Privacy Policy

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) gives you more control over how your personal information is used. And it makes it quicker and easier for you to check and update the information we and other organisations we work with, hold about you.

This statement outlines:

  • Who we are
  • How & what data we collect
  • How we may use the data we collect
  • How we keep your data safe

Who we are

Kathor Muslim Society of UK is a UK registered charity (No 212810) and our registered office is 75 Somers Road, London, E17 6RS.

Kathor Muslim Society of UK is a data controller in respect of personal information that we process in connection with our activities.

We are committed to protecting both your data and your privacy and we want you to feel assured that any information you give us is held securely and safely, whether you are working for us, a member, supporting us through donations, volunteering, fundraising or participating in our events

Getting in touch

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. You also have the right to ask us to delete any personal information we hold about you.

In some cases, we may be unable to delete data, such as if it is required for tax or Gift Aid purposes. In these cases, we will ensure that you are removed from future communications and processing.

You can access your personal data held by us or request to receive your information in part or its entirety in machine readable format.

For all questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal information, please do get in touch with us at:.


Post: Kathor Muslim Society of UK, 75 Somers Road, London, E17 6RS.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the regulator for such activity and further information can be found at

Why and how we collect your data

When you give it to us directly

The vast majority of personal data we hold is given to us directly by our volunteers & supporters in the course of them interacting with our services, websites or activities.

When we are working with a third party

We may work with other independent parties for events (EventBrite) or fundraising sites (BT My Donate/Virgin Money Giving).  These independent third parties will only share your data with us when you have given permission for Kathor Muslim Society of UK to contact you.

What data we collect

Personal information is any data that can be used to identify you. It can include, but is not limited to, any of the data listed below.

Data protection law recognises that there are sensitive categories of personal information, such as health information, racial or ethnic origin, or religious beliefs or other beliefs. We would only collect sensitive personal information where there is a clear need to do so. Before we collect any sensitive personal information, we will make it clear what information we are collecting and the purpose we are collecting it for.

Information we collect from you directly or from third parties with whom we work may include:

  • name
  • address
  • email address
  • telephone number
  • contact preferences
  • bank account or credit card details where required
  • in relation to fundraising, taxpayer status for claiming Gift Aid
  • date of birth, age, and/or gender.

We do not use cookies to collect this type of information.

We may also collect and process information about your interactions with us, including details about our contacts with you through email, SMS, post, on the phone or in person. This might include the date, time, and method of contact, details about donations you make to us, events or activities that you register for or attend or any request for support.

We may also collect and record other relevant information you share with us about yourself, such as your interests or your affiliations with other charities or community groups.

How we use your data

Supporting the work of Kathor Muslim Society of UK such as volunteering with us, supporting us in a variety of ways including raising funds attending our events and involving as wide a range of people as we can in our activities is hugely important to us.

We will only use and share your information where it is necessary for us to lawfully carry out our work.

The law allows personal data to be legally collected and used by an organisation if it is necessary for a legitimate business interest of the organisation – as long as its use is fair and balanced and does not unduly impact the rights of the individual concerned.

Where you give us your consent, we will also use your personal data in order to send you fundraising communications in connection with fundraising activities. This includes events, appeals and other fundraising activities.

Data sharing with third parties

We will not share your information with anyone outside Kathor Muslim Society of UK except:

  • Where we are required by law and by law enforcement agencies, judicial bodied, government entities, tax authorities or regulatory bodies as required
  • Where we need to for Gift aid purposes
  • To protect Kathor Muslim Society of UK, for example in cases of suspected fraud or defamation
  • Where we need to share it to safeguard you

In all of these situations we will ensure that those organisations can only use the data provided for the specific purposes we direct them to do, and that they have in place strict security requirements in order to protect your personal information and comply with GDPR.

To deliver services or manage our relationship with you, it is sometimes necessary for us to share your Personal Data outside the European Economic Area (EEA), e.g. – when your or our service providers are located outside the EEA; or if you are based outside the EEA.

Many non-EEA countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. We will, however, take reasonable steps to ensure any such supplier has in place appropriate measures to protect your information and any contract includes appropriate clauses about the use of data e.g. if the company is based in the USA, we will confirm whether it is accredited under the EU-US Privacy Shield.

Keeping your personal information safe

We take appropriate physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected Data Security Breach. We will notify you and any Professional Regulators or other applicable regulator of a suspected Data Security Breach where we are legally required to do so.

How long will we keep your data?

We remove personal data from our systems in line with our data retention policy. The length of time each category of data will be retained will vary on how long we need to process it, the reason it is collected, and in line with any statutory requirements.

After this point the data will either be deleted or rendered anonymous. In certain specific situations, for example where a supporter has kindly pledged a legacy to us in their Will, we will maintain their details up to the time when we need to carry out the legacy administration and communicate effectively with their family.

Where we believe data might be relevant to a future safeguarding enquiry we reserve the right to retain data securely for up to 50 years to comply with our insurance and safeguarding guidance.

To find out more about our data retention policy, please contact us using the details above.


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Our website also has links to other organisations who will have their own data protection privacy statements

Social Media

Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those services, for example when you publicly tag us in an event photo.

July 2018

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