Privacy Policy

This Website is created, administered and controlled by the Guernsey Community Foundation. You can contact us by email or by telephone at 01481 748056. The Website is governed by the laws of Guernsey although you may have additional rights under your local law if you are purchasing as a consumer. The Foundation reserves the right to alter these Terms and Conditions from time to time without prior notification.

The Foundation is committed to protecting your personal information when you use our services and website. This Privacy Statement relates to our use of any personal information you provide through the Foundation website.

In order to provide you with the best experience, we are sometimes required to collect information about you. The Foundation is committed to safeguarding your personal information. The material contained on the Site is for information only and does not constitute legal or other advice. The Foundation will act in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017.

What information will the Foundation collect about me?

When you sign up to participate in or receive a service from the Foundation we may ask for personal information about you. This can consist of your name, email address, postal address or website URL. Different services may ask for different information.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable the Foundation to provide you with the services you selected.

The Foundation also uses cookies and collects IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network devices on the internet). We use analysis software (Google Analytics) to look at IP addresses and cookies for the purpose of enhancing your user experience. This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you and the log files are regularly purged.

How will the Foundation use the information they collect about me?

The Foundation uses your personal information in a number of ways including the following:

  • to contact you about a submission or purchase you have made to the website, including any content you provide.
  • to personalise the way we present content to you.
  • to analyse and improve the services offered by the Foundation.

When will the Foundation contact me?

The Foundation may contact you:

  • In relation to any service you have signed up for.
  • In relation to a purchase you may have made.
  • where you have opted to receive further correspondence.
  • In relation to a contribution you have made to the Foundation.

You may opt-out of receiving marketing material and other information from us at any time.

Will the Foundation share my personal information with anyone else?

We will keep your information confidential except where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies and law enforcement agencies). The Foundation does not sell or otherwise transfer any personal data to commercial companies or other organisations, with the exception of web statistics (see below) which are hosted and managed by a third-party company (Google, Inc). We collect this information to help us understand how the website is used in order to maintain and improve it and to deal with your requests such as managing your account(s) and providing you with information about products and services.

Cookies, Web Statistics and third-party monitoring

The Foundation maintains continuous logs of its web server activity. These log files include the details of website users’ IP address, browser type and page last visited etc. The log files are used to analyse how the website is being used by visitors and may be kept in an anonymised form for historical records.

The Foundation website uses hosted web analytics software. This hosted service is provided and managed by a third-party company (Google, Inc). The service ‘Google Analytics’ uses ‘cookies’ (a text file sent to users’ computers as they browse our website) to help analyze how users navigate our website. The information generated by the cookie regarding our website (including IP addresses) will be anonymised and transmitted to and stored by Google, Inc. on servers that may be hosted in the United States. Google, Inc. will use this information for the purpose of evaluating the use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other related services to the Foundation.

Google, Inc. 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, Inc’s. behalf. Google, Inc. will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google, Inc. You may decline the use of cookies by configuring your web browser to do so, but it may affect your user experience. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google, Inc. in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How long will the Foundation keep my personal information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant service. Where you contribute to the Foundation we will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.

Can I find out what personal information the Foundation hold about me?

You have the right to access any of the information that we hold on you. You have the right to have any inaccurate information corrected and you have the right to object to the use of your information for direct marketing. To exercise these rights, please contact us by writing to us at the address shown on the contact page of our website.

Changes to the Foundation Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to any Foundation website.