Privacy Statement

Personal Information

Ocean Stars Trust would be delighted to have your contact details so that we can inform you of news, events and fund raising.  We should also like to send you our newsletters and gift catalogue.  Occasionally we may offer you the opportunity to make a donation.  This is all we will do and so, as you will see, we only require the minimum of information.

By giving us your details you are inviting us to contact you.  Please rest assured that we will not pass your details on to any one else.  While no computer system's security can be guaranteed, we take reasonable steps to protect your information.

Mailing list removal

If you are on our mailing list and no longer wish to hear from us, simply reply to an email and ask to "Opt Out".  Please ensure you give us the same name and email address we use to contact you.

Financial Information

To make a donation you may visit our page on Just Giving.  If you decide to donate via Just Giving you are entering your information into their site; Ocean Stars Trust will never receive you financial details.  Before using Just Giving's service please review their privacy policy.  We are very happy with their service but recommend you decide for yourself.

Personal information you provide for Gift Aid purposes will only be shared with the HMRC.

Changes to this policy

Ocean Stars Trust may update this privacy policy when necessary.  Please check this privacy policy whenever you use our website.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a named value, a single piece of information, which we ask your web browser to hold for us.  If you allow your browser to accept cookies, the name and value will be sent back to us whenever you visit a page.  Cookies allow websites to respond to you as an individual.  The website can tailor its operations to you.

We use the Google Analytics system to examine our websites traffic. Google will register some cookies with your browser.  Google Analytics provides us with aggregated statistics of how our website is used.  It is not possible for us to identify individuals from the data Google provides.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

What cookies can you get by using our site?

Google Analytics Cookies

At the time of writing Google set these cookies – _ga, _gid, _gat, AMP_TOKEN, _gac_<property-id> they are set just for our domain but Google sets them and the names may change.  If you don't delete them they will hang around for up to two years.  If you are concerned, clear you cache or block them – your ability to buy from us will not be affected.  These cookies are not necessary for the operations of our website.