All information provided by applicants is treated in confidence and in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulations which came into force in May 2018. As a grant-making charity, we obtain and use information, including personal information, as part of the process of assessing grant applications, contacting you for further information in relation to your grant proposal and monitoring the use of grants. All information provided is required in order to facilitate our grant-making and to further our charitable activities. Information collected will only be used to contact you via phone, email or post in relation to these activities. It will not be used for any additional purposes or disclosed to any third parties without your permission, except where this is otherwise required by law.
Appropriate measures are used to ensure your personal data is secure and protected from loss, misuse and unauthorised access or alteration. We will not hold such personal information for any longer than is necessary for these purposes and in accordance with our retention policy. Personal information in connection with a successful application will be retained in our paper files for a maximum of seven years before shredding.
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