HomeGrown Plus (“we”) promises to respect any personal data you share with us and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect. Developing a better understanding of our supporters through their personal data allows us to make better decisions, fundraise more efficiently and, ultimately, helps us to reach our goal of accelerating access to Architecture and the creative industries for students from Non-Traditional backgrounds. In February 2022, we moved to an ‘opt-out’ communication policy. This means that we will be required to unsubscribe from any form of communication we may issue. Our marketing communications include information about our latest news, fundraising campaigns, and work. If you would like to receive such communications, or indeed opt-out please email .

We collect information in the following ways:

When you give it to us directly You may give us your information to sign up for one of our events, tell us your story, make a donation, purchase our products or communicate with us. We are responsible for your data at all times. When you give it to us indirectly Your information may be shared with us by independent event organisers, or fundraising sites. These independent third parties will only do so when you have indicated that you wish to support HomeGrownPlus and with your consent. You should check their Privacy Policy when you provide your information to understand fully how they will process your data. When you give permission to other organisations to share information or it is available publicly We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external sources in order to gain a better understanding of our supporters to improve our fundraising methods, products, and services. The information we get from other organisations may depend on your privacy settings or the responses you give, so you should regularly check them. This information comes from the following sources: Third party organisations You may have provided permission for a company or other organisation to share your data with third parties, including charities. This could be when you buy a product or service, register for an online competition or sign up with a comparison site. Social Media Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services. Information available publicly This may include information found in places such as Companies House and information that has been published in articles/newspapers. When we collect it as you use our website Like most websites, we use “cookies” to help us make our site – and the way you use it – better. Cookies mean that a website will remember you. They’re small text files that sites transfer to your computer (or phone or tablet). They make interacting with a website faster and easier – for example by automatically filling your name and address in text fields. In addition, the type of device you’re using to access our website and the settings on that device may provide us with information about your device, including what type of device it is, what specific device you have, what operating system you’re using, what your device settings are, and why a crash has happened. Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will have more details about what information your device makes available to us. The type and quantity of information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it. Contributors If you support us, for example, make a donation, contribute, volunteer, register to fundraise, become a member or sign up for an event, we will usually collect:
  • Your name
  • Your contact details
  • Your date of birth
  • Your bank or credit card details
We will mainly use your data to:
  • Provide you with the services, products or information you asked for
  • Administer your donation or support your fundraising, including processing gift aid
  • Keep a record of your relationship with us
  • Ensure we know how you prefer to be contacted
  • Understand how we can improve our services and information.
Direct Marketing With your consent, we will contact you to let you know about the progress we are making and to ask for contributions or other support. Occasionally, we may include information from partner organisations or organisations who support us in these communications. We make it easy for you to tell us how you want us to communicate, in a way that suits you. Our forms have clear marketing preference questions, and we include information on how to opt out when we send you marketing. If you don’t want to hear from us, that’s fine. Just let us know when you provide your data or email us at email We do not sell or share personal details with third parties for the purposes of marketing. But, if we run an event in partnership with another named organisation your details may need to be shared. We will be very clear about what will happen to your data when you register. Young people’s data We collect and manage information from children, and aim to manage it in a way which is appropriate to the age of the child. Information is usually collected when children attend our events or fundraise for us. Where possible and appropriate we will seek consent from a parent or guardian before collecting information about children. Our events have specific rules about whether children can participate, and we‘ll make sure advertising for those events is age appropriate. Keeping your data safe We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details. For example, our online forms are always encrypted and our network is protected and routinely monitored. We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that we are not getting your personal data for longer than necessary. We will only ever share your data in other circumstances if we have your explicit and informed consent. We really appreciate it if you let us know when your contact details change. You have a right to ask us to stop processing your personal data, and if it’s not necessary for the purpose you provided it to us for (e.g. processing your contribution or registering you for an event) we will do so. Email us at if you have any concerns. You have a right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and the right to have it corrected if it is inaccurate. We may change this privacy policy from time to time. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on the HomeGrown Plus website or by contacting you directly.

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