16 APR 2019

This policy tells you about two things.  First, it is a privacy notice and tells you how we will use the personal information we collect from you.  Second, it contains important information for you to be aware of when communicating with us electronically.

On the EDGE Conservation (Charity No. 1163124, Company No. 09646831) (“Foundation”) is a charitable non-governmental organisation. The Foundation is the data controller in respect of personal information collected from you.


1. Privacy of your information

We appreciate that you, or a third party on your behalf, has provided us with your personal information in order for us to fulfil our charitable aims and objectives and to communicate with people interested in the Foundation’s work.   However, we understand that in receiving this information, you expect us to treat it in an appropriate manner.

This policy is designed to provide you with further details on the type of information that we may collect about you, the purposes we might use that information for and the actions we take to safeguard your information. 

2. Where we may collect information from

We will gather information from a number of sources.

You may give us contact information via our website (www.ontheedge.org), when making an enquiry or subscribing to further information. This will include your name and email address, which we will use to keep a record of your relationship and communication preferences with us.

The majority of the information we collect will be from requests for funding or other support from the Foundation or as a result of the Foundation working with you in respect of a collaborative project or pursuant to a request by you to the Foundation for information. After a relationship is established and develops, we may gather further information from you as you interact with us or make requests of us.

In addition to the information provided directly by you, we may gather information about you from a broad range of third parties. This includes other persons that you may instruct to assist you with your dealings with the Foundation, for example, your professional advisers or other partners. We may also seek information from individual reporting agencies about you. Third parties may be asked to undertake due diligence about you to assist us to establish and maintain relationships which we believe are in the best interests of the Foundation.

We may also collect information from publicly available sources so that the Foundation can research potential funding opportunities and understand developments in the market. This could include, for instance, information about the management and other personnel at an organization which the Foundation may be interested in collaborating with.

If you apply for a role with the Foundation, we will use the information you supply to us to process your application, conduct background checks, and to monitor our recruitment process. If you are unsuccessful in your application, we will store your data for a short period in line with our policies and processes to comply with relevant legislation.

Lastly, we may use close circuit television and recording systems in our offices to protect our staff and physical assets.  The owners of the buildings we occupy may operate similar systems.  As a result, your physical image may be captured by us on our premises.

3. The type of information we may collect

If you deal with the Foundation in an individual capacity or as the owner, member or employee of an organisation, we may collect the following types of personal information about you.

Type of Information


Personal details

Name, age, occupation

Contact details

Address, telephone, fax and email (both private and work related).

Video Images and Audio

CCTV pictures and audio, recordings of phone conversations, presentations given by you to or with the Foundation.

Your Personal History

Information about your current or former employers, education, business activities, affiliations, roles and responsibilities.

Your browsing information

Internet protocol (IP) address, information about your visit to the site such as the pages you visited and clickstream to and from our site.

If you deal with the Foundation in the capacity of an officer, employee, director and or principal of one of our organisational partners the typical personal information we collect about you would additionally include your role/position/title and area of responsibility and your authority.

Of course, except as otherwise agreed in particular contexts with us, you are not required to supply any of the personal information that we may request from you.  However, for prospective Grantees, please note that failure to supply such information may result in you being unable to engage with the Foundation. It may limit the services we can provide to you or your company.  While we make reasonable efforts to ensure that all information held about you is accurate, complete and up to date, you can help us in this regard by promptly notifying us if there are any changes to your personal information.  In certain cases, this is of such importance that we will ask you to represent that you will do so.

4. How we use your information

We may use your personal information in a range of different ways. 



Grantee – Establishing Relationships

We will use your personal information to assist us in establishing our partnerships and conducting grant-making activities.  Examples would include compliance with our due diligence process and ensuring we have the correct records to comply with our tax reporting obligations.

Contact Details

We will maintain records of your contact details and the manner in which you wish to be contacted, for example, by phone, fax, post or e-mail.


We may use personal information to provide you with details relating to grant-making including issuing confirmations and periodic statements.


