Who we are
CAMFED is an international NGO, revolutionizing how girls’ education is delivered. Through a gold-standard system of accountability to the young people and communities we serve, we have created a model that radically improves girls’ prospects of becoming independent, influential women. Our impact increases exponentially through the Association of young women educated with CAMFED’s support. Together, we multiply the number of girls in school, and accelerate their transition to livelihoods and leadership.
The processing of your personal data is carried out by or on behalf of CAMFED International (known hereafter as ‘CAMFED’). CAMFED is a registered charity in England and Wales (1029161) and a registered company in England and Wales (02874653). CAMFED is also registered in the USA 501 (c)(3) EIN 54—2033897, and in Canada, Charitable Registration: #84498 8659 RR0001, and in Australia, ACN: 631 991 770 and ABN: 87 631 991 770.
St Giles Court,
24 Castle Street,
Or by email: [email protected] or contact our team by telephone at 01223 362 648 (or 00 44 1223 362 648 if you are calling from outside the UK).
- The Data Protection Act 1998 (UK)
- The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by The Privacy and Electronic
- Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011
- Directive 2009/136/EC of 25 November 2009 (“The European Union Cookie Directive”)
- General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679
The above laws and legislations provide the greatest privacy and security to our users and donors across all countries. We also comply with:
- USA – New York SHIELD Act and California Anti-Spam Law
- Canada – Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)
- Australia – Spam Act 2003
- How we collect and process personal data of our supporters
- How we collect and process personal data of job applicants
- Sharing your personal data
- How to request to see the data we hold about you
- How to change your marketing preferences or update the information we hold about you
- Security Policy
- Retention policy
- Right to lodge a claim
- Transfer of personal data
The above laws and legislations provide the greatest privacy and security to our users and donors across all countries. We also comply with: USA – New York SHEILD Act and California Anti-Spam LawCanada – Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Australia – Spam Act 2003
1. How we collect and process personal data of our supporters
We can collect personal information to allow us to provide you with information on our activities and services that we believe will be of benefit. Under the new data protection law this is referred to as ‘Legitimate Interests’.
Legitimate Interests means that we can process your personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests. When we process your personal information for our legitimate interests, we will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not automatically override your interests – we will not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
|What data do we collect||Purpose / why we collect it|
|If you have signed up to receive our newsletter and occasional reminders about our campaigns, we will collect your name and email address.||Data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. Data is stored in our Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system: Salesforce/Pardot, hosted outside the EEA, which is only accessible to designated staff by means of password-controlled access. We will process the data because you gave us consent.|
|Where you have agreed to receive email or SMS marketing communications from us, we may provide your email address or mobile phone number in an encrypted format to social media companies, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube, or to digital advertising networks.||To display our advertising to you on those social media platforms and other websites, as well as identifying audiences with interests similar to yours. You can opt out of your data being used to display advertising to you by contacting us via the details above. However, this will not prevent our advertisements being shown to you on a randomized basis or based on cookie data and may mean that you stop receiving marketing communications from us more generally.|
|If you contact CAMFED to make a donation, we will collect and process data to enable us to process the transaction, for our financial and CRM records and to send thanks for the gift. Depending on the method used to contact us, this data may include: Name, Email address, Postal address, Telephone and/or mobile number, bank account details, Credit card details, employer details and taxpayer status.|
For setting up a regular donation, for processing credit card payments, for processing a payroll gift and for claiming Gift Aid in the UK, for example.
For thanking donors, for checking communication preferences and for specific relevant programme updates, for example in the case of restricted gifts where the opportunity changes. For conducting due diligence if needed.
The legal basis for these is legitimate interest.
If you have made a donation to us through one of the third parties with whom we work (e.g. JustGiving, Facebook Fundraiser or Virgin Money Giving), and consented for your information to be shared with us, we may receive your personal details for our marketing purposes.
If you have expressed an interest in participating in a marathon or similar event to raise funds for us in a sponsorship capacity, we may collect “sensitive personal data” about you, such as health status, as well as other personal data such as age and/or gender.
This is to ensure that you are medically able to undertake the event in question and that we provide appropriate facilities or support to enable you to complete it. The legal basis for processing this is your explicit consent.
When browsing our website as an anonymous visitor, you will be given the opportunity to opt in to tracking via the pop up displayed to you when first landing on our site. If you opt in to tracking CAMFED may collect certain information from you, such as your IP addresses, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths.
The data is collected by our analytics tracking systems (Google Analytics and Pardot (a Salesforce Product) and the lawful basis for this processing is our legitimate interest in monitoring and improving our website.
We may collect aggregated or anonymous information when you visit our website or interact with our content. For example, we may collect information about the services you use and how you use them, like when you watch a video on YouTube, engage with our emails, visit our website or view and interact with our ads and content.
