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Privacy Policy

Lepra does not record any personal information about visitors to this website unless you specifically choose to send us this information via a response form, e-mail message or by registering on the site. If you request it, we will use this information to tell you more about our work and how you can help to support it. Please ensure you agree with the terms of this privacy policy before continuing to use this website. 

This policy is written in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. We are registered under the regulations as a Data Controller number Z7518478. You are welcome to contact us at any time to find out what information we hold about you and to have this amended or removed. 
telephone - 01206 216700
post - to Data Protection, Lepra, 28 Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1TG

How we use personal information

We will only use information for purposes we have your permission to do so in accordance with this privacy policy and our terms & conditions, or where required and authorised by law. We use the personal information collected from users for the following purposes:

  • Administering donations made and to claim Gift Aid where applicable
  • Providing non-personalised information to fundraisers to let them know about contributions made to their campaign - this helps fundraisers keep track of donations made to their campaigns and (where the donor is happy for us to share their details) allows them to pass on a message of thanks
  • Publishing information on fundraising pages to allow donors (and potential donors) to see amounts pledged to each campaign and read messages of support - individual donors always have the option to use an anonymous label against donations / messages placed on campaign pages and this is something you are recommended to adopt if you are concerned about having information about your donation published on the internet
  • Understand which fundraisers have established campaigns for their benefit and communicate with fundraisers in relation to that event
  • Contact individual donors to pass on a thank you message and tell them more about our organisation (but only if the individual donor allows us to do this)
  • Track the total donations made through those campaigns (but not the names of individual donors unless the individual donor allows us to do this)
  • Allow companies to review their employees' participation in Company fundraising activities, where you have indicated that you agree to them doing so
  • Provide communication in the form of email alerts and bulletins to tell you about developments in the services available through our website, together with tips, news stories and competitions related to charitable giving - we will only do this where you have indicated you would like to receive updates and you may change your preferences or stop direct marketing from us at any time by updating your account to indicate which communications you wold like to receive from us.
  • Analysis to improve the service we offer - for example you may be asked to complete one of our online user satisfaction surveys

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help analyse visits to this website. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are small text files placed on your computer to achieve this. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website -- standard internet log information (including your IP address) and visitor behaviour information in anonymous form -- is transmitted and stored by Google servers in the United States. Google will anonymise the information sent by removing the last octet of your IP address prior to its storage. According to Google Analytics terms of service, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website and compiling reports on website activity for the European Council.

Lepra will not use or allow any third party to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to this site. Google may transfer the information collected by Google Analytics to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. According to Google Analytics terms of service, Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You may refuse the use of cookies by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics.

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google's AdWords remarketing service to relay adverts to third party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to our site. This may be used to advertise to previous visitors who haven’t completed a specific task, such as using our contact form to make an enquiry. This could be in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page, or on a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to our website. Any data collected will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.


The website uses cookies for our own internal purposes, to track how users navigate through the website. This helps us to evaluate and improve the Lepra website and our online services.

We use information derived from cookies in order to compile statistics on how our website is being used, which helps us to improve our website and online services.

Facilitate users' ability to navigate through the website and ascertain whether the website is operating effectively. We also use cookie technology with our online registration forms to ensure we maintain your confidentiality and security as you move through secure or password protected areas of the our websites.

Links from Lepra site

Lepra has no control and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites linked to this site. Please be aware that if you have followed a link from our site to another website we have no control over any information you supply to that third party website yourself.


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied on this site, Lepra cannot be held responsible for any errors or omissions, and makes no warranties, representations or undertakings about its content or the content of any other website referred to or accessed by hypertext link. All information is subject to change without notice.

Transfer of data outside of the European Union:

We will not transfer any personal data outside of the European Union.

Disclosure of information:

We will only disclosure information where legally required to do so by law. We will not share your data with other organisations or third parties for marketing purposes.

Privacy of personal data:

We aim to protect the security of your personal data by the use of methods including storing data on secure servers which are protected by Firewalls, regularly updated password and antivirus software. Access to data is restricted to authorised personal using a unique username/password security combination which is regularly updated and recorded. We adhere to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and this compliance is checked and audited annually.

Handling Complaints:

If we receive a complaint, we will record details of the complaint. This would normally include the identity of the complainant and other individuals involved in the complaint. We will only use the personal information we collect to process the complaint and to monitor the level of service we provide.

We may need to disclose a complainant’s identity to the member of staff or third-party concerned - for example where it relates to the service provided by a member of staff or trainers. However, if a complainant requests to remain anonymous, we will try to respect that providing it is possible to investigate the complaint on an anonymous basis.

Any personal information relating to a complaint will be held in line with our retention policy for two years from closure. It will be retained in a secure environment and access to it will be restricted according to the ‘need to know’ principle.

We may anonymously use information obtained as part of the complaint process to improve performance where appropriate. Complaints about use, storage and retention of data by Lepra can also be made to the Information Commissioners Office.

We may change this policy from time to time, please check back periodically.