Privacy policy

Who we are

Fundraising UK Ltd (which publishes Fundraising World) has a duty to keep your data secure so you can have confidence when accessing the information we publish about fundraising.

We have developed this policy to help you understand what we do with your data and how you can exercise your rights.

This policy applies to:

Fundraising UK Ltd, c/o Knox & Eames, Badgemore House, Badgemore Park, Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 4NR

This policy is published in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018 and with the Data Protection Act 1998.

This policy applies to all pages hosted on this site and other services Fundraising UK Ltd runs. It does not apply to other organisations we may direct you to from this site whose privacy policies may differ.

By submitting your data to Fundraising UK Ltd, you are accepting this privacy policy and authorise Fundraising UK Ltd to collect, store and process your information in the ways explained.

Comments and media

Currently we don’t offer the facility for visitors to post comments (and perhaps images) to the site. But we do plan to add this in due course.

Wherever you do this we strongly encourage you to avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website, which can have damaging personal safety effects.

How we use your data

Fundraising UK Ltd uses your data in a variety of ways which include the following:

  • Providing you with information or products that you have requested from us.
  • Processing registrations news and information updates via e.g. email.
  • Responding to any enquiries or complaints from you.

In order to do some of these tasks we may build up a record of you based on the interactions you have had with Fundraising UK Ltd. Such profiling may include details of your past engagement with Fundraising UK Ltd e.g how often you open emails from us, and how often you visit the website from links on our emails.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service: we use Akismet for this. It protects millions of WordPress sites from comment and contact form spam. In order to prevent spam or harassment in comments on this site it typically uses the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). You can see its privacy statement.

What content we do not gather on you

We will not process or hold any special category data, including:

  • Race;
  • Ethnic origin;
  • Political opinions;
  • Religion;
  • Philosophical beliefs;
  • Trade union membership;
  • Genetic data, for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person;
  • Bio-metric data, for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person;
  • Health data;
  • Concerning a natural person’s sex life;
  • Sexual orientation.

Our site features advertising by ourselves (for events, consultancy etc) and from third parties (e.g. fundraising consultants, events organisers, fundraising platforms etc). We carry this as a source of income and as a resource for fundraisers, and do not charge for access to the site.

You’ll see these adverts on some of most of our news updates by email.

We do not gather your data for targeted/personalised advertising. Every visitor gets to see the same advertising content.


Cookies are small text files that are downloaded onto your computer (or your mobile phone) from websites that you visit. Cookies contain information that allows websites to recognise that you have used the site before.

We use cookies, like most websites, to help us provide you with the best experience when you visit our site. Some cookies are crucial to the smooth running of our website. Other cookies allow us to understand (by using tools like Google Analytics) how visitors are interacting with our website, so that we can improve it.

Cookies may be set by us or third parties. By continuing to browse our site you’re agreeing (giving your consent) to our use of cookies.

We use three kinds of cookies:

  • Essential
    These cookies are needed for you to move around this website and use its features. Without them, some services can’t work.
  • Performance
    These cookies tell us about how visitors use our website, for instance which pages are visited most often, and whether visitors get error messages. These cookies do not collect information that identifies visitors – all information is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
  • Functionality
    These cookies provide more personal features, like recording previous choices you have made. These include recording your previous visits the website, so that you don’t see messages for new visitors.

    The information these cookies collect is anonymised and does not track your browsing activity on other websites.

Most people do not have login access to this site. But some contributors do. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

All browsers allow you to control which cookies you accept and which you delete. You will usually find these settings under the ‘Preferences’ or ‘Tools’ menu of your browser. For more information about cookies, please see or the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Embedded content from other websites

Suggested text: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, social media posts etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Fundraising UK Ltd has never and will never sell your data to any other organisation.

We do not share your data with third parties. For example, only we send email newsletter updates to those who have registered on this site for news and marketing updates. These often include details of and links to other websites providing e.g. fundraising services. The only way these other, unrelated sites and companies can receive your contact details is if you actively choose to click through to the website and/or provide such details to them.

Our display and other advertising content is run via the AdSanity plugin. We track only the number of views of adverts, how many times the link to the advertiser’s site is clicked, and we calculate the ‘clickthrough rate’ or percentage. This is not tied to any identifiable individual e.g. we don’t track which visitor clicks on which ads in order, for example, to serve more personalised ads.

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

We currently do not offer the ability to leave comments, but when we do, if you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

From May 2018 you have enhanced rights over how your personal data is held, processed and stored, and Fundraising UK Ltd is committed to upholding and meeting these. They include the requirements that data be:

  • Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary
  • Accurate and, where necessary, kept up-to-date
  • Retained only for as long as necessary
  • Processed in an appropriate manner to maintain security.

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments, when we enable such a service, may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How you can affect the way Fundraising UK Ltd communicates with you

You can unsubscribe from our emails at any time through the unsubscribe link at the end of all our emails.

You can change the type of updates and news alerts you receive from us by clicking on the ‘update preferences’ link at the end of all our emails. Any difficulties? We’ll be happy to sort it out manually: contact us via

You can request a copy of the personal data we may hold relating to you, and the purposes for which we are using it. This is known as a Subject Access Request. 

Children’s data

This site is designed for professional fundraisers and others with a business interest in fundraising. It is not published for children. We do not encourage children to use our site or to send any personal information to us.

If you are a parent or guardian and are concerned that we may be processing personal data related to your child, please contact us.

How to find out more or make a complaint

Fundraising UK Ltd operates in accordance with all relevant UK data protection laws. If you would like to find out more about these laws and how you could be affected beyond what is mentioned in this privacy policy, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office.

You have a right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you, which Fundraising UK Ltd will supply to you within one month. Fundraising UK Ltd will ask for proof of identity to ensure we do not disclose personal data to the wrong people.

Date of this policy: 14 November 2023
Last update of this policy: 14 February 2024