Golden Giving ("GGn") takes your privacy very seriously. We will never pass your personal details on to anyone, including the charity you have chosen to support, without your express consent.
Please note that by visiting or registering with GGn, you are agreeing to the practices detailed below so please read on to find out how information relating to you will be treated as you use our site.
GGn collects information about the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of all visitors to our site. An IP address is a number assigned to your computer automatically when you use the internet. This information is only collected in aggregate (in other words, we are not able to monitor your individual usage of the site) and helps us monitor site traffic patterns in order to improve our service.
When you create a secure personal account on GGn for the purpose of creating a personal fundraising page, we collect your title, name and email address and your password. We will automatically pass on your name and email addresses to the charity that will benefit from the donations you are collecting. In all other instances, we will not pass on this information to any third party unless you give us your express consent.
If you donate or make a pledge on GGn, we collect your first and last name, your declaration of tax status, your credit or debit card details (including card type, card number and expiry date) and your billing address. We will only use your payment details for the purpose of processing your donation via our payment partner AIB Merchant Services. If you make a Gift Aid declaration, we will pass it on to the HMRC for the purpose of reclaiming tax on behalf of the recipient charity. Your Gift Aid declaration includes your name and home address (which may be different from your billing address) along with the confirmation that you are paying sufficient amounts of tax in the current tax year.
The transfer of online transaction data to and from the web site is protected by the implementation of a Secure Sockets Layer protocol. Our UTN-USERFirst-Hardware 256-bit secure certificate allows web browsers to verify the authenticity of our secure GGn domain and to communicate with our site securely, protecting confidential information from interception and hacking. It is your responsibility to keep your password secure at all times to avoid unauthorised use of your GGn account.