Privacy Policy

Who we are

 The Bishop Radford Trust (BRT) is a family Trust set up to promote the work of the Christian church following the principles of the Church of England in undertaking church related projects promoting charitable purposes, the education of priests, future priests and church workers, and to support Church Ministry. The BRT is also a registered charity (Charity no. 1113562).


Introduction and general terms

 We are committed to protecting any information we obtain.  This Privacy Policy sets out how we obtain, use and protect any personal information you provide to us, whether online, via phone, text, email, in letters or in other correspondence.

This policy may change from time to time, so please check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Any questions regarding our policy should be sent by email to: or by writing to Mr D Marks, The Bishop Radford Trust, Devonshire House, 1 Devonshire Street, London, W1W 5DR.


What information do we hold and how do we use it?

We will collect information from you or your church/charity in order to make a donation or pay a grant if your application is successful. This may include the charity or church name, contact person, email address, physical address, telephone numbers, financial information and bank details to make payment.

We may use the personal data we collect to:

  • Process grants from successful applicants
  • Provide information you have requested
  • Keep records of your relationship with us

The BRT will not, under any circumstances, share your data with any third party for marketing purposes and you will not receive offers from other companies or organisations as a result of giving your details to us.

All the information you provide to us is stored on secure servers and we will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.

Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.


Changes to the Policy

As we continue to develop, we may make changes to the Privacy Policy.  Any future changes will be updated on our website


Basis of processing your data

We need a lawful basis to collect and use your personal data under data protection law.

Where you give us consent to process your data we will always keep a clear record of how and when this consent was obtained, and you can withdraw this consent for all channels and activities at any time by contacting

The law allows personal data to be legally collected and used by an organisation if it is necessary for a legitimate business interest of the organisation – as long as its use is fair and balanced and does not unduly impact the rights of the individual concerned. Our legitimate interests include:

  • Charity Governance: including delivery of our charitable purposes, statutory and financial reporting and other regulatory compliance purposes
  • Administration and operational management: including responding to solicited enquires, providing information, research, events management and recruitment requirements
  • Fundraising and Campaigning: including administering campaigns and donations, and sending direct marketing by post sending thank you letters, analysis, targeting and segmentation to develop communication strategies and maintaining your communication preferences


Your rights and your personal data  

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the BRT hold about you;
  • The right to request that the BRT corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the BRT to retain such data;
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data;
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites, even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.


Data retention

 We will keep your personal information only for as long as we consider it necessary to carry out each activity (e.g.: donation information is retained for 7 years for tax purposes).

All correspondence will have clear opt out details on it to ensure contacts are able to change their privacy settings at any time.


Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in June 2018.