Privacy Policy

Why do we need a Privacy Policy?

Our privacy policy lets you know what information is being collected, how it is being used and why.

Dogs in Mind (D in M) is a small team who support chosen dog rescues through fundraising and behavioural modification. These rescues are solely managed by volunteers who dedicate their lives to helping homeless dogs find loving homes, with no ongoing funding.


D in M is committed to protecting your privacy.

What information do we collect and how is it collected?

If you contact D in M, to purchase from our shop, to donate, or to enquire about other information, we will collect basic information about you which includes your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, and then information on your specific request, or purchase information.

If you donate or make a payment to us via our website, we will collect basic information which includes your name and email address and our third party payment processors will collect your payment information. If you agree to Gift Aid or you are purchasing an item from our shop, we will also collect your home address, so we can claim the Gift Aid or post items out to you.

When you visit our website, we use Google Analytics to log information and details of visitor behaviour. This doesn’t identify individuals, it just helps us to find out information about traffic to our website such as how many people have visited our website and which pages they visited.

What do we do with the information that you give us?

We will only use your information to contact you regarding the enquiry you have made.

We will use your information to process any payments or orders you have made.

How long do we keep the information you give us?

We will not keep any of your information longer than necessary.

If you volunteer for us will keep your information on file as long as you remain an active volunteer.

We will keep information on any payments made to us in accordance with the law regarding financial record keeping and Gift Aid claims. We will keep any other personal information you have shared with us for no longer than 90 days, unless you have explicitly consented to us contacting you further.

How do we share, store, protect and process your information?

We will not sell or pass on your personal information to others. Your information will be securely stored and access restricted. The only exception to this is that, with your written prior approval, we may pass your information to a trusted 3rd Party

We may use service providers who provide IT and system administration services to process and store data, such as web hosting, email services and database storage. These providers are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and based in the EEA, in countries recognised as providing adequate data protection by The European Commission or are in the US but are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

What are your rights?

In accordance with UK and European law under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) you have the right to view, amend or delete any of the personal information that we hold about you.

More about Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Third Party Cookies: Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

These are by and large placed by Facebook, Twitter and other similar social sharing platforms. These cookies are classed as third party cookies and may be used by the relevant owners for targeted marketing and tracking. For example 3rd party cookies are placed when you click social media sharing buttons: Facebook “like” button, Twitter button, adding something to Pinterest etc. These are not essential to the functioning of this website but we do believe that they enhance user experience and allows our visitors to share information they find on the internet with their friends who may also be on Facebook etc.

  • Our Site is Jetpack enabled in order to give you an enhanced browsing experience including the ability to share content from our site on social media.

A link to Jetpack’s cookie policy

A link to Jetpack’s Privacy Policy

Managing Cookies: Blocking cookies may have a negative impact on your browsing experience and you may not be able to use certain features on the site. However if you do wish to block cookies  We suggest taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Policy Updated: 9th May 2018