We may use your information to contact you about our work, unless you tell us you would prefer not to be contacted in this way using our contact form.

Internal Controls and Processes

We may use personal information to facilitate our internal operations, including assessing and seeking to manage risk as well as fulfilling our legal and regulatory requirements.

Compliance Matters

We may use personal information to carry out various compliance checks as required by law, regulation or the Foundation’s internal policies and procedures.


If we are subject to a court action or other proceedings or require, to the extent necessary, to exercise and defend our legal rights we may be required to use your personal information.


We may record (visual and audio) and/or monitor communications, (including: cctv, e-mail, instant messaging, facsimile, telephone and other electronic communications), with you or your agent(s) for compliance, internal control and security purposes and as evidence of transactions.


We may use personal information which has been collected from publicly available sources in order to carry out research and to identify potential grant funding opportunities. This could include the personal information of the management or key personnel at an organization the Foundation is considering funding or otherwise partnering with.

5. When we will disclose information to third parties

The Foundation only discloses your personal information to third parties in accordance with this policy. 

For individuals and/or organisations with which we form grant-making partnerships, we may provide your personal information to non-affiliated organisations that collaborate with us or provide services to us. In a limited range of circumstances, we may disclose your personal information to third parties in accordance with applicable laws and regulations or pursuant to internal policies and procedures designed to facilitate compliance with such laws and regulations.  Examples of this would be: making enquiries designed to assist with our grant partner identification programme; prevent fraud or other financial crime, when responding to a writ or similar legal process; cooperation with law enforcement or regulatory authorities;.  Non-affiliated organisations that assist the Foundation in providing services to you are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information and to use it only in the course of providing such services and for the purposes that the Foundation specifies.

These third parties may operate from locations outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) and the US.  If we transfer your personal information from the UK or the EEA to another jurisdiction we will comply with our obligations under applicable law.  By submitting your personal information to us you agree to this transfer, storing or processing at a location outside the EEA.

If requested we may need to supply your information to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors. 

6. Marketing

The Foundation will not sell, rent or trade your personal information nor will it pass it on to third parties for their marketing purposes without your prior consent

7. How we protect the privacy of your information

We endeavour to protect your personal information at all times.  Primarily, we do this by utilising appropriate access controls to those data, so that only authorised Foundation employees or agents and our third party service providers have access.  We subject such third parties to confidentiality obligations.  In addition, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards intended to protect your information against loss, misuse, damage or modification and unauthorised access or disclosure.  Those policies and procedures include educating those working for or on behalf of the Foundation on information security policies and responsibilities.

8. How long will we keep your information?

The Foundation will keep your personal information for as long as we need it for the purposes set out above (see section 4). This means the period for which your personal information is retained will vary depending on your interactions with us. We will also keep information for as long as is necessary to protect us from a legal claim.  Where we no longer have a need to keep your personal information, we will delete it. Please note that where you unsubscribe from our email distribution list, we will keep a record of your details to ensure we do not send you marketing emails in future.

9. What rights do you have under European data protection laws?

You have certain specific rights provided under European Union ("EU") data protection law in respect of your personal information, including the right to access, correct, request the erasure of and obtain a copy of your personal information and in some limited circumstances you may have a right to object to our processing of your personal information. We will deal with any such requests in accordance with applicable law. Please be aware, however, that there are a number of limitations to these rights and there may be circumstances where we are not able to comply with your request. If you wish to exercise one of these rights you can do so by written request using the Contact Form on our website.

In the case of a request to exercise one of the rights listed above in relation to your personal information you may be asked to supply a valid means of identification as a security precaution to minimise unauthorised disclosure.  We will process your request within the time provided by applicable law, which in the UK is one calendar month (although this can be extended to two months in certain circumstances).

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Foundation’s handling of your personal information, you should contact us using the Contact Form on our website. You are also entitled to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (‘ICO’) or your local supervisory authority for data protection.

