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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

We will not collect any personal data about you or your members of your workforce, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided (“Consented”) or where it is necessary for Contactless Donations to process or hold for the purposes of supplying goods or services to you, or the organisation you represent


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


What third parties we receive data from

We work closely with other third parties (including, for example, business partners, sub-contractors in technical, payment and delivery services, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers, credit reference agencies) and may receive information about you from them. The information we receive is used to enhance your experience with our Services.

Who we share your data with

Contactless Donations may process and store personal data, that you provide to us, on our internal and external third party hosted systems.  Personal data that you provide to us shall be stored on systems with technical and organisational security measures and controls that strengthen data security.  We will only store personal data for as long as necessary for Contactless Donations to process such personal data, or for as long as required prudent to applicable records retention obligations.  If the personal information you provide is inaccurate or becomes out of date, then you must inform us and we will update our records.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Contactless Donations will always provide recipients with an opportunity to opt-out or ‘unsubscribe’ from receiving further email content.  This is because we only want to send information to people who are interested in receiving it. Contactless Donations is responsible for responding to ‘opt-out’ or ‘unsubscribe’ requests when requested to do so.  In turn, our business partners are responsible for complying with all such requests by removing the appropriate person from their lists.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Under Data Protection Laws you have the following rights in relation to your personal data: right to access your personal data by means of a subject access request; and the right to have your personal data rectified if it is inaccurate/incomplete.  From 25th May 2018 you will also have the right to: have data erased; to object to direct marketing; to not be subjected to automated decision making (including profiling) where such produces a legal effect or significant effect on you; and you have the right to bring a civil action if your data subject rights have been breached.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Data Protection Laws require that we meet certain conditions before we may use your personal data as described in this Privacy Policy Statement.  For personal data which is not ‘sensitive data’ or ‘special categories of personal data’ under Data Protection Laws, unless otherwise notified, we rely on conditions known as “specified, explicit and legitimate purposes” and “legitimate interests” in order to process your personal data for the above specified purposes.  For example, it is in our legitimate interests to process your personal data in relation to the fulfil the delivery of goods or services; or in response to an enquiry; or in accordance to your Preferences; and in order for us to meet legal obligations under relevant Data Protection laws and other applicable laws, including but not limited those prudent to Records Retention obligations.  We will keep the amount of data collected, and the extent of any processing, to a minimum to meet these legitimate interests.

What data breach procedures we have in place

KIG is registered as a “data controller” and has given appropriate notifications to the UK Supervisory Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  KIG processes personal data in accordance with applicable Data Protection legislation, Data Protection Act 1998 up to the 24th May 2018; and with effect from 25th May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations 2018, (collectively “Data Protection Laws”).  For queries concerning data protection matters at Contactless Donations, please contact