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Privacy and Cookies Policy

The website is owned and operated by the Schroder Charity Trust a Registered Charity No. 214050 (in England & Wales) and an Unlimited Company No. 0386771 whose registered address is 81 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY (“we”, “us” or "Schroder Charity Trust”).

The Schroder Charity Trust is committed to protecting your privacy and will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully. This policy explains how we collect and use your information.

By using our website or providing us with your personal information you are agreeing to this policy.  We may update this policy from time to time without notice to you, so please check it regularly.

1. How do we collect information about you?

Information you give us

1.1 We may collect personal information from you in the following ways:

(a) our use of cookies (please see the Cookies section below);

(b) you contribute content for use on our website;

(c) you request information about the Schroder Charity Trust; or

(d) you contact us or become involved with us in another way.

1.2 Except where permitted by law, we will never collect sensitive personal data about you without your consent.

1.3 If you interact with us in one of the ways listed above, we may collect and process personal information about you such as:

(a) your name, address, email address and other contact information (such as details of your social media accounts/profiles);

(b) information you enter onto our website or provide us in correspondence;

(c) records of your correspondence with us; or

(d) details of your visit to our website, including your IP address.

1.4 If providing us with information for inclusion on the website, you may provide us with information about others (e.g. delivery partner organisations). You must ensure that they have agreed to you providing us with this information.  We recommend that you keep a copy of them having agreed to this, and that you give them a copy of this policy.

Information we receive from other sources

1.5 We may on occasion obtain information about you (such as your telephone number and email and postal address) from the public domain, either directly or from third parties. We do so in order to keep our records up to date.

2. Why do you need my details and how do you use them?

2.1 We will process your personal information in accordance with our obligations under applicable data protection laws and regulations, particularly for the following reasons:

(a) to make the assessments needed for a decision to be made regarding your grant application;

(b) to administer the payment of your grant, if your application is successful;

(c) to comply with applicable laws and regulations, and requests from statutory agencies;

(d) for our own internal administrative purposes and to keep a record of your relationship with us;

(e) to provide you with information about us;

(f) to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer/mobile device; or

(g) to improve our service by contacting you for feedback.

3. Will you pass my information onto other organisations or individuals?

3.1 We will not sell your personal information, and we will not pass your personal information to any third parties except in the circumstances set out in this policy.

3.2 We may allow our staff, volunteers, consultants, or other providers acting on our behalf (for example, our website hosts) to access and use your personal information for the purposes for which you have provided it to us. If we do this, we will not give those individuals/organisations any rights to use your personal information (or to contact you) except in accordance with our instructions and this policy.

3.3 The only times we will pass your details to anyone else would be:

(a) to enable payment providers i.e. our Bankers to complete grant payment transactions;

(b) where fraud is suspected, information will be provided to the relevant authorities; or

(c) where we are required to do so by any law or court order

4. How long will we keep this information about you?

4.1 We will only keep information about you for as long as we need to. 

5. How do you keep my information secure?

5.1 This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

5.2 We may communicate with you by email. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.  Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk.

5.3 We make no representations about any other websites, and when you access any other website through a link on our website (including social media sites) you understand that it is independent from us and that we have no control over that website or the way your personal information is collected through those websites. Those websites may have their own privacy policies and we encourage you to look at those policies or contact the website operators directly to understand how your personal information is used.

6. Where is my information stored?

6.1 The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored in, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).  It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA.  If we send your personal information outside the EEA we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient implements appropriate measures to protect your information.  By submitting your personal data, you agree to this use of your data.

7. Cookies

7.1 For information on how cookies are used on this website, please see our Cookie policy below.

8. Your rights and how to contact us

8.1 To request details of the information we hold about you, if you have provided us with your personal information but decide at a later date that you no longer want to receive information from us, or if you wish to update us that your contact details have changed, please let us know by writing to the Schroder Charity Trust, 81 Rivington Street, London, EC2A 3AY.

8.2 If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been handled you are entitled to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Cookie policy

1. What are cookies?

1.1 Like most websites, we use cookies.  Cookies are tiny pieces of data saved on your computer or mobile device.  There are several types of cookie and they each have different functions or uses.

2. How do you use cookies?

2.1 The list below provides information about the cookies we use and why:

2.1.1 Forms
When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

2.1.2 Account and application area
When you log into the account/application area, we set a cookie to save you having to log in on every single page thereafter, until you log out or are logged out.

2.1.3 Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site. Google Analytics
This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page. Embedded content
Some of the content on our site may be provided by third parties. This might include but is not limited to: YouTube or Vimeo for hosted video. When you visit a page containing content from one of these sites a cookie may be set. We do not have any control over these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

3. Disabling cookies

3.1 By using our website you consent to our use of cookies as updated from time to time and the cookies we use will be stored on your device (unless rejected or disabled by your browser).

3.2 Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.  If you do not accept our use of cookies as set out in this policy, please set your internet browser to reject cookies.  This may impair your ability to use our website so that some features may not work.

4. Changes to this policy and further information

4.1 We may update our use of cookies, and this policy, from time to time, so please check this policy regularly.

4.2 You can find out more about cookies generally and how to disable them at