Last revised September 2016
Personal Data Protection
As part of its charitable activities, Mercy Centre Limited (“MCL”) collects personal data from its donors and stakeholders for administration, fundraising, social enterprise sales, ministry events, seminars, education programmes and corporate communication purposes. The Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) establishes a data protection law that comprises various rules governing the collection, use, disclosure and protection of personal data.
MCL has adopted a corporate policy for personal data protection in line with PDPA requirements. PDPA recognises both the rights of individuals to protect their personal data, including rights of access and correction, and the needs of organisations to collect, use or disclose personal data for legitimate and reasonable purposes.
Collection of Data
MCL may collect personal data on its website or in various application and response forms. Personal data are collected during fundraising activities, social enterprise sales, ministry events, seminars, website enquiries, programmes and from those who volunteer with MCL’s various initiatives.
Communication and Use of Data
The Board recognizes the importance of donor and stakeholder confidentiality and requires the executive leaders to closely adhere to the Singapore statutes and guidelines given by the Personal Data Protection Commission.
Our stakeholders may be contacted periodically on activities, programmes, courses, events, social enterprise sales, ministry opportunities or benefits available through MCL. We may disclose personal data to third-party vendors and adjunct lecturers who may assist us with ministry events, seminars, courses, programmes and corporate communications.
As we are a community-based organisation, we often share photos or videos of MCL activities over our newsletter, website and social media channels. If you attend a MCL activity, your image may be taken in photos or videos of the event which may be retained and published by MCL.
MCL is committed to financial integrity, donor confidentiality and accountability. MCL will ensure that donors receive accurate and ethical information about the organisation, and the intended use, value and tax implications of donations. MCL follow the fundraising guidelines practices set by the Singapore Commissioner of Charities and will ensure that its fund raising activities are transparent and ethical. MCL and its divisions may wish to acknowledge your donation and if you wish to remain anonymous, you may inform us in a note when you make the donation. Donors may visit the Singapore Charities Portal at www.charities.gov.sg to search for current fundraising permits that was issued to MCL.
You may contact us to withdraw your consent and address any queries relating to the collection, use and disclosure of personal data to the Corporate Governance Committee at [email protected] or call us at +65 6908 5020.