Where is your information and how do we keep it safe? Our information is mainly hosted in what is commonly referred to as “the cloud”. Our hosting of that information uses various online IT systems specifically designed to protect the safety and confidentiality of your data via the use of encryption and other security measures. Our use of the IT systems referred to above may involve the provision of services by individuals and/or companies whose registered place of business is located outside the European Economic Area. We follow the Information Commissioner’s Office’s guidelines in our use of online IT systems. Retention of your information We will retain your personal information only for so long as may be necessary so as to achieve the purposes set out above and to comply with our obligations in respect of the collection and use of information including. Information sharing and disclosure DUK does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. We do not permit any cloud-based service used by us to process data which they host on our behalf for their own purposes. We only share your information with our service providers, associated organisations and agents if and to the extent that we consider this necessary for the purposes of our fundraising efforts and/or so as to enable us to stage events in the best possible manner which includes safeguarding the health and interests of the participants in such events. In an emergency situation and/or as required by law, we may disclose your information in connection with the same.