top of page

Privacy policy


This privacy policy sets out how Shankill Shared Women’s Centre (SSWC) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use our website.


​SSWC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement, which follows the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


This policy is effective from 31st March 2024.


What we collect

Through the various forms on our website, the personal information we collect may include your:


  • Name

  • Contact information, including postal address, email address and telephone number

  • Bank account and payment details (solely for payment purposes)

  • Passport number, date of birth and information about medical conditions (only in certain circumstances, such as travelling abroad with us)

  • Information on if/how you would like to be contacted and why you are supporting us


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:


  • Internal record keeping and completing our obligations with funders

  • We may use the information to improve our products and services

  • We may periodically send emails about new activities which we think you may find interesting using the contact details which you have provided if you have chosen to “opt-in” to receive communications

  • We may use your information to customise our website according to your interests


We will never sell or share your information with third parties unless for a specific contractual arrangement that you have given consent for.​



How we store your information

We protect your personal information within a secure electronic file system accessible only to authorised staff within Shankill Shared Women’s Centre.  We keep our computers, files, and databases secure and take the necessary security measures to protect against breaches.

You will only receive marketing material from us if you choose to opt-in either when you complete your original enquiry or while making a donation. If retained, your details will be added to our database. Every marketing correspondence you receive from us will provide you with the ability to unsubscribe or manage your communication preferences. You can also do this by contacting us on (insert comms email here)


Please note – we DO NOT store information such as credit card details or bank accounts. All credit card donations on our website are processed via (add donation info here). 


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added, and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.


We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes, and then the data is removed from the system.


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 settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


How can you update or remove your data?

You have the right to access your personal data held by us and change or remove that data as soon as we no longer have a contractual or legal relationship with you.  To contact us to have your data updated or removed, contact the data protection office at  We promise to remove your contact information within 5 working days once requested.

bottom of page