Privacy policy

Ataxia UK 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. By continuing to use this website you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy.

This policy is written in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We are registered under the Act as a Data Controller under number Z8505320 You are welcome to contact us at any time by e-mail at [email protected] or telephone on +44 (0)20 7582 1444 to find out what information we hold about you and to have this amended or removed.

How we use personal information

We use the personal information collected from users for a number of purposes:

Administering donations made; claiming Gift Aid, if 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 within Ataxia UK 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); and

Track the total donations made through those campaigns (but not the names of individual donors unless the individual donor allows us to do this).

Allowing companies to review their employees' participation in Company fundraising activities, where you have indicated that you agree to them doing so.

Providing communications 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 and cease receiving direct marketing from us at any time by updating your account have indicated that you would like to receive communications from us, we will use your contact details and personal preferences which you have told us about, which we have derived from Cookies, which we have inferred from your service usage, or market research about your profile.

Analysis to improve the service we offer - for example you may be asked to complete one of our online user satisfaction surveys.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) to help analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are 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 an anonymous form -- will be transmitted to and stored by Google including on 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.

Ataxia UK 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.


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 Ataxia UK website and our online services.

We use information derived from cookies in order to: compile statistics on how our website is being used, which can help 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 Ataxia UK site

Ataxia UK has no control and is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any other websites linked to this site. If you have followed a link from our site to another website you may be supplying information to a third party yourself.


While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information supplied on this site, Ataxia UK 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.

We will only use the information for the purposes where we have your permission to do so in accordance with this privacy policy and our terms & conditions, as well as where it is required or authorised by law.

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

Last updated March 2016