Privacy Policy

Effective: 31.07.2020

This privacy policy describes the Young Christian Climate Network’s (hereafter: YCCN) commitment to respecting your privacy regarding any information we may collect, use and manage while operating our website.

YCCN is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679. This policy is liable to change in line with improvements and changes in the law. We reserve the right to update or modify this Policy at any time by posting a revised policy on this site. If this Policy is changed, we will update the “effective date” at the top of this page so that you are aware of any changes or clarifications as to what information we collect, how it is used and how it is managed. We ask you to check the effective date to see if this Policy has been revised since your last visit.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, or would like to access, amend, or delete any personal information we hold about you, please contact the YCCN Data Protection Officer via email at:



This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through YCCN’s website [], newsletter and online surveys. It does not apply to third-party platforms. It also does not apply to information collected through other channels, such as over the phone or in person.

This privacy policy covers the following:

  1. The Types of Information We Collect

  2. Why and How We Use the Information We Collect

  3. How We Store Your Information

  4. How We Share Your Information

  5. Your Data Protection Rights


Types of Information We Collect:

The information we receive, collect and store through this Site may be personal information that you enter on our website or non-personally identifiable information, such as information collected by cookies. There are a number of types of information that we collect, including information that you provide manually, information from your browser or device, and information collected by cookies. These are explained in more detail below:

Information you provide manually: we collect the information you provide when you sign up to become a member, receive our newsletter, respond to our online surveys, contact us with questions, or otherwise interact with this Site. The information you manually provide may be personal information, such as your name and contact information or it may regard your preferences concerning communications when you opt in to become a member. 

Information from your browser or device: Wix collects technical data from your web browser when you access our site. This typically includes the IP address that connects your computer or mobile device to the internet, your operating system, your browser, and page interaction information such as date and time of your visit. The information we receive is dependent on your browser settings. We will not use this data. 

Information collected by cookies: a “cookie” is a small file downloaded and stored on your web browser when you visit a website. Specific cookies enable a website to identify a web browser’s requests with a single user, rather than treating each as separate and anonymous. YCCN’s website utilises cookies and collects information by cookies through Wix, but we will not be using or analysing them. You can learn more about cookies here.  


Why and How We Use Information Collected Through This Site:

YCCN only collects and stores personal data that is adequate, relevant and limited to what is directly necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed, in line with GDPR.

We collect personal and non-personally identifiable Information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate the information and services you request;

  2. For the distribution of the YCCN newsletter;

  3. To be able to contact you with general or personalised service-related notices in relation to your use of this site;

  4. To invite you to participate in surveys and provide feedback to us (in accordance with any privacy preferences you have expressed to us);

  5. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred non-personal Information for internal purposes, which we may use to provide and improve our respective services; 

  6. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.


How We Store Your Information:

YCCN’s website is hosted on the Wix platform. Wix provides us with the online platform that allows us to provide and operate the information and services you request. Your data is stored through Wix’s data storage, databases and the general Wix applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. Access to this personal data will be limited to YCCN personnel who need access and appropriate security will be in place to ensure that no personal data is shared with any YCCN personnel unnecessarily. When we delete data from our databases, we will do so in a way which ensures that this data is irrecoverable. 

In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, YCCN shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the Information Commissioner’s Office.


How We Share Your Information:

We may share information collected through this Site with third-party vendors who act for us or on our behalf. For example, we use the third-party vendor Wix to design and operate this Site. We may also use third-party vendors to undertake surveys and to help us with our marketing and communications efforts. These third-party vendors are required to keep your information confidential and to use it only to provide services on our behalf.


We may also disclose your information to comply with laws and to protect our rights and the rights of others. We will only do this when we believe disclosure is appropriate to comply with the law. We may also disclose your information to prevent or investigate a possible crime, to enforce or apply our online agreements (such as our constitution and safeguarding policies), or to protect our own rights or the rights or safety of our users or others.

  • Information About Third-Party Cookies:

In addition to the cookies YCCN’s website delivers to your computer or mobile device, certain third parties may also deliver cookies to you for a number of different reasons. We may, for example, use Google Analytics, a web analytics tool that helps us understand how visitors engage with our Site. You may opt out of the collection of information by third parties on our Site. To do this you can download an opt-out browser add-on, which will prevent some third-party cookies. 

  • Links to Other Sites:

This Site may provide links to other websites operated by third parties, such as social media platforms. Any information you provide to third parties on their websites is covered under their privacy and data collection policies and is not covered by this Policy.

Your Data Protection Rights:

YCCN is committed to empowering its members and supporters, and so your personal data protection rights very seriously. These are:

  • The right to access: You have the right to request copies of your personal data that YCCN holds.

  • The right to rectification: You have the right to request that YCCN correct any of your personal information that you believe to be inaccurate. You also have the right to request that YCCN complete any of your personal information that you believe to be incomplete.

  • The right to erasure: You have the right to request that YCCN erase your personal data. 

  • The right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that YCCN restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

  • The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to YCCN’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

  • The right to data portability: You have the right to request that YCCN transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.


If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please email the YCCN Data Protection Officer at


If you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that YCCN has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Officer via or by calling 0303 123 1113.