Women’s Health Concern (UK registered charity number 279651) (WHC) is committed to respecting your privacy. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you and your rights in relation to it. Please read it carefully.

How do we collect information about you?

We collect information about you directly when you place an order for goods or services, such as when you register for a meeting or conference, sign up for WHC services, complete a survey or donate, or where you provide it to us by any other means such as communicating with us by email, phone or post.

We may also receive your personal information indirectly, such as when you donate to Women’s Health Concern through third party services such as Just Giving.

We collect and use personal information including identity and contact details (such as name and address, email and telephone numbers), information about the services you use, any purchases or financial transactions you make, or any marketing contact preferences you give, financial and payment information, information via cookies, as well as any other information shared with us directly or indirectly as above.

Your credit or debit card information

If you use your credit or debit card to donate to us, or buy something online, this is done via secure transaction and we only use your card information to process your transaction.

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Why do we collect this information ?

We collect and use your personal information for carefully considered and legitimate purposes, which help ensure we can run Women’s Health Concern efficiently, raise funds effectively and deliver our educational and charitable services.

We are required to have one or more legal grounds to use your information. We consider the following to be relevant:

  • Where you have given consent (for example to send you newsletters).
  • So that we can comply with a legal obligation (for example, sharing Gift Aid information with HMRC).
  • Where necessary for the performance of a contract with you or prior to entering into a contract with you (for example to administer membership, certification, or provide products and services).
  • Where it is in someone’s vital interests (for example in case of medical emergency at an event).
  • Where there is a legitimate interest in us doing so, as long as that use is fair, balanced and does not unduly impact your rights. In general terms, our legitimate interests are set out above – running BMS as a charitably entity and pursuing our aims and ideals.

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How will we use the information we collect about you?

We use information about you to:

  • Provide you with products and services such as to process your orders, your meeting registration, including administering events and training, and to process payments, donations and Gift Aid.
  • To share with delegate colleagues.
  • To administer applications for certification.
  • If you agree, to email you about news, events, product and services we think may be of interest to you.
  • To administer Gift Aid
  • To analyse and report on the impact and effectiveness of our work.
  • To recruit trustees and administer trusteeships.
  • To audit and administer accounts, satisfy legal and regulatory obligations, detect and prevent fraud and for legal claims.

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Who might we share your information with ?

There are legitimate situations where we may have to share your personal information with other organisations acting on our behalf. An example could be sharing your details where we are using an external service provided via a technical supplier or mailing services provider. In these situations, the relationship between Women’s Health Concern and the third party data processor will be governed by a contract and strict security requirements will be in place to protect your personal information. We will never sell your personal information.

We will also share your personal information with exhibitors at our events including, where we have your permission, so that they may contact you about their products or services.

In some cases, we might share your personal information where we have your consent to do so, in the event we merge, or if we are under a legal or regulatory duty to do so (e.g. to HMRC).

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We may use your contact details to send you information that is genuinely interesting, appropriate, and relevant to you. This may be regarding new research, educational meetings, fundraising, events, our products and services.

We obtain your consent to do so in some cases where required by law – you can withdraw that consent at any time.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes please email admin@bms-whc.org.uk to a