Privacy Policy

Compton is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are dedicated to maintaining the confidence you put in us when handling and processing your personal data.

This page explains when and why we collect personal information, what personal information we collect from you, what we do with it, how you might access it, who it might be shared with and how we keep it secure.

This policy may change from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any updates. By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding this Policy and our confidentiality and data handling practices you can telephone us on 01926 614555 or write a letter to 24 Hamilton Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4LY.

About us

Compton is a fundraising consulting firm. We work in partnership with our clients to design, test and deliver annual, capital and legacy fundraising campaigns.

Compton Fundraising Consultants is a limited company, number is 3845093, incorporated in England.
Our registered address is 24 Hamilton Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV32 4LY.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you interact with us either online or face to face. For example:

  • When you contact us about our services;
  • When you inquiry about job opportunities;
  • Through your participation in our events (subject to informed consent)
  • During conversations between you and our members of staff (subject to informed consent);

Why do we collect the data?

Compton is a fundraising consulting firm and in order to deliver our services we have to gather and use certain information about individuals. These can include clients, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other individuals with whom the company has a relationship or needs to contact.

How do we protect your data?

We continue to monitor and review our existing practices and introduce new technologies to make sure we have robust security measures.

Our approach to information security does not rely merely upon written policies. We maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information through the protection of our technology resources and assets. Measures include, but are not limited to:

  • Portable devices encryption (e.g. memory sticks, laptops, smartphones, tablets)
  • Laptop and desktop firewall
  • Antivirus and anti-malware software (server, endpoint, gateway)
  • Automated patching
  • Full disk laptop and desktop encryption
  • Our website has SSL certificate.

We understand the importance of taking appropriate steps to safeguard information assets and are committed to protecting sensitive and personal information of all data subjects.

What type of information we collect?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

We do not collect or use special categories of Personal Information unless we are legally obliged to. These special categories include, for example, trade union membership, racial origin, genetic and biometric data. Where we collect the Personal Information of a child, we always obtain the consent of a parent or legal guardian.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • Process website inquiries that you have submitted;
  • Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • Notify you of changes to our services;
  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about our services;
  • Process a job application. We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis.

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us or as long as dictated by law.

Who can access your information?

We may pass your information to our third-party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be assured that we will not release your information to third parties for marketing purposes.

You can change your mind

We want you to feel that you are in control of your data. At any time, you can ask Compton to stop or amend how we’re using your personal information including direct marketing communications from us about our services. To do that, please telephone us on 01926 614555.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.

If you would like to check what information we hold about you, please telephone us on 01926 614555. We’ll send you a Subject Access Request form that you will need to complete, together with proof of your identity.

This form along with relevant attachments should be sent in a securely sealed envelope marked ‘Private and Confidential’ to the following address:

Compton Fundraising Consultants Ltd
24 Hamilton Terrace
Leamington Spa
CV32 4LY

This form (along with the required enclosures) can also be delivered by hand to the above address. Please note that if you cannot provide us with satisfactory proof of identity, your application will be rejected.

Would you like to update your information?

The accuracy of your information matters to Compton. If you change your email address, or any of the information that we hold is inaccurate or outdated, please telephone us on 01926 614555.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the Compton website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small text files sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They are commonly used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the website.

They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better, more personalised service.

You can switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org. Remember that turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Compton website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to our website. Please read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access those using links from our website.

In addition, if you link to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

We do not transfer any information outside the EU and EEA.

Review of this policy

This policy will be reviewed and updated as and when required to ensure that it remains appropriate in light of changes to statutory laws, business requirements or contractual obligations.