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Privacy policy

The Bevan Foundation is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Who are we?

The Bevan Foundation is Wales’ most innovative and influential think tank. We develop lasting solutions to Wales’ most challenging problems. The Bevan Foundation is a registered charity (no. 1104191) and company limited by guarantee (no. 4175018). The registered address is 145a High Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DP.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, contact us, subscribe to our newsletter, register to attend an event or make a donation.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect depends on how you use our website.


If you are browsing our website, we collect information about your IP address, its broad location and which pages were accessed and when.


If you subscribe to our e-newsletter, we collect your name, email address and how you heard about us. Our email service (MailChimp) also collects your IP address, the country where you are based, whether you open our emails or click on any links, and the browser you use. MailChimp also tells us if our email to you bounced. MailChimp may transfer your details to our supporter software (Donorfy).


If you book a place at an event, our event booking service (Eventbrite) will collect your name, email address, your employer and job title, plus information to enable you to participate in the event e.g. workshop choices. We may also ask how you heard about the event and if you want to hear about future events, reports, articles, campaigns and appeals. If you say yes, we will add your relevant details to our MailChimp database.

If the event involves a fee or donation, payment is made via Eventbrite. We do not have access to or store details of your bank account or payment card.


If you complete one of our surveys on Survey Monkey, we will hold those details for the purpose of administering the survey. We may also ask if you want to hear about our future events, reports, articles, campaigns and appeals. If you say yes, we will add your relevant details to our MailChimp database.


If you make a donation, we will collect your name and address, email address and the amount, frequency and type of donations made. Your payment is made via our payment providers, GoCardless or Stripe, and we do not have access to your bank account or card details. We will also collect your Gift Aid declaration if you make one and your preferences for future contact.

Facebook Pixel

We use some third-party technologies to customise content and advertising, to provide social media features and to analyse traffic to the site. We also share information about your use of our site with our trusted social media, advertising and analytics partners. This includes the use of a Facebook pixel which enables us to collect information for advertising purposes. Conversion tracking helps us measure the return on investment of Facebook Ads by reporting on the actions people take after viewing those ads. We create pixels that track conversions, add them to certain pages of this website where the conversions will happen, and then track these conversions back to ads we are running on Facebook. No personal information is contained in or collected as a result of using these cookies or pixels. You can opt out of this tracking here

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • to make sure our website is working well and meets people’s needs;
  • to send emails you’ve agreed to receive and to ensure that emails are relevant to you. Emails may include: information about reports, articles, events, campaigns and appeals.
  • to process a donation that you have made;
  • to administer benefits to supporters;
  • to process an order for an event or service that you have submitted;
  • to respond to enquiries by you.

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

How long is my information stored?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us. Sometimes our legal obligations specify how long information must be kept e.g. Gift Aid Claims.

Who has access to your information?

Your information is used only by the Bevan Foundation.  We will not sell or rent your information to third parties for marketing purposes.

We do pass your information to third parties who provide services to you on our behalf e.g. to process donations and send you emails. Our main third party providers are Google Analytics, MailChimp, Eventbrite and Donorfy. We only disclose the minimum personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.

We will not release your data to anyone else unless you have requested us to do so or we are required to do so by law, or to prevent crime.

We will seek your express consent before sharing any other personal data, e.g. your name as a supporter or on a delegate list for an event.

Transmission of data

Data transferred between ourselves and third party service providers is encrypted and sent by a secure connection. Some non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) may be transmitted over the internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Some of our third party service providers (e,g, MailChimp and Eventbrite) are based outside the European Union and so your data is transferred to and stored outside the EU. They use secure, encrypted transmission and comply with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

When we hold your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you receive information from us. If you want to receive communications from us about the vital work we do and how you can help, simply tick the relevant boxes on the form on which we collect your information.

You can change your preferences at any time by emailing [email protected] or ringing 01685 723424. You can change your email preferences by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ at the foot of any email.

How you can access, update and delete your information

Information about you belongs to you. You have the right to access or update your information and you can also ask for all information to be deleted (subject to our legal obligations). To find out what information we hold, to update it or ask to be ‘forgotten’, please write to us at 145a High Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8DP.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the Bevan Foundation website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Please also see paragraph on Facebook pixel above.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Review of this Policy

We keep this policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in April 2018.


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