Privacy Notice

Who are we?

CATFLAP is a registered Scottish charity (SC026114) which was founded in 1997.  Our mission is to rescue and rehome lost, abandoned and unwanted cats and kittens.  We are run solely by volunteers and since our formation have rehomed over 4,000 beautiful cats and kittens.

We take the privacy of our website visitors very seriously.  This Privacy Notice explains how and why we use the personal data that you provide to us via the website.  As you provide your personal data to us, we process it based on your consent in order to respond to you accordingly.

What personal data do we collect?

We collect the personal data that you provide directly to us via the Contact Us and Volunteer Application forms on the website or that you send to us via any of the contact email addresses noted on the website.

This may include your;

  • Name

  • Email address

  • Address

  • Contact telephone number

  • Your availability for volunteering

  • Any additional personal information you chose to provide in relation to your query

How do we use your personal data?

We only use the personal data that you provide to us to fulfil the purpose for which it was originally provided. Essentially this will be to respond to queries submitted by you via the website or to consider and potentially engage you as a volunteer with us.

Who has access to your data?

We do not share your data internally or externally and access is limited to those who respond to all queries, applications and emails received.

However, we may have to disclose information if we are ever required to do so by law.

How do we keep your data safe?

We understand the importance of protecting your data.  We therefore take all reasonable technical measures to prevent the loss, misuse, destruction, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of or access to your personal information.  

Access to all data we hold is password controlled, again with knowledge of these passwords restricted to those who respond to all queries, applications and emails received.

Ultimately, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

How long do we retain your data?

We only retain personal data for as long as it is necessary for the purpose for which it was originally provided.

You can contact us at any time via the email address below if you wish us to delete the data we hold in relation to you.

Your Rights

Under data protection law you have certain rights we need to make you aware of.  You have the right to;

  • Ask us for a copy of your personal data

  • Have any inaccurate or incomplete data amended

  • Ask us to delete your personal data

  • Ask us for a copy of your personal data in a format that allows you to transfer it to another organisation

If you would like to exercise any of these rights please contact us at

Third Party Website Links

Where links to third party websites are provided, this Privacy Notice does not cover how that organisation processes personal data.  Therefore we would encourage that you read the privacy policies of other websites that you visit.

This Privacy Notice details how and why we collect and use the data that you provide to us, however, as this website is created through Wix, you may also wish to review their Privacy Policy which can be found here;


We review this information regularly to ensure that it is up to date and accurate.  Please check back for any changes or updates accordingly.


If you have any questions please contact us at

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