Privacy policy

The Anglican Alliance brings together those in the Anglican family of churches and agencies to work for a world free of poverty, inequality and injustice, to raise the voices of the vulnerable, to reconcile those in conflict, and to safeguard the earth. We are a Charity registered in England and Wales, registration number 1151992, and a company limited by guarantee, registration number 08345096.

The Anglican Alliance will protect your privacy and make sure any personal data you provide us with is kept safe.

This policy explains how we collect data, how we use and store information and what it means for you.

By using our website or providing us with your personal information you agree to your personal information being used and stored in the manner set out in this policy.

The Anglican Alliance is the “data controller” for the purposes of data protection legislation.


What information do we collect?

When you interact with us, we collect information about your personal details directly from you. For example, when you sign up to receive our newsletter, apply for the Agents of Change programme, request materials or information, enter into correspondence, or sign up for an event (such as a webinar or facilitated conversation), we collect the information you provide. This may include:

  • your name
  • your email address, telephone number or postal address
  • communications (such as emails or letters)
  • in the case of applications for the Agents of Change programme, we ask for additional information, including your educational background, church affiliation and contact details of a referee
  • your ‘click throughs’ on the newsletters we send you

If you interact with us on social media, we may collect social media posts and messages from your social media accounts.

When you visit our website, we also collect non-personal data such as IP addresses, details of pages visited and files downloaded. This information is collected using cookies. For more details on what we collect, see our cookies policy.

If you are at an event hosted by the Anglican Alliance, we may take your picture or record a session in which you participate. We will always note that we are taking pictures and recording events, and will give you the option not to be part of group pictures. If we take pictures of you outside a group context or if you are presenting a talk and we would like to record it, we will ask your permission in advance.

In terms of sensitive data, if you sign up for an event and provide us with information about dietary requirements or your need for disabled access. We use this information solely to ensure that we can accommodate your needs.

Whilst the Anglican Alliance is a Christian organisation, we do not assume that those who subscribe to our lists or make donations are necessarily Christian, and therefore do not regard data about subscribing to our lists, ordering materials, and making donations as providing evidence of religious belief.


How do we use this information?

The Anglican Alliance will only use your personal data for specific purposes and only after careful consideration to ensure that your privacy rights are not seriously impacted.

We will process the personal data that you provide to us in the following ways based on our legitimate interests as an organisation:

  • Where we work together in a network (formal or informal), to update you on relevant news, activities and appeals.
  • If you have registered for and/or attended an event we have hosted, to inform you of details about the event and to send any follow-up materials from the event.
  • If you have asked/signed up in the past to receive information from us, to send you information.

We will also process your personal data where you have given your consent to us doing so, for example:

  • When you have asked to receive our newsletter.
  • When you have asked to receive information about upcoming events.
  • To provide specific resources or information you have requested.

We will process the personal data that you provide to us in the following ways in order to comply with our legal obligations:

  • To process and retain records of donations you give us, including gift aid.

At all times, we will respect your contact preferences. You can change your preferences at any time or object to us processing your data by contacting us by telephone, post or email.

Phone us:+44 (0) 20 7313 3922

Email us at:

Write to us: The Anglican Alliance, The Anglican Communion Office, 16 Tavistock Crescent, London W11 1AP

You can opt out of our newsletters by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletters.


Who do we share your information with?

We do not share or swap your information with any other organisations unless you give us express consent to do so for a particular purpose in the course of work we are doing together. We never sell or rent your personal data to anyone.

We may need to pass on information if required by law or by a regulatory body to which we are subject – for example, a Gift Aid audit by UK Revenues and Customs or if asked for details by a UK law enforcement agency.

Please be aware that if you click through the links from our web site to the web sites of other organisations, those web sites might collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those web sites.


How do we protect your data?

We will always endeavour to keep your personal data secure. This includes:

  • the use of technical controls (such as network protection)
  • restricting access to personal data to those staff members and trustees whose roles require such access and
  • ensuring that they are trained in protecting your personal data.

We use MailChimp, which is an email provider, to store lists of contacts (names and email addresses) and generate newsletters and some other communications. You can read their security policy here.

However, we need to remind you that despite all our efforts, the internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and that you submit data at your own risk.


How long do we keep information?

The Anglican Alliance will endeavor to keep your personal data up-to-date, ensuring its accuracy and will not keep it for longer than it is needed. When considering how long to retain data we will take account of our service obligations to you, the nature of our relationship with you and any legal requirements. For example, we are required by law to keep information about donations for seven years. In our historical records, information about donations may also be included in our accounts.

The Anglican Alliance will dispose of your data carefully when it is no longer necessary for us to retain it.


Your Rights

The Anglican Alliance supports the principle of “fair and transparent” processing of your personal information. We support your rights in relation to your personal information under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, including the:

  • right to be informed (chiefly via this policy)
  • right of access
  • right to rectification
  • right to erasure
  • right to restrict processing
  • right to data portability
  • right to object
  • rights related to automated decision-making including profiling

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us:

Phone us: +44 (0) 20 7313 3922

Email us at:

Write to us: The Anglican Alliance, The Anglican Communion Office, 16 Tavistock Crescent, London W11 1AP


Changes to this Policy

This policy was last updated in May 2018. We may amend this policy from time to time to take account of changes to our processes or changes to data protection or other legislation. If we make any significant changes to this policy we will show this clearly on our website. By continuing to use our website you will be deemed to have accepted these changes.