World Council of Churches

A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service

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Safe payments

Data Security

1. What does WCC do with the information collected?

When making a donation by credit card, we need your contact information so that the card can be processed, and we ask for your email address so that we can send you confirmation that it was processed successfully. Providing any other personal information is optional. Your credit card information is held by WorldPay, a secure payment processing company, solely for the purpose of processing the donation. This information is not held by the WCC at any time.

After you have made the donation we may send you updates about our work. However, we do not and will not make telephone appeals for funds. And if at any time you do not wish to hear from us again, you can simply say so! We always provide our full contact details on correspondence so that you can easily get in touch.

2. What is WorldPay?

The WCC uses the WorldPay secure payment processing system to handle our online donations and payments because we believe it gives our supporters the best security. The WorldPay website is at http://www.worldpay.com/.


3. How do I know that my credit card details are safe?

WorldPay uses the same 128-bit SSL encryption technology as most banks and, additionally, WorldPay's own unique encryption systems. When you fill in the payment form and click the submit button, your details are not sent straight away. What actually happens is that a secure link is set up between your browser and WorldPay and an encryption code is requested and received. This then protects the information and transaction details before leaving the WCC donation page for processing by WorldPay.


4. Is my contribution eligible for tax relief?

On this website you are making a donation to the WCC, based in Switzerland and in the USA. Contributions made here may be eligible for tax relief in your country.


5. Will I receive a receipt for the donation I make to WCC through this website?

Yes. Once WorldPay has accepted your credit card, a receipt is sent to you by email (so please be sure to enter your email address accurately).

If you have any other questions about making a donation to WCC, please email us.