Policy key definitions:
"I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to the business, CraftAidUK.
"you", "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.
GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.
Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.
Key principles of GDPR:
Processing of your personal data
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using lawful bases.
Data retention period: We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.
Sharing your information: We do not share your information with third parties.
If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.
Your individual rights
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;
the right to be informed;
the right of access;
the right to rectification;
the right to erasure;
the right to restrict processing;
the right to data portability;
the right to object; and
the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.
You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.
Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.
Cookies that we use are;
Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.
Fair & Transparent Privacy Explained
We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.
Sponsored links, affiliate tracking & commissions
Clicking on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links may track your actions by using a cookie saved to your device. You can read more about cookies on this website above. Your actions are usually recorded as a referral from our website by this cookie. In most cases we earn a very small commission from the advertiser or advertising partner, at no cost to you, whether you make a purchase on their website or not.
We use advertising partners in these ways to help generate an income from the website, which allows us to continue our work and provide you with the best overall experience and valued information.
If you have any concerns about this we suggest you do not click on any adverts, sponsored or affiliate links found throughout the website.
Email marketing messages & subscription
Under the GDPR we use the consent lawful basis for anyone subscribing to our newsletter or marketing mailing list. We only collect certain data about you, as detailed in the "Processing of your personal data" above. Any email marketing messages we send are done so through an EMS, email marketing service provider. An EMS is a third party service provider of software / applications that allows marketers to send out email marketing campaigns to a list of users.
Email marketing messages that we send may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of data such as; times, dates, I.P addresses, opens, clicks, forwards, geographic and demographic data. Such data, within its limitations will show the activity each subscriber made for that email campaign.
Any email marketing messages we send are in accordance with the GDPR and the PECR. We provide you with an easy method to withdraw your consent (unsubscribe) or manage your preferences / the information we hold about you at any time. See any marketing messages for instructions on how to unsubscribe or manage your preferences.
Our EMS provider is; Wix. We hold the following information about you within our EMS system;
Subscription time & date
Resources & further information
Help with GDPR for Small Business (Website integration support)
Whilst we were in Uganda we made time one-on-one with all of our children to discuss the upcoming year and what it has in store for them. There are lots of change in store:
• Dan – has just finished his training at culinary school which included a 3 month internship at the Onomo hotel in central Kampala, he is now on the hunt for a job in a kitchen which is not an easy task with unemployment in Uganda at a record high. We’re hoping in the next few months that he will find employment and we will be able to support his transition on from the Craft Aid home.
• David – started his final year of A levels at Old Kampala Secondary school, studying Biology, Chemistry and Maths.
• Diego – has started his GCSE’s at Old Kampala Secondary school. When he finishes this, he will transfer to college to study Business Entrepreneurship for two years.
• Mike – has started technical college where he will study computer design for two years.
• Nazifah – is nearly half way through Primary 6 at Mengo Primary school, this is her penultimate year of primary before she transitions to secondary school.
• Noreen – will start a midwifery course in the summer for two years, this course does not start until July. Unfortunately her endemetriosis has flared up and she had to undergo another major operation at the start of the year which she is still recovering from. Her delayed start has meant that she has been able to rest and when able she has continued to study horticulture with her free time, and to cultivate vegetables and flowers in our home plot.
• Nsumba – is in full time training with a professional football team, he was chosen to attend the under 21’s Ugandan football camp at the start of the year. He very much wants to be a professional football player and his coaches are reassuring us that he has the talent so we are supporting his playing this year to hopefully get him into a full time professional football team.
• Rashid – has started the first year of his A levels, he is studying Maths, Chemistry and Physics.
We’d like to end this update with a heart felt thank you to one of our long standing and incredible sponsors: Betty Sprenger. Betty sadly passed away in the early part of last year, and much to our surprise and delight she named Craft Aid UK as one of the beneficiaries of her will. We wanted to remember Betty as a great supporter of Craft Aid, and have planted a garden at our house in Uganda in her memory. Noreen has been in charge of plotting and planting the garden – something she is very excited to do as she continues to learn about growing plants and vegetables.