Privacy policy

The Bubble Foundation UK Charity is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy explains how we will handle the personal information you provide to us and what we learn about you from your visit to our web site.
This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act)
The Bubble Foundation is a “data controller” under the Data Protection Act 1998 and we shall endeavour to ensure that the personal information we obtain and use will always be held, used, transfered and otherwise processed in accordance with that Act and all other applicable data protection laws and regulations.
Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site www.bubblefoundation.org (our site). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site, subscribing to our service, enquiring about fundraising, posting material, ordering products or services (such as publications and email newsletters) or requesting further information. We may also ask you for information when you enter a competition or promotion sponsored by the Bubble Foundation, and when you report a problem with our site. We would only collect your debit/credit card details if you set up a direct debit payment for regular donations to us.
If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
Details of transactions you carry out through our site, donations made and of the fulfilment of your orders (if any).
Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources that you access.
By submitting personal data manually or in electronic form to this website, or by using this site, you give your consent that all personal data you submit may be processed in the manner and for the purposes described below.
If you do nothing other than read pages or download information while using this web site, we will capture and store information about your visit. This information will not identify you, it relates to (i) the Internet domain and IP address from which you access the web site (ii) the type of browser and operating system you use (iii) the date and time of your visit, (iv) the pages you visit, and (v) the address of the website from which you linked to us (if applicable).
Cookies
Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.
Where we store your personal data
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff maybe engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details and the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Uses made of the information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
To provide you with information, in particular about our fund raising activities that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so.
For administration purposes and to notify you about changes to our service.
to further our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities.
Disclosure of your information
We may need to share your information with our service providers, associated organisations and agents for certain purposes.
We may share your information with other organisations who are supportive of our aims and objectives. We only use your personal information for direct marketing purposes if we are allowed to do this by law or if we have your consent. You can change your mind at any time by contacting us at the address appearing at the end of this policy.
We do not disclose information about identifiable individuals to our advertisers, but we may provide them with aggregate information about our users (for example, we may inform them that 100 men aged under 30 have clicked on to our website on any given day).
We may also use such aggregate information to help advertisers help us reach the kind of audience they want to target (for example, women in NE1).
If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the Bubble Foundation, our fundraisers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Users 16 years and under
If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide personal information to the Bubble Foundation UK Charity website.  We are sorry but users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.
Your rights
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at the address appearing at the end of this policy.
Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail.
Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you so please write to us at:-
Ward 3
The Great North Children’s Hospital
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 4LP.
Contact
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be sent to the above address.