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RSPCA Assured Limited is a non-profit registered charity (in England and Wales charity number 1059879 and in Scotland SCO38199). It is also a registered company (number 2723670).
It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the RSPCA and is governed by eight trustees - four RSPCA trustees and four non-executive directors.
We ensure your data is kept secure and respect the privacy of all visitors to our websites.
Our website may also include links to other websites not owned, associated or managed by RSPCA Assured Limited.
Whilst we try our best to only link to reputable websites, we cannot be held responsible for the privacy of information collected by sites not managed by us, nor can we accept responsibility or liability for them.
For this reason, you should consult the privacy notice on any external website you visit before you submit any personal information.
We may collect personal information about you when you visit our websites or contact us online.
This can include information such as:
We use this information solely for the purposes described above. We will store the information securely for two months before it is deleted.
We may disclose your personal information when required by law. We safeguard the sharing of such information by ensuring the request and disclosure are legally compliant.
We do this to find out how our website was accessed, and the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
We do not make, or allow Google Analytics to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personal information through our website, we will make this clear and explain what we will do with it.
We do not collect personal information about visitors to our websites unless there is a clear reason for doing so.
To help us create a more effective website that reflects users’ needs, we use cookie files to collect and record information about how our site is used and collect your IP address (a number that identifies a specific computer or other internet device) for system administration and to report aggregated information.
However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘help’ function within your browser should tell you how to do this.
Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact the functionality of some areas of our website.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of young people who contact us online or enter competitions via our website.
Our competitions may request specific information about the age of participants.
Where appropriate we will seek consent from a parent, guardian or carer before collecting information about young people under 16.
You have the right to see the information we hold about you. If you want to receive some or all of your personal information (called a Subject Access Request), please contact
The Data Protection Compliance Officer,
Please note that the Freedom of Information Act (‘FoIA’) applies to public authorities and certain organisations listed in Schedule 1 of the FoIA. RSPCA Assured is not listed and thus has no formal obligations under the FoIA. However, we support transparency and will supply information where possible.
When you visit our website, a cookie identifies and tracks your visit whilst collecting statistical information.
Cookies tell us the pages that have been visited and collect information about how many times certain pages have been visited.
The cookie has no way of identifying you, it doesn’t hold your personal data nor can it be used retrospectively to track you.
Cookies help us to assess the effectiveness of our website and can provide useful information.
NextBubble - stops the ‘next page’ pop-up bubble appearing once you have clicked on it
CookieAgreement - stops cookie consent box appearing once you have clicked on it
Google Analytics - names as they appear in your browser: _utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz.
These cookies are used to collect analytical information about how visitors use the RSPCA site. All information is collected in an anonymous form and includes statistics such as browser usage, new visitor numbers, response to marketing activity and donation amounts.
This information helps us to improve the website and your experience and to make our marketing campaigns relevant.
We use service providers (such as website hosting providers and web developers) to help us provide our websites.
We may give relevant persons within these service providers access to your personal information, but only to allow them to perform their services for us.
If you apply for a job with us, we’ll hold the personal information you provide to process your application.
We may undertake monitoring of recruitment statistics, in line with employment and data protection law. If we need to disclose information to a third party we will not do so without asking you beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law. For example, if we need to take up a reference or obtain ‘disclosure’ from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
If you apply to work with us we’ll only hold your data for that application.