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Privacy Statement

Christian Unions Ireland takes your privacy seriously. The information you provide through our website will be held under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We know that your privacy is very important to you. We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information that we may collect from online visitors. We aim to be as clear as possible about how and why we use information we may gain from you via this website. If your questions are not fully answered by the information below, please contact our Data Protection Officer who will be happy to help at Compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation underlies all of our personal information privacy practices. We also have a Data Protection policy which governs how we use the information that we collect about you on this website.

Data protection statement 

General Data Protection Regulation: By providing your personal details you agree to allow CUI to contact you by mail, email, telephone or SMS text message in connection with its charitable purposes. CUI does not make personal data available to external individuals or organisations.

How we collect information about you?

CUI does not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this website, except where you choose to give us your personal information.
This could include getting in touch with us or making a donation.

CUI does not receive or hold any credit card details for donations/payments made via this website. All credit card payments are handled by our agents – Justgiving; CAF; Stewardship; BT MyDonate, Paypal and iMap.

Why we collect information about you? 

  • To provide you with information about our work, including a quarterly prayer newsletter, Annual Report, email prayer updates, and information about events, resources, fundraising or any other services described on our website.
  • To make sure we have an accurate record of all donations received. 
  • To enhance or improve your experience on our website. 


Who sees your information? 

The information we collect through the CUI website will be used exclusively within CUI. We do not pass any of your personal information to any other organisations and/or individuals without your express consent.

To minimise the risk of unauthorised disclosure of your information, we will use some of your information to verify who you are when you contact us.

Our use of your information 

The information that you provide to the CUI website will be used to provide you with information about our work including newsletter & prayer update, email prayer updates, and information about events, resources, fundraising or any other services described on our website. 

By providing your email address you are agreeing to your email address being used for the purposes of receiving emails that communicate the work of CUI. CUI uses MailChimp to send regular prayer update emails. By providing us with your details you are giving CUI your express permission to transfer your data to MailChimp. If you do not give this permission then CUI will not be able to send emails to you. 

Each time you receive an email you will be able to update your preferences and subscribe or unsubscribe from regular emails via MailChimp.

How long do we keep your information? 

How long we keep your information collected through our website depends on the context in which you provided it. 

We will keep information that is necessary for us to provide membership mailings, other resources and for statistical purposes. 

We will keep records of any financial transactions you enter into with us for a minimum of six years. This will enable us to meet with accounting requirements and respond to any questions from you that arise during that period. Gift Aid forms and transactions must be kept for a minimum of 12 years after the Gift Aid is no longer valid.

Viewing the information we hold about you 

You may request details of all the information Christian Unions Ireland holds about you by submitting a written request to our data protection officer. Write to: The Data Protection Officer, Christian Unions Ireland, Café Grace, 12–14 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6AY. Please include a telephone number and/or email address to enable us to contact you.