10. Cookies and Google Analytics

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.  They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.  The website of the Foundation utilises cookies for the purposes of managing our website and to understand and measure its performance. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

Information may also be collected automatically through our website via Google Analytics to help us understand how visitors are using our website. This information does not personally identify individual visitors to Google or On the EDGE Conservation. The information generated about your use of the website will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the United States. For more information about Google’s privacy policy in regards to Google Analytics, please see www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html. If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics tracking please visit and install the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

11. Ending your relationship with the Foundation

If your relationship ends with the Foundation we will continue to treat your personal information, to the extent we retain it, in accordance with this policy as updated from time to time. Please see section 10 above for further details on how long we may retain your personal information.


1. Confidentiality

When you receive an e-mail or other forms of electronic communication from the Foundation, please be aware the information contained in or accompanying that communication may be confidential, subject to legal privilege, or otherwise protected from disclosure and (unless it expressly states otherwise) it is intended solely for the use of the intended recipient.  If you receive a communication from the Foundation and you are not the intended recipient of the communication, please delete it and destroy all copies in your possession, notify us that you have received the communication in error and note that any review or dissemination of, or the taking of any action in reliance on, any such electronic communication sent in error is expressly prohibited.

2. Right to request traditional delivery

If you have requested electronic delivery of any information, you have the right to request paper copies of any information that is sent to you electronically at any time after the consent noted below.  No additional fees are charged for requesting paper copies after consenting to electronic delivery and, thereafter, you will receive paper copies.

3. Risk of interception, viruses and defects

Electronic communications may contain computer viruses or other defects, may not be accurately replicated on other systems or may be intercepted, deleted or interfered with without the knowledge of the sender or the intended recipient. The Foundation makes no warranty in relation to these matters.  As a result, it may be that you are not comfortable with the risks associated with e-mail messages and other forms of electronic communication.  If that is the case, please get in touch with the Foundation and we will be pleased to arrange another means of communication.

4. Prohibition on publication and alteration of information

Unless you have the express written consent of the Foundation, you are not permitted to publish, transmit, or otherwise reproduce any information received from the Foundation, in whole or in part, in any format to any third party.  In addition, you are not permitted to alter, obscure, or remove any copyright, trademark or any other notices that are provided to you in connection with the information.  The Foundation reserves the right, at any time and from time to time, in the interests of its own editorial discretion and business judgement to add to, modify, or remove any of the information delivered to you.

5. The Foundation's rights in respect of information

Unless there is express written agreement with the Foundation to the contrary, no information sent to you is intended to, and will not, transfer or grant any rights in or to that information and all rights not expressly so granted herein are reserved by the Foundation or, if applicable, the third party providers from whom the Foundation has obtained the information.

6. No warranties made as to content; responsibilities to update

Neither the Foundation nor its third party providers make any warranty, express or implied, concerning electronic communication.  If you elect to receive electronic communications, that is at your sole risk.  The Foundation expressly disclaims any implied warranty of satisfactory quality or fitness for a particular purpose, including any warranty as to the use or the results of the use of information with respect to its correctness, quality, accuracy, completeness, reliability, performance, timeliness, or continued availability.

7. No representations made as to other sites or links

Our electronic communications may provide links to certain Internet sites ("Sites") maintained by third parties.  In this case, the Foundation is providing such links solely as a convenience to you.  Accordingly, the Foundation makes no representations concerning the content of the Sites.  The fact that the Foundation has provided a link to the Sites does not constitute an endorsement, authorisation, sponsorship, or affiliation by the Foundation with respect to the Sites, their owners, or their providers.

Changes to our policy

This policy provides a general overview of the ways in which we use your personal information and important information on electronic communication. Please be aware that we may request certain further confidentiality arrangements be put in place in respect of your interaction with us.  This policy may be changed from time to time to reflect changes in our practices concerning the collection and use of personal information, or where required to comply with applicable law.  The revised policy will be effective immediately upon posting to our website, and so please check this policy periodically for changes.

This version of the Policy is effective 16 Apr 2019


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