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Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

This site is operated by the Friends Provident Foundation (“the Foundation”). This Privacy Statement outlines the way in which the Foundation (“we”) gather and use information relating to you, the user of the Foundation site (“you”). By using this site, you consent to the use (including transfer) of information as described below.

2. What information do we collect?

We collect the following information from visitors to our website: anonymous information relating to what pages have been viewed and what searches have been performed (as described further below) and personal information volunteered by you via online grant application forms.

3. How do we use your information?

We use the anonymous information we collect on the website, such as some of the pages you visit and some of the searches you perform, to help improve the contents of the site and to compile, for internal market research purposes, aggregate statistics about individuals using it. This is done through the use of cookies, which are small text files placed on your computer. Our full policy on cookies can be seen here. Please be assured that we do not collect or seek through these cookies any personally identifiable information about our visitors, such as names, addresses, email addresses or telephone numbers.

You may also be asked for personal information, such as your name and contact details, when submitting grant applications via the website. Such information may be used for communicating with you, which may involve contacting you by post, telephone or email. It may also be used for the detection of fraud or as part of any other legal or regulatory obligation placed upon us.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not disclose, without your consent, any of your personal information to a third party. However, in the event that the operations of the Foundation are transferred to or integrated with those of another charitable organisation, your details may be disclosed to our advisors and transferee of the operations of the Foundation.

The Foundation complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998. You have the right to request a copy of the Personal Data we hold on you upon payment of a small fee and to require us to correct any inaccuracies in the Personal Data. Please write to The Company Secretary, Friends Provident Foundation, Pixham End, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1QA.

4. Internet Security

Any information transmitted to the Foundation through this website is not encrypted and could be intercepted by third parties or electronically delivered to parties other than the addressee. Any such information is sent at your own risk and you should therefore carefully consider its sensitivity prior to transmitting it.

We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or your computer system that may occur whilst using material derived from this website. As best practice, we also strongly recommend that you regularly run an anti-virus programme on all material downloaded from the Internet.

5. Other websites

We have also included links to third party websites in this site for your convenience. By giving access to such sites, we are not making any statement, warranty or pre-presentation as to the quality or contents of the other site as we do not have responsibility for that other site. Please note that when accessing another site by way of a hypertext link you may leave the Foundation site. Third party websites are not covered by this privacy policy.

6. Contacting the Foundation

We welcome your views about our website and our privacy policy. If you would like to contact us with any queries or comments, please email us.

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