The Great Commission website is an initiative of the Evangelical Alliance, and therefore our privacy policy is in line with that of the Evangelical Alliance. The Evangelical Alliance takes your privacy seriously. The information you provide through our website will be held under the Data Protection Act 1998.

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 [email protected].

Compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 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
As the Great Commission is an initiative of the Evangelical Alliance, we follow their data protection statement, which reads as follows:

Data Protection Act 1998 : By providing your personal details you agree to allow the Evangelical Alliance to contact you by mail, email, telephone or SMS text message in connection with its charitable purposes. The Evangelical Alliance does not make personal data available to external individuals or organisations.

How we collect information about you
Great Commission 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 becoming a registered user, getting in touch with us or making a donation.

The Evangelical Alliance 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 ‘Secure Trading Limited’. Secure Server Software (SSL) is used to encrypt all credit card information sent from this website. For more details see our Privacy Policy. 1½ per cent of all gifts or payments by credit/debit card through the Evangelical Alliance website(s) goes to Secure Trading Limited to cover the costs of their service.

Why we collect information about you

  • To provide you with information about our work, including a monthly e-mail newsletter 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. When you indicate your preferences through our registration forms or through your use of our site, we may use this information to personalise the site to better meet your needs.

Who sees your information?
The information we collect through the Great Commission website will be used exclusively within the Evangelical Alliance. 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 Great Commission website will be used to provide you with information about our work including monthly e-mail newsletter and information about events, resources, fundraising and other services and activities 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 Great Commission.

Great Commission uses MailChimp to send regular emails. By providing us with your details you are giving the Evangelical Alliance your express permission to transfer your data to MailChimp. If you do not give this permission then the Evangelical Alliance 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 Evangelical Alliance holds about you by submitting a written request to our data protection officer. There is a charge for this service of £10 for each request. Write to: The Data Protection Officer, Evangelical Alliance, 176 Copenhagen Street, London, N1 0ST. Please include a telephone number and/or email address to enable us to contact you.