Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you submit a standalone pledge we keep details of the pledges you have made, your names and your e-mail address. We will send you a maximum of two emails summarising your pledge(s).

If you submit a pledge linked to an event, your email address and details of your registration/enquiry will be shared with the person or organisation hosting the event. Such hosts have committed to holding your data only for the purposes of Pledgeball.

If you subscribe or tick the Opt-In box we may send you other emails about your pledges and updates from Pledgeball, using the Mailchimp Marketing platform. Click here for details of Mailchimp’s Privacy Practices. We will not pass your name or email address to anyone else. You can unsubscribe to emails at any time. To unsubscribe click on the link at the footer of the emails.

Contact forms

Data from contact forms is stored in our site and forwarded as emails appropriately. If you offer to Host an Event, details of the event will be stored in a database and, once reviewed, published on the website. Your contact details will also be stored but will not be shown on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

We don’t share personal data with any other organisations or individuals except for the purposes of event management. If you register for an event or enquire about an event, your email address and details of your registration/enquiry will be shared with the person or organisation hosting the event. Such hosts have committed to holding your data only for the purposes of Pledgeball.

We may use anonymised data about the pledges made for analysis to ultimately improve our service and this anonymised data may be shared with third parties. Unless permission is expressly given, we will never share your email address or personal data with third parties, excepting the Host of a Pledgeball event as described above.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, are hosting an event, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Anonymised pledge data may be used in analysis to support research on the impact of Pledgeball and to improve our service.

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements