Privacy Statement

The directors of the Arthur McCluskey Foundation are committed to using your personal information in accordance with their responsibilities. We are required to provide you with the information in this Privacy Notice under applicable law which includes:

The Data Protection Act 1998, which will be replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 from 25 May 2018 and The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

The Arthur McCluskey Foundation directors respect your privacy and will never share your details with other organisations for marketing purposes. We will only email, phone or text you with your express permission. Similarly, we can only write to you from 25/05/2018 if you give your consent. WhatsApp, Messenger and facebook are new tools of communication since GDPR came into law.

Messages are shared and forwarded on a regular basis so it can be difficult to know how to monitor and manage communications in this way. We ask that you email if you wish to request termination of contact in these ways.

If you grant permission for contact, you can always opt out if you change your mind at a later date. We would only ever write to you to thank you for a donation or to offer further information about your chosen project/s.

We also like to send Christmas greetings and include any new leaflet/newsletter. We very much want you to have information about the current work of the Foundation and knowledge about how your donations are used.

Arthur McCluskey Foundation does not collect any personal information from visitors to its website apart from information that is knowingly and willingly given by donors. We only request email addresses as this is required so we can acknowledge donations. PayPal and Stripe also request an email address on the payment site. Any personal data is stored in-house on our secured computerised systems and only is accessed by directors.

How and when we collect information about you

When you directly give us information

We may collect and store information about you when you make contact with us.

This could be when you:

  • support our work through a donation
  • gift aid/sign tax form
  • fundraise on our behalf
  • register for an event

How do we protect your information

Arthur McCluskey Foundation will always endeavour to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access or disclosure, alteration or destruction. We are committed to investing in technology to provide security for your information, including working with leading suppliers of secure payment services.

However, Arthur McCluskey Foundation assumes no responsibility for the security of information. All payments by credit card over the internet are processed through a secure server by Paypal or Stripe on our behalf.

Right of Access

You have the right to access your information held by theArthur McCluskey Foundationand where necessary, to have it amended or removed. Contact us at:

Links to other websites

The website contains links to external websites. This privacy statement does not apply to these sites nor are we responsible for the content and practices of any of these websites.

Data Protection And Freedom Of Information

We, the Arthur McCluskey Foundation directors, will treat all information and personal data you give as confidential. We will not disclose it to other people or bodies, save for the provisions of Section 8 of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003.

Changes to our Privacy Notice

Our Privacy Notice may change from time to time, so please check this page occasionally to see if we have included any updates or changes. Please contact us if they are not as you might expect..

(Last updated: 30th July 2021)

Fundraising Guidelines Used by Arthur McCluskey Foundation

We are committed to best practice in fundraising to achieve the standards outlined in the Charities Regulator Fundraising Guidelines. Our fundraising appeals are designed to be open, honest and respectful, in accordance with best practice. Trustees will ensure that the purpose of any fundraising activity is accurately described.

Donor Charter

We commit to being accountable and transparent so that donors and prospective donors can have full confidence in the Arthur McCluskey Foundation.

We promise we will effectively apply your donations for their intended purposes.

We commit that our donors and prospective donors will:

  • Be informed of Arthur McCluskey Foundation’s mission and of the way it intends to use donations.
  • Have access to the organisation’s most recent financial statements.
  • Be assured their donations will be used for the purposes for which they were given.
  • Receive appropriate acknowledgement.
  • Be assured that information about donations is handled confidentially.
  • Have easy access to the agreed procedures for making and responding
    to complaints
    . See later note.
  • Have the opportunity for any names to be deleted from mailing lists.
  • Receive prompt, truthful and forthright answers to questions about Arthur McCluskey Foundation and its projects.

Legal Obligations

  • Arthur McCluskey Foundation is mindful of all relevant legal requirements and conform fully to these, including – but not limited to – obligations under charity, equality and data protection law. Our fundraisers are aware of and can communicate the charitable purpose of the charity and of the specific fundraising efforts in which they are involved. It will be made clear at all times whether fundraising activities are for the charity in general or for a specific purpose.
  • Fundraising activities should not be carried out in a manner which constitutes an unreasonable intrusion on a person’s privacy, is unreasonably persistent or places a person under undue pressure to donate.
  • Any information obtained in confidence as part of the fundraising process must not be disclosed without express, informed prior consent of the donor.

All fundraisers should:

  • Be trustworthy and conduct themselves at all times with integrity and honesty and should act openly and in such a manner as to ensure that donors are not misled.
  • Ensure that their actions enhance the charitable purpose and reputation of the charity that they represent; be able to state the purpose for which funds being collected will be used.
  • Have a general knowledge about the aims and objectives of the charity and be able to inform donors where they can find supplementary information.
  • Not knowingly or recklessly disseminate false or misleading information in the course of their professional duties, nor permit others to do so.
  • Not unreasonably intrude on the privacy of those from whom donations are being sought.
  • Not accept donations from a donor who appears confused or vulnerable in any way.
  • Not make unreasonably persistent approaches or exert undue pressure on people to make donations.
  • Not act in a manner inconsistent with these Guidelines, or cause or permit others to do so.
  • Not exploit any relationship with a donor, volunteer or trustee for personal benefit or mis-use their position for personal gain.
  • Comply with all legal requirements which relate to their activities and advocate adherence to these within the organisation for which they volunteer.


  • Public or donor complaints should, in the first instance, be addressed to the charity promptly. If an individual is not satisfied with the manner in which their complaint is handled by the charity, they should be advised of their right to raise a concern with the Charities Regulator.

Where, in the course of examining any matter, information comes into the possession of a charity trustee or any other person who has been duly appointed to carry out any of the functions of a charity trustee, that causes the person to form the opinion that there are reasonable grounds for believing that an offence under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act 2001 has been or is being committed, the person must notify the Charities Regulator in writing.

(Last Updated 30th July 2021)