Notice for users of this website

Shaw Trust is committed to protecting your personal data and also to ensuring that your rights to privacy are protected.

In order to be open and transparent, the Trust wants you to know that:

  1. Shaw Trust is the Data Controller of the information you supply.
  2. Shaw Trust has a Data Protection Officer, and contact details for this person may be obtained by writing to the Data Protection Mailbox (
  3. The information we collect from you on this website and subsequently process may include your contact details (name, address, telephone numbers, email address etc.) and any other data that is required for the purposes of enabling Shaw Trust to provide you with the appropriate guidance, support or services that you seek.
    It may also include sensitive / special information that you choose to provide, such as:

    1. your racial or ethnic origin (only for statistical purposes)
    2. data concerning your health.
  4. The information is collected and will be processed so that Shaw Trust Accessibility Services may address your enquiry.
  5. In particular, the Trust has the following legal bases for the processing of your personal data:
    • For non-special / non-sensitive data:
      • where it is necessary for the performance of any contract you may have with the Trust, or to take steps to enter into such a contract
      • where it is necessary for the purposes of the Trust’s legitimate interests
    • For special / sensitive data:
      • where it has been manifestly made public by you.
    • In addition to the above bases, the Trust will process your personal data where it has received your explicit, freely given consent, for example by ticking a consent check box on the data collection form.
  6. The information may be shared with third parties for administration and/or management purposes, where it is necessary or desirable and lawful for the Trust to do so. However, the Trust will share only the minimum information that is necessary.
  7. The information will not be processed outside the European Economic Area without your prior written consent.
  8. The information will be retained for as long as is necessary pursuant to clauses 4 and 5 above and in accordance with clause 9 below. When the information is no longer required, it will be destroyed securely.
  9. You have certain rights, which include:
    • the right to obtain access to your personal data (what personal data of yours the Trust holds)
    • the right to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete
    • the right to request the deletion or removal of personal data where we are not otherwise entitled to retain and process such data and there is no compelling reason for its continued processing
    • the right to restrict or suppress the processing of your personal data, in certain circumstances. Further information is available upon request
    • the right to withdraw consent at any time, where relevant
    • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (the Information Commissioner’s Office).

If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact the Data Protection Officer for details of how an application may be made.

About cookies

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Shaw Trust Accessibility Services use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

Cookies are files sent by web servers to web browsers, and stored by the web browsers.

The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables a web server to identify and track web browsers.

There are two main kinds of cookies: session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on our website

The following cookies are used on this website, for the following purposes:

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.

Statistic cookies help website owners to understand how visitors interact with websites by collecting and reporting.

Marketing cookies are used to track visitors across websites. These may be used as part of digital marketing activities to display ads that are relevant and engaging for the individual user and thereby more valuable for publishers and third party advertisers.

Unclassified cookies are cookies that we are in the process of classifying, together with the providers of individual cookies.

Google cookies

Shaw Trust uses Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers.  The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information.  Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Refusing cookies

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies.

In Internet Explorer, you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.

In Firefox, you can adjust your cookies settings by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”.

In Chrome, you can manage cookies by clicking “Settings”, “Advanced”, “Privacy and Security”, “Content Settings” “Cookies” or by installing the Disable Cookies Extension.

In Safari select “Preferences”, and then click “Privacy”. In the “Block cookies” section, specify if and when Safari should accept cookies from websites.

Blocking cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of some websites.

Further information on cookies

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