Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to information we (Mission Remission) collect about individuals who interact with our organisation. It explains what personal information we collect and how we use it. 

If you have any comments or questions about this notice, feel free to contact us.

Personal data that we process

The following table explains the types of data we collect and the legal basis, under current data protection legislation, on which this data is processed. 

Purpose Data (key elements) Basis
Enquiring about our organisation and its work Name, email, message Legitimate interests. It is necessary for us to read and store your message so that we can respond in the way that you would expect.
Making a donation Name, email, address, payment information Legitimate interests. This information is necessary for us to fulfill your intention of donating money and your expectation of receiving a confirmation message.
Subscribing to email updates about our work Name, email Consent. You will have given your active consent if you wish to be contacted.
Signing up as a member Name, email, cookie

Consent. If you sign up, we will store a small piece of information via a cookie in your browser, so we can identify who you are, and so expose features to you that aren't available to site visitors who haven't signed up (such as creating new articles and forum posts on Mission Remission).

We will also send an email to your email address to verify that you own it. This helps to reduce the incidence of computer programs pretending to be real people in order to add "spam" to the site. We may also use your email address to verify you should you forget your password.

How we use your data

We will only use your data in a manner that is appropriate considering the basis on which that data was collected, as set out in the table at the top of this policy. 

For example, we may use your personal information to:

  • reply to enquiries you send to us;
  • handle donations or other transactions that you initiate; 
  • where you have specifically agreed to this, send you marketing communications by email relating to our work which we think may be of interest to you.

When we share your data

We will only pass your data to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • you have provided your explicit consent for us to pass data to a named third party; 
  • we are using a third party purely for the purposes of processing data on our behalf and we have in place a data processing agreement with that third party that fulfils our legal obligations in relation to the use of third party data processors; or
  • we are required by law to share your data. 

In addition, we will only pass data to third parties outside of the UK/EU where appropriate safeguards are in place as defined by Article 46 of the General Data Protection Regulation. 

How long we keep your data

We take the principles of data minimisation and removal seriously and have internal policies in place to ensure that we only ever ask for the minimum amount of data for the associated purpose and delete that data promptly once it is no longer required. 

Rights you have over your data

You have a range of rights over your data, which include the following:

  • Where data processing is based on consent, you may revoke this consent at any time and we will make it as easy as possible for you to do this (for example by putting ‘unsubscribe’ links at the bottom of all our marketing emails). 
  • You have the right to ask for rectification and/or deletion of your information. 
  • You have the right of access to your information. 
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner if you feel your rights have been infringed. 

A full summary of your legal rights over your data can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website here:

If you would like to access the rights listed above, or any other legal rights you have over your data under current legislation, please get in touch with us. 

Please note that relying on some of these rights, such as the right to deleting your data, will make it impossible for us to continue to deliver some services to you. However, where possible we will always try to allow the maximum access to your rights while continuing to deliver as many services to you as possible. 

Cookies & usage tracking

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded on to your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

Where cookies are used to collect personal data, we list these purposes above, along with other personal data that we collect. However, we also use some cookies that do not collect personal information. These, and the basis on which we use them, are listed in the table below:

Purpose Data (key elements) Basis
Website analytics Cookie, browser type, approx. location (city-level) Consent. Looking at how you use Mission Remission helps us to improve it, but we will only retrieve this information from you if you explicitly accept our analytics browser cookie.
Cookie preferences Cookie Legitimate interests. We store a cookie in your browser so it remembers whether you have accepted our analytics cookie and doesn't show you the cookie message on every page you visit; however, this has no other purpose and can not be used to identify you in any way.

Our analytics helps us collect anonymous information about how people use our website. We use Google Analytics for this purpose. Google's privacy policy is available at

If you do not explicitly accept our analytics cookie, we send no information to Google Analytics at all.


We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time and will publish the most current version on our website. If a modification meaningfully reduces your rights, we'll notify people whose personal data we hold and is affected.