We take

Whose data do
we collect?

We hold data on those who have given financial or other support to the Community Foundation; those who might do, and those who apply to the Community Foundation for grants, whether on behalf of an organisation, or personally.

How we obtain
your data

The majority of the information we hold about you has been provided directly to us by you. In some cases, we may collect data from someone else. Examples include data collected via a service provider like BT mydonate or Virgin Money Giving. We also collect data from publicly available sources. Examples include information gathered from a news article or online media, including social media like LinkedIn or Twitter. We may also use publicly available directories and similar information, such as Companies House.

What we do with
your data and why

Supporters and volunteers
The core purposes of our data processing are to:

• Build financial and volunteer support for the Community Foundation through various fundraising and marketing activities

• Send communications to you about the Community Foundation

• Administer donations (including but not limited to funds which are subject to philanthropy agreements)

• Administer volunteering opportunities and programmes where we match volunteers with community needs

• Administer membership and promote the aims and objectives of the Community Foundation through other activities

• We may use data obtained other than from you to ensure that your contact details are up to date, to plan our fundraising and to ensure that appropriate due diligence is carried out to safeguard the assets and reputation of the Community Foundation.

We collect the following classes of information:

• Name(s) and address, email, phone number and other relevant contact details and preferences

• Relevant family or friends information including information on successor advisors

• Occupation, skills and professional activity and network(s), financial information and interest in philanthropy

• Information relating to links and connections with and in Kirklees

• Records of donations including assets used to make donations, Gift Aid status, etc.

• Records of volunteering for the Community Foundation

• Information about our relationship with you: correspondence, meeting notes, attendance at events, etc.

• Information necessary for us to manage Funds you have established or supported including information on successor advisors

• Information on membership of the Community Foundation, where applicable.

on grantees

We collect the information described below in order to solicit and process applications for grants from the Community Foundation. Some of the information may also be processed in the ways described above in the ‘supporters and volunteers’ section, since many grantees also volunteer for the Community Foundation, or support its work in some way.

We collect the following classes of information:

• Name(s) and address, email, phone number and other relevant contact details, and preferences

• Purpose and details of a grant application

• Any other information needed for the assessment of a grant which may include financial, family, education and employment information

• Details about any grant which has been awarded

• Information about our relationship with you, correspondence, meeting notes, attendance at events, etc.

your data

We keep your data secure in our database with appropriate security mechanisms in place.
In principle, we do not share your data with anyone else or any other organisation unless it is necessary for the purpose for which you have given us the data.

Examples are given below:
• We will provide information to HMRC on Gift Aided donations, since we have a legal obligation to provide this information.

• We will share information on grant applicants with grant panel members and donors. These are volunteers working with the Community Foundation. We will also publish data on grant recipients for groups/organisations, (amounts/names/purpose) but we anonymise details for any individual grantees.

• We may share basic information on the attendees at an event, or function or meeting with the host or other person who has a volunteer role in the Community Foundation.

• We may pass data to other organisations, known as data processors, to provide specific services to us. An example would be providing data to a mailing house in order to send a newsletter. A contract is always in place with a data processor, and they are not allowed to do anything with your data other than that which we have requested.


The law requires us to tell you the basis on which we process your data. This includes:

• Some activities (for example sending you emails which promote the Community Foundation’s interests) require your consent. If the law requires your consent to process data in a certain way, then we will obtain it before carrying out that activity.

• Other activities are carried out to fulfil a contract or agreement. Examples include, holding funds which are subject to philanthropy agreements or organising a ticketed event. Each requires us to know who you are and to process your information in order to do the thing you have asked us to do. If a contract is in place, then we will process your data based on that contract.

• In all other cases the law allows us to process your data if it is in our legitimate interest to do so, but only so long as we need to and your ‘interests, or your fundamental rights and freedoms are not overriding’. Practically speaking this means we carry out an exercise to check that we will not cause you harm by processing your data, that the processing is not overly intrusive, and that we will only do so in a way which is described in this privacy notice. We will keep data for as long as is needed to complete the task for which it was collected. Relationships between donors, grantees and the community foundation are often long term, and so we expect to keep your data for as long as that relationship exists, or until we no longer need it.

Your rights

The law requires us to tell you that you have rights about the way we process your data.
These are as follows:
• Where our use of your data requires consent, you may withdraw this consent at any time
• Where we rely on our legitimate interest to process data, you may ask us to stop doing so
• You may request a copy of the data we hold about you
• You may change or stop the way in which we communicate with you, or process data about you, and if it is not required for the purpose, you provided it, then we will do so.
Activities like processing Gift Aid donations, or managing a philanthropy agreement, may mean we cannot entirely stop processing your data. We will always endeavour to comply with such a request, however if you are not satisfied with the way, we have processed your data then you can complain to the office of the information commissioner.

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