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Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation

Messenger Estates Ltd

1. Privacy Notice

This privacy notice applies to the Betty Messenger Charitable Foundation (BMCF) a registered charity No. 1149282 and Messenger Estates Ltd (MEL) a registered charity No. 160727. The BMCFand MELrespects the privacy of every individual whose personal information it handles. This Privacy notice explains how BMCF and MEL collects, stores and uses personal information.


2. Statement of Intent

When you supply any personal information to BMCF and MEL, we have legal obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) In particular, we must:

§  collect the information fairly

§  let you know how we will use it

§  keep the information secure.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Whenever you provide personal information we will treat your information in accordance with this privacy notice and with legislation.

3. Information we may collect from you

When you contact us, apply for a grant or interact with us in any other way, BMCF and MEL may sometimes receive personal information about you, such as your:

§  name

§  email address

§  postal address

§  telephone number.


4. How We Use Your Information

We use your information in a number of ways, such as:

§  contacts administration and communication about our activities and governance

§  processing a grant application

§  responding to correspondence you have sent to us

§  sending information about BMCF and MEL, our supporters and beneficiaries.


5. Suppliers, trustees, directors and professional advisors

If you are a supplier to BMCF and MEL, a trustee, director or one of its professional advisors, we will store limited amounts of personal information relating to you, including your name, job title, qualifications, employer organisation and contact details. We will store this personal information for the purposes of:


§  administering and maintaining records of BMCF and MEL, services or advice we have received, and commissioning further services

§  The personal information we hold about suppliers, trustees and professional advisors will be shared with:


  • companies who process personal information on BMCF’s and MEL’s behalf, such as providers of cloud hosting solutions;

  • professional advisors, such as accountants, lawyers or other consultants; and

  • other companies in the Betty Messenger group.

  • In accordance with the Data Protection Laws, our legal basis for storing personal information that you provide to us is that such storage is necessary for our legitimate interests in running and promoting our business.


For any other communications from us, if they occur, you are able to choose which types you receive and, where possible, how you receive them. You can change your preferences at any time by contacting us:

§  by email to

§  by post to BMCF and MEL, The Art Stables, 80 East End Road, London N3 2SY


Disclosure of your information

We will keep your personal information confidential, and will not supply it to any third party without your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so.

We may sometimes use third parties to process your information on our behalf (for example, send out mailings, or analyse data). However, we require them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own business purposes.


We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary and consistent with the law.

There is certain information that we are required by law to keep for set periods of time, for example, relating to staff records.

Third Party Websites

Our website may contain links to third party websites. This notice only applies to this site, so if you follow a link to a third party site, please make sure you read the privacy notice on that site. We do not accept any responsibility for third party sites.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us, in writing, for a copy of all the personal data held about you (a subject access request). A copy will be sent to you as soon as possible but this will be not later than 30 calendar days after we have received your request. You also have the right to request that your personal data is deleted. If you would like to access your personal data held by us, or request your data is deleted, please apply in writing to the BMCF and MEL address below.

If you believe there has been a data breach and you are unhappy with our response, you may make a complaint to:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF or

Keeping your data up to date

We will keep the personal information we hold about you up to date.  Please ensure you notify us of any changes by contacting us:

§  by email to

§  by post to BMCF and MEL, The Art Stables, 80 East End Road, London N3 2SY


Changes to BMCF’s and MEL’s privacy notice

Any changes to this privacy notice will be sent to you in advance via an email sent to the email address you provide. Any changeswe make to this privacy notice will be posted on this so please check back from time to time.

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