SAS Policies & FAQs
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an environmental charity protecting the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to enjoy safely and sustainably, via community action, campaigning, volunteering, conservation, education and scientific research.
- SAS projects target environmental issues affecting beaches including marine litter, sewage pollution, climate change, toxic chemicals, shipping and coastal development.
- SAS has over 50,000 active supporters across the UK and 7,000 members nationwide.
- SAS is a registered charity in England and Wales No: 1145877
- VAT Registration Number 557 675 885
- Company registered in England & Wales 2920815
- SAS is a member of the Fundraising Standards Board
Surfers Against Sewage is committed to safeguarding the privacy of supporters. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. The personal information we collect will not be shared or sold to any third parties but may be used in the following ways;
- To administer the website
- To enable your use of the services available on the website
- To send statements and receipts to you
- To send you general Surfers Against Sewage (non-marketing) communications such as campaign updates
- To send you email notifications
- To send you marketing and fundraising communications relating to Surfers Against Sewage, our campaigns, our events and membership information which we think may be of interest to you
- To provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user
- To deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website
- To make petition submissions to third parties, where you have signed the petition and the third party is a target of the campaign to which the petition relates
Click here for full policy.
Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) does not undertake activities with children in the absence of their parents/carers, but has the opportunity to observe the young persons/children’s welfare within their family setting. Parents/carers remain responsible for their children’s welfare throughout all the work undertaken by the organisation.
We know that being a young person makes them vulnerable to abuse by adults. The purpose of this policy is to make sure that the actions of any adult in the context of the work carried out by Surfers Against Sewage are transparent and safeguard and promote the welfare of all young people.
If any parent or young person/child has any concerns about the conduct of any member of Surfers Against Sewage, this should be raised in the first instance with Hugo Tagholm the designated child protection contact.
This document is written in accordance with ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’ produced by the Department of Health in 1999.
By participating in SAS events you are authorising SAS to capture and use images and/or film for the promotional purposes of the organisation and associated environmental issues across various public media. If your children or other minors accompany you, please let the event manage/organiser know if you do not want them to be featured in any images/footage from the event. SAS will take all steps to ensure these images are used solely for the purposes they are intended. If you become aware that these images are being used inappropriately you should inform SAS immediately.
Corporate Fundraising Policy
Surfers Against Sewage is a not-for profit environmental pressure group focused on the protection of the UK’s oceans, waves and beaches for all to access, use and enjoy safely and sustainably, through campaigning, volunteer activism, conservation, education and scientific research. SAS will make every effort to ensure that corporate sponsorship agreements are ethical and do not compromise the position of SAS, contradict or restrict its campaigning remit.
Whilst campaigning SAS will endeavour to have a minimal impact on the environment. SAS will ensure that
- Wherever possible unnecessary use of energy will be eliminated.
- Electricity will be sourced from renewable suppliers.
- Reduce the needs to transport people and goods and encourage low impact travel.
- Purchase goods and services that cause least harm to the environment.
- Avoid waste and promote the conservation, reuse and appropriate recycling of resources.
- Constantly strive to source materials, sponsors and suppliers with the lowest environmental impact.
- Encourage staff awareness of their responsibility for the environment.
- Promote understanding and participation in environmental issues through education, scientific reports, engaging activists, information provision and consultation.
- Work with and encourage other organisations, companies and sponsors to protect the environment.
SAS Annual Raffle Policy
- The SAS Raffle is promoted by Hugo Tagholm, Surfers Against Sewage, Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RD.
- The SAS Raffle is registered with Carrick DC Lotteries and Amusements Act 1976.
- Tickets can only be sold by and to persons over the age of 18.
- Surfers Against Sewage reserves the right to cancel, or amend the SAS Raffle rules at any time without prior notice. Any changes will be posted within these Raffle Terms and Conditions. A copy of the rules may also be obtained from Surfers Against Sewage, Wheal Kitty Workshops, St Agnes, Cornwall, TR5 0RD.
- Tickets must be returned to SAS in order to be eligible for the raffle draw. Any tickets and money returned after this date will be kept as a donation.
- The SAS raffle is open to anyone except persons directly employed by Surfers Against Sewage.
- Raffle ticket winners will be selected at random from all returned raffle tickets; the prize draw will be overseen by an independent adjudicator to ensure a fair and transparent process
- The winner of the raffle will be notified by telephone and will be required to confirm acceptance of the prize. Arrangements will then be made to ensure that the winner will receive their prize.
- Should a winner not accept their prize a new winner will be chosen. By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to the use of their name and image in any promotional activity following the competition draw.
SAS Insurance Policies - Click here for confirmation of the SAS Combined Liability Insurance Policy.
SAS Health & Safety Policy - Click here for the SAS Health & Safety Policy Statement.
SAS Equal Opportunities Policy - Click here
for the SAS Equal Opportunities Policy.