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Friends of Malawi Association

Serving all who love and support Malawi

Privacy Policy

Preservation of your privacy is important to FOMA and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and to making only responsible use of your data.

References to “we”, “us”, “you” or “our” in this Privacy Policy are references to The Friends of Malawi Association (FOMA) , an Association and the FOMA Charitable Trust Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales, registered charity number: 283563. We are committed to keeping your personal information in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 as amended 2003 and, in so far as it applies to organisations with members, Data Protection Act 2018 (‘DPA’) and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (‘UKGDPR’).

1. Information about you

1.1          We collect personal information from you when you become a member by completing (either on paper or online) the membership application form.  This will include your name, title and contact details, your bank details for the payment of membership subscriptions, and a gift aid declaration if applicable.   

1.2          Your consent will be deemed to last while you remain a member.

2. Our use of this information

2.1          Your personal information will only be used to send you our periodic newsletters and notices of other occasional events or matters relating to the Association.

2.2          We will not share your information with any outside parties without first contacting you.

3. Security

3.1          We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.

3.2          Communications about FOMA will be sent by post or by e-mail or posted on our website, or shared on our Facebook page or other social media.  For ease of use and compatibility, communications will not be sent in an encrypted form. E-mail, unless encrypted, is not a fully secure means of communication. Whilst we endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against viruses and other harmful effects, we cannot bear responsibility for all communications being virus-free

4. Cookies: currently FOMA does not use cookies.

5. Other information

5.1          If you would like us to correct or update any information, or if you would like your information to be deleted from our records, then please email us at or write to the Secretary at 50 Brewery Road, Woking GU21 4NA. 

5.2          This privacy policy may be updated from time to time and posted on the website.  It will be reviewed annually. 

5.3          Links within our sites to other websites are not covered by this privacy policy.