Brian Murtagh Charitable Trust
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The Brian Murtagh Charitable Trust Privacy Policy (last updated 02/01/2019)

Data protection

The Brain Murtagh Charitable Trust (BMCT) ) is a family trust which makes grants to small charities. It is not involved in fundraising and relies solely upon the income from its investments for funding donations. Keeping your personal information safe is very important to us. We are committed to complying with privacy and data protection laws and being transparent about how we use personal data. We have policies and procedures in place and we adhere to the latest data protection responsibilities and follow the data protection principles in accordance to the latest GDPR requirements.. If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy,please email

The purpose of this policy is to give you a clear explanation about how we collect and use any personal information.

We collect and use personal information from individuals who:

  • Are interested in applying for a grant for their organisations
  • Apply for a grant
  • Receive one of our grants

We process this personal information to pursue our legitimate interests as a funder (and your interests as an applicant) and fulfil our charitable aims. To assess your eligibility and suitability for a grant we will ask you to complete an online application.

Applying for a grant:

If you apply for a grant we will use the personal information provided to us to consider and process the grant application. This will include:

  • Name and title
  • Contact details
  • Organisation details including financial details
  • Details of proposal

The personal information may be in relation to individuals making an application, employees and trustees. We may also collect information relating to applications, from external sources such as publications and works, patents and clinical trials, and possibly external reviewers or advisors.

If you are awarded a grant

We already hold personal information from the application stage but we may now collect the following additional information:

  • – Bank details to award and administer your grant
  • – Grant spend information

We may also collect and use personal information as required to fulfil our legal obligations as a registered charity.

Cookies and aggregate information

We may use cookies and log files on our website to store information about how you use our website using Google Analytics. A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. This information may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. This enables us to analyse the use of our website and services. We may also create a profile which details your viewing preferences. We use your profile to tailor your visit to our website, to make navigation easier and direct you to information that best corresponds to your interests and country.

Sharing personal information

We will not sell or exchange your personal information.
We will only share your personal information where we are required to fulfil our contract with you, or legitimate interest, where we have your consent, or we are required to do so by law.

We may share your personal information with third party organisations who will process it on our behalf, for example a mailing house, our website administrator or printers. Everything an external service provider does is strictly governed by a contract. In addition, before we share any information with those service providers, we put in place a signed Data Processing Agreement which confirms that the personal information we provide will only be used for the purposes we specify and will be processed in line with data protection legislation.

We may also share your information with our bank to process a payment; our professional advisers (such as our legal advisers) where it is necessary to obtain their advice; our pension provider; and our IT support and data storage providers.

Where required, we will process personal information to comply with our legal obligations. In this respect we may use your personal data to comply with subject access requests; tax legislation; for the prevention and detection of crime; and to assist the police and other competent authorities with.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • Request a copy of the information we hold about you. Requests should be addressed to We will respond within 30 days of receiving your written request.
  • Tell us to change or correct your personal information if it is incomplete or inaccurate. Please contact us at

How long we keep your personal information

We will hold your personal information for as long as is necessary. We will not retain your personal information if it is no longer required.

Changes to this policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. Please visit this webpage periodically to keep up- to-date with the changes in our Privacy Policy.

The Information Commissioner’s Office

If you are not satisfied with our response to any query you raise with us, or you believe we are processing your personal information in a way which is inconsistent with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office whose helpline number is: 0303 123 1113.