Supporter Information Policy


Your rights relating to the information we hold about you

You have rights to see what information we hold, to correct it or add additional details when incomplete or not and to ask us to delete it.

You also have the right to understand how we keep information safe and to know how and why we need to hold it (see below).

We collect information from the email contacts you make, applications of sponsorship support and Sunrise visitors book

To contact our Data Controller please email –


How we keep your personal information safe

All the personal information that we keep about our supporters is held in databases, with appropriate protection and securely backed up.

Where we transfer this information overseas (outside of the UK/EU), we’ll also ensure that the information has appropriate levels of protection and any staff using the data are trained accordingly.

We’ll keep your information for as long as you have a relationship with us.


Information we hold and use and why we hold it


     We hold :-

  •     Your name, email, postal address and phone numbers where you have supplied them.

  •     Records of donations given and areas of support or sponsorship.

  •  We only use your records to contact you to inform you about our work or to ask for additional support

  •  We only share your name, address, details of donation to GETS and confirmation that Tax is paid to cover our claims for Gift Aid from UK Tax Authorities (HMRC), where you have told us to do so.

  • We do not share any details with any other third party organisations, except with the regulators of our Charity activity.

  • We only allow details of records to be seen by Trustees and Management and Administration in the Sunrise Centre(The Gambia).

About GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. When the GDPR takes effect, it will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC). GETS (UK) as a charity operating from the UK has to operate within this regulation framework.