Privacy policy

Our privacy policy


The Rothschild Foundation is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The work of the Foundation has two distinct remits: as an operating charity responsible for the care and management of Waddesdon Manor on behalf of the National Trust and undertaking more general philanthropic activity in support of the  arts and heritage, the environment, education and social welfare by awarding grants and convening, fostering dialogue and debate. This privacy policy  explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website, sign up for any newsletters, apply for a grant or contact us by phone or email, or work with us through employment, voluntary work or as a service provider

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018

The Rothschild Foundation makes every effort to comply with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulations and the Data Protection Act 2018.

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you for lawful purposes only, in particular when you apply for a grant, attend an event or make an enquiry via post, email or telephone. We also collect information when you voluntarily sign up for our newsletters, complete surveys, provide feedback, or apply for a job or volunteer role with us. Website information is collected using cookies.

In addition, we collect information about you when you work with us as a third party supplier/contractor, volunteer or as a direct employee, whether as a permanent, temporary or work experience employee.

We do not collect sensitive data about you, except in the case of an employment relationship when, where necessary, we may keep information about your health in order to comply with our health and safety and occupational health obligations. We also need this data to administrate and manage your sick pay.

How will we use the information about you?

We use the information about you to process your grants, manage your account, process your applications and, if you agree, to email you about other products, services and promotions we think may be of interest to you. We also use the information that you provide to manage your employment.

We use the information collected from the website to improve the way we deliver information online.

The use of your information may involve sharing it with employees, contractors, agents and professional advisors of the Rothschild Foundation, fraud prevention agencies, and other carefully selected organisations. Written agreement exists between The Rothschild Foundation and such parties that there must be no further disclosure of such personal data or usage for direct marketing by those organisations unless you consent.

We only collect the minimum amount of information necessary for us to undertake these functions.

Marketing and Information

We would like to send you marketing and information about events, grant making and other activities. If you have consented to receive information you may opt out at a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing and information purposes or from giving your information to any third parties as detailed above.

If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing and information purposes, please click on the unsubscribe link in any marketing email received.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your information please email or write to us at the following address:

Records Management Department
Estate Yard Office
Queen Street
HP18 0JW

We may ask you to verify your identity before supplying the information. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Photocard driver’s licence
  • Passport

We want to make sure your personal information is accurate and up to date, you may ask us to correct or remove information you may think is inaccurate.

If subsequently you make a data protection instruction to The Rothschild Foundation which contradicts a previous instruction (or instructions), then The Rothschild Foundation will follow your most recent instruction.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. It may also be used to optimise your experience on our website.

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You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Links to third party websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policy.


The Rothschild Foundation ensures its staff are appropriately trained to handle your personal data and holds your personal data in accordance with the security provisions of the UK Data Protection legislation. We use industry standard Secure Server Software (SSL) for your transactions with us. SSL encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name and address, so that it cannot be read when information travels over the internet. When your personal data is stored in electronic format, it is password protected with access granted to appropriate individuals only. Paper based personal data is stored securely. When the data is obsolete or no longer required, it is deleted or destroyed securely.

Notification of changes

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page.

This privacy policy was last updated on the 8th October 2018.