Privacy Policy

Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer – privacy policy

We take your right to privacy very seriously. This privacy policy tells you how and why we use the information you give us. Any personal information will be treated in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into force on 25 May 2018.

About Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer

Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer is a collaboration between charities Core, Operation Henry, Pancreatic Cancer Action, Pancreatic Cancer Scotland and Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Guts UK (formerly known as Core) is a registered charity in England & Wales No. 1137029. Registered office: Guts UK, 3 St Andrews Place, London. NW1 4LB.

Pancreatic Cancer Action is a registered charity in England & Wales (1137689) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales No. 07272699. Registered office: Pancreatic Cancer Action, Unit 9, Oakhanger Farm Business Park, Oakhanger, Hampshire, GU35 9JA.

Pancreatic Cancer Scotland is a registered charity in Scotland (SC041740).

Pancreatic Cancer UK is a registered charity in England & Wales (1112708) and Scotland (SC046392) and a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, No. 05658041. Registered office: 6th Floor Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7SP.

Planets Cancer Charity is a registered charity in England & Wales (1175572).


Pancreatic Cancer UK is the sole “Data Controller” of the personal information that is supplied through the Purple Lights website – any future use of the terms “us”, “we” or “our” is a reference to Pancreatic Cancer UK and a reference to “you” is to you, the user of this website.

How we get your data

We receive Information directly from you when you tell us about your light up. On the “Tell us about your light up” page, you are required to give us your name, contact details (such as your email address, postal address and telephone number) as well as the location of where your light up will be. We ask you for this information so that we can keep you informed about the campaign and mark where your light up will be on our interactive map.

You might also choose to give us additional information about why you want to participate in Purple Lights which might include information about your health or that of a loved one. You are not required to give us this information about if you choose to do so, it is at your discretion.

How we use your data

We will use your information to provide you with information about the Purple Lights campaign. We will also use your information to compile anonymous statistics and research in the course of our work, to help us ensure we are meeting the aims of the campaign and make improvements to it where necessary.

We will store your information on behalf of Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer and will provide you with support/answers to your questions regarding your light up.

We may need to disclose your information if required to do so by law. However, we will never sell or rent personally identifiable information that you have provided to us to third parties. In addition, we will not use your information for any other purpose than Purple Lights for pancreatic cancer unless you are one of our existing supporters.


How we keep personal data safe

We’re committed to keeping any data you provide to us safe and secure. All of our staff therefore undergo comprehensive data protection training when they first start working for us.

All of our online forms are encrypted by an SSL certificate which means that the details on them can’t be accessed while the information is transferred to us.

How long we keep your personal information

We keep personal data only for as long as it’s necessary and in accordance with our internal data retention policy. To obtain a copy, please contact us at

The legal conditions we rely on to process personal data

We rely on your consent to send your information about the Purple Lights campaign – you can withdraw your consent at any time.

Analysing how people use this website

Our website uses Google Analytics, to look at how people use the site. Google Analytics use “cookies” which are text files placed on your computer – they help us to see how long people stay on our site and which of our pages are the most popular as well as the least visited. This in turn helps us to make the site as relevant and as useful as possible.

The information produced by the cookie about how you use the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The company then uses this information to compile visitor reports for us about website activity.

Google will transfer this information to third parties if required by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google won’t link your IP address with any other information held by Google.

You can block cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please remember that our website might not work as well as it should if you do this.

Links to other websites

This website provide links to websites operated by other organisations. These organisations have their own privacy policies so please review these if you want to find out more about how they protect your privacy.

Your rights under the GDPR

The GDPR gives you more control over what happens to your personal information. Under this legislation you have the right to:

– be given clear, transparent and free information about how your data will be used;

– access your personal data so that you can see how your personal information is being used by us;

– have your personal information updated and corrected;

– obtain and reuse the personal data you have given to us for your own purposes;

– request that we permanently delete or remove your information where there is no “compelling” reason for us to keep it; and

– request that we don’t use your personal data for specific purposes and, unless we are under a legal or contractual obligation, we must respect your wishes;

If you’d like to exercise any of the rights outlined above, please email us. We’ll respond to your request within 3 working days with an outline of the next steps.

Changes to this notice

We may revise this privacy policy from time to time. Any change will take effect once the revised privacy policy is available on this website. Please check the policy regularly for any changes.
If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please email us.