Privacy Policy

About us

This statement sets out how Forest Holme Hospice Charity uses and protects any information you give us when you engage with us. This could be through donating, participating in an event, volunteering for us or any other way you choose to support us.

Name: Forest Holme Hospice Charity

Address: 5 Seldown Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1TS

Phone Number: 01202 670644



Registered charity number: 1038021

What we collect

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you.

When you register with us for an event, make a donation online, write, email, telephone or visit us, we will ask for information to enable us to process your request.

We may also receive information from third parties which we use for fundraising purposes. For example, Just Giving or In Memory Giving platforms.

We may collect the following information:

  • Your name
  • Contact information such as address, email and telephone number
  • Relationship/employer details
  • Donation and Gift Aid information
  • Donation preferences and interests

How we get the personal information

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • You are fundraising in aid of us
  • You are donating to us
  • You are taking part in an event, activity or challenge
  • You are a registered volunteer of the charity
  • You have asked us for information about fundraising/making a donation/attending an event

We also receive personal information indirectly, for example, online giving platforms such as Just Giving or Paypal.

How do we use the personal information

We use the information that you have given us in order to:

  • Process donations, payments and Gift Aid
  • Respond to correspondence from you
  • Send thankyou letters
  • Respond to complaints
  • Keep you up to date on the work of the charity by sending you information by post. For example, future events, activities and appeals
  • Tell you about volunteering activities

We do not carry out any automated decision-making, but we may profile your personal information so that we can communicate with you in a relevant way. We do not buy additional information about you from third parties.

We will never sell your personal information. From time to time, we may need to share your information to service providers who are operating under written contract with us to help fulfil a charity activity, for example a mailing house or event provider.

Legal basis for processing and storing your information

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  • With your consent. You can remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting or calling 01202 670644
  • We have a contractual obligation to you, for example taking part in an event
  • We have a legal obligation, for example complying with financial regulations
  • We have a legitimate interest, for example sending you communications where our legitimate interest is to raise funds for Forest Holme Hospice. We will always carry out an assessment to establish legitimate interest.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored on a secure database which complies with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

We will only hold your information for as long as it is necessary for us to fulfil our charitable activities and legal financial requirements. After that time, we will archive your personal information.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

If you wish to make a request, please contact us at:

Forest Holme Hospice Charity, 5 Seldown Road, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1TS.


Telephone: 01202 670644

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us. Please contact us on 01202 670644 or email

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:


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If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please contact us on 01202 670644 or email

This policy was last updated December 2022

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