Privacy policy

The website ("the Website"), is owned and operated by The Elders Foundation, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, number: 06317151.

Preservation of your privacy is important to the Elders Foundation and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and using it responsibly. This privacy policy ("the Privacy Policy") should be read in conjunction with the Website Terms and Conditions.

References to 'The Elders', 'we', 'us' or 'our' in this Privacy Policy are references to The Elders Foundation.

1. Information about you

1.1 We may collect personal information from you when you:

sign up for our newsletter(s);

share information, including but not limited to information about yourself through the Website;

enquire about the #WalkTogether campaign and/or about The Elders;

register for any of our mailing lists or events through the Website; and/or

contact us through the Website.

1.2 This personal information may include but is not limited to the following information about you:

Your name (including your first names and surname);

Your email address;

Your telephone number(s) (including your mobile telephone number); and

The name of the organisation you work with or are employed by.

We may also ask for or collect some additional, non-personal information from you.

1.3 Pursuant to Clause 3.3 of the Terms and Conditions, when you view or use the Website, and/or provide us with information about yourself, you are stating that you are over 18 years of age or are a minor using the Website with parental consent. You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself when creating a Profile or at any time will be true.

2. Our use of this information

2.1 Your personal information will only be used by us to:

process your requests;

respond to your questions or comments;

provide or administer activities relating to our services;

provide you with information relating to the Website, The Elders or our services, or that we feel may be of interest to you;

maintain our organisational records;

carry out research or prepare reports; and

supply to third parties as described in paragraph 2.3 below.

2.2 If you do not want to receive information from us Contact Us by email using the form on the connect page with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject field. If you only wish to unsubscribe from one of our services, please specify this in the email

2.3 Any personal information that you provide when you use the Website may be shared with third parties, including but not limited to:

2.3.1 providers of support services to The Elders but only if the sharing of your personal information is necessary to carry out such support services; and

2.3.2 companies or organisations that are connected to or affiliated to The Elders; and/or

2.3.3 third parties that we have selected in order that they may contact you with information about activities, goods or services that may be of interest to you. (See clause 2.2 for how to unsubscribe to this service).

The Elders accepts no liability for any misuse of your personal information by third parties and you therefore proceed at your own risk.

2.4 Subject to this clause 2, your personal information will not be sold or disclosed to any third parties without your permission unless we are required to do so by law.

3. Security

3.1 We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.

3.2 Communications in connection with the Website may be sent by us by e-mail. For ease of use and compatibility, communications will not be sent to you in an encrypted form unless we specifically agree to do so and you provide the certification to enable us to communicate with you in that way. E-mail unless encrypted is not a fully secure means of communication. Whilst we endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against tracking viruses and other harmful effects we cannot bear responsibility for all communications being virus-free.

4. Cookies

4.1 A "cookie" is a small text file that is placed on a website user's computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie.

4.2 The types of cookie we use are "session cookies", which keep track of information you have entered or looked at as you travel from page to page in the Website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire within a short time of you leaving the Website. We do not use other types of cookie that track your internet activity after leaving the Website.

4.3 We use cookies to tell whether you have logged in to the Website, to see how you are viewing the Website and how you navigate around the Website, and to assist us in providing the services we offer.

4.4 Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.

4.5 Please Contact Us using the form on the Connect page if you do not consent to our use of cookies.

5. Other Information

5.1 If you would like us to correct or update any information about you, then please Contact Us using the form on the Connect page.

5.2 This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time, so please check it periodically.

5.3 Links within our sites to other websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy but are addressed in our Terms and Conditions.

This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with the Website Terms and Conditions for