At Variety – the Children’s Charity, we respect your privacy. We believe in safeguarding personal information and have created standards to ensure that donor privacy is protected. Your name, address and any other personal data you provide will be used only by Variety to keep you informed of our activities including our grants, programs, awards, special events, funding needs, and opportunities to volunteer. If at any time you choose not to receive these communications or wish to change your information, you may contact Variety at 262-777-2090 or by emailing and we will gladly remove your name from our mailing list or update your information. Your information is not shared and is only for use by Variety – the Children’s Charity. This website is secured using an SSL to protect your information. Security is a top priority.


The following table explains the types of data we collect and the legal basis, under current data protection legislation, on which this data is processed.

Purpose Data (Key Elements) Basis
Enquiring about our organisation and its work Name, email, message Legitimate interests – it is necessary for us to read and store your message so that we can respond in the way that you would expect.
Subscribing to email updates about our work Name, email Consent – you have given your active consent.
Making a donation Name, email, address, payment information Legitimate interests – this information is necessary for us to fulfill your intention of donating money and your expectation of receiving a confirmation message.

We will only use your data in a manner that is appropriate considering the basis on which that data was collected, as set out in the table at the top of this policy.
For example, we may use your personal information to:

  • Reply to enquiries you send to us
  • Handle donations or other transactions that you initiate
  • Where you have specifically agreed to this, send you marketing communications by email relating to our work which we think may be of interest to you

We offer periodic recognition to thank our donors for their support. Forms of recognition include publishing donor names in our annual report (forthcoming), newsletters and signage at our special events. Donors have the right to request that their donation be anonymous and that their name not be used in any of these venues.


Donor information is maintained on secure servers, and only authorized personnel including the Executive Director, Variety employees and Variety Board members have access to this information, and only for appropriate business purposes.


Variety does not rent, sell, give away, or trade its donor lists or any information contained on those lists. Donor information is used by Variety for charitable purposes only as described above and will not be used by any entity outside of Variety.