Bees for Development respects your right to privacy so the only web cookies this website deploys are those which are strictly necessary for its correct operation and which enhance the experience of our site visitors – no personally identifiable information is collected. If you continue to browse our website we will assume that you are happy with our policy and to receive cookies from our website. If you choose to follow a link to third-party website please be aware that other organisations may have different cookie deployment policies from our own. You can change your cookie preferences in your web browser at any time.

The specialist international beekeeping organisation

Privacy and web cookie policies

Your privacy

Bees for Development values your privacy and will always comply with data privacy and security legislation, namely the Data Protection Act (UK, 1998), and from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). Bees for Development is the Data Controller for information we hold about you. 

We will not sell, share or transfer personally identifiable information collected via this website, or by any other means, to a third-party unless we are required by law to do so. Bees for Development will only utilise personal information in a manner authorised by the provider and for internal administrative purposes. All personal information given to and held by Bees for Development is securely stored and access to it is password protected.

We collect and protect data from our beneficiaries, partners and supporters in developing countries, in Europe and around the world.

If you have provided it, and it is relevant for us to retain it, then we will hold the following data about you: name; email address; phone number; address; your consent (or not), to receive direct marketing by email, mail and phone; your gift aid eligibility; donations you have made to us; whether you are subscribed to our Journal; purchases from our online store; Bees for Development events or training courses you have attended; relevant organisations you are associated with (for example a Beekeeping Association).

We use your data to contact you for administrative purposes, and to tailor our communications to suit your preferences. For example, if you have made a donation, we may contact you in future about other ways you can support our work, provided we have the proper permission to do so.

If you make a donation or buy something from our web catalogue using our secure online donation/order pages, the transaction is processed by a third party processor (currently Charities Aid Foundation), who specialise in the secure capture and processing of  credit/debit card transactions (and direct debits). If you give us financial data to make a donation by post or by phone we will never enter or store that information on our own system. We process card donations with a card terminal ourselves and send the direct debit information securely to our direct debit processing third party. 

How to control your personal data and communications

It is easy for you to unsubscribe. You can update or withdraw your consent at any time, for individual channels of communication (phone, email, mail), or for all channels by contacting us:

Bees for Development collects data about our donors from trusted third-party sites, for example The Big Give, Just Giving and Charities Aid Foundation. We will update your contact preferences if you ask Bees for Development directly, rather than through third-party sites.

If you believe that the information we hold about you (or any part of it) is incorrect or incomplete, please advise us.

Under data protection legislation you have the right to:

  • ask us not to process your personal data.
  • ask us to provide a copy of the personal data that we hold about you (we will only send requested personal information if we can verify your identity).
  • ask us to remove all the data we hold about you.


Web cookies

This website only deploys web cookies which are required to ensure its technical features operate correctly and which enhance the experience of our site visitors – no personally identifiable information is collected.

Where links are provided within our pages to third-party online content or services please be aware that Bees for Development is not responsible for the content, performance or cookie deployment policies of other websites.

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Bees for Development Trust is the working title of The Troy Trust, Registered Charity 1078803
Registered Address: 1 Agincourt Street, Monmouth, NP25 3DZ, UK
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