Ataxia UK needs to gather and use personal information on individuals for the purposes of our charitable and business objectives. These individuals include:

  • Friends of Ataxia UK
  • One off cash/Direct Debit donors
  • Business contacts
  • Employees/Job applicants
  • Researchers/Medical health professionals
  • Other people the organisation has a relationship with or may need to contact

We collect information in the following ways (this is more fully described in What information we collect):

When you give to us directly

You may give us your information in order to sign up for one of our events, when you contact us to ask about our activities, to tell us your story, order products from us, seek assistance, make a donation to us, fundraise on our behalf, or when you apply to work for Ataxia UK.

When you give permission to other parties to share it with us

Your information may be shared with us by independent event organisers, for example the London Marathon or fundraising sites like Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving. These independent third parties will only do so with your consent when you have indicated that you wish to hear from us.

You should check their privacy policies when you provide your information to understand fully how they will process your information.

We may also obtain information about you from a family member or friend who contacts us on your behalf, or if a volunteer or fundraisers passes on your details to us.  In these circumstances, we will always let you know who provided your information to us.