A single tick
There’s an important change coming to communications laws which will have a big impact on the charity sector. From now on, we’ll only be able to write or email you if you have specifically said you want to be contacted. You can do this here with a few simple ticks or you can download a paper form and send this back to us.
You have the option for us to contact you via phone, email, by post, or a combination of all three. After 25 May 2018, if you don’t opt in, new General Data Protection Regulation will affect how we can communicate with you. This will apply even if you’re an existing supporter. GDPR will replace the current Data Protection Act and introduce new legal requirements for all organisations including charities. (Administrative contact regarding Direct Debits will be unaffected.)
We’ve already started moving to an opt-in policy for communications so we have your clear consent as we think it’s the right way to treat valued supporters.
Why is this happening now?
Currently, most organisations (including charities) assume you want their post, phone calls and emails. To stop the communication, you must find out how to opt out – that is, let them know if you don’t want to hear from them. The new law will assume the opposite.
This could severely affect our ability to raise funds for several years to come, but we hope those who value our work will continue to donate, take part, volunteer, shop and spread our message.
Opt in here, using the form. You can opt out at any time, simply call us on 0303 3000 118 and ask for your name to be removed.
Spread the word!
If you’re part of a group of volunteers or are attending a course, make sure to pass it on – we need to encourage as many people to opt in as we can. Your voice helps us stay connected. #PBUKstayintouch