Privacy & Terms

Personal Data and Privacy Policy Statement 

This privacy policy sets out how Marriage Foundation (MF) uses and protects your personal data as a visitor of this website, and/or as a financial supporter and/or as a subscriber to our email newsletter.

What is your personal data?

Your personal data is any data relating to you as a person such as name, address, telephone number, email address and bank details.

How and why do we process your personal data?

By processing the data you have provided us we can keep in touch with you through newsletters and provide you with information on resources and events. If you are a regular financial supporter or have made a financial donation, we need to store your financial details in order to make Gift Aid claims and make sure your donation is processed properly.

If you sign up for our email newsletters, your email address will be automatically stored in our contact list. We only sign up people for our e-newsletters with their personal consent, and you are free to unsubscribe or change your contact settings at any time (please press ‘unsubscribe’ in the footer of our newsletter).

Your personal data will only be shared amongst MF staff in order to carry out a service to you and will not be shared with other charities or companies for marketing services.

We will not, without your consent, share your contact details or any other personal data to any third party outside of MF except;

  • We are required to do so by law
  • We transfer your contact details to our email platform in order to send out tailored emails to you (currently MailChimp)
  • When transferring your name and values of donations you have given us to HMRC in order to reclaim Gift Aid, where appropriate

All information we hold concerning you as an individual will be held and processed in accordance with the provision of data protection legislation. This means that we will update your personal data when necessary, we will store and destroy securely only the information you have provided, and protect your personal data from loss, misuse and unauthorised access.

How we use cookies on our website 

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Controlling your personal information

As an individual you have the following rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (effective by May 2018);

  • To request a copy of your data that Marriage Foundation holds of you
  • The right to request an update of your personal data
  • The right to request your personal data to be erased when it is no longer necessary for us to store it
  • The right to withdraw your consent to processing your data at any time
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office

If you wish to exercise any of the above mentioned rights, or if you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us or email us. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Marriage Foundation may change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 2018.