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Privacy Policy

This is the privacy policy of FARA Foundation (known as FARA Charity or FARA), which is a company registered in England and Wales (company number 07432706) and its registered office is on the 2nd Floor, Suite 1, 8 Waldegrave Road, Teddington TW11 8GT. It is also registered with the Charity Commission (registration number 1139349).

FARA is committed to transforming the lives of marginalised children and young people from Romania’s poorest communities. We are also committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This privacy policy explains what personal information we collect and how we will use it.

What personal information do we collect?

If you wish to make a Gift Aided donation to FARA we will need to collect the following information from you: contact details (name, address, email address, telephone number, date, how you signed up) and whether you are a UK taxpayer. If you ask to be added to our database to receive information about our news, fundraising and how your help makes a difference to the lives of children and young adults in Romania, we will collect your name, postal or e mail address and may record your preferences as to the types of information you would like to receive.

If you contact us by email, phone, or post, to discuss or ask for assistance with donating, legacies or to find out more about our work, we may retain your personal contact details to enable us to respond to any such query.

We may also collect contact details from third parties who supply services to us or who assist us in the running of FARA.



How do we deal with online donations?

If you wish to donate to FARA online, as a one or to set up a recurring gift, you will be directed to the website of our chosen partner, currently Beacon,

If you follow a link on our website, please note that the other website (including that of Enthuse) will have it’s own privacy policy and you should check this before you submit any personal information to that website. Other websites may track cookies to track your preferences.

We do not receive any personal information from Enthuse when an anonymous donation is made. If a donation is not made on an anonymous basis, we will receive from Enthuse the name, address, and email address of the donor so as to allow us to thank them for their donation and contact them once in respect of whether they wish to receive future updates as to our work.

All personal data on any online donation is collected by Enthuse and shared with FARA. We do not pass any personal data to Enthuse.



How do we use your personal information?

If you ask to be added to our database, we will use the information you provide to send you information about our news, fundraising and how your help makes a difference to the lives of children and young adults in Romania in accordance with your stated preferences. We will do so on the basis that you have consented to us processing your information in this way. You can stop receiving such communications from us at any time as these communications provide easy ways to unsubscribe or update your preferences. You can in any event, unsubscribe or update your preferences at any time by emailing, or calling +44 (0) 20 8973 0910

If you have made a donation to FARA and asked for this donation to be Gift Aided, then the personal data you supply will be used to enable us to claim Gift Aid. We may also use any personal data supplied by donors to contact them to thank them for their donation and to enquire as whether they would like to receive further communication from us. We process your information in these circumstances on the basis that we have a legitimate interest in doing so.

If you have contacted us with an enquiry, we will use any personal data supplied solely for the purpose of endeavouring to answer that enquiry.

To ensure that the data we hold about you is accurate and up to date, we may occasionally use information sources that are in the public domain to verify your contact details.

We will not use your personal information for any purpose not explained in this privacy policy.



Where do we store your personal information and how it is kept secure?

Some of the information you provide to us will be transmitted electronically, e.g., information provided by email. We would remind you that information transmitted via the internet is not completely secure and although we will do our best to protect any information transmitted in this way, we cannot guarantee its complete security. We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data being accidentally lost, accessed, or used in an unauthorised way, altered, or disclosed. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers located in the United Kingdom. No information you provide to us is transferred to, or stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.



Who do we share your personal information with?

We may share your personal information if we are under a specific legal obligation to do so (for example where we are required to provide your details to HMRC in order that we may claim Gift Aid on your donations).

We may need to share limited information with our service providers who help us to prepare and send you our communications or process your donations, credit notes and other responses. However, we do not allow these organisations to use your data for their own purposes and we take care to ensure that they keep your data secure and delete it when it is no longer needed.

We use the services of Mail Chimp to send marketing emails out to those who have consented to receiving information about the work of FARA. Except as set out above, we will not share your personal information with any other party (whether for marketing or otherwise).



How long do we keep your personal information?

We will keep your information for the following periods of time:

Purpose for which personal information was givenHow long do we keep it?
To make a donation (Gift aided or non-Gift aided.)6 years from the end of the accounting period in which the last claim was made.
To sign up for email or postal updates.For the duration of consent (to be deleted upon consent being withdrawn.)
To enquire as to the work of FARA and/or ask for assistance with making a donation, legacy or to find out more about our work12 months.



