This website is the official website of Asylum Aid. Asylum Aid is an independent charity, registered charity number: 328729. Asylum Aid is also registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 1985 as a company limited by guarantee number 2513874. Registered office: Club Union House, 253-254 Upper Street, London N1 1RY. Asylum Aid is exempted by the OISC no. OISC no N2001/000/88.
The information contained on this site is intended to provide an overview of the asylum process in England and Wales only. It should not be relied upon as an authoritative statement of the law or as a source of legal advice. If you think you have a legal problem, please call our advice line or another legal adviser before making any decision about what to do.
Asylum Aid takes no responsibility for the contents of linked websites and links should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind.
Content on this site is protected by copyright. The copyright owner is Asylum Aid. You may not make alterations or additions to the material on this site, or use it for commercial purposes. Asylum Aid encourages people to download information from the site and to copy it for personal use. Please give appropriate acknowledgement of Asylum Aid if it is republished in any format.
At Asylum Aid we are committed to protecting your privacy. This statement is made in the light of the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any questions about this statement please contact Fundraising, Asylum Aid, Club Union House, 253-254 Upper Street, London N1 1RY or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do we collect information?
We obtain personal information from you when you enquire about our activities, make a donation or otherwise provide us with personal information. We may also receive information about you from third parties, for example a friend may ask that we supply you with information or you may work for an organisation that we think might be interested in our work.
What information do we collect?
The types of information collected might include names, date of birth, e-mail address, postal address, telephone number, fax number and credit/debit card details.
How do we use this information?
We will use your personal information to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested, for administration purposes and to further our charitable aims, including for fundraising activities. We may need to share your information with our service providers, associated organisations and agents for these purposes.
We may share your information with other organisations that are supportive of our aims and objectives. We only use your personal information for direct marketing purposes if we are allowed to do this by law or if we have your consent. If you would prefer that we do not contact you please get in touch by writing to Fundraising, Asylum Aid, Club Union House, 253-254 Upper Street, London N11RY or emailing email@example.com.
Do we use ‘Cookies’ ?
We may also store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. We do this to improve the quality of the information we provide.
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at www.AboutCookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.
How do we protect personal information?
We use a secure server when you make a donation via our website. However, as no data transmission over the internet is guaranteed to be secure, while we have taken appropriate steps we can not ensure or warrant the security of the information you send to us and you do so at your own risk.
Once the data has been received, Asylum Aid takes appropriate measures to ensure that any information is kept securely, accurate and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used.
Will we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?
We may pass your information to our service providers, agents and associated organisations, and, if you have consented, to other organisations who share our objectives.
If required to do so by any applicable law, search warrant, subpoena or court order, or by any regulation, treaty or other legally binding obligation with which Asylum Aid is required to comply, Asylum Aid will disclose some or all of your personal information as and to the extent that it is required to do so.
By providing us with your personal data, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and this privacy statement. If you do not agree with any terms in this privacy statement, please do not supply any personal details to Asylum Aid and cease to use the Asylum Aid website immediately.
Right of access
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected. Please note an access fee may be charged to cover our reasonable costs of providing the information to you.
Sometimes there may be a reason why access will not be possible. If that is the case, you will be told why.
If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us at the above address.
We reserve the right to amend this privacy statement. If we do so, we will post notice of the change on our website.
If you contact our advice line, you may choose to provide details of a personal nature. Only the caseworkers use your personal information, and only for the purposes of dealing with your enquiry/enquiries. They will not pass on your personal details to anyone else without your express permission.
Your personal information and details of the enquiries received are stored on a secure database. If for any reason you wish to have your personal details removed from their records, please contact the advice line.