We take your privacy seriously here at Foundation for Change and are committed to respecting your data when using our website. This notice informs you:

  • What data is collected
  • How we protect your data
  • How we use your data
  • What to do if your data is incorrect
  • Your rights in respect of your data

Note that this notice only applies to pages on our website, www.foundationforchange.org.uk. We link to other pages (such as the donate to us page) – if you follow these links you will no longer be subject to the terms listed in this privacy notice. We recommend reading other sites’ privacy notices.

What data is collected

We use cookies to collect information when you visit our website including your IP address, how many people visit which webpages, where you’re browsing our website from and your preferences. You can set your browser not to accept cookies however, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

We also collect data when you enter information into our forms such as:

  • Newsletter subscriptions
  • The contact us page
  • When giving donations
  • Referrals to courses

The data we collect is listed below:

  • Your first and last names
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

All of the above data is stored electronically only. Any personal information submitted on this website via newsletter request or contact us forms is treated in strict confidence and solely for the purpose it is intended for. We will take reasonable precautions to prevent loss or misuse of your data.

How we protect your data

We protect your data by asking for only the bare minimum we need and store it securely when we are using it. Your data is kept on secure databases and is protected by passwords, encryption and firewalls. We only keep your data for the purpose of us providing services to you – either sending you our newsletters or responding to a contact request.

How we use your data

We use the data from cookies to understand how much our website is being visited, what pages people are viewing, what country they are viewing from and when they return. This helps us to continuously improve our website. The cookies we collect are completely anonymous and no personal data is recorded.

By using our website, you’re consenting to cookies being placed on your computer. If you don’t consent, you must disable cookies or refrain from using the website.

By entering data on our forms, we understand that you’ve given us that information for a purpose – for us, this means that you’re either choosing to sign up for our newsletter or you’re getting in touch with us. We will not share your personal data with any third parties without your prior consent except where required to do so by law. We will comply with our obligations on retention and the updating of data.

Your data may also be available to our website provider to enable us and them to deliver their service to us, carry out analysis and research on demographics, interests and behavior of our users and supporters to help us gain a better understanding of them to enable us to improve our services.  This may include connecting data we receive from you on the website to data available from other sources.  Your personally identifiable data will only be used where it is necessary for the analysis required, and where your interests for privacy are not deemed to outweigh their legitimate interests in developing new services for us.  In the case of this activity the following will apply:

  1. Your data will be made available to our website provider
  2. The data that may be available to them include any of the data we collect as described in this privacy policy.
  3. Our website provider will not transfer your data to any other third party, or transfer your data outside of the EEA.
  4. They will store your data for a maximum of 7 years.
  5. This processing does not affect your rights as detailed in this privacy policy

What to do if your data is incorrect

Once you’ve submitted data – for instance, an email address to subscribe to our newsletter, it is stored on our database. If you notice that something is incorrect, please email [email protected] and we will remove or correct it for you.

Please note that you can unsubscribe to our newsletter at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter emails we send.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 you have a right to request a copy of the information that Foundation for Change holds about you, how we use it, who we are sharing it with and where we got your data from. Please send your subject access request to [email protected].

You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF
Tel: 0303 123 1113

Further information can be found on the ICO website: ico.org.uk/concerns