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Data Protection Policy



Gifts for Dyslexia retains certain information about its contacts, donors and beneficiaries (“contacts”) in order to meet their support requirements and monitor services provided.


Gifts for Dyslexia will only share information about contacts with their explicit consent.  If the data is shared or used for research purposes, it will be made anonymous.

Gifts for Dyslexia will comply with the Data Protection Principles as set out in the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018. Information will be used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed to any other person unlawfully.

Data Controller


The data controller is Richard Whitehead and is responsible for

  • data records and processing

  • reporting any data breaches



Information we may collect from you


We may collect and process the following data about you:


  • Information that you provide by filling in forms: on paper, in electronic documents and/or on our website. This includes information that you provide when you subscribe to news updates, make a donation or apply for bursary assistance.

  • If you contacted us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

  • Information that we require to fulfil donors’ specific wishes and/or process bursary applications.

  • Copies of documents from other parties which have been provided to us by you.

  • If you have received a bursary from us, we may ask you to complete surveys and provide other forms of feedback that we use for research purposes and/or to inform donors of the effects of their donations. Survey data will be made anonymous. Feedback and testimonials will remain anonymous unless you give us specific permission, in writing, to publicise a named testimonial.

  • Information that we require to process invoices, receipts and to file tax returns.

We will ensure that the data held is accurate, adequate, relevant and not excessive.

Where we store your personal data


The data that we collect from you will be stored securely and cannot be accessed by anyone without appropriate authority to do so. All data will be password protected or locked away.

Information will only be kept for as long as it is required to provide support and for six years after final contact.


All other data will be destroyed unless required for tax records. Tax records will include copies of invoices and receipts.

Uses made of the information


We use information held about you in the following ways:


  • To provide you with information, news or updates that you have requested.

  • To provide you with information, news or updates that we feel may be of interest to you, if you have requested this.

  • To carry out our obligations arising from any agreements entered into between you and us, including the management and supervision of your training.

  • To enable us to compile statistics, or to assist other organisations to do so, provided that no statistical information that would identify you as an individual will be published.


Disclosure of your information


If you have applied for, or have received, a bursary from us, Gifts for Dyslexia will need to communicate with your Davis Programme Provider (Facilitator) to ensure:


  • that our funds are allocated to individuals who stand to benefit from Davis Programme services;

  • that the appropriate Davis Programme services have been provided to you following receipt of a bursary.


Your Davis Programme Provider will have concluded an agreement with us to maintain the security and privacy of this information.


We will request your permission should it be necessary to disclose relevant information to other people and/or organisations who ‘need to know’ to support you effectively.

Access to information


You have the right to request a copy of the information which is held about you. If you wish to exercise this right, please make the request in writing to:

Richard Whitehead

Gifts for Dyslexia

47 – 49 Church Street


Worcestershire WR14 2AA, UK


Tel: +44 (0)7816 117225


You have the right

  • to challenge and correct any information that we hold about you

  • to have inaccurate personal data rectified or completed

  • to insist on the deletion of the information we hold about you

  • to restrict the use of your personal data.

29th December 2020

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