Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://protonfoundation.com.

Proton Foundation Limited

Privacy Policy

 

  1. General

 

Personal Information is any information from which an individual can be identified. For example, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address may be Personal Information. It is Proton Foundations policy to take all necessary steps to ensure that Personal Information held by Proton Foundation is held securely and processed fairly and lawfully, in accordance with the eight Data Protection Principles contained in the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 and is GDPR compliant.

 

  1. Information that Proton Foundation collects from you

 

The information we collect from you directly or from third parties with whom we work via the website, may include:

  • name,
  • address,
  • email address,
  • telephone number,
  • contact preferences,
  • bank account details for setting up a regular direct debit,
  • employer details for processing a payroll gift,
  • taxpayer status for claiming Gift Aid, and
  • date of birth, age, and/or gender, where appropriate

 

(We do not use cookies to collect this type of information. All online financial transactions will be encrypted using TLS (Transport Layer Security) and processed by a third party provider.)

 

Personal Information is also captured on the paper/online application forms, gift aid forms, and newsletter sign up sheets.

 

  1. COOKIES

 

Like most websites you visit, Proton Foundation website will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to remember you. This could be just for the duration of your visit or for future visits (to remember your preferences etc.). Some cookies are required by our website, to enable you to navigate between pages efficiently, and to remember users who have logged in; for example, when you enter your login details and then move to another page, you won’t be asked to login again because the cookie tells the website you have already logged in.

 

We also use cookies to analyse the type of traffic that is visiting the website; for example, your geographic location, the type of browser or devise (mobile etc.) used, as well as the pages viewed and the time spent on each page. All this information help us modify the service we supply and tailor the website to improve your experience.

 

Sometimes cookies may be set by external websites who run embedded content on the page you are viewing such as, YouTube, Flickr, iPlayer etc. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third party websites for more information about these.

 

  1. What if you don’t want cookies to be set?

 

If you wish to restrict or block cookies set by this or any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit www.aboutcookies.org, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this for a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to clear cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on your mobile phone’s browser, you will need to refer to your handset manual.

 

  1. Proton Foundation’s use of your personal information

 

Proton Foundation may use your Personal Information for the following purposes: monitoring website access and maintaining our database. In using this website, you consent to such use of your Personal Information.

 

All personal data is held only for the length of time that the data is relevant and necessary. Explicit consent is gained from the data subject before any personal data is added to mailing lists.

 

  1. Third parties and disclosure of personal information

 

Proton Foundation may disclose your Personal Information to third parties who Proton Foundation instructs to process that Personal Information on its behalf for the purposes set out above. Such third parties are required by Proton Foundation to sign an agreement under which they agree to only use your Personal Information for the purposes for which Proton Foundation instructs them to use the information, and to take appropriate measures to prevent unauthorised or unlawful access to it. In using this website, you consent to such use of your Personal Information.