Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Link Up (UK) and the GBC uses and protects any information that you give Link Up (UK) and the GBC when you use this website.

Link Up (UK) and the GBC 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, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Link Up (UK) and the GBC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25/06/2012 and updated on 02/10/2013.

We may collect the following information:

• name and job title

• contact information including email address

• demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

• other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

• payment card information (when making a donation or purchasing Link Up (UK) (or LUU) and the GBC merchandise or event tickets)

• bank account details when becoming a Link Up (UK) and/or GBC Friend, Supporter or Ambassador

What we do with the information we gather:

Link Up (UK) and the Great British Community (GBC) uses the information we collect about you to help us with understanding more about how our site is used, target communications that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise.

In particular, we use the information for:

• Internal record keeping.

• To improve our offers and services.

• To send communications about Link Up (UK) and the GBC news and events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the contact details which you have provided.

• From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to improve our offers and services.

Link Up (UK) and the GBC uses PayPal to process card payments. We do not store any of the payment card details provided when you make an online payment with Link Up (UK) and the GBC (e.g. for donations, merchandise, tickets). For details of PayPal’s privacy policy please click here.

When making a donation to Link Up (UK) and the GBC or signing up as a regular Link Up (UK) and the GBC supporter (Friend, Supporter or Ambassador), we will collect the data you provide online (personal information, answers to survey questions, etc.) Link Up (UK) and the GBC owns this information.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

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 analyze 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 setting 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 which 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 (see our TERMS & CONDITIONS).

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

• whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

• if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at info@greatbritishcommunity.org

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email info@greatbritishcommunity.org.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.