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Why we have a privacy policy
We are under a legal obligation to let you know what personal information we collect about you and what we use it for.  Above and beyond that, it is important that you understand why we collect such information and on what basis we do so.  

How we use your information
When we collect information we generally do so on one of three grounds;
1. If you order a service from us we are entitled to process your information in order to deliver that service.
2. If you wish to subscribe, for example to one of our mailing lists or newsletters we will need to ask your consent (permission), and if we do, that permission will always be indicated by a positive action from you (such as ticking a box). You are free to withdraw your consent at any time.
3. Where we undertake research on grant making trusts on behalf of fundraising charities, we will look at such grant makers through ‘legitimate interest’. After all, a grant making trust cannot carry out its charitable objectives without making grants to fundraising charities. 
When someone visits we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.
We use a third party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our monthly e-newsletters. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see their privacy policy.
When conducting research on grant making trusts we only use publicly available resources, such as Companies House, Who’s Who, LinkedIn, the Charity Commission, OSCR and other similar directories, the ONS, publications such as the Sunday Times Rich List, and general internet searches.
We carefully review the data we collect in order to ensure that the legitimate interests of including any individuals connected with grant making trusts are balanced with their rights to privacy.   We never collect and store such information in the form of a database, and the research is not held for future retrieval. 
How we use data sent to us by clients
Where we undertake bespoke audits, research and consultancy services to fundraising charities we may be asked to review their current trust supporters or prospects.  Where information is shared, it is communicated securely using SSL encryption and password protection.  We never share such data with outside parties (unless required to do so by law) and typically limit the downloading of data to one computer.  Once the work is complete we will dispose of the original source material within six months, or sooner if expressly requested by our charity partner.
Staying Compliant 
All personal data is processed by staff of Gryphon Research Ltd. in the strictest confidence, and is stored on encrypted hard drives on servers which are UK-based. Only authorised staff have access to our servers.
How to access your personal information
You have the right to request the data we hold on you (Subject Access Request), update or amend the data we hold on you, ask that your personal information is removed (right to be forgotten), change your communication preferences or withdraw consent at any time. 
If you would like to contact us regarding any of the above email or write to:
Data Protection Officer
Gryphon Research Ltd
6 Bullen Close

Gryphon Research Ltd is registered with Companies House (Reg. No. 07004993) and registered with the Information Commissioners Office (Reg No. ZA362978)    

This privacy policy was last updated 14th September 2023

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