  • Correction of information stored about you

  • Access to information

  • Deletion of your data

  • To know how your data is processed

Consent: Consent is where you are asked to share personal information and you are informed what way it will be used. Where the use of an information is based on consent, there you have the right to withdraw consent for any future use.

The Firebirds MCA takes our responsibility for looking after information seriously. We follow the Data Protection Act at all times when asking for or handling your information including:

  • Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully

  • Data is processed only for the purpose(s) for which it was collected

  • Data is adequate, relevant and not excessive

  • Data is accurate and kept up to date

  • Data is not kept longer than necessary

  • Data is kept secure against unauthorised access and loss or damage


Keeping your Information safe

We ensure that there are appropriate technical and organisational controls (including physical, electronic and managerial measures) in place to protect your personal details.  For example, our online forms are always encrypted and our network is protected and routinely monitored. 


Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us:


The Firebirds MCA website – Terms of Use

By using the Firebirds MCA website, you confirm that you accept these terms of use. You can view the website for personal use only, and not reproduce any content of the website for commercial gain. Before you create any links to the website, you need to seek approval.

You are not allowed to copy or transmit anything from this website to a third party without our written permission. Unauthorized use of the website and its content without prior written consent of the copyright holder is not allowed.

Lawful use of the Website: When you use The Firebirds MCA website, you must

  • Act according to applicable laws and regulations

  • Respect copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights of third partied

  • Avoid anything that is abusive, vulgar, fraudulent, threatening or hateful

  • Respect the privacy and the rights of others

  • Upload and transmit any data, materials, visuals without viruses or other harmful code

Information on this Website: The content on this website is provided for general information only. We make reasonable efforts to update the information on this website, but make no warranties or guarantees that the content is accurate, complete or up to date. If you didn’t find information you are looking for, please contact us.

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