Privacy policy

This Privacy and Cookies Policy applies to (the ‘Site’) which is run by Further Education Trust for Leadership (‘the Trust’) of Eversheds House, 70 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5ES.

The Trust regards your privacy as very important and recognises the importance of honest and responsible use of your personal information. This Privacy and Cookies Policy (‘Policy’) explains how the Trust collects, uses and discloses personal information about you when you visit the Site and when you contact the Trust, whether by e-mail, post, fax or telephone using the contact options on the Site.

What type of information does the Trust collect and why?

When you visit our Site, we may automatically collect standard internet and website log information and details of patterns about how website visitors behave. The information we may collect includes information about your Internet service provider, your operating system, browser type, domain name, the internet protocol (IP) address of your computer (or other electronic internet-enabled device), your access times, the website that referred you to us, the web pages you request and the date and time of those requests. This may allow us to find out which parts of the Site are popular or need changing.

If you use the search facilities available on any of the Site, search queries and results are logged anonymously without any user specific details being collected. Our collection of website use information may also involve the use of cookies and web beacons. Please see the ‘Cookies’ section below for more information.

If you want to contact us or use certain other services we provide on the Site, you will need to provide us with some additional personal information so that we can liaise with you and deal with your request or query. If you do choose to provide us with your personal information, we will collect that information for our own use and for the purposes described in this Policy.

What type of personal information does the Trust collect?

Where you choose to provide personal details to us, we may collect the following personal information from you:

Your full name, title and gender;

Your work and home contact details, e.g. address, fax number, telephone numbers and e-mail address;

Your job title (including name of your employer);

The reason for your contact, which may be a request or enquiry or a request or enquiry on behalf of someone else;

Your contact and marketing preferences; and/or

Information necessary for legal compliance.

Grant Programme (including Fellowships):

Where you choose to apply for a grant/are a grant holder, we may also collect the following personal information from you:

The reason for your contact, which may be an application for a grant or related enquiries;

Information about your proposed research theme and its relevance, including the progress of any such research and copies of such research from time to time (where you are successful in your application);

Details of your sponsoring organisation (which may be your employer or another organisation) and your relationship with this entity;

Individual contacts at the employer or other sponsoring organisation, including financial account information, such as bank account numbers and other payment information and relevant contact details;

The level of funding that you are seeking (and details of the spending of such funding (where you are successful in your application);

Equal opportunities data (which may include gender, date of birth and the following sensitive personal information to: race or ethnic origin, mental or physical health or condition (such as details of any disability), sexual orientation, and/or religious or other similar beliefs);

Employment and personal and education details you choose to provide us as part of any application for a grant, for example your personal or professional interests, employment history, career aspirations or language skills;

Details you choose to provide to us (or that are required) as part of any declaration of eligibility for a grant (as applicable), for example any governmental identity number, passport number, your place of birth, nationality (and where applicable dual or former nationality) and confirmation of residency in the UK;

Details of our discussions with you/any feedback in relation to your application and progress of the research (where you are successful in your application); and

Your agreement to the terms and conditions of a grant (as applicable).

The above information will be collected primarily from you as information voluntarily provided to us, but we may also collect it where lawful to do so from (and combine it with information from) public sources, third party service providers, individuals whom you have indicated have agreed for you to provide their personal information, sponsoring organisation(s), government, tax or law enforcement agencies and other third parties.

How does the Trust use information about you?

The Trust may use information about you for purposes described in this Policy or as otherwise disclosed to you on our Site or with our services. For example, we may use information about you for the following purposes:

To respond and/or deal with your request or enquiry;

To process and administer your grant application(s);

To improve our services and to ensure that content from the Site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer (or other electronic Internet-enabled device);

To administer the Site and for internal record keeping;

To monitor the progress of your research and spending of funding, including to provide feedback (where you are successful in your application) and deal with any concerns;

To contact you (directly, either by the Trust or through a relevant partner or agent) by e-mail or phone for the above reasons;

Subject to your consent where required under applicable laws, to carry out direct marketing and/or e-mail marketing that you have requested;

Where necessary as part of any restructuring of the Trust or sale of the Trust’s business or assets;

To perform any contract the Trust has with you; and

For compliance with legal, regulatory and other good governance obligations.

This list is not intended to be exhaustive and may be updated from time to time as business needs and legal requirements dictate. Some of the personal information that the Trust maintains will be kept in paper files, while other personal information will be included in computerised files and electronic databases as set out in more detail below.

In most cases, the information the Trust processes about you is required to deal with your request, enquiry or application, or required by law, or is necessary for the exercise of the Trust’s legitimate business interests and needs, in which case special care is taken to safeguard your rights and to ensure any such use is proportionate.

Does the Trust share personal information with third parties?

Your personal information will be made available for the purposes mentioned above (or as otherwise notified to you from time to time), on a ‘need-to-know’ basis and only to responsible management, accounting, legal, logistics, audit, compliance, information technology and other corporate staff who properly need to know these details for their functions within the Trust. Please note that certain individuals who will see your personal information may not be based at the Trust or in your country (please see below).

Your personal information may also be made available to third parties (within or outside the Trust Partnership) providing relevant services under contract to the Trust, such as marketing agencies, credit card processors, auditors and compliance managers and IT hosting and IT maintenance providers. These companies may use information about you to perform their functions on our behalf. The Trust has put in place various security and data privacy measures, including with such third parties, in order to protect personal information and shall seek to comply with applicable legal requirements.

Some of your personal information may be used by marketing agencies, acting on our behalf, to carry out email marketing. This is carried out on behalf of the Trust to ensure that we provide you with relevant marketing information (where you have opted in to receiving such marketing). This is sometimes referred to as ‘targeted profiling’.

We may disclose specific information upon lawful request by government authorities, law enforcement and regulatory authorities where required or permitted by law and for tax or other purposes. Personal information may also be released to external parties in response to legal process, and when required to comply with laws, or to enforce our agreements, corporate policies, and terms of use, or to protect the rights, property or safety of the Trust, our employees, agents, and others, as well as to parties to whom you authorise the Trust to release your personal information.

We will not sell your personal information to any third party other than as part of any restructuring of the Trust or sale of a relevant Trust business.

Will your personal information be transferred abroad?

Some transfers of personal information have been explained above. Recipients of your personal information, within the Trust Partnership or third parties (as set out in this Policy), may not be located within the European Economic Area (‘EEA’) but instead located in countries which do not have equivalent protection for personal information to that within the EEA. Steps will be taken to protect your personal information in that instance consistent with applicable law.

What choices does the Trust offer you with regard to direct marketing?

The Trust may wish to provide you with information about new services, promotions and offers, which may be of interest to you and may invite you to take part in market research or request feedback on our services. This communication may occur by email, telephone, post or SMS. We will obtain your consent and advise you of how to opt-out of receiving such communications where we are required to do so in accordance with applicable law.

What safeguards are in place to protect your personal information?

The Trust takes reasonable steps to maintain appropriate physical, technical and administrative security to help prevent loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure or modification of personal information. While we take these reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information you disclose online. You accept the inherent security implications of dealing online and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security unless such breach has been caused by the specific negligence of the Trust or its agents.

What rights do you have to review and amend personal information?

You have the right to review your personal information held by the Trust and have certain inaccurate information about you corrected. Under UK law, a request for access to your personal data needs to be in writing and accompanied by the statutory fee (£10).

If you wish to do so, or to contact the Trust in respect of its data processing activities, please contact or Further Education Trust for Leadership, 6 Trull Farm Buildings, Tetbury, Gloucestershire, GL8 8SQ.

Keeping you informed

We will keep your details on record until we have completely dealt with your request, enquiry or application and then for a reasonable period afterwards, in accordance with data protection and other applicable legislation.

How we use cookies

Like many websites when you visit our Site we issue a ‘cookie’ or unique code that allows us to identify your computer. We use the cookie to note the different areas of our website service recently accessed through your computer – it is only used in relation to this website and not in relation to any other websites you may visit. We will use the information collected in this way to tell you about services which might be of interest to you when you make further visits to our website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but your browser’s settings can be altered to prevent this. In addition, cookies can be deleted from your hard-drive. How you do this will depend on the internet browser you use. Please refer to your relevant Internet browser manufacturer’s website where you should be able to receive the information you need.

We use Google analytics. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

Changes to this Privacy and Cookies Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. We may change this Policy from time to time by updating this page in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices. The date at the top of this Policy will be updated accordingly.

We encourage you to check the date of this Policy when you visit the Site for any updates or changes. We will notify you of any modified versions of this Policy that might materially affect the way we use or disclose your personal information.

By using our Site and/or submitting your personal information to us you consent to the use of your personal information as described in this Privacy and Cookies Policy (as amended from time to time).

Contact/address details

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us at:

Further Education Trust for Leadership,
6 Trull Farm Buildings,
GL8 8SQ.