Michael Cornish Charitable Trust

Privacy Policy & Cookies


The Michael Cornish Charitable Trust is committed to protecting your personal data. This Privacy Policy (the Policy) provides information on how the Michael Cornish Charitable Trust collects and processes your personal data.

The Policy includes how we look after your personal data when you visit our website https://www.michaelcornishcharity.org.uk (which is covered below by the expression “our website”) (regardless of where you visit it from) and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. This Policy also applies to any personal data collected or received through means other than our website – for example via email, letter, telephone or face-to-face contact.

Our Details

The Michael Cornish Charitable Trust Limited is what is known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us (collectively referred to as “Michael Cornish Charitable Trust”, “we”, “us”, or “our” in this Privacy Policy). We can be contacted at 15 Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1XG, telephone 01522 531341 or email phillipa.cridland@wrightvigar.co.uk.

How we collect personal data

We collect personal data about you from different places including:

  • Directly from you – you may give us your identity, contact data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email.

The personal data we collect

The personal data we hold about you may include the following:

  • Personal details e.g. name, address, email and any details you choose to supply in supporting documentation to support your application.

How we use personal data

We may use your personal data:

We require and use your personal data, such as name and address so that we may contact you to let you know the outcome of your application and if successful to be able to send you the approved funds.

How long we retain personal data

We will only keep your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, and when assessing this we consider the following:

  • The purposes for which we originally collected the personal data.
  • The purpose of referencing your previous applications when considering future applications.
  • The lawful grounds on which we based our processing.
  • The types of personal data we have collected.
  • The amount and categories of your personal data.
  • Whether the purposes of the processing could reasonably be fulfilled by other means.

How we secure personal data

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.

We have also put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Our use of cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

We have a Cookie Policy on our website that explains what cookies we have in place and how they work.

Your rights in relation to your personal data

You have several rights relating to your information:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. However, we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object, as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried our before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

Loss of personal data and how to complain

If at any time you believe there has been a loss of your personal data or you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact Phillipa.Cridland@wrightvigar.co.uk who will investigate the matter.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk).

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review and it was last updated in August 2018.

Cookies in use on the Michael Cornish Charitable Trust website.

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Save you having to login every time you visit the site
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

Website Function / Performance Cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including determining if you are logged in or not.

Visitor Statistics/ Analytics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using, how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics generates cookies, which are stored on users’ devices. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Details captured during your visit will include, but are not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data and the resources you access. However, all data collected is anonymous and will not identify you as an individual.

Google store this activity information, and you can view Google’s privacy policy at http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Cookies in use:

Name Type of Cookie Source Description
exp_last_visit Tracker This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
exp_last_activity Tracker This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Most likely to do with tracking or recoding visitor activity. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
exp_tracker Tracker This cookie name is associated with the website content management system Expression Engine. Most likely to do with tracking or recoding visitor activity. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
Google Analytics _ga This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics - which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. This cookie is used to distinguish unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default, it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners.
Google Analytics _gid This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics. This appears to be a new cookie and as of Spring 2017. It appears to store and update a unique value for each page visited. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance
Google Analytics _dc_gtm_UA This cookie is associated with sites using Google Tag Manager to load other scripts and code into a page
Google Analytics PHPSESSID Cookie generated by applications based on the PHP language. This is a general-purpose identifier used to maintain user session variables. It is normally a random generated number, how it is used can be specific to the site, but a good example is maintaining a logged-in status for a user between pages.

Granting us permission to use cookies or turning cookies off

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this.

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of the website.