Oxfam may collect your personal data in the following circumstances:
- When you give it to us DIRECTLY
You may give us your personal data directly when you make a donation, sign up for one of our events, purchase products from the Oxfam on-line shop, when you communicate with us, or when you download the MyOxfam app.
- When you give it to us INDIRECTLY
You may give us your information indirectly when you sign up to events such as the London Marathon, or contribute to Oxfam via fundraising sites like Just Giving or Virgin Money Giving. These independent third parties will pass your data to Oxfam where you have indicated that you wish to support Oxfam and have given your consent or it is a necessary part of completing a contract with you.
Sometimes your personal data is collected by an organisation working on our behalf (for example a professional fundraising agency) but as they are acting on our behalf we are the "data controller" and responsible for the security and proper processing of that data.
- When you access Oxfam's Social Media
We might also obtain your personal data through your use of social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter or LinkedIn, depending on your settings or the privacy policies of these social media and messaging services. To change your settings on these services, please refer to their privacy notices, which will tell you how to do this.
- When the information is publicly available
We might also obtain personal data about individuals who may be interested in giving major gifts to charities or organisations like Oxfam. In this scenario, Oxfam may seek to find out more about these individuals, their interests and motivations for giving through publicly available information. This information may include newspaper or other media coverage, open postings on social media sites such as LinkedIn, and data from Companies House. Oxfam will not retain publicly available data relating to major donors without their consent, which will be sought at the earliest practical
Cookies are a useful way for us to understand how supporters use our web site and/or use an Oxfam app. When you visit our web site or use an Oxfam app we will collect data from your computer or other device such as a smart phone or tablet through the use of "cookies". Cookies are created by your web browser when you visit our website. Every time you go back to the Oxfam website, your browser will send the cookie file back to the website's server. They improve your experience of using our website, for example, by remembering your preference settings so that you are
If you visit our website as an anonymous visitor (e.g. you switch off cookies), Oxfam may still collect certain information from your browser, such as the IP address (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a computer or other internet device).
collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.