We may also collect and process information about your interactions with us, including details about our contacts with you through email, SMS, post, on the phone or in person (i.e., the date, time, and method of contact), details about donations you make to us, events or activities that you register for or attend and any other support you provide to us.
The lawful purpose for processing this data is our legitimate interest in communicating effectively and in an informed manner with you, and administering your account with us.
CAMFED may also use publicly available information such as wealth screening to identify people who express an interest in giving major gifts to organisations like CAMFED, or who may be interested in a high profile public association with CAMFED. This information may include newspaper or other media coverage, open postings on social media sites such as LinkedIn, and data from Companies’ House.
During the initial stages of our research, the lawful basis for the processing of this data is our legitimate interest. For CAMFED to continue supporting our current beneficiaries and further expand our reach, we need to find new supporters and raise more money.
We may combine the information that we collect about you from publicly-available sources, and analyse what we know about your interests, preferences and level of potential engagement or donation. We carefully manage the communications we send you to ensure that we are contacting you in the most appropriate way and that we are not sending you unwanted communications.
We may also use statistical analysis to analyse this data and understand the likelihood that you will be interested in or responsive to a campaign or message. We may use third party service providers to assist us in this process (US only). The lawful purpose for processing this data is our legitimate interest in ensuring that our communication with you is relevant and tailored to your background and interests.
CAMFED collects and processes personal data of beneficiaries.
The lawful process for processing this data is our legitimate interest in tracking the number of beneficiaries and the justification of their selection to meet Camfed’s organisational objectives to support the poorest and most marginalised girls. It is also necessary in order to carry out monitoring that the beneficiaries receive everything that they are entitled to and that they are continuing to attend school/college.
2. How we collect and process personal data of job applicants
If you apply to work at CAMFED, we will only use the information you give us to process your application and to monitor recruitment statistics. If we want to disclose information to someone outside CAMFED – for example, if we need a reference, plan to use an external supplier to run background checks or need to get a ‘disclosure’ from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) – we will make sure we tell you beforehand, unless we are required to disclose this information by law. If you are unsuccessful in your job application, we will hold your personal information for 12 months after we’ve finished recruiting the post you applied for. After this date we will destroy or delete your information.
3. Sharing your personal data
We will never sell or share your personal information, including that of donors, with third parties (apart from service providers working at our direction). We use secure and trusted commercially available CRM and marketing automation software. We will not make cold telephone calls to members of the general public and, therefore, will not purchase your data in order to do so. We may use subscription services to find missing contact information for donors who have given us their expressed permission to contact them previously (US only). We may disclose your personal information if we are requested or required to do so by a regulator or law enforcement or in order to enforce or apply our rights (including in relation to our website or other applicable terms and conditions) or to protect CAMFED, for example in cases of suspected fraud or defamation, or in order to comply with any other applicable legal obligation.
4. How to request to see the data we hold about you
5. How to change your marketing preferences or update the information we hold about you
You can change any of your marketing preferences at any time (including telling us that you don’t want us to contact you for marketing purposes) by:
- Indicating that you do not wish to receive our marketing emails by clicking the ‘Preference Centre’ or ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the end of our marketing emails;
- Contacting us via email: [email protected], by telephone at 01223 362 648 (or +44 1223 362 648 if you are calling from outside the UK), or by writing to us at: CAMFED International, St Giles Court, 24 Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AJ.
- Entering your details on the Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) website and choosing ‘CAMFED International’ (Charity Number 1029161). This service is run by the Fundraising Regulator and allows you to stop email, telephone, addressed post, and/or text messages from a selected charity or charities by using the online service at www.fundraisingpreference.org.uk or by calling the telephone helpline on 0300 303 3517. Once you have made a request through the FPS, we will ensure that your new preferences take effect within 28 days of your request.
- Similarly, if your contact details have changed or you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can always update or correct the information we hold about you by contacting us through our team as explained above.
- If you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, we will maintain your details on a suppression list to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you for marketing purposes. However, we may still need to contact you for administrative purposes, including (but not limited to):
- Processing a donation you have made and any related Gift Aid (UK audiences only);
- Providing you with the information you need in order to participate in an activity or event for which you have registered (e.g., a race) and
- Explaining and apologizing where we have made a mistake.
6. Security Policy
7. Retention policy
We will hold your personal information on our systems for only as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, e.g. we will keep a record of donations for as long as financial regulations require. If you request us not to send you marketing information we will keep a record of your contact details and appropriate information to enable us to comply with your request not to be contacted by us.
8. Right to lodge a claim
You also have the right to make a complaint to the relevant data protection supervisory authority or to seek a remedy through the courts if you believe that your rights have been breached.
CAMFED has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. We certify that we adhere to the Privacy Shield Framework principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement (the “Privacy Shield Principles”) for Personal Data of supporters in the countries participating in the Privacy Shield Framework.