Privacy Policy Statement 2024

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

This policy sets out how MRBA uses and protects any information that you give us when applying for assistance, become a member or corporate sponsor, participate in events including fund raising events, or to receive our newsletter MRBA Matters. We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page so you should check here from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

What we do with the data that we collect

Information collected about applicants for assistance is to enable the MRBA to assess what if any assistance can be provided and to implement that assistance.

Information supplied as part of an application for assistance will be seen in an identified format only by those who need to see it in order to administer your case and communicate with you. This will include the secretary, national cases manager and regional manager and may occasionally include the chair of the management committee.

The information you provide allows us to administer your interaction with the MRBA. We may contact you by newsletter, and also for events, fundraising or general information about the MRBA .  You may opt out of being contacted at any time by contacting

We will not use your data for any purpose other than that for which it was given.

We will not transfer your personal data outside of the European Economic Area.

In line with data protection laws, we will use such information appropriately and retain it for no longer than is necessary. We will keep personal data of applicants for assistance (i.e. data that would allow you to be identified as a person, such as your name, telephone number, email address) for 10 years in case of further applications.  Personal data relating to members and supporters will be kept for two years beyond the purpose for which it is provided after which it will be removed from our records.

MRBA is the Data Controller for the data you provide.

Your rights

You have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold for you. When requesting access to your personal information, please note that we may request specific information from you to enable us to confirm your identity and right to access, as well as to search for and provide you with the personal information that we hold about you. You will need to contact us via email and we will respond within one month.

You also have a right to request that the personal information we hold for you be rectified (in case of errors) or erased.

In the event that we cannot provide you with access to your personal information, we will try to inform you of the reasons why, subject to any legal or regulatory restrictions.

If you have any queries about the data that we hold for you, you can contact us at We will do everything that we can to help.

April 2024

Website Policy

The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.

Information Automatically Logged

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information. We also collect information with regard to referrers and exit points to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website.


A cookie is a small data file that certain web sites write to your hard drive when you visit them. The only personal information a cookie can obtain is information a user supplies himself or herself. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies, however, enhance our web site performance in a number of ways, including providing a secure way for us to verify your identity during your visit to our web site and personalising your experience on our site, making it more convenient for you.

This website uses cookies so that we can serve you better. This site uses:

  • Google Analytics Tracking: visitor software that uses cookies to track information about how visitors come to the website, which pages they visit, and other actions that visitors make whilst on the site. This data is then used in order to improve the user experience of the website. All user data collected in this manner is anonymous.
  • PHPSESSID: This cookie is automatically created via PHP when a session is in use on the site.

Should you wish to do so, you can refuse cookies by disabling them in your web browser’s settings, and you do not need to have cookies turned on to successfully use our service. Most browsers are defaulted to accept and maintain cookies and you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. Please consult the support documentation for your web browser, which can be found online, for more information.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website, please contact us at

If you have any queries about these policies, the data that we hold on you, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this website you can contact  We will do everything that we can to help.


You can also look at the ICO website for more information.