Privacy Policy

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to let you know what kinds of information we may gather about you, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have about how we use the information,.

1. Personal data means data which is capable of identifying a living person. Users of the site may provide us with personal data, such as their name, address, telephone number and credit card details.

2. The Funding Forum Limited (“we” or “us”) provide the The Funding Forum service (“TFF”), and this website. Your personal data will be collected, processed, stored and used by us, and passed to and processed by other data processors acting under contract with us to provide and promote TFF, to process payments you make to us, to provide customer support, and for other purposes referred to in this Privacy Policy and the other agreements that Users may have with us. It is possible that some of the computer systems and companies that process your data on our behalf may be based in countries outside the European Union (“EU”). Countries outside the EU may not have as well developed data protection laws to protect your information as those inside the EU, but we will ensure that your personal data is treated in compliance with United Kingdom data protection laws and this Privacy Policy.

3. In the course of using TFF, Users may make their personal data available to others. It is the Users’ responsibility to ensure that they wish to reveal information about themselves (including personal data) in their use of the TFF Service.

4. Cookies are small files which, depending on your browser settings, may be automatically stored on your computer's hard drive when your Web browser accesses a specific Web page. The cookies on the TFF site are set by us, or (where an advertiser deploys a cookie) by the advertiser. You may not be able to register for TFF, nor will you be able to use certain aspects of the TFF service, if your browser is set to reject cookies. You can find out how to do this at: http://www.allaboutcookies.org/manage-cookies/

The Web sites you visit, including those of advertisers and Project Owners, have their own privacy policies. We advise you to review the privacy policies of Web sites before providing them with any of your personal data.

5. We encourage you to tell us how you wish us to use your personal data for marketing of services and products to you.

Please note that you will also receive important emails from us that are an integral part of the TFF service, and cannot be opted-out of. The integral emails from TFF will include (amongst other things) (i) emails about your use of Rewards and (ii) emails about issues arising under the TFF User Contract or any other contracts you may have with us. To reiterate, these TFF emails are an integral part of the TFF service, and cannot be opted-out of. Therefore, you must ensure that the email address we hold for you is kept up-to-date and that you have full access to it. If you change email address, then you must inform us of the new address following the instructions on your account page.

6. We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to guard against unauthorised or unlawful processing of your personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data. While no computer system is completely secure, we believe the measures implemented by our site reduce the likelihood of security problems to a level appropriate to the type of data involved. We have security measures in place to protect our customer database and access to this database is restricted internally. However, it remains each User's responsibility:

a. to ensure no-one else uses TFF while the User’s machine is "logged on" to the TFF service;

b. to log off or exit from you TFF account when not using it; and

c. to keep his/her password or other access information secret.

7. We will retain your personal data only as long as is necessary for the purposes to which you consent under your agreement(s) with us and this Privacy Policy, or as is required by applicable law, and then we will delete it.

8.Your personal data may be disclosed if we or an entity processing your data on our behalf are compelled to do so by law, or receive a valid, legally compliant request by a law enforcement or governmental authority.

9. To inspect, change or correct your identity and contact information, please log-in. If you have other questions about the handling or protection of your personal data, a written enquiry should be addressed to by email to info@thefundingforum.co.uk.