Privacy Policy


Greater Together takes your privacy seriously.Your personal information will not be sold or otherwise distributed to third parties without your consent.

We collect and store information on our database. We use the information we receive to work with our members, partners and other stakeholders for the benefit of the VCFS sector in Lancashire.

We are a membership organisation. When organisations apply to us to become members they submit information to us about their organisations and consent to us using it to improve voluntary and community sector provision across Lancashire. They also consent to being added to a mailing list in order to receive mailings which include:

  • News and notices of relevant public sector tenders and grant opportunities (and direct targeting by us where thematic interests apply);
  • Notification of opportunities to join in with Lancashire-based consortium bids;
  • Updates of developments and changes in our work, remit or approach;
  • Other news relevant for the VCSF organisations in Lancashire.

You can withdraw your consent to receive mailings form us at any time either by selecting ‘unsubscribe’ or ‘opt-out’ at the foot of emails you receive from us, or by emailing us at: with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject header.


Description of processing

The following is a broad description of the way this organisation/data controller processes personal information. To understand how your own personal information is processed you may need to refer to any personal communications you have received, or contact us to ask about your personal circumstances.

Reasons/purposes for processing information

We process personal information to enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution; administer membership records; to fundraise and promote the interests of the charity; manage our employees and volunteers; maintain our own accounts and records.

Type/classes of information processed

We process information relevant to the above reasons/purposes. This may include:

  • personal details
  • family detail
  • lifestyle and social circumstances
  • membership details
  • goods and services
  • financial details
  • education and employment details

We also process sensitive classes of information that may include:

  • physical or mental health details
  • racial or ethnic origin
  • religious or other beliefs of a similar nature

In addition, our website collects information from your browser, including:

  • your IP address
  • your browser type
  • the pages you visit.

This information is collected anonymously by cookies and is used to better understand how people use our site and improve its performance. Cookies do not personally identify users, but rather the user’s computer. The default setting for most browsers is to accept cookies but you can set your browser to refuse them.

Who the information is processed about

We process personal information about:

  • members
  • staff, volunteers
  • trustees
  • complainants, supporters
  • enquirers
  • advisers and representatives of other organisations

Who the information may be shared with

We sometimes need to share the personal information we process with the individual themself and also with other organisations. Where this is necessary we are required to comply with all aspects of the Data Protection Act (DPA) and the new GDPR regulations which came into force on 25/05/2018.

What follows is a description of the types of organisations we may need to share some of the personal information we process with for one or more reasons.

Where necessary or required we share information with:

  • members
  • family, associates or representatives of the person whose personal data we are processing
  • employees
  • current, past and prospective employers
  • healthcare, social and welfare organisations
  • educators and examining bodies
  • financial organisations
  • employment and recruitment agencies
  • survey or research organisations
  • business associates and professional advisers
  • providers of goods and services
  • local and central government
  • other voluntary and charitable organisations


It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information overseas. When this is needed information is only shared within the European Economic Area (EEA). Any transfers made will be in full compliance with all aspects of the Data Protection Act.

Review and changes to this policy

If we change this policy we will post a notice on our website and also notify you by email.

Contacting us

Please contact us via our website contact page, or by emailing