Founders4Schools ("we", "us" and "our") is a registered charity (charity number 1162197) located at 22 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1LS. We are the data controller in relation to the processing activities described below which means that we decide how and why your personal information is processed. We are registered on the public register of data controllers maintained by the Information Commissioner in the UK.
Please take time to read this Policy as it describes our policy and practises with regard to all processing of Personal Information (as defined below) we undertake in relation to your use of our website www.founders4schools.org.uk, and the Founders4Schools platform (“Platform”).
“Personal Information" means any information that relates to a living individual who can be identified from that information. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
We take your privacy seriously and are committed to protecting the privacy of any Personal Information you give us, or we collect from you. Except to the extent that we are permitted or required by law, any Personal Information we collect will be used, processed and shared only for the purposes and in ways set out in this Policy.
We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal information about you which we have grouped together as follows:
Where we need to collect Personal Information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you. In this case, we may have to cancel a service offered to you, but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
a) analytics providers such as Google, Twitter, Facebook based outside the UK;
b) advertising networks such as Google Ads or Facebook Audience Network Ads based inside and outside the UK; and
c) search information providers such as Google based inside and outside the UK.
We may process your Personal Information for the following purposes and have listed below the appropriate legal bases we rely on to do so:
Performance of the contract with you or take steps to enter into a contract. We may use and process your personal information to enable you to use our services. For example, to establish your qualifications as educators/business leaders, to facilitate encounters and events with educators/business leaders and students and to manage donations.
Legitimate interests. We may use and process your personal information where it is necessary for us to pursue our legitimate interests as a charitable organisation. For example:
Consent for data processing. We may use and process your Personal Information where you have consented for us to do so. This includes contacting you with marketing information about our products and/or services if you have:
We may also process your Sensitive Personal Information where we have obtained your explicit consent for us to do this (or where we have another lawful basis to process this information) for the following purposes:
You may withdraw your consent for us to use your information in any of these ways at any time.
Vital interests. We may use your personal information to contact you if there are any urgent safety notices to communicate to you or where we otherwise reasonably believe that the processing of your personal information will prevent or reduce any potential harm to you.
Legal requirement. We will use your personal information to comply with our legal obligations: (i) to assist any public authority or criminal investigation body; (ii) to identify you when you contact us; and/or (iii) to verify the accuracy of data we hold about you.
When we use third party service providers, and they are acting as our processors, we only disclose to them any personal information that is necessary for them to provide their service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it other than in accordance with our specific instructions.
We may keep you informed about our work and services that we believe may be of interest to you where you have opted to receive marketing from us.
You can unsubscribe from receiving such newsletters at any time by clicking the "Unsubscribe" option at the bottom of our emails and within your dedicated preference page. Please note that if you unsubscribe you will no longer receive our newsletters via email until such time as you re-subscribe.
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers which are located within the US and Ireland.
We may transfer your Personal Information to third parties (as set out above) located in countries that are outside of the United Kingdom (“UK”), for example, we may send your Personal Information to third-parties, educators or business partners located outside the UK. Your Personal Information may also be processed by staff operating outside the UK who work for us or for one of our service providers / suppliers (including hosting providers).
If at any time we transfer your personal information to, or store it in, countries located outside of the UK, we will ensure that your Personal Information is treated securely and shall only be transferred to: (i) countries that have been approved as adequate for data protection purposes by the UK government (this includes all EU countries); or (ii) where appropriate safeguards are in place for that transfer, storage and where enforceable data subject rights and effective legal remedies for data subjects are available as required by applicable law.
Whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Personal Information, no transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed to be secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of any Personal Information that you transfer over the Internet to us and any such transmission is at your own risk.
You should avoid sharing any information on our system that you would not be comfortable sharing in public.
We will store your personal information for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes for which it was collected, as explained in this privacy notice. Where your information is no longer needed, we will ensure that it is disposed of in a secure manner. In some circumstances, we may store your personal information for longer periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, regulatory, tax, and accounting requirements.
In specific circumstances we may store your personal information for longer periods of time so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges, or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation relating to your personal information or dealings.
You can amend, update or delete your personal information via your preference page on our website, or alternatively request your personal information is updated or deleted via an email to us.
You have the right to ask us to:
We are not required to comply with your request to erase Personal Information if the processing of your Personal Information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
You also have the right to:
If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, please send us an email to: email@example.com or write to us at Founders4Schools, 22 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1LS.
This Policy was last updated on 20.04.21. This Policy may change from time to time and, if it does, the up-to-date version will always be available on our Platform.
If you have any questions, comments and/or requests relating to this Policy, please get in touch with us by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at: Founders4Schools, 22 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1LS.