Compassion respects your privacy and holds the personal information you have entrusted to us securely in accordance with the EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
You share personal information with us when you:
We collect personal information from you from other sources when you:
Sensitive personal data
The Data Protection Regulation recognizes some information as ‘sensitive personal data’. This includes, but is not limited to, information which reveals your religious beliefs or health issues.
Compassion has a Christian foundation. Where necessary and consented to, we may collect details about your church affiliation.
Additionally, we collect details about any health concerns or disability to make the necessary arrangements for travel overseas or where you have disclosed this so we can meet any additional customer service requirements.
Compassion will always treat any sensitive personal data we process with great care and process the information in accordance with the Data Protection Regulation.
Compassion will rely on the following legal bases to process your personal information:
We want to share with you news about how your support is changing the lives of children, families and communities in the name of Jesus. This includes sending you information about our work, news, appeals, campaigns, events, information on volunteering and prayer requests. We might send these different information types via postal mail, email or text messages, or by phone.
Compassion contributes to vital interventions beyond the needs addressed through child sponsorship. This includes the survival of vulnerable pregnant mothers and their infants, providing safe water and sanitation facilities, malaria nets, life-saving surgery, helping families to secure a more stable income, vocational skills training, HIV and AIDS education, testing and prevention and child protection.
Fundraising is essential for Compassion to make a lasting difference in the lives of children in need. We might contact you to offer you to contribute to any of Compassion’s efforts in addition to your individual sponsorship.
At Compassion, we want to ensure that we are good stewards of the resources God has given us. To help us meet the rising costs of the program, Compassion may change the child sponsorship rate. We will notify you of any changes to the sponsorship rate before processing.
Compassion is a part of Compassion International which works in 25 developing countries outside the European Union. We will only share personal information which is either consented to, necessary to fulfil the sponsorship experience or to coordinate visits to our overseas child development programs. Compassion International is committed to ensuring that its overseas national offices have adequate levels of data protection safeguards when processing your personal information.
We share your personal information with our partner Compassion Nordic offices, as we have joint administration services, such as accounting and sponsor/donor services.
We may also share your personal information with trusted third parties where it is necessary to provide products you have requested from us (such as child letters) or where they are contracted to develop or maintain our systems.
We monitor information security compliance so your personal information is processed on our instructions and in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws.
Compassion will only keep your personal information for as long as it is required and in accordance with statutory requirements. We will not keep your data:
The Data Protection Regulation gives you the right:
Compassion respects your choice regarding information about fundraising. You can revoke your consent at any time by:
Compassion will review this privacy notice regularly. The terms of the notice may be updated at any time, for example in the event of changes in law and how we operate. Please do check our website from time to time. If there are any significant changes in the way we process your personal information, we will provide a notice on our website or send a notification.
This notice was last updated in May 2018.