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Privacy policy

At Lincs Dobermann Rescue, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to Lincs Dobermann Rescue, The Cottage, 2 Church Avenue, off Overton Road, Bangor-On-Dee, Wrexham, Clwyd LL13 0AF

Who are we?

We are Lincs Dobermann Rescue, a national charity dedicated to rescuing and rehoming Dobermanns and securing safe, secure forever homes. We are registered in the UK charity number 1172592.

Our website is

What type of information is collected from you?

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers:  name, address, email address, phone number and date of birth
  • Family details: how many children reside at the property and their ages.
  • Experience: whether there is any experience with the Dobermann Breed or other large breed and what that experience is
  • Online shop order information: name, delivery address, email address, phone number, order information, payment details

If you purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third-party payment processors Sumup or Paypal, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions.

How we get the personal information and why we have it.

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • We need to know where you live so that we can complete a Homecheck.
  • We need to know your email address so we can respond to your application to adopt or foster a Dobermann.
  • We need to know your phone number so we can speak to you about a possible match to your application and so that the Homechecker can contact you to arrange a suitable time to visit.
  • We need to know your date of birth as you must be over 18 to adopt or foster a Dobermann.
  • We need to know about the number and ages of the children in the home as some dogs are not suitable to be rehomed with children.
  • We need to know about your breed related experience as the Dobermann may not be suitable in certain settings.
  • We need your personal information to fulfil an order placed via our online shop.
  • We need your personal information if you are applying to volunteer with us.
  • We need you to verify that you are a UK taxpayer to reclaim Gift Aid from HMRC.

We use the information that you have given us to:

  • Find the best match for your environment and circumstances from our available Dobermanns.
  • Complete a Homecheck and validate the information provided by you on the adoption application form.
  • Fulfil your online shop order.
  • Send newsletter communications to you where you have opted in to receiving them.

We may share this information with our Volunteers, Foster families and The Animal Team so that Homechecks can be completed.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

Where is your information stored?

All our servers, those used to operate the website and those used as backup servers, in case of server downtime, are based in the United Kingdom.

We do not allow your data to be processed or stored outside of the United Kingdom.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful basis we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) Your consent. You can remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting us, the contact information is at the top of the page.

(b) We have a contractual obligation (for example to fulfil an order placed on our website)

(c) We have a legal obligation

(f) We have a legitimate interest.

  • We collect the information from your adoption application form for one of our dogs.
  • We collect this information so that we can match a dog in our care with the information you have provided on the adoption application form. It is vital information as not all dogs we have in our care will be suited to the environment and lifestyle information contained in the adoption application form.
  • We would only pass information to our direct volunteers if appropriate, our foster-carer if appropriate, The Animal Team to arrange the Homecheck for a potentially matched dog.
  • If you wish to withdraw consent at any time, contact us and we will ensure that all your details are removed from the database.

18 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 18 or under. If you are aged 18 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Your data protection rights:

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website:

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review.

This Policy was last updated on 1st March 2024.