Cookie Policy

Who We Are

Friends International (FI) are an evangelical mission agency dedicated to encouraging and equipping UK churches to care for and support international students and to share with them the Christian faith. For further details please click here.

Your Privacy

Your Privacy is important to us. FI values everyone who uses our services and we do all we can to protect your privacy and to make sure the personal data you provide is kept safe. Our Privacy Policy can be found here. Our Privacy Policy explains what personal data We collect from you, why We collect it, how We collect it, the legal bases by which We process this data and how We protect and store it. It also explains your rights under the General Data Protection Regulations (‘GDPR’). Please read Our Privacy Policy carefully and ensure you understand it. We make Our privacy policy readily accessible to those using Our Websites and App. In addition, your use of Our Websites is subject to Our Websites Terms and Conditions and your use of Our App is subject to Our App Terms and Conditions.

For Our Websites Terms and Conditions please click here.
For Our App Terms and Conditions please click here.

1 Terms

In this Policy, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

“FI”, “Us” “We” and “Our”
means Friends International Ministries. Friends International Ministries is a charity registered in England and Wales (number 1094095). Our company number is 04500270 and Our registered office is The Rowan Centre, All Nations Christian College, Easneye, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8LX. Tel: 01920 460006. Our email address is ; and

“you / your”
means any living individual including incorporated businesses who use any of Our services accessed via Our Websites or App; and

means Our main website and any subsidiary FI Websites that are linked into the main website. These would include regional Websites and specialist areas such as TEN, True, and Philip Project. These subsidiary sites are listed at the end of this policy; and

means the FI Mobile Application; and

“personal data”
means any information that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that information. In this case, it relates to personal data you give to Us via Our Websites or App.

2 Cookies

We sometimes use cookies and similar technologies to help us understand how people use our websites and deliver the best experience. This Cookies Policy provides you with information about the technologies used on our websites, and your choices when it comes to these technologies. Where applicable our websites use a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their device. This complies with recent legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s device. Where this warning is not given, it indicates no cookies are being stored on your machine. If you choose to use this website without blocking or disabling cookies or opting out of the other technologies, you will indicate your consent to our use of these cookies and other technologies and to our use of any information that we collect using them. If you do not consent, please be sure to block or disable them using your browser settings. See the instructions below in section 4 entitled ‘Opting Out’.

2.1 What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. These text files can be read by these websites and help to identify you when you return to a website. Cookies can be “persistent” or “session” cookies. Persistent cookies remain on your computer when you have gone offline, while session cookies are deleted as soon as you close your web browser.

2.2 Friends International Ministries Cookies

We sometimes use our own cookies to recognise you when you visit our websites. This means that we can track usage information across the various areas of our websites. In addition to our own cookies, we work with other reputable companies to help us analyse how our websites are used, and to optimise our website to deliver the best possible experience.

3 Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies to help us analyse how users use our website. You can find more information here, including a link to Google’s privacy policy.

4 Opting Out

You can opt out of any personal data collection using cookies or other technologies as set out below. To find out how to see what cookies have been set and how to reject and delete cookies, please visit To opt-out of analysis by Google Analytics on our website and other websites, please visit

5 FI Subsidiary Websites


6 External Links

6.1 Third Party Websites

Where links on our Websites or App take you to external websites owned by third-parties outside of our control, we accept no responsibility for the content or any damage or loss caused by websites that are not owned or operated by us. Even though we have made every effort to ensure these links are authentic you follow them at your own risk. In addition, the presence of a link does not imply we agree with the content or endorse the provider.

6.2 Social Media Links

We may have links via our Websites or App to various third-party external websites including social media sharing buttons. You use these at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. We recommend you check the Privacy Policies of these sites before providing them with your personal data. You can find further information about terms and privacy statements of some of these sites below.

6.2.1 Twitter Privacy Policy
6.2.2 Facebook Privacy Policy
6.2.3 Google Privacy Policy
6.2.4 Mailchimp Privacy Policy
6.2.5 Teamup Calendar
6.2.6 Eventbrite
6.2.7 PayPal
6.2.8 WorldPay

7 Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact Us using the following contact details and we will do our best to assist you. Our registered office is The Rowan Centre, All Nations Christian College, Easneye, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 8LX. Tel: 01920 460006. Our email address is

8 Changes to this Cookie Policy

FI will change this Cookie Policy periodically to reflect changes in the law or feedback from those who use our services. Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Websites and App.

This document was last updated on April 8th, 2020.

Cookies in use on this site

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