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Privacy notice


This privacy and data policy sets out how the Cornwall Community Foundation (CCF) uses and protects any information that you give us.

The CCF is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified, it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

Why do we need your information?

We believe that thriving communities with caring people and strong voluntary groups give everyone the chance to achieve their best. Thriving communities are built on time, money and effort that enable ambition to be achieved, potential fulfilled and ends to be met.  We use personal data to help organise the giving of that time, money and effort in Cornwall.

Whose data do we collect?

We hold data on those who have given financial or other support to the CCF, those who might do, and those who apply to the CCF 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 where existing supporters feel you may be interested in supporting our work and suggest your name to us, or data collected via a service provider like JustGiving.

We also collect data from publicly available sources. Examples include information gathered from a news article or on-line 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:

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:


Information on Grantees

We collect the information described below in order to solicit and process applications for grants from the CCF. Some of the information may also be processed in the ways described above under “Supporters and Volunteers” since many grantees also volunteer for the CCF or support its work in some way.

We collect the following classes of information:


Protecting 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:


Our responsibilities

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

Some activities (for example sending you emails which promote the CCF’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.


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 a variety of rights about the way we process your data. These are as follows:


Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, about the way in which we process your data, or if you wish to change the way we use your data, including how we communicate with you, then please contact us:

Cornwall Community Foundation, Suite 1, Sheers Barton, Lawhitton, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9NJ

You can ask us to remove you from our database at any time by e-mailing forgetme@cornwallfoundation.com or by writing to us at the address  above or calling us on 01566 779333.