IMPORTANT:  By submitting data to us and/or using our website you give your consent that all personal data that you submit may be processed by us in the manner and for the purposes described in the following privacy policy.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (together with our Terms and Conditions and any other documents referred to on it) describes Power Of Pads current policies and practices with regard to Personal Data collected from you by Power Of Pads manually or through our website

Power Of Pads is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy also sets out the basis on which any Personal Data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

The term “Personal Data” refers to personally identifiable information about you, such as your name, birth date, telephone number, email address or mailing address.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Power Of Pads (the working name for the charity Friends of Buburi, registered in England and Wales No 1139288) of 11 Matford Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4PS.


Information we may collect from you

Power Of Pads will collect, store and process the following data about you:

Information you give to us

You may give us information about yourself by filling in contact forms at Power Of Pads events, or on our website or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise.  Or when you complete a consent/release form for photos and video. This includes information you provide when you visit our website, subscribe to our service, communicate with Power Of Pads or other users through the site,  and when you report a problem with our site.  The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, personal description and photograph or video (if applicable), your volunteer profile, CV or work history, skills and volunteering related interests and availability.

Information we collect about you

With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time);
  • services, charities, postings that you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call us.

Information we receive from other sources

We occasionally work closely with third parties (including, for example, donor providers, business partners, crime prevention authorities, advertising networks, analytics providers, search information providers) and may receive information about you from them.

We work closely with charity partners and may receive from them information about your charity placements.


Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy.

Uses made of the information

The purpose for which we process Personal Data held about you may include the following:

Information you give to us.  

We will use this information:
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts and agreements entered into between you and us;
  • to provide our charitable services for organisations, and for individuals who wish to volunteer;
  • to provide you with our newsletter and information about services we feel may interest you.  We will contact you by electronic means and only if you have ticked the relevant box on the contact form;
  • to notify you about changes to our service; and
  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and your computer.

Information we collect about you

We will use this information:

  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our service, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • to promote and evaluate the impact and effectiveness of our services.

Information we receive from other sources

We may combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you.

Disclosure of your information

We will not share your information with any third parties.

Where we store your personal data

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights

You can also exercise your right to review or alter any personal data held by us at any time by contacting us at

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any Personal Data to these websites.

Access to information and corrections

Registered users can update their personal data at any time to ensure it is accurate, by contacting

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Upon receipt of your written request and enough information to permit us to identify your Personal Data, we will disclose to you the Personal Data we hold about you. We will also correct, or amend any Personal Data that is inaccurate if you request us to do so. Any access request in providing you with details of the information we hold about you will be dealt with by us without charge and within a period of 14 days.

Please note that any requests to anonymise Personal Data are subject to any applicable legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations imposed by us.

Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to the Trustees or Data Protection

or by post to Power Of Pads, 11 Matford Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4PS

Updated 16th June 2021

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