Privacy Policy

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Southwold Sole Bay Lions (“we” or “us”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of the personal information of our website visitors, donors, and supporters. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and protect your personal information when you visit our website or interact with us. We comply with applicable data protection laws and regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal information and how we will treat it. By accessing or using our website, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

1.0 Information We Collect

We collect and process various types of personal information about you, including:

1.1 Information you provide voluntarily:

  • Contact information (e.g., name, address, email address, phone number) when you fill out forms, subscribe to our newsletter, make a donation, or communicate with us.
  • Payment information (e.g., credit card details) when you make a donation.

1.2 Automatically collected information:

  • Log information (e.g., IP address, browser type, referring/exit pages, date/time stamps) when you access our website.
  • Device information (e.g., device type, operating system) when you access our website.

2.0 Use of Personal Information

  • We use the personal information we collect for the following purposes:

2.1 Providing and managing our services:

  • Communicating with you regarding your inquiries, donations, or requests.
  • Sending you administrative information about our services and updates.

2.2 Fundraising and marketing:

  • Sending you newsletters, updates, and marketing communications if you have subscribed to them (you can opt out at any time).
  • Promoting our charitable activities, events, and campaigns.

2.3 Improving our website:

  • Analyzing website usage trends and statistics to enhance our website’s functionality and user experience.
  • Protecting our website against security threats and unauthorized access.

3.0 Disclosure of Personal Information

  • We may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances:

3.1 Service providers:

We may share your personal information with trusted third-party service providers who help us in operating our website, processing donations, or providing services on our behalf. These service providers are bound by confidentiality obligations and are not permitted to use your personal information for any other purpose.

3.2 Legal obligations:

  • We may disclose your personal information if required by law or in response to a valid legal request.

4.0 Data Security

  • We have implemented appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alteration. However, please note that no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is completely secure.

5.0 Data Retention

  • We retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. When we no longer need your personal information, we will securely delete or anonymize it.

6.0 Your Rights

  • You have certain rights regarding your personal information under applicable data protection laws. These rights may include the right to access, rectify, or erase your personal information, the right to restrict or object to certain processing activities, and the right to data portability. To exercise your rights, please contact us using the information provided below.

7.0 Links to Other Websites

  • Our website may contain links to other websites or third-party content. This Privacy Policy applies only to our website, and we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any linked websites you visit.

8.0 Changes to this Privacy Policy

  • We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. We will post the updated version

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