Privacy Policy

British Friends of Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam (NSWaS) / Oasis of Peace UK is committed to protecting your privacy. We ensure that all your personal information is held securely and safely.

This privacy policy explains how we collect, use and store information, and what that might mean for you.

British Friends of NSWaS / Oasis of Peace UK holds and processes personal details in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. If you have any questions about how your data is handled, please telephone us on +44 (0) 208 952 4717 between 9.00 and 5.00pm.

Your rights

It is your right to request and receive details of the information we hold about you. For a copy of your personal information held by us, write to the address below together with a cheque for £10 made out to British Friends of NSWaS. We will respond within 10 working days of receiving your letter. Make sure you also send us the cheque (to cover administrative costs) and proof of identity, such as a copy of your passport or driver's license, to ensure that there's no mix-up between your identity and someone else's.

Executive Director
British Friends of NSWaS
Premier House
112 Station Road
Middlesex HA8 7BJ

For more information about data protection and your rights, see the information commissioner's website at

What information we collect

We collect data from our website for a number of reasons, primarily to provide you with the most useful and relevant information and services. We do this through collecting and analysing anonymous, or aggregate, data, and personal data volunteered by you online.

In some areas of our website, for example forms, orders and emails, we collect personal data such as your name, address, telephone number email and credit card information. We use this information only for the reason you have supplied it or any other reason for which you have given us permission to do so. You may choose not to provide such personally identifiable information, but this may limit our ability to provide you with a specific service or particular content, or to collect your donation

Where relevant, information is provided to explain why the data is being collected and how it will be used. In some cases we may ask you to 'opt-in' to receive future communications including email, or text marketing. In other cases, when we ask you for information about yourself you may, by ticking the appropriate box provided, tell us that you do not want future communications from us.

Should it be necessary to collect sensitive personal data, you will be asked for your consent for us to process this data. We will also explain why we are asking for it.

In addition to information given explicitly by you, we also collect information about your visit to our website (for example, the date and time of your visit and the pages that you view). This information is not connected to you personally, and is in aggregate form. This kind of data helps us to understand how our visitors use our site so that future website development can better meet your needs.


In some circumstances, we collect data using cookies. A cookie is an alphanumeric text file that is sent from a website and stored on your computer's hard drive by your web browser. Cookies allow a website to remember who you are, so that when you visit them again, they recognise you as a visitor and can help you with personalised information in filling out forms, for instance, or signing in. Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. To do this, look at the help menu on your browser.

British Friends of NSWaS / Oasis of Peace UK does not routinely use cookies on its sites. From time to time, we may use cookies to limit the number of times you are exposed to pop-up windows or other advertising. We also sometimes use cookies to track popular points of entry to our sites and routes around areas of our sites (that is, click paths) during specific appeals or campaigns.

As with other statistics about visitors to our sites, this tracking is anonymous and aggregate and does not relate to any information we might hold about individuals. If our usage of cookies changes in the future, this will be explained in our privacy policy. is a good place to look if you want more information.

Why we're interested

The information we gather helps us to send you the right thing at the right time - to fulfil orders, or send you updates.

We may also use your details to contact you some time in the future to tell you about our work. If there's an escalation of the Israel – Palestine conflict, or any other emergency situation that affects Neve Shalom ~ Wahat al-Salam, we may write to you to tell you about the need for more funds, or we may write to tell you about a big campaign about which we think you might want to know more.

Our policy is to email you only if you have said that you want electronic communication from us. This is in accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations. All our emails will offer you the chance to decline future emails.

Respecting your privacy

British Friends of NSWaS / Oasis of Peace UK does not sell, rent or pass on any information about you to other organisations. However, we may need to pass on information when required by law or by a regulatory body (for example, for a Gift Aid audit by the Inland Revenue or if asked for details by a law enforcement agency).

We may provide third parties with overall information about visitors and users to our site, but this information, as explained above, is both aggregate and anonymous. Your privacy is protected. Occasionally, we employ agents to carry out tasks on our behalf, such as fulfilling orders or processing donations. These agents are bound by our confidentiality policy to protect your privacy just as we would ourselves.

Righting wrongs

We want to make sure the information we hold about you is correct. If you spot any errors, if your contact details change, or if you do not wish to receive information about British Friends of NSWaS / Oasis of Peace UK, please let us know. You can contact us by telephone on +44 (0) 208 952 47117.

Electronic security

We take reasonable steps to ensure that any information we hold about you is protected. All our online financial transactions are processed through secure sites, such as Just Giving, Charity Choice and Spreadshirt which use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information given over the internet. The software scrambles data transmitted between your computer and their server, where it is unscrambled securely. 

However, as we all know, the internet carries risks. When you transmit information via the internet, you do so at your own risk.

Changes to this privacy policy

From time to time, we will make changes to this policy to keep it up to date and relevant. Please make sure you check regularly to see what has changed. If you carry on visiting our site after an amendment has been made, this will constitute your acceptance of any amendments we have made to our privacy policy.