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CPI Privacy Policy

The policy:

 This privacy policy notice is served by Compassionate Paws International, a registered charity (#1191988) under the website; The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information through the charity and while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.

Policy key definitions:

  • “I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the charity, Compassionate Paws International (CPI).

  • “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 user's computer or device.


Key principles of GDPR:

Our privacy policy embodies the following key principles; (a) Lawfulness, fairness and transparency, (b) Purpose limitation, (c) Data minimisation, (d) Accuracy, (e) Storage limitation, (f) Integrity and confidence, (g) Accountability.


Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful base:

  • Lawful basis: Consent
    Where our purpose for processing is: 

    • Sending our newsletter to all donors and people who have entered their email to request our email newsletter.   If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter, you are free to unsubscribe at any time.

    • Recording of the minimum information legally required by the UK’s tax office, HMRC, for the processing of Gift Aid donations (name, address including post-code, donation amount and date).

    • Internal recording of donations received for accounting purposes (name, email, donation date and amount).

We process your information in the following ways: 

The names and email addresses of donors are kept securely on a spreadsheet in a private Google Drive folder, only accessibly by CPI trustees and a Chartered Accountant.  Gift Aid declarations are also kept in the same way.  Email addresses and credit or debit card details are processed by GDPR-compliant third party software:  Stripe, Raisely, PayPal and Wix.

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: Compassionate Paws International does not share any of the personal data. 



We use cookies to collect browsing data, through Facebook and WIX’s analytical tool. This saves information such as your geographical location, search term and number of pages viewed.  Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options.



Your individual rights

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights on the ICO website.

  • 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 [] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

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