Privacy Policy

At International Wildlife Coalition Trust (IWCT) we rely on kind supporters, people like you, to support protect the welfare and rights of all animals across the world. Your continued support is so important and that’s why we are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about how we will use it. This policy sets out the way IWCT collects and uses your personal data, and how we keep it private and secure.

Personal data is information that identifies you and this policy relates to IWCT’s use of personal information.

Protecting your personal information

IWCT takes privacy very seriously and we comply with the standards set by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The categories of information that we collect, hold and share include the following:

  • personal information (name, address, telephone and email address)
  • donations pledged and received
  • gift aid declarations

Why we collect and use this information

  • To further our charitable objectives as laid down in our Trust Deed
  • Raise money for projects involved in the furthering of our charitable objectives, principally focused in the Philippines, bringing an end to the dog meat trade and working to improve the welfare of dogs and educate local people in animal care.
  • To keep our supporters informed and up to date about our projects and campaigns.

The lawful basis on which we use this information

We collect and use information under the following lawful bases:

  • Consent
  • Legitimate interest
  • Legal obligation

Collecting information

We may collect information from a variety of sources including:

  • A contact form on our website
  • Email, Post, Telephone or Social media
  • Personal recommendation
  • Response to print advertising

Storing personal data

We are required to hold data on individuals who have been kind enough to donate to us for a reasonable period of time, in order to comply with HMRC regulations.

Data is held securely and will only be accessible to staff or trustees who are authorised to view or process it.

Who we share personal information with

We routinely share information with:

  • HMRC as part of Gift Aid claims
  • Our auditors in the preparation and examination of annual accounts

Why we share information

We only share information when required to do so by law. We do not share information with any third parties.

Requesting access to your personal data

Under data protection legislation, any person whose personal information we hold has the right to request access to it. To make a request for your personal information, please contact our data controller or data processor at IWCT, 141a High Street, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 5AX, Tel: 01732 866955, Email:

You also have the right to:

  • object to the processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection Regulations

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, we request that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the ICO.

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