Where is your personal data held?

Your personal information will be held in the United Kingdom and we will not transfer it out of the European Economic Area (also known as the EEA). Your rights in relation to the personal information we hold.

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it.

You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it. Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain services or information to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.



Contacting Us

If you would like to communicate with us about any of these matters, or if you have any other queries about the matters mentioned in this privacy statement, please contact us using one of the following options:
Post: FARA Foundation, Charity Head Office, 2nd Floor, Suite 1, 8 Waldegrave Road, Teddington TW11 8GT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8973 0910

You also have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner about the way in which we collect and use your personal data: or telephone 0303 123 1113.



Changes to this privacy policy

This policy is effective from 25 May 2018. We may change this privacy policy from time to time by updating this webpage.




The information contained on this site gives only general guidance on the law as it relates to the countries of the United Kingdom. It should not be regarded or relied upon as a complete or authoritative statement of the law. It is your responsibility to check that the information applies to the country in which you live. If you think that you have a legal problem, you should get advice.

FARA does not represent or warrant that the information accessible via the website is accurate, complete or up to date.

Price and availability of information is subject to change without notice. FARA will not be liable (to the fullest extent permitted at law) for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information on this site.

FARA takes no responsibility for the contents of linked websites and links should not be taken as endorsement of any kind.

FARA has no control over the availability of the linked pages.

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You may not copy, reproduce, republish, post, distribute, transmit or modify in any way all or any part of this site.

© 2023 FARA All Rights Reserved. Office address: FARA Foundation, Charity Head Office, 2nd Floor, Suite 1, 8 Waldegrave Road, Teddington TW11 8GT Registered charity no: 1139349



Website and cookies policy

At FARA Charity we take your privacy very seriously, whether you are visiting our website or contacting us in other ways. We know that sharing your information with us takes trust, so we want you to be confident it is being looked after and protected.

Please read through this statement carefully as, by disclosing your information to us, you consent to the collection and use of your information in the manner described.

Cookies on our websites

Like most websites, we use data from our servers as well as cookies to get a better understanding of the way people use our websites. We do not collect personal information that would identify you unless you choose to share that with us.  When using our websites, you do not have to give any personal data to us – doing that is voluntary.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small piece of data, which is stored on your device (e.g. Computer or mobile device).

We use cookies to:

  • collect anonymous data on how visitors use our websites.

We do not store any information that would identify you personally in the cookies we use, but we do look at trends and patterns to try to improve your experience of using our website.

How you can manage cookies on your device

You do not have to do anything to accept cookies set by FARA Charity: by continuing to use this site you are giving your consent to receive them.

If you want to restrict or block cookies, you need to do this by changing the settings in your browser to reject them from this site. You can do this through your browser settings.

Please be aware that restricting or blocking cookies may impact on the functionality of the FARA Charity website.

How do we use this information?

We analyse trends and patterns in the data cookies provide us so that we can improve your website experience.  It helps us to identify problems with the website, ensure we are giving users the information they need, and to monitor the number of people we are reaching with our work.

We do not share any personal data that you supply, although we may share information about general user trends with our partners and donors. We also do not track user behaviour after you have left our site, although you may see FARA Charity banners or advertisements on social media.

Online donations

All your transactions are secure and meet strict compliance standards including HMRC, the Charity Commission, Payment Card Industry (data security standards) and the Data Protection Act.

This means any data sent to and from our secure servers, is encrypted to prevent any possible fraud. Credit card details are not kept following a transaction. Our online donations are managed by Beacon (for single credit or debit card donations and direct debits) and donations can also be made through other third-party sites including, but not limited to, Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving.

Third party websites

This website and cookie policy does not apply to third party sites that you may access from this website.  We encourage you to consult the privacy policy of any third-party site before disclosing any personal information.

We may update this policy from time to time and shall indicate on this page when changes have been made.

All the data we collect, and store is managed in strict accordance with the Data Protection Act (1998); Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR) and the General Data Protect Regulation (GDPR).

Written April 2021