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Privacy policy


This Privacy Policy applies to Age UK Sheppey.

Age UK Sheppey is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and security. Whenever you provide us with your personal information via our website “Site(s)”, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy, our terms and conditions are current UK Data Protection legislation. By using the Site and any services we offer via our Site, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. This policy may change from time to time, so please check this page periodically. Age UK Sheppey is a registered charity (number 1155211) and company limited by guarantee (company number CE000626). The registered address is Age UK Sheppey, Rosemary House, 43 Trinity Road, Sheerness, Kent ME12 2PF.


Cookies are tiny software files that are stored on a computer or mobile device when an individual visits a website. Cookies allow websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future. You can find out what cookies the Age UK Sheppey website use in the table below or on Age UK’s website.





This functional cookie remembers the individual's colour and location preferences so that next time they use the site these are displayed rather than the sites default settings.


When you access this website, a cookie is generated with a unique session ID. This cookie will expire when the browser is closed. 


This cookie enables Age UK’s Intellitracker software that helps us analyse information such as visitor numbers and browser usage so we can continue to improve your experience of our website. 


The information on this cookie is used to track the activities of individuals who have visited this site via third-party websites. 


Age UK uses a tool called Google Analytics to give us statistical data on the performance of our website. These cookies are placed by Google Analytics.


Data Protection

Age UK Sheppey would like to keep in touch with you to let you know about the vital work we do for older people, our products and services. By submitting your email, address and phone number(s) on our Site, you are agreeing to being contacted in the ways by Age UK Sheppey. You can unsubscribe from these communications at any time. If you do not wish to continue receiving information from us or carefully selected third parties, please contact us. Occasionally, we may share your data with other organisations that we work with. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to share your data with any third party. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by ticking (or not ticking where applicable) certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise your right to ask us to stop processing your data in this way at any time by contacting us. Age UK Sheppey are registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner. Age UK Sheppey is the Data Controller for the purposes of collecting your information on our Site(s).

  1. What personal information is collected from you?

When you visit the Site, we collect various personal information which may include your name, address, contact details, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online or purchase a product from us, your card information is collected by our partner organisation Age UK Sheppey, but is not held by us. If you supply such information, we are legally bound by the Data Protection Act 2018.

  1. How your information is used?

We may use this information in the following ways: 

  • Process orders submitted by you
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us
  • Verify your identity
  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide
  • Notify you of changes to our services, improve our services or marketing purposes
  • Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities, promotions of our associated companies goods and services.
  1. Who has access to your information?

We are committed to protecting the personal data or our supporters, customers and members. Any details you give us will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018. Age UK Sheppey is the sole owner of the information collected on this Site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to third parties, unless we have your explicit permission to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime. Where you have given us permission, we may contact you about other services and products or pass your details to similar organisations. When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by Age UK Sheppey, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us. We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

  1. How can you access, update or delete your information?

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We are working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us or write to us at Rosemary House, 43 Trinity Road, Sheerness, Kent ME12 2PF. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Age UK Sheppey holds about you (we may charge a reasonable fee for the administrative costs of complying with the request if (a) it is manifestly unfounded or excessive or (b) an individual requests further copies of their data following a request) to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. If you do not want to continue receiving information by email from us, please follow the instructions at the bottom of the email, which will tell you how to contact us to unsubscribe.

  1. Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption of SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer. Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Age UK Sheppey cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Sites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

  1. Stipulations regarding use of the discussion boards

Any communications or material that you transmit to, or post on, any public area of the Site, including, but not limited to, any data, questions, comments, suggestions, reviews, or the like, is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary information. When entering the discussion forum, you agree not to publish, post, disseminate, distribute or otherwise transmit any defamatory, offensive, infringing, indecent or otherwise unlawful or objectionable material or information. Age UK Sheppey will not be responsible for the posting by any user of any defamatory, obscene or otherwise unlawful material. Age UK Sheppey has the right to remove any material or posting you make on this Site at its discretion.

  1. What happens when visitors link to another site?

Our Site contains links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to our Site, so visitors should always be aware when they are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access those using links from our Site. We do not pass on any personal information about our visitors to any other site. In addition, if you linked to this Site from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact the owner of operator if you have any concerns or questions.

  1. 16 or Under

If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the Site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

  1. Contact us

If, at any time, you would like to contact us with your views about our privacy practices, or with enquiry relating to your personal information, you can do so by sending an email to us at or telephone us at 01795 662562

  1. Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through the Site, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our services are from time to time located in a country outside the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you are agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU this way, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this privacy policy. If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU is order to provide you with those services.