Who is responsible for your data?

The Talent Fund is responsible for your data. We are a charitable incorporated organisation registered in England and Wales with charity number 1185346. We are the data controller of the data which we collect from you, and as such we control the ways your personal data are collected and the purposes for which your personal data are used.

The Talent Fund operates a number of different charitable brands and restricted funds through which we further our charitable purposes. These funds are all part of The Talent Fund, and The Talent Fund will be the data controller of your personal data in all instances.

How we use your personal data

We can only use your personal data if we have a proper reason for doing so. According to the law, we can only use your data for one or more of these reasons:

  • To fulfil a contract we have with you, or
  • If we have a legal duty to use your data for a particular reason, or
  • When you consent to it, or
  • When it is in our legitimate interests

Legitimate interests are our internal reasons for using your data, but we will not unfairly put our legitimate interests above what is best for you. Examples of legitimate interests we may rely on to process your data include furthering our charitable aims, identifying ways to improve the way we carry out our charitable services, and being efficient about how we conduct our internal operations.

In the table below, we have set out the personal data we might collect from you (depending on how you use our services and our websites), the different ways in which we use that personal data and the reasons we rely on for using it.

Contacting you

We may send you marketing communications by email if you have given your consent for us to do so. You can opt out of receiving marketing emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link which we include in all our marketing emails, or by contacting us at info@thetalentfund.org

If you ask us to stop sending marketing emails, we will keep a note of your personal information and your request so that we can make sure you are excluded from the emails when they are sent out.

Please note that if you tell us that you do not wish to receive marketing emails, you will still receive service emails which are necessary for example to confirm the details of your donations. This is so that we can perform the contract we have with you.

How long we keep your data

We keep your data only for as long as we need it. How long we need data depends on what we are using it for, whether that is to provide services to you, for our own legitimate interests (described above) or so that we can comply with the law.

We will actively review the information we hold and when there is no longer a legal or regulatory need for us to hold it, we will either delete it securely or in some cases anonymise it.

How we protect your data

We protect your personal data against unauthorised access, unlawful use, accidental loss, corruption or destruction. We use technical measures such as encryption and password protection to protect your data and the systems they are held in. We also use operational measures to protect the data, for example by limiting the number of people who have access to the databases in which personal data is held. We keep these security measures under review and refer to industry security standards to keep up to date with current best practice.

Sharing your data

We share some of your personal data with, or obtain personal data from, the following categories of third parties:

  • Regulatory authorities such as HMRC and the Charities Commission
  • Partners who provide services to you. for example, when you make a donation via an external website (such as Crowdfunder) or via text (such as Fonix)

Suppliers who provide services to us. We will make sure that our suppliers respect your personal data and comply with data protection laws

Sending data outside of the European Economic Area

We do not transfer your personal data overseas.

Your rights

You are entitled to see copies of all personal data held by us and to have that data amended, corrected or deleted. You can also limit, restrict or object to the processing of your data. If you wish to make a request in relation to your personal data, please contact us at info@thetalentfund.org

If you gave us your consent to use your data, e.g. so that we can send you marketing emails, you can withdraw your consent. Information about how to stop receiving marketing communications is set out above. Please note that even if you withdraw your consent, we can still rely on the consent you gave as the lawful basis for processing your data before you withdrew your consent.

You can object to our use of your data where we rely on our legitimate interests to do so.

To raise any objections or to exercise any of your rights, you can send an email to us at info@thetalentfund.org or you can write to us at: The Talent Fund, Boyce’s Buildings, 40-42 Regent Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HU

When you get in touch, we will come back to you as soon as possible and where possible within one month. Please note that if your request is more complicated, it may take a little longer to come back to you and the response deadline can be extended by two months of your request where necessary. There is no charge for most requests, but if you ask us to provide a significant amount of data for example we may ask you to pay a reasonable admin fee. We will also ask you to verify your identity before we provide any information to you.

If The Talent Fund decides to change this privacy policy, the changes will be posted on this page.


If you have any complaints concerning The Talent Fund’s processing of your personal data you can send an email to us at info@thetalentfund.org or you can write to us at The Talent Fund, Boyce’s Buildings, 40-42 Regent Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HU

Please note that you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority which is responsible for the protection of personal data in the country where you live or work, or in which you think a breach of data protection laws might have taken place.

In the UK you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office by telephone on 0303 123 1113, or by using the live chat service which is available through the Information Commissioner’s website www.ico.org.uk.

Contact Us

You can send an email to us at info@thetalentfund.org or you can write to us at The Talent Fund, Boyce’s Buildings, 40-42 Regent Street, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 4HU