CHRISTCHURCH CHARITABLE TRUST is a company limited by guarantee (company number 03024636) and is registered under the Charities Act (Registered charity number 1046472). Our registered office is at 14, Chewton Farm Road, Walkford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5QN

General Privacy Notice

Under data protection legislation, The Christchurch Charitable Trust (referred to by the use of “we” or “us” in this notice) seeks to explain to anyone (referred to as “you” in this notice) from whom we collect personal information for any purpose: (a) your rights in respect of the information which we collect, and (b) our obligations for handling and safeguarding that information.

The information we need in order to be able to ​assess your application will be collected from you ​and from other sources which are publicly available and will be limited to the information we need to do carry out the assessment. Any additional personal information which you provide may be included at your request. Any information which comes into our possession from any other source will not be used unless you confirm that we may keep or use it.

​Except where we may be obliged to do so by law, you may be assured that your information will not be shared with, exchanged with, passed on to or sold to any other organisation unless you have asked us to do so or you have given express permission to us to do so. In the case of your application being made jointly to other organisations, then we reserve the right to contact that other organisation to establish whether they will or will not be providing support. In the case of your application being successful and a grant being made, we reserve the right to announce the making of the grant unless you have specifically asked us not to (as indicated in our terms attached to the application).

All information collected will be held securely, retained for as long as it is needed to continue to provide services, or as long as the information is required for accounting or tax purposes, and will be disposed of securely when no longer required.

You have the right to know what information we hold about you, to have inaccuracies in it corrected and to request deletion, although you should note that requesting deletion may result in our being unable to continue to provide any of the services for which that information has been collected.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office if you believe that we have not carried out our obligations satisfactorily. They can be contacted at, or you can call their helpline on 0303 123 1113.

For a more detailed Privacy Notice about how we process your personal information, relevant to the specific way you are engaging with the Trust, for example as a volunteer, please email [email protected] or write to our Chairman at the following address:

14, Chewton Farm Road, Walkford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5QN

Cookies and how we use them

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.

Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
  • Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.

Links from our site

Our website contains links to other websites.

Please note that we have no control of websites outside of the domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

[Policy Approved by Trustees on 21st September 2020]