The Board of Universal Charitable Fund (UCF) is committed to protecting the privacy of personal information which the organisation collects, hold and administers. Personal information is information which directly or indirectly identifies a person.
Universal Charitable Fund (UCF) will only collect information that is necessary for the performance and primary function of UCF.
UCF recognises the essential right of individuals to have their information administered in ways which they would reasonably expect – protected on one hand, and made accessible to them on the other.
UCF is bound by laws which impose specific obligations when it comes to handling information. The organisation has adopted the following principles as minimum standards in relation to handling personal information.
- collect only information which the organisation requires for its primary function;
- never give, rent, sell or disclose donor information to other organisations except where it is legally required (such as the investigation of a criminal offence);
- use and disclose personal information only for our primary functions or a directly related purpose, or for another purpose with the person’s consent;
- store personal information securely, protecting it from unauthorised access and;
- provide stakeholders with access to their own information and the right to seek its correction if in error.
These privacy values are reflected in and supported by UCF’s core values and philosophies.