Privacy Policy

The A B Charitable Trust is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

Privacy Notice

The A B Charitable Trust (ABCT) of 8 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3SR is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

This privacy notice sets out the basis on which any personal information ABCT collects from or about you, or that you provide to ABCT, will be processed.

ABCT may change this privacy notice from time to time by updating this page. When ABCT does so, changes in this privacy notice will be effective immediately. Please check this privacy notice on a regular basis and ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Who we are

ABCT is an unincorporated trust, constituted under a Trust Deed dated 30th March 1990, and is a registered charity, number 1000147. We are a grantmaking organisation that is concerned with promoting and defending human dignity.

Personal Information collected by the A B Charitable Trust

ABCT collects personal information for the purpose of assessing a grant application and to enable us to support and monitor a grant once it has been made. The data which is regularly collected from applicants includes: name; job title; and contact information including email address and telephone number.

Purpose of processing and legal basis for the processing

As a grantmaking Trust, holding personal data which enables us to assess and award grants is in our legitimate interest and this is our legal basis for processing this data. The data which we hold is necessary in order to conduct due diligence and to make reasonable assessments when awarding grants, and when contacting grantholders about information relating to their grant and their relationship with the Trust.

ABCT will not sell or trade personal data to third parties, and personal data will only be passed to third parties where it is directly in connection with the grant or is required by law.

How we store your personal information and for how long

ABCT is committed to ensuring your personal information is secure. All personal information collected or provided by you is stored securely with relevant Cloud providers and/or on ABCT’s secure servers.

We will delete personal information relating to any unsuccessful applications after 1 year from the date of refusal. However, where an application was successful, we may continue to hold personal information beyond any final grant payment date to inform future grant applications and to enable us to review the impact of grant making activities.

If ABCT becomes aware that your personal information becomes outdated, it will be updated or deleted.

Your Rights

The GDPR gives you the right to:

• access your personal information held by ABCT

• have your personal information held by ABCT rectified

• under specific circumstances, to have your personal information held by ABCT erased

• object to the processing of your personal information based on legitimate interests

If you would like to exercise any of your rights under the GDPR, or if you have a complaint in relation to the way in which ABCT is collecting and/or processing your personal information please write to ABCT’s director Sara Harrity (full contact details are below).

Contact ABCT

If you wish to contact ABCT in relation to this privacy notice or have any related questions, please contact:

ABCT’s Director: Sara Harrity

Address: 3rd Floor, 8 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3SR

Telephone: +44(0)207 243 9486


Information Commissioners Office

For more information about the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulations you can contact the Information Commissioners Officer

Helpline: 0303 123 1113