Privacy Policy

The Romani Foundation – Help for Dependency is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

What Data is Collected?

Types of Data that we collect are as follows:

Contact information – name, email addresses, telephone numbers will also be stored if submitted through our forms.

Other details: If given, age and gender (for statistical purposes only).

How we use your data

This privacy policy only covers the ‘Help For Dependency’ website ‘’, although we may link to other websites. If you follow these links, you will no longer be subject to ‘Help For Dependency’ privacy terms, and we therefore recommend that you read the other sites’ privacy notices.

By using this website, you consent to the collection and processing of information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Any personal information that you provide to us with will only be recorded and used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.

How we protect your Data

All personal information is encoded using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology before being sent over the Internet.

We store all of your data securely at all times, and it is disposed of securely also. We keep your data on secure databases, protected by passwords and internet security.

If you contact us on social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, you agree to the terms and conditions of that social media platform/website and understand that information posted in the public domain is not confidential.


We use Google analytics to understand website visitor activity so your visit will be tracked anonymously. We use cookies to collect information when you visit our website. More general information on cookies is available here:

How we use your Data from Donations

We use the data from cookies to learn more about how our website is being used and what pages people visit.

By entering data onto our contact forms, we understand that you have given us those details for a purpose, and we will try to help you.

By giving your name and bank details via the ‘donate’ button we understand that you want to make a donation to our charity ‘The Romani Foundation’ to enable future work raising awareness on dependency/addiction and supporting people suffering from dependency and/or addiction.

The Romani Foundation is registered with the charity commission for England and Wales, registered charity number 1181483.

‘Help For Dependency’ will use your data to provide the support that you have asked for where possible and to improve our organisation and services for others.

Find more information about the Donations and Fundraising service here: Cookies Policy

Our Policy on Sharing Data

‘Help For Dependency is a confidential service. The data that you provide directly to us will be kept safe between ‘Help For Dependency’ and you. We have policies on gathering consent and sharing information appropriately.

We are committed to keeping people safe, and this means that we may share your data with other appropriate organisations if we believe that there is a good reason to do so. We will let you know if this happens, unless telling you would cause you harm.

We try to keep everything discussed between us confidential. However, if we are really worried about your safety, we may give other appropriate organisations information to help to protect you.

The information that we keep will be in the form of paper records and computer records. When we are not using it, it will be stored securely.

‘Help For Dependency’ reserves the right to change this privacy notice as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law.

How we protect your data

We remain committed to respecting your privacy. Your information will only be shared with staff and volunteers who have been appropriately trained and will never be shared with any third party unless necessary to process your donation or if you have requested it in writing. Details may, however, be shared with relevant organisations should it be felt that harm may come to you if we don’t.

We will always respect how you have chosen to be contacted. You can change these preferences at any time.

What Data is Collected?

Types of Data that we collect are as follows:

Contact information – name, email address, telephone numbers will also be stored if submitted through our forms.

Other details:  If given, age and gender (for statistical purposes only).

Giving information: Donation amount, date and purpose if relevant.

Third Parties

All donations are made through a third party, Give as you Live. Give as you Live offers a secure donation platform, utilising payment technology from Stripe Inc. When making donations, their own Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy apply.


This content is based on research undertaken by The Romani Foundation and is strictly the opinion of The Romani Foundation. The content is intended for information and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical or emotional health advice or replace seeking medical or emotional health advice or treatment from your doctor. All readers of this content are advised to consult their doctor or qualified health practitioner or counsellor regarding specific issues whether physical, mental or emotional. The Romani Foundation takes no responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information and/or educational content on this website.

Please also bear in mind that the researchers are not doctors or any description. These writings are based purely on the research which has been carried out. This site does not offer advice, only information and personal opinion. Nothing contained on this website is intended to replace the advice given to you by your medical or health practitioner. The purpose of this website is to provide information which will help you to discuss your issues knowledgeably and without feeling unable to question the advice being given, but nothing on this website is claiming to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any illness or condition.