Privacy Policy

We take your privacy seriously. This policy describes what personal information we collect and how we use it.

Subscription Services

Personal information provided by you as part of the registration process for any service is used to manage your subscription and to enable us to provide a better service.

Contact details

We will use your contact details (your name, job title, telephone and fax number and your e-mail and postal addresses) to provide any services requested by you and also to tell you about important changes to the site and its functionality. These details will be used by us and by businesses within AIM Internet.

Voluntary Information

We may ask for further information about you as part of online surveys or if you enter any competition or other promotional feature. This information will be used to enable us to improve our website or online service.

Our commitment to privacy

Your privacy is really important to us. We do need to take some information about you to allow you to use the tools we offer, but we will not do anything unreasonable with your data.

Developing a better understanding of our supporters through their personal data allows us make better decisions, fundraise more efficiently and, ultimately, helps us to reach our goals.

In May 2018, we will be moving to be an ‘opt-in only’ communication policy. This means that we will only send marketing communications to those that have explicitly stated that they are happy for us to do so via their preferred channel(s) (email, SMS, phone or post).

Our marketing communications include information about our latest project updates, events and details of how funds are being spent. If you would like to receive such communications but have not opted in please contact us at

The information below explains our policy. By visiting our website you are accepting this privacy policy.

What information about you is collected on this site?

When you visit our website or any of our other connected sites or digital products, you may provide us with personal information (such as name, address, email address, telephone numbers and/or credit/debit card information).

We collect information in order to provide services like these for you:

  1. Fundraising for us
  2. Donating to us
  3. Donating on a fundraising page
  4. Signing up to receive newsletters
  5. Signing up to events
  6. Helping by filling in a survey

We receive that information because it allows us to deal with your request and communicate with you about it, but also to help us make sure we contact you about the right things at the right time and can thank you for anything you have done for us.

This information is retained and used in accordance with existing laws, rules, regulations, and other policies including but not limited to the Data Protection Act 1998. We do not collect personal information from you unless you provide it to us. If you choose not to provide any of that information, you will still be free to browse the other sections of our website and our other social media sites. This means that you can visit our site without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information about yourself.

For financial and technical reasons we may, on occasion decide to use the services of a supplier outside the European Economic Area (EEA), which means that your personal information is transferred, processed and stored outside the EEA. This includes countries that the European Union authorities do not consider provide an adequate level of protection for personal data.

What we do with this information

When you tell us things about yourself, we use it for the purpose you gave it to us for. We do not share this with third parties.

On occasion we use email addresses to promote events we think will be of interest to you through digital channels. In addition we use this data to create lookalike audiences across these advertising channels. We may also choose to advertise to people who visit our website, via retargeting.

Should any material changes be made to the ways in which we use personally identifiable information, we will take commercially reasonable measures to obtain email consent from you. We will also post the changes to our use of personally identifiable information on our site at least 30 days prior to a change.

Our commitment to data security

Personally identifiable information is stored on our server and is not publicly accessible. To prevent unauthorised access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

You can update your information or opt out whenever you like

We really only want to send things to people who want to receive them, so if at any point after you’ve registered you want to stop receiving emails from us you can. Just let us know. The same goes for updating us with new details. Just let us know and we’ll make sure we’re sending the right things to the right places. Send us an email to Or contact us by post at: AWARE Foundation, Urmila, Teston Road, Kent, UK ME19 5NB

Routine Information Collection

All web servers track basic information about their visitors. This information includes, but is not limited to, IP addresses, browser details, timestamps and referring pages. None of this information can personally identify specific visitors to this site. The information is tracked for routine administration and maintenance purposes, and lets me know what pages and information are useful and helpful to visitors.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Where necessary, this site uses cookies to store information about a visitor’s preferences and history in order to better serve the visitor and/or present the visitor with customized content. Advertising partners and other third parties may also use cookies, scripts and/or web beacons to track visitors to our site in order to display advertisements and other useful information. Such tracking is done directly by the third parties through their own servers and is subject to their own privacy policies.

Controlling Your Privacy

You can change your browser settings to disable cookies if you have privacy concerns. Disabling cookies for all sites is not recommended as it may interfere with your use of some sites. The best option is to disable or enable cookies on a per-site basis. Consult your browser documentation for instructions on how to block cookies and other tracking mechanisms.

Special Note About Google Advertising

Any advertisements served by Google, Inc., and affiliated companies may be controlled using cookies. These cookies allow Google to display ads based on your visits to this site and other sites that use Google advertising services. Learn how to opt out of Google’s cookie usage here As mentioned above, any tracking done by Google through cookies and other mechanisms is subject to Google’s own privacy policies.

About Google advertising: What is the DoubleClick DART cookie? The DoubleClick DART cookie is used by Google in the ads served on publisher websites displaying AdSense for content ads. When users visit an AdSense publisher’s website and either view or click on an ad, a cookie may be dropped on that end user’s browser. The data gathered from these cookies will be used to help AdSense publishers better serve and manage the ads on their site(s) and across the web. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy here

Statistical information

Aggregate statistical information provided by us to our advertisers or others regarding sales or website usage will not include personally identifying information


Your personal data will be held on our secure server located in our datacentre. Our site is equipped with the latest security devices/firewalls.

Access to Data

You have certain rights under the Data Protection Acts 1984 and 1988. You have the right to be told what personal information we hold about you on our databases.

Contact Information

Concerns or questions about this privacy policy can be directed to for further clarification.