Boo charity takes your privacy extremely seriously and is committed to ensuring that any data we hold on you is kept safely and securely. We will not divulge your details to anybody who is not directly connected with our work for any purposes and we will never disclose your data to a third party without your express consent.
If you have any questions about how your data is handled, please contact us via our contact form on this site or by email to
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We promise that the information you give us will be treated in complete confidence by us and stored in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. It is kept only so we can provide you with the information and services that best match your needs.
We will always respect your privacy and will never provide your details to third parties for marketing purposes. Your details will only be made known outside of Boo where we use other organisations to carry out work on our behalf (for example with our Bank for processing standing orders). We may transfer data outside the European Economic Area to our Boo team for the purposes of keeping you informed of our work and specifically for updates on children you sponsor, but this information will not include banking details or sensitive personal data.
We may also need to pass on information when required to do so by law or by a regulatory body (for example, for a Gift Aid audit by the Inland Revenue or if asked for details by a law enforcement agency).
What information we collect
We collect data from our website for a number of reasons, primarily to provide you with the most useful and relevant information and services from Boo. We do this through collecting and analysing both anonymous data, and personal data volunteered by you online.
In some areas of our website we use response forms, emails etc. to collect personal data such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. We may use this personally identifiable information to customise the content on the Boo charity website and to process any requests, applications or transactions undertaken by you and for internal administration and analysis. We use this information only for the reason you have supplied it or any other reason for which you have given us permission to do so.
In some cases we may ask you to ‘opt-in’ to receive future communications including email newsletters or marketing. In other cases, when we ask you for information about yourself you may, by ticking the appropriate box provided, tell us that you do not want future communications from us.
We do not collect sensitive personal data, including but not limited to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or spiritual beliefs or your physical or mental health or condition, but should you supply such data to us, or in the event that we start to collect such data, you hereby consent to the use of such data.
In addition to information given explicitly by you, we also collect information about your visit to our website (for example, the date and time of your visit and the pages that you view). This information is anonymous and is not connected to you and does not identify you personally. This kind of data helps us to understand how our visitors use our site so that future website development can better meet your needs.
The Boo website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors use of our website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for Boo.
We will not (and will not allow any third party to) use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither Boo nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.
www.cookiecentral.com or www.aboutcookies.org are good places to look for more information about cookies.
Keeping up to date and respecting your privacy
From time to time we will contact you with information about our work, including appeals and feedback on how your donations have been used. We therefore want to make sure we’ve got all the info about you that we need and to ensure that it is up-to-date. If you spot any errors, if your contact details change, or if you do not wish to receive information about Boo any longer, please just drop us a line and let us know. You can contact us using our contact form, or by email to: