Privacy Policy

Keeping Your Information Secure

Missio is part of the Pontifical Mission Societies worldwide network, governed by a Trust Deed dated 18 June 1996, (and amended 26 August 2009 to authorise the change of the charity's name from Pontifical Mission Societies to Missio).

In England and Wales, Missio has four branches:

  • The Association for the Propagation of the Faith
  • The Society of St Peter the Apostle
  • Mission Together (Holy Childhood)
  • The Pontifical Missionary Union

Missio is a registered charity, number 1056651. Registered address:

Missio
23 Eccleston Suare
London
SW1V 1NU

Telephone: 020 7821 9755

National Director: Fr Anthony Chantry

Email: director@missio.org.uk

Missio is committed to protecting your privacy and we have prepared this Privacy Policy to describe to you our practices regarding the Personal Data we collect from our members and supporters.

Missio Privacy Policy

1 What information do we collect from you?

Missio collects Personal Data and Anonymous Data from you when you visit our site or when you send us information or communications. "Personal Data" means data that allows someone to identify you, including, for example, your name, address, telephone and mobile numbers, e-mail address, as well as any information about you that is associated with or linked to, or could be linked to, any of the foregoing data.

"Anonymous Data" means data that is not associated with or linked to your Personal Data.

Anonymous Data does not permit the identification of individual persons. We collect Personal Data and Anonymous Data, as described below.

1.1 How we collect Personal Data

We collect Personal Data from you, such as your name, contact details, country of residence, post code, when you register on our site or when you choose to use the various services we provide. We also collect other types of Personal Data that you provide to us voluntarily, when, for instance, you make a donation or a purchase, or join one of the societies. If you provide us feedback regarding our site or services via e-mail, we will collect your name and e-mail address in order to send you a reply.

1.2 Cookies

“Cookies” are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s hard drive while you are viewing a website. Missio uses cookies to provide you with a more personal and interactive experience on our site. You have the ability to accept or delete cookies, but please be aware that for some parts of our site to work, you will need to accept cookies. For more information on cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Following recent revisions of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 relating to the notification and use of cookies we are currently working towards implementing the new requirements in line with guidance provided by the Information Commissioner's Office.

1.3 Personal Data that we collect from you about others

If you decide to invite a friend or family member to join any of our services, we will collect your name and e-mail address as well as your friend's or family member's e-mail address in order to send their e-mail. We will always ask your permission if we want to mention your name when contacting your friend or family member.

This information is used once only and is not saved in our database, unless they have made a donation or a purchase or joined one of the societies in which case their e-mail address is stored for that purpose. If you decide to invite a friend or family member to become involved we will collect and save their e-mail address into our database, along with their contact preferences, as we would for anyone who registers on our site.

2 How will we use the information we collect?

Missio uses your Personal Data to provide you with a customised Web experience and to provide services to you. Such services include sending you marketing messages if you have given us permission to do so, processing donations and purchases, and sending electronic newsletters and e-mails to you. We also use Personal Data for customer service messages, and to notify you about updates to our services and to respond to your requests.

We may create Anonymous Data records from Personal Data by excluding information (such as your name) that makes the data personally identifiable to you. We use this Anonymous Data to perform statistical analyses of users' aggregate behaviour so that we may enhance the content of our services and improve site navigation. Missio reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Data to third parties at its discretion, in aggregate form.

3 Do we share your Personal Data with other companies?

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy and in our data collection notices where you give us your consent, we do not disclose your information to external third parties.

However, we will share your Personal Data with our third party suppliers who need to process your data in order to fulfil your request, such as to charge your credit card (if authorised by you), fill your order, and deliver electronic newsletters and e-mails. These third parties are required under contract not to use your Personal Data other than to provide the services requested by Missio and to guarantee to our satisfaction that they have sufficient processes in place to ensure the security of your data whilst it is in their care.

You expressly consent to the sharing of your Personal Data with our contractors and third party service providers for the purpose of providing services to you.

Regardless of any choices you make regarding your Personal Data Missio may disclose Personal Data if it believes in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on us; or (b) protect or defend the rights or property of Missio or users of our services.

4 Keeping your details up to date

We offer you choices regarding the collection, use, and sharing of your Personal Data. When you register on our site or respond to one of our communications, we will ask you if you want to receive future communications from us. You may indicate consent to receipt of these communications by entering your personal details and choosing what information you would like to receive, Should you decide to stop receiving further communications from us, you will have the opportunity to “opt-out” by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in any e-mail you receive or by writing to us.

Despite your indicated communication preferences, we may send you notice of any updates to our Privacy Policy.

If you are contacting us by email, or by post please be sure to include your full name and address in order in your opt-out request in order to allow us to process your request for any changes to your preferences.

Note that we may retain changed or deleted information in our archives, but we will not keep it longer than is necessary.

5 Other websites

Except as otherwise expressly provided in this Privacy Policy or on this website, only Missio and its branches and organisations collect Personal Data through the services provided solely by Missio; this Privacy Policy applies only to the use and disclosure of Personal Data that we collect while you use our services.

6 How do we keep your Personal Data secure?

Your Personal Data may be processed both in and outside of your own country. When you submit your details and in whichever country you are situated you agree to the data being transferred to the UK and processed under the terms of the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 which stem from European Directives 95/46/EC and 2002/58/EC respectively. If you are not in agreement please do not give us your personal details.

We may need to transfer your data outside the UK (and possibly to places outside the European Economic Area) and by using the Missio site, or responding to our communications, you consent to us transferring any such data in this way. However any company, whether inside or outside the EEA, to whom we transfer data is contractually bound to protect your Personal Data.

Missio is committed to protecting the security of your Personal Data. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your Personal Data from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure.

On our site, when collecting your credit card information for online purchases, Missio enables the use of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology and industry-standard secured-server transactions that encrypt your Personal Data. To verify that you have a secure server connection, look for the locked padlock symbol at the bottom of your browser window or the HTTPS-prefix in the URL.

Missio has implemented other industry-standard electronic means of protecting your Personal Data. We store Personal Data behind a firewall, a barrier designed to prevent outsiders from accessing our servers. We may also require you to enter a password to access or update your account information. In addition, Missio protects your Personal Data from unauthorised physical access by storing your Personal Data in a controlled facility.

Except as provided elsewhere in this Privacy Policy, Missio limits access to Personal Data in electronic databases to those persons (including employees and contractors) in Missio's organisation who have a business need for such access and those persons are under contract to keep your data secure.

Even though Missio has taken significant steps to ensure that your Personal Data is not intercepted, accessed, used, or disclosed by unauthorised persons, you should know that Missio cannot eliminate security risks associated with Personal Data.

7 Access to your Personal Data

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to see the information we hold about you, please contact us in writing:

Rev Anthony Chantry
Missio
23 Eccleston Suare
London
SW1V 1NU

We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you. We are also legally obliged to request you to provide us with identification so that we can be certain that you are entitled to receive the requested data.

8 Questions regarding this Privacy Policy

Missio welcomes your comments or questions regarding this Privacy Policy. Please email us at: director@missio.org.uk.

Dispute Resolution

If you believe that Missio has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact us by email at director@missio.org.uk. We will do our best to address your concerns. If you feel that your complaint has been addressed incompletely, we invite you to let us know for further investigation.

9 Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make material changes in the way we collect, use, and/or share your Personal Data, we may notify you by sending you an e-mail to the last e-mail address you provided to us, by writing to your last known postal address and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on our site. Any material changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective thirty (30) calendar days following our posting of notice of the changes on our site.

These changes will be effective immediately for new users of our services.

Please note that at all times you are responsible for updating your Personal Data to provide us with your most current e-mail and postal address. In the event that the last e-mail or postal address that you have provided us is not valid, or for any reason is not capable of delivering to you the notice described above, our dispatch of the e-mail or letter containing such notice will nonetheless constitute effective notice of the changes described in the notice. In any event, changes to this Privacy Policy may affect our use of Personal Data that you provided us prior to our notification to you of the changes. If you do not wish to permit changes in our use of your Personal Data, you must notify us prior to the effective date of the changes that you wish us to delete your information.