Galgos del Sol takes your privacy seriously. We are committed to protecting your personal information. This policy sets out how Galgos del Sol uses the information that you provide us with in order to help further our rescue work.

Your data
Galgos del Sol works to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome galgos and podencos and through its education and outreach programmes to raise awareness of the plight of both these breeds and the need for higher animal welfare standards generally.

We will not sell your data to any third parties, but we may sometimes share your information with trusted service providers and selected partners who fundraise or work on our behalf. We ensure that any third parties with access to your data are held to strict standards for data use and security.

By Galgos del Sol we mean:
• Galgos del Sol Sociedad Protectora de Animales, registered charity NIF/CIF: G30856736 (Spain)
• Galgos del Sol Charity Shop, registered charity NIF/CIF: G30856736 (Spain)
• Galgos del Sol USA, 501c3 tax-exempt charitable organization, EIN 46-3856985.
• Galgos del Sol, registered charity 1158983 (UK)

What information about you we collect and how we use it
Galgos del Sol collects information from the public in a number of different ways.  For example, we ask for contact and other information when members of the public enquire about or adopt a dog, sign up to our sponsorship scheme or engage with one of our fundraising campaigns.  This may include information such as your name, date of birth and contact information. We use this information to help us provide and improve our services as a charity and maintain a record of our communications with you.

If you are a financial supporter of Galgos del Sol by sponsoring a dog or donating to us we will ask for information that enables us to process your donation.  This will normally include information such as your name, contact details such as address, email or telephone number and your payment details and, in the UK, Gift Aid status.

If you have given us your consent, we will contact you by email with information and updates on our work, and how you can support us (such as fundraising auctions).

What the Law says about protection of personal information
The General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’) became enforceable in May 2018. The GDPR states that personal data (information relating to a person that can be individually identified) can only be processed if there is a legal ground to do so.  Activities like collecting, storing and using personal information would fall into the GDPR’s definition of processing. The GDPR provides six legal grounds (reasons) under which personal information can be processed (used) in a way that is lawful. For the processing to be permitted by law (lawful), at least one of the legal grounds must apply.  The grounds are: Consent, Contract, Legitimate Interest, Public Task, Vital Interest.

The two legal grounds that are most relevant to Galgos del Sol’s use of your personal information are:

Consent — where we asked you and have a record of your express consent for us to do so.
A Contract with you that we can only fulfil by using your personal information, for example to send you an item that you have requested and made a donation for.

Web Security
Financial transactions made online to Galgos del Sol using this site are secure.  No-one can access your credit card or Paypal details via the internet.  All transactions are encrypted and we never store your credit card information.

PCI DSS is the worldwide Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard that was set up to help businesses/organisations process payments securely. This is achieved through enforcing tight controls surrounding the storage, transmission and processing of cardholder data that businesses/organisations handle.  This site’s payment processors (Stripe, PayPal and MoonClerk) are PCI DSS compliant. 

Our web host is Squarespace.  Sensitive card data is never handled by Squarespace. It goes directly to the servers of the payment processors (Stripe, Paypal and MoonClerk).  Squarespace is compliant with the requirements of the EU-US Privacy Shield that protects the rights of anyone in the EU whose personal data is transferred to the United States, for example in the case of mailing list subscribers.

Changes to your data
Should you wish to confirm the data we hold about you (for example where contact details may be out of date), to amend your contact preferences or unsubscribe from our emailing list you can do this by emailing; or, depending on your country of residence. 

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