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Guildford Besom Privacy Notice


This privacy notice explains how we use any personal information we collect about you.


Lawful Basis


Besom operates under the lawful basis of “Legitimate Interests” with respect to the data processing of individual’s data. The Legitimate Interest being that we require certain data, e.g. contact data and address data, in order to deliver the services we offer both to clients and donors.


What information do we collect about you?


We collect information about you when you enquire about using any of our services, as part of us providing you, or your client, with our service(s), or when you register an interest in supporting us.


How will we use the information about you?


Clients or Referring Agencies – we will initially use the information we collect from you to contact you to discuss the delivery of services to you or your clients. We will then use your information to provide you with any service(s) we have agreed with you and keep referring agencies updated with progress. As a faith-based charity, we may offer you our support through prayer, so we may record whether you are happy for us to do this so we can make sure we respect your wishes.


Supporters and Volunteers – we will use the information we collect from you, including your level of interest and support for us, to tell you more about our work. We will also thank you for your support, and invite you to continue to support us. We may also use your information to invite you to other events such as Besom Conferences or Prayer meetings.


Sharing your information


We will not normally share any information we hold about you to others without your prior consent, unless it is as a necessary part of providing you with our service(s).


Retaining and deleting your information


We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the information we hold about you is kept secure. We will only hold your personal data for as long as it is required. Deleting your information may involve either the removal of the data or its anonymization, meaning that it no longer continues to be personal data that will identify you. Please contact us using the details below if you need to request that your data be deleted.


Access to your information and correction


You have the right to request details of the information we hold about you. To do this, you should send an email to the address below. We will respond to your request within 30 days of receiving the written request. You have the right to request that we update or correct any information we hold about you. Please contact us using the details below to let us know what needs correcting.

Changes to our privacy policy


We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 17 May 2018.


How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you.


By email:


By phone: 07929 037 101


For more information about your legal rights in relation to the information we hold about you, please visit the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office at

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