Privacy Policy

Rennie Grove Hospice Care is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

Please read this Privacy and Cookies Policy carefully as it sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed. 

By visiting this site, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Rennie Grove Hospice Care, Registered Office, Grove House, Waverley Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 5QX.

What information we collect

The type and amount of information we collect depends on how you use this website. We collect three types of information:

  1. Anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors.
  2. Personal data that visitors voluntarily submit when they enquire about our activities, register for one of our events, make a donation or purchase items through our online shop.
  3. Financial data that visitors voluntarily submit to make a donation, registration or purchase.

You will be asked to supply personal information (anything that enables us to identify you, such as your name and email address) on the Rennie Grove website when you enquire about our activities, register for one of our events, make a donation to us or buy items through our online shop.

How we use your information

Anonymous data

When someone visits this website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting this website. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We use Google Analytics to help evaluate and develop our website. This free software records visitors to our website, but doesn’t store any personal details.

We also use “Session Cookies” on the pages that allow you to register for an event, complete a purchase from our online shop or make a donation. In order to track these transactions, we need to temporarily place a tracking number, known as a Session Cookie, on your computer in the same way as most online shopping and banking websites operate. This number is stored temporarily in your computer's memory but is not written to your hard drive. It will automatically be destroyed when your browser is closed after your transaction is complete.

To allow this tracking to happen, your privacy settings need to permit first party cookies. If your browser privacy settings block cookies, you will not be able to use these parts of our website.

By browsing our site, you are accepting our use of cookies and consent to this cookie policy.

To find out more about cookies visit If you wish to change your cookie settings, the 'How to Control Cookies' link in the left hand menu on the AboutCookies home page tells you how to do this.

Personal Data

We collect various types of personal information (name, address, email, gift aid status etc) when you complete one of the following:

  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Use an enquiry form
  • Make a donation
  • Register for an event
  • Make a purchase in our online shop    

The personal information you provide is collected by the website and stored on our secure database.  We use this information to provide you with the services, products or information that you have requested, to communicate with you or for administration purposes.  In order to do this, we may need to pass your information to other service providers, eg mailing companies for our newsletter or data services agents to clean our data.  Where we use service providers we will make sure there are appropriate controls in place, and they must always sign a confidentiality agreement ensuring that your data is kept securely and only used for the purpose of fulfilling the Rennie Grove Hospice Care project for which they have been appointed.

Your preferences

We would like to use your personal information to contact you with general news updates and to tell you about future fundraising activities. However, we will not use your information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.  You can change your contact preferences at any time by emailing ​ or completing our online contact preference form.

Right of access

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you, for which we charge a small fee, and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.

Financial Information

To process Debit or Credit Card transactions, this website will pass you through to our secure payment provider, Sagepay.

Credit card and bank detail information is not retained on our web servers or stored on our database.

Our promise to you

We will not sell or swap your details with other charities or third parties.  We will keep your details safe and will only use them in accordance with your wishes.

Links to other websites

This website may include links to websites run by other organisations.  Rennie Grove Hospice Care is not responsible for the privacy practices of these other websites and we suggest that you read their privacy policies carefully.

If you have any concerns please contact us.