Our Privacy and Cookie Policy has been updated as of 23rd March 2020

About us and our Privacy and Cookie Policy

Strive Change respects the privacy of its users and is committed to protecting their personal information. This Privacy and Cookie Policy (Privacy Policy) details important information regarding our use of your personal information collected via the Strive Change website. Strive Change provides this Privacy Policy to help you understand how your personal information is used by us and your choices regarding our use of it.

By accessing the Service, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy. Your use of the Service and any personal information you provide through the Service remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, as each may be updated from time to time.

Any questions, comments or complaints in relation to this Privacy Policy or privacy generally that you might have should be emailed to jenny@strivechange.org or sent to:

FAO: Compliance
Strive Change
29 Cramond Avenue

Information We Collect

By using our Service and by submitting personal information to us through your use of our Service then this Privacy Policy will apply.

The personal information we collect from you for your use of the Service generally may include:

  • your name
  • email address
  • date of birth
  • PayPal or credit card billing information
  • contacts you choose to submit
  • profile photo
  • username
  • contact information
  • location
  • your preferences
  • submissions to various competitions and promotions
  • responses to surveys
  • communications sent to us by you
  • your subscriptions to newsletters and services offered by us
  • any other personal data relevant to the Service provided by you

In addition, if you choose to log-in, access or otherwise connect to Strive Change, or contact Strive Change, through a social networking service (such as Facebook), we may collect your user ID and user name associated with that social networking service, as well as any information you make public using that social networking service.

We may also collect information you have authorised the social networking service to share with us (such as your user ID, public profile information, email address, birthday, friends list, and pages you have “liked”).

The Way Strive Change Uses Your Personal Information

We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, including but not limited to the following:

  • Providing you with our products and services
  • Processing and responding to enquiries;
  • Personalising your use of the Service,
  • Alerting you to new features, special events or products and services offered by us and our group of companies in which we think you will be interested
  • Enforcing the legal terms that govern your use of the Service
  • We may use your personal information to contact you about
  • Our products and services which you may be interested in provided that you have not requested otherwise
  • Newsletters and information which you have signed up for
  • And non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major changes to the Service or for customer service purposes)
  • We use your information to improve the quality and design of our Service and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services.
  • We may anonymise or aggregate your personal information for business purposes, including for reporting and research. Such anonymised and/or aggregated data does not identify your personal information.

When Strive Change Discloses Information

We may disclose your personal information to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, businesses or service providers who process your personal information on our behalf in providing the Service to you.  This will include providing customer service, accepting deposits and paying withdrawals and processing such information to make improvements to the services they provide. We will use our reasonable efforts to  keep your personal information secure.

When you choose to share information with social media services about your activities with Strive Change by, for example, connecting your social media account to our Service, then Strive Change may share your personal information and information about your use of the service with such social media sites.  Please make sure to read the terms of use and privacy policy of such sites prior to connecting to our Service in this way.

Where you have provided your consent, we may share your personal information with selected third parties for their own commercial or marketing use in conjunction with your relationship with Strive Change or as part of a specific program or feature.

We also may share personal information in other situations with your consent.

Strive Change also reserves the right to disclose personal information that Strive Change believes, in good faith, take precautions against liability or harm, to investigate and respond to third-party claims or allegations, to respond to a court orders or official requests, to protect the security or integrity of our Service, to report violations of Strive Change’s eligibility rules to third parties and to protect the rights, property, or safety of Strive Change, our users or others.

In the event that Strive Change is involved in a merger, acquisition, sale, bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganisation, receivership, assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors’ rights generally, or other change of control, there may be a disclosure of your personal information to another entity related to such event.

Your Choices

Strive Change will process your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy, and as part of that Strive Change provides you with certain choices about how we process your personal information.  These choices are set out below.

You can access and update certain personal information Strive Change  holds about you at any time by requesting in writing.  You can also unsubscribe to marketing emails and newsletters by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ feature in the communication.  In addition to the above, please contact us if you have any questions or comments about your personal information at our address or email at the top of this Privacy Policy.

You can also learn more about and how to control the cookies used by the Service in the cookies section below.


Cookies Information: When you visit the Strive Change website, we may send one or more cookies – small files – to your computer or other device, which may enable us or others to uniquely identify your browser. Strive Change uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. Session cookies are temporary and typically disappear after you close your browser. You may be able to reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Strive Change website may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Log File Information: When you use our Service, our servers may automatically record certain information that your device sends whenever you visit any website and use certain apps. These server logs may include information such as your web or app request, Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

Clear GIFs Information: When you use our Service, we may employ technology such as “clear GIFs” (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by specific users.

We also use cookies, clear gifs and log file information for purposes such as (a) remembering information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit our Service; (b) providing custom, personalised content and information; (c) monitoring the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns and (d) monitoring aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.

Certain ads appearing on our Service are delivered by our advertising partners. Our advertising partners may use cookies and other similar technologies to collect data, including the technologies described above. Doing this allows the ad companies to recognise your computer each time they send you an online advertisement. In this way, the ad companies may compile information about where you, or others who are using your computer, saw their advertisements and measure your interaction with each ad. This information allows ad companies to deliver targeted advertisements that may be of increased interest to you, both on our Service and elsewhere online. To learn more and to opt out of the collection of data on our website by third parties for interest-based advertising purposes, please visit www.aboutads.info/choices or www.youronlinechoices.com. Note that opting out will not affect the quantity of ads you see online but likely will cause the ads to be less relevant to you. Note also that we also work with third-party analytics companies to collect data on our Service through cookies and other automated means. In some cases, the third parties mentioned in this section may maintain the information they collect in personally identifiable form.

To learn more about cookies and similar technologies and how to disable them we recommend you visit the Information Commissioner’s website.

By using our site you consent to us using the cookies and similar technologies described above.

Information Security

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorised access, use, or disclosure.

Whilst neither we, nor any other organisation, can guarantee the security of information processed online, we do have appropriate security measures in place to protect your personal information, for example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in facilities to which access is limited.

To further protect your privacy and security, we reserve the right to take reasonable steps (such as requesting your password) to verify your identity before granting you profile access or making corrections.

Additionally, you should ensure your password is kept secret at all times. You will be responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your password and account information.

Your Rights to Your Personal Information

You can make a subject access request to review your personal information collected via our Service or you have the right to ask us to stop using it by sending us an email to jenny@strivechange.org. We may take steps to verify your identity before providing you access to your personal information and may request a small administrative fee of no more than £10.

Links to other websites

Our Service may contain links to other websites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other websites.

Changes and updates

This Privacy Policy may be revised periodically and this will be reflected by the “Last update posted” date above. Please revisit this page to stay aware of any changes.  We may also notify you directly with any material changes to this Privacy Policy so please ensure that your contact details are kept up-to-date. Your continued use of our Service constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any future revisions.