Privacy Policy

At Station South, we are committed to protecting your privacy and being transparent about how we collect and use your personal information.

We process your personal information in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and other relevant privacy legislation, respecting your individual rights.

How do we collect personal information?

We collect personal information directly from you when you contact us, register with us, enquire about our activities, make a donation, participate in an event, buy from our online shop, apply to work or volunteer with us, visit our website or otherwise provide us with your personal information.

We may also receive personal information indirectly from you, for example through specialist companies carrying out work on our behalf, such as surveys or event bookings, partner organisations for our projects or website and social media platforms which you use to engage with us.

What personal information do we collect?

When you choose to interact with us we may collect the following personal information about you, where we have a lawful reason:

  • contact information: Including name, postal address, email address, phone number, place of work and job title
  • financial information: Including bank details, payment details and if you are a taxpayer
  • background information: Including employment history, eligibility checks and training records
  • sensitive personal information: Including age, gender, health, and other diversity information
  • your opinions on our services
  • how you interact with our website and track which pages you visit when you follow links from our emails through the use of cookies.

Where possible we use anonymous or aggregated data that does not identify you.

How do we use personal information?

We use the personal information collected from you for a number of purposes, where
we have a lawful reason, including:

  • providing you with services, products or information you have requested
  • providing further relevant information about our work, services, activities or products
  • analysing, managing and improving our services, products and information furthering our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities
  • processing donations or payments we have received from you
  • fulfilling sales you place through our online shop
  • processing your application to work or volunteer with us
  • inviting voluntary participation in research or surveys.

We will also process your personal information as required by law or regulation.

Do we share your personal information?

We will never sell your personal information to any third parties.

We will share your personal information with partner organisations, such as local authorities or funders, where mentioned when you provide us with your personal information.

In order to deliver the services we offer, we may share your personal information with carefully selected third parties working with us or on our behalf, for example delivery companies for our online shop.

We will share your personal information when legally required to do so.

How do we keep your personal information secure?

We adopt appropriate technical and organisational measures to make sure your personal information is secure, and protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and accidental loss, destruction or damage, from the point of collection to the point of destruction.

Access to your personal information is restricted to those people who are required and authorised to process it. Appropriate background checks and training take place for our staff, contractors and volunteers processing personal information.

Your personal information will only be shared with another organisation if they agree to ensure sufficient safeguards are in place to protect your personal information.

We will not transfer personal information to countries outside the UK unless appropriate safeguards are in place, your individual rights are enforceable with effective legal remedies and you are informed.

How long do we keep your personal information?

While you are actively engaged with our work we will retain your personal information. Beyond that, we will generally keep your personal information for up to six years, or as legally required. We will remove your personal information earlier if it is no longer required, we no longer have a lawful basis for processing it, or you ask us to remove it.

Your rights

Your personal information belongs to you. You have rights over how we use your personal information:

  • the right to be informed
  • the right of access
  • the right to rectification
  • the right to erasure
  • the right to restrict processing
  • the right to data portability
  • the right to object
  • rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling


For further information about your rights, and when they apply, see the Information Commissioner’s Office website:

You may opt-out of any marketing communications at any time, by clicking on the unsubscribe link in marketing emails or responding with an “opt out” email. If you ask to stop receiving marketing communications we will retain minimal personal information on our suppression lists to help ensure that we do not contact you.

Registering with the free Telephone Preference Service gives you the opportunity to opt out of receiving unsolicited calls. The Mailing Preference Service will enable you to register to have your name taken off direct mailing lists.

If you are unhappy with our use of your personal information, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office. We would encourage you to contact us in the first instance so we can attempt to resolve any concerns.

How do we use website cookies and usage tracking?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is downloaded onto your computer
when you visit a website.

Cookies are used by many websites and can do a number of things, e.g. remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website.

Where cookies are used to collect personal data, we list these purposes above, along with other personal data that we collect. However, we also use some cookies that do not collect personal information but that do help us collect anonymous information about how people use our website. We use Google Analytics for this purpose.

Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website usage by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information collected by Google Analytics about usage of our website is not personally identifiable. The data is collected anonymously, stored by Google and used by us to create reports
about website usage.

Google’s privacy policy is available at


We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time and will publish the most current version on our website. If a modification meaningfully reduces your rights, we’ll notify people whose personal data we hold and is affected.

Contact us

If you have any questions, comments or feedback about how we use your personal information, or would like to exercise your rights, then please contact our Data Protection Manager:


Postal: Station South CIC, 975-977 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 2NP

This privacy information was issued in May 2021, and has a review date of May 2023. This information will still apply beyond the review date, until the next version is issued.

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