Privacy and Cookies Policy

This is the privacy and cookies policy of The Guy Foundation Family Trust. In this document, “we”, “our”, or “us” refers to The Guy Foundation Family Trust which is a Registered Charity in England and Wales number 1178782. Our registered office is: The Estate Office, Chedington Court, Chedington, Beaminster, DT8 3HY, United Kingdom.

This privacy and cookies policy will explain how our organisation uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website. 

It covers information that could identify you (“personal information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer, use or otherwise act on information. It tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information. Our policy is not just an exercise in complying with the law, but a continuation of our respect for you and your personal information.

Our policy complies with the Data Protection Act 2018 (Act) accordingly incorporating the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


What data do we collect?

We may collect technical data including your browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

We may aggregate anonymous data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Anonymous data is data that does not identify you as an individual. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal information in law because it does not reveal your identity. However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal information so that it can identify you in any way, we treat the combined data as personal information and it will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide us with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.

We may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

  • YouTube
  • Google Analytics

We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificates to verify our identity to your browser and to encrypt any data you give us. Whenever information is transferred between us, you can check that it is done so using SSL by looking for a closed padlock symbol or other trust mark in your browser’s URL bar or toolbar.

How will we use your data?

We collect your data so that we can:

  • Understand website visitor numbers and their attributes and behaviours when using our website

How do we store your data?

Our websites are hosted in Europe. We may also use outsourced services in countries outside the European Union from time to time in other aspects of our business.

Accordingly data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union. For example, some of the software our website uses may have been developed in the United States of America or in Australia. We follow certain safeguards with respect to data transferred outside the European Union.

What are your data protection rights?

We would like to make sure you are fully aware of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following: 

  • The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data from us. We may charge you a small fee for this service. 
  • The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions. 
  • The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. 
  • The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. 
  • The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions. 

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: or write to us:  The Estate Office, Chedington Court, Chedington, Beaminster, DT8 3HY, UK

The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regard to the processing and control of your personal data. We do this now, by giving this link to information provided at

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved. Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely.

Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use.

For further information, visit

How do we use cookies?

Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use.

When you first visit our website, we ask you whether you wish us to use cookies. If you choose not to accept them, we shall not use them for your visit except to record that you have not consented to their use for any other purpose. If you choose not to use cookies or you prevent their use through your browser settings, you may not be able to use all the functionality of our website.

We use cookies in the following ways:

  • to track how you use our website
  • to record whether you have seen and responded to specific messages we display on our website, for example so we do not show them to you again.

What types of cookies do we use?

The Guy Foundation website may put cookies onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site. There are many different types of cookies, however, our website uses functionality cookies so that we recognize you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

Requests by your web browser to our servers for web pages and other content on our website are recorded. We may record information such as your geographical location and your Internet service provider. We also record information about the software you are using to browse our website, such as the type of computer or device and the screen resolution. We use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on our website and how we perform in providing content to you.

Although we do not disclose your personal information to any third party (except as set out in this notice), we sometimes receive data that is indirectly made up from your personal information from third parties whose services we use. No such information is personally identifiable to you.

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use The Guy Foundation website. We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • page views
  • scrolls
  • outbound clicks
  • site search
  • video engagement
  • file downloads

We may allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

Opt out of Google Analytics.

We use YouTube to provide videos on some pages of the site. YouTube may set cookies when you visit one of these pages.

How to manage cookies

Most browsers will allow you to see what cookies you’ve got and delete these on an individual basis, block third party cookies, block cookies from sites, block all cookies and delete all cookies. Please note, if you choose to block all cookies from our website, some functionality may not work as well.

The following links provide further detail on how to manage your cookie settings:

Cookie settings in Internet Explorer

Cookie settings in Firefox

Cookie settings in Chrome

Cookie settings in Safari web and iOS

You will see a pop-up welcome message when you first visit The Guy Foundation website asking you to select your Data Access Level. We’ll store a cookie so that your computer knows you’ve seen it and knows not to show it again. In the Data Access Level and Duration pop-up window you can specify how long your privacy preferences are saved, choosing between 1 month, 6 months, and 1 year.

Please note that you may revoke your consent to our use of cookies: Revoke Consent.

We use the following analytics provider and you can opt out of their cookies by clicking on the following link: Google Analytics.

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Privacy policies of other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. Our privacy and cookies policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their policy. 

Changes to our privacy and cookies policy

Our organisation keeps its privacy and cookies policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This policy was last updated on 31 October 2023. 

How to contact us

If you have any questions about our privacy and cookies policy, the data we hold on you, you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, or you would like to express a concern or make a complaint, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at

Or write to us:  The Estate Office, Chedington Court, Chedington, Beaminster, DT8 3HY, UK.

When you contact us, whether through our website or by email, we collect the data you have given to us in order to reply with the information you need. We record your request and our reply in order to increase the efficiency of our organisation. We keep personally identifiable information associated with your message, such as your name and email address so as to be able to track our communications with you to provide a high quality service.

A copy of our Complaints procedure can be requested by contacting us by email or post. When we receive a complaint, we record all the information you have given to us. We use that information to investigate and resolve your complaint. If you complain about any of the content on our website, if we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate. If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is.

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that we have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office: We would, however, appreciate the opportunity to talk to you about your concern before you approach the ICO.

If you would like to contact us about cookies, please email:

Last updated 31 October 2023