Privacy Policy Statement

About this statement

This privacy policy statement sets out the data processing practices carried out through your use of this website by the Laudato Tree Project, an initiative promoted by the Society of African Missions (‘the Society’).

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us at (or)


This privacy policy only covers the Laudato Tree Project (Ireland) website at  Additional web sites within the Society are governed by their respective privacy statements. We are not responsible for the data policies or procedures or the content of other linked web sites outside of the Society.

Information collected

We collect personal information from visitors to this web site through the use of enquiry forms and every time you e-mail us your details. Other than this, we do not store or capture personal information but simply log your IP address (this is the technical standard which ensures messages get from one host to another and that the messages are understood) which is automatically recognised by the web server.

Use of personal information

We process personal information collected via this web site for the purposes of: –

  • Identifying potential supporters or subscribers.
  • Dealing with your requests and enquiries.
  • Carrying out support and marketing research.
  • Providing you with updated information about the Laudato Tree Project.

We do not sell personal information collected through this site or use your personal information for any other purposes than those stated above. 


Cookies may be used by us to provide you with customised information from our web site. A cookie is an element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Cookies allow us to understand who has seen which pages and content, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our web site. Cookies may also allow us to make our web site more user friendly.

We use cookies so that we can give you a better experience when you return to our web site. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies. You do not have to accept cookies, and you should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, this will give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it. If you disable cookies from your browser you may not be able to access certain features of a particular web site.

There are some third party cookies in use on the Laudato Tree Project website. Each of these providers has its own policy relating to its use of cookies:



We endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect your personal information by implementing good security practices. All the data collected by us is stored on a secure server. The secure server software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us.


We will only disclose personal information to reputable companies and suppliers we engage to process data on our behalf, i.e. PayPal, Donorbox and Mailchimp.  

Internet-based Transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing this web site and communicating electronically with us you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Data protection statement

Personal information about you which we obtain will be stored and processed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

For the purposes of complying with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 the personal information about you will be used by the Society of African Missions to discharge its duties to the Laudato Tree Project. This will not be disclosed for any other purpose without the express permission of the applicant.

Data will not be kept for longer than is necessary and will be removed from our database at your request. If you wish the Laudato Tree Project to delete your profile, please contact us.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the computer you are using for the processing of your data is adequately secured and protected against malicious software, such as trojans, computer viruses and worm programs. You are aware of the fact that without adequate security measures (e.g. secure web browser configuration, up-to-date antivirus software, personal firewall software, no usage of software from dubious sources) there is a risk that the data and passwords you use to protect access to your data, could be disclosed to unauthorized third parties.


By registering on our site, you consent to our processing personal data that you have provided to us for the purposes of the Laudato Tree Project.

Personal Data and your rights

If we collect any personal data from you, you have the right to request information about said data. Your request will be dealt with as soon as possible.

If at any time you no longer wish to receive any of our e-newsletters or other information for which you have subscribed via this website, then please contact us so that we can remove your relevant details at

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. You should check this page regularly to see our most up to date policy. We will tell you about any changes to this Privacy policy by showing the date of the changes in the ‘Last updated’ section below. By using the website after the date we make any changes, you are agreeing to the changes.