Privacy policy

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.

The information we collect from you as a site visitor

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.

This site uses cookies for some interactive features. A cookie is a small amount of data, which includes an anonymous unique identifier, that is sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive. Most browsers will automatically accept cookies. You can set your browser to reject cookies but some parts of the web site may not function properly if the cookies are rejected.

The information we collect from you as a registered user

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.

The information we collect from you when you donate

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.

Security precautions to protect your information

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.

Acceptance of our privacy policy

Use of the GGn website and associated services implies acceptance of this privacy policy. If you are not satisfied with any aspect of it please do not continue to use the website and services. This policy may change from time to time and you are deemed to have accepted the current version each time you use GGn or any site powered by us.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy please contact us via our get in touch page.