Privacy policy

GDPR: On 25th May 2018, a new European Union (EU) data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), takes effect. The GDPR gives individuals in the EU more control over how their data is used and places certain obligations on businesses that process information of those individuals. We are updating our Policy to take into account the new requirements of the GDPR.

Privacy Policy 

Shankill Women’s Centre is committed to ensuring that your privacy, as a stakeholder/participant of the charity, is protected.  We respect your trust in us to use, store and share your information.  This notice explains how we collect personal information about you, how we use it and how you can interact with us about it.

Shankill Women’s Centre (SWC)

SWC was established in May 1987 and is celebrating 30 years of helping women and their families from Protestant, Catholic and Black Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds.

All of our areas of work are designed to offer women and their families a holistic wrap around service. All the work that we do is done on a cross-community and inclusive way that creates integration between women from different walks of life, religious backgrounds and cultural upbringings. Offering opportunities for change, raising self-esteem and improving their socio-economic environment to help gain employment, through Shared Education, Health & Wellbeing, Greater North Belfast Women’s Network, Childcare Provision and Youth Programs.

How we collect information about you

We collect personal information from you when you avail of our programmes and services, when you register to take part in any of our courses or services on offer.

We may have to hold some sensitive personal information on young people under the age of 18 who are participating on any of our programmes/residential.  This is purely for their safety and is not retained after the programme.

What information do we collect?

The personal information we collect may include your name, address, e-mail, address, telephone number, bank account details (solely  for payment purposes).  In certain circumstances we may also need your passport number, date of birth and information about medical conditions, if for example you are travelling abroad with us. 

How do we use your information?

We collect only that information we need to complete our obligations with funders, to make and or process payments, to complete contractual arrangement for travel, to have that medical information necessary to keep participant safe (this information is only held for the duration of the event).  To let you know about events that we are organising that you may be interested in, or update you on our activities.  We will never sell or share your information with third parties unless for a specific contractual arrangement that you have given you consent for.

How do we keep your information safe?

We protect your personal information within a secure electronic file system that is accessible only to authorised staff within Shankill Women’s Centre.  We keep our computers; files and database secure and take the necessary security measures to protect against breaches.

How can you update or remove your data?

You have the right to access your personal data held by us, change or have removed that data as soon as we no longer have a contractual or legal relationship with you.  To contact us to have your data updated or removed contact the data protection office at  We promise to remove your contact information once requested in 5 working days.