Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The content on this website is maintained by World Villages for Children UK, registered charity number 1058973 and based at Sackville House, 40 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DR.

World Villages for Children UK are committed to fundraising in an honest and transparent way. We are reliant on the goodwill and generosity of our donors to fund our work and every donation we receive helps our children. This privacy policy sets out the data processing practices carried out both offline and online and particularly covers the use of the internet and any other electronic communications networks by World Villages for Children UK - it explains why we collect your personal information and how we strive to protect the privacy of our donors and supporters. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact The Database Officer at Please note that all the data we capture will be used and held in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

What information is collected and how we use it

At World Villages for Children, we take the privacy of our donors very seriously. Personal information of donors acquired by World Villages for Children is never sold, rented or exchanged

We collect information from donors when you register with us as a supporter by sending us a donation in the post or when you interact with us via our website and use the online donation forms. When you subscribe to our online mailing list and provide your email address and or postal address we will use this information to update you and to provide information on how you can support us in our work. If you contact us via the 'contact us' page on the website we will only use your details for administrative purposes to help you with your enquiry.

The information we collect may include your name, postal address, email address and payment card information which we require for the purpose of processing any donation you make.  We will collect, hold and process that information including passing such elements of this information on to third parties, who may be within World Villages for Children UK or be an agent acting on our behalf, as is necessary for that purpose. We will require that any such third party must process your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will also retain information relating to your donation history for the purpose of accounting and fundraising analysis in accordance with our data retention policy.

You may opt out of receiving communications from us at any time by using the response form or envelope sent with our correspondence, by emailing, ringing 0207 629 3050 or writing to The Database Officer at World Villages for Children, Sackville House, 40 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DR. You may alter your communication preferences at any point or change the method we use to contact you by additionally emailing us at

Storage and disclosure of personal data

We will retain the data we hold concerning you for as long as it is necessary to do so per our data retention policy and depending on the nature of the information and the needs of the authorities (tax, HMRC). We will disclose personal data to authorities without your consent where we are required to do so under the law. We may also disclose your data to partners we contract with to process data on our behalf providing this is under a data processing agreement. This will include but is not limited to our response handling company and the company handling our printing. 

Data Accuracy

In accordance with your rights relating to your personal data should you discover any inaccuracies in your personal information or wish World Villages for Children UK to cease using your data as set out in this policy, please contact, call us on 0207 629 3050 or write to us at The Database Officer, World Villages for Children, Sackville House, 40 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DR.

Subject Access requests

You have the right to see what personal data we hold about you. To obtain a copy of the personal information we hold about you please write to us at The Database Officer, World Villages for Children, Sackville House, 40 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DR or email us at

Cookies Policy

Our website may use cookies to enhance your experience and ensure it is working in the way it should. Cookies are small files that are sent to your computer or mobile phone web browser which contain information that allows users to navigate the site and ensure it functions correctly. The cookies used by World Villages are safe and secure and are commonly used on all websites and include google cookies like google analytics which collect anonymous information on the number of visitors to our site and which search engine is being used.

Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier and your browser is probably set to accept cookies. You can detect cookies in use on our website by using plugins like and if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. However, if you disable cookies from your browser you will experience issues while trying to view or interact with this site. For more general information about cookies visit

Other Web Sites

Our site contains links to other web sites that are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Please note that when you click on one of these links, you are entering another web site for which World Villages for Children has no responsibility. The operators of these sites may collect information from you that will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

Vulnerable Donors

Users under 18: We encourage parents and guardians to get involved in their children’s online usage and to be aware of their activities and to ensure they only volunteer information to us that they have your consent so to do.

Other Vulnerable Donors: World Villages for Children follows the IoF guidelines and the Fundraising Regulator's Code of Fundraising practice in its fundraising and will not contact donors for fundraising purposes where the donor has been notified to us either directly or via a representative as vulnerable ie has difficulty in making an informed decision about the choices offered to them. Nor will World Villages for Children accept donations where it becomes apparent during the course of interaction that the donor may be vulnerable.

Photographic Policy

It is our policy to use photographs taken in our schools and kindergartens to illustrate the work done by World Villages for Children and demonstrate how donor funds are utilised.

All children appearing in our videos have given their express permission for the use of their image. For our younger children, permission has been provided by their parents and/or guardians for use of their image.

Further use of any of these images requires the express consent of World Villages for Children.

Changes of Policy

This policy may be subject to periodic update. See the latest version online at  or write to us for a copy at World Villages for Children, Sackville House, 40 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DR. This policy was last updated in September 2017.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please email us on, call us at 0207 629 3050, or contact us by post at our office address World Villages for Children, Sackville House, 40 Piccadilly, London W1J ODR.

Complaints Policy

We are committed to providing a hiqh quality and accessible service to our donors and to continually improve how we work by listening and responding to your comments and complaints.

World Villages for Children abides by the Code of Fundraising Practice which represents the standards expected of all fundraising organisations. If something goes wrong we want to hear about it so that we can deal with the situation as soon as possible and put measures in place to stop it happening again.

You can call us on 0207 629 3050 and one of our team will be willing to help. Our phone lines are open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5.30 pm or outside of these hours you can leave us a message with your contact number and we will call you back. Or you can email us at Or you can write to us at World Villages for Children, Sackville House, 40 Piccadilly, London W1J 0DR. Please include your name, address and contact telephone number or email so that we can get in touch with you.

We will acknowledge receipt of your complaint within 5 working days and endeavour to respond fully to all complaints within fifteen working days but wherever possible we will deal with it more quickly, if we think it will take longer we will let you know.

We treat all comments and complaints as an opportunity to improve and ensure that mistakes don’t happen again.