Philanthropy Impact

Inspiring philanthropy and social investment across borders, sectors and causes

Cookies and Privacy Policy



The cookies we use monitor the use of our website for general statistical purposes only and none of the information we gather in this way can be used to identify any individual who visits the site.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy only covers the website of Philanthropy Impact at Links within this site to websites of other organisations are not covered by this policy

Terms and conditions

  1. This website is operated and maintained by Philanthropy Impact.

  2.  Although Philanthropy Impact attempts to keep this website up to date, some of the material on it may not be up to date. Philanthropy Impact makes no representation, nor gives any warranty, about the accuracy or effectiveness of any research finding or facts contained in any research paper or otherwise displayed or depicted on this site. Users of this website must make their own assessment of the potential effectiveness of any such information. Philanthropy Impact, to the maximum extent permitted by law, disclaims all liability for any injury to any person incurred as a consequence of any information displayed on this website. Philanthropy Impact shall not therefore be liable for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or economic damage, whether in contract, in tort, or otherwise, arising out of the use of this website or the reliance on any of the information displayed on it.

  3. This website contains material the copyright and other intellectual property rights in which are owned by Philanthropy Impact or which appear on the website with the consent of the relevant copyright owner. These materials are made available for visitors or users to browse. Users are entitled to download them to a Personal Computer for use and for making a copy for personal use or study only. No commercial use may be made of any of this material without the express written permission of the Philanthropy Impact. In particular, users are not permitted to view, download, modify, copy, distribute, transmit, store, reproduce or otherwise use, publish, licence, transfer or sell any derivative works (in whatever form) using any information obtained from this website other than for personal or non-commercial use.

  4. No licence is granted to any user to Philanthropy Impact’s name or logo without the express written permission from Philanthropy Impact.

  5. Links to other websites are made by Philanthropy Impact with the permission of the relevant site owners. Philanthropy Impact does not accept any liability or responsibility for the content or use made of any other linked site. Any user or website operator or host wishing to create a link to Philanthropy Impact’s website must first obtain the permission from Philanthropy Impact.

  6. These terms of use are governed by the Laws of England and the English Courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of any of these terms and conditions or use of the College's website.

Data protection Policy

Philanthropy Impact needs to collect and use certain types of information about people with whom it deals in order to operate. These include current, past and prospective employees, suppliers, members, clients and customers, and others with whom it communicates. This personal information must be dealt with properly however it is collected, recorded and used – whether on paper, in a computer, or recorded on other material – and there are safeguards to ensure this in the Data Protection Act 1998.

We regard the lawful and correct treatment of personal information by Philanthropy Impact as very important to successful operations, and to maintaining confidence between those with whom we deal and ourselves. We ensure that our organisation treats personal information lawfully and correctly.

To this end we fully endorse and adhere to the principles of data protection, as enumerated in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Specifically, the principles require that personal information

  • shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless specific conditions are met
  • shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes
  • shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed
  • shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
  • shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes
  • shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act
  • appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data

Therefore, Philanthropy Impact will, through appropriate management, and strict application of criteria and controls:

  • observe fully conditions regarding the fair collection and use of information
  • meet its legal obligations to specify the purposes for which information is used
  • collect and processes appropriate information, and only to the extent that is needed to fulfil operational needs or to comply with the legal requirements
  • ensure the quality of information used
  • apply strict checks to determine the length of time information is held
  • ensure that the rights of people about whom information is held, are able to be fully exercised under the Act. (These include the right to be informed that processing is being undertaken, the right of access to one’s personal information, the right to prevent processing in certain circumstances and the right to correct, rectify, block or erase information which is regarded as wrong information)
  • take appropriate technical and organisational security measures to safeguard personal information

In addition, Philanthropy Impact will ensure that:

  • there is someone with specific responsibility for data protection in the organisation. (Currently, the nominated person is Ms Karen Whitelaw)
  • everyone managing and handling personal information understands that they are contractually responsible for following good data protection practice
  • everyone managing and handling personal information is appropriately trained to do so
  • everyone managing and handling personal information is appropriately supervised
  • anybody wanting to make enquiries about handling personal information knows what to do
  • queries about handling personal information are promptly and courteously dealt with
  • methods of handling personal information are clearly described
  • a regular review and audit is made of the way personal information is managed
  • methods of handling personal information is regularly assessed and evaluated
  • performance with handling personal information is regularly assessed and evaluated