Privacy Policy

Who we are

When we refer to ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’ and the ‘Trust’ in this policy, we mean the British Asian Trust, registered charity number 1127366 of Camburgh House, 27 Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3DN. Further details are available here. This policy sets out the basis by which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Data protection statement

The British Asian Trust is committed to protecting your personal information and making sure that our communications with you are secure, proportionate and targeted. This policy explains how we collect, manage and use the personal information you provide to us when you sign up for updates directly through Staff who handle personal data have received relevant data protection training. 

How the British Asian Trust may use your data

We may use your personal data to provide you with information about the work and activities of LiftEd. This might include sending you publications, e-newsletters, invitations to events and details of funding or sponsorship opportunities.

Electronic tools may also be used to monitor the impact of the Trust’s communications, such as using email tracking to record when an email we sent to you has been opened.

What personal data do we collect?

We collect personal information about you when you sign up for updates including your first name, last name, organisation, and email address. If you attend a LiftEd event hosted by British Asian Trust or one of our partners, photographs or video may be taken. Images or video may be used in promotional materials for the charity on our website, social media channels and online and offline marketing.

Website Users

Our web servers use cookies and collect anonymous logs during user visits to our website that provide valuable information for improving them in the future.

What are cookies?

Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information, which your computer or mobile device downloads when you visit a website. When you return to the website, it recognises these cookies and therefore your browsing device, recalling that you have visited previously.

Cookies are essential for some websites to operate effectively but they also improve your visit. They do this by, for example, letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences and generally improving your browsing experience.

Cookie types

  • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential for the user to move around the website and to use its features.
  • Performance cookies: These cookies collect information about how the user makes use of the site, e.g. which pages the user visits most. These cookies do not collect information that identifies the user.
  • Functionality cookies:These cookies remember choices made by or attributes of the user and enhance the features and content you experience during your visit to our website, e.g. language, appeals visited or user’s location.
  • Targeting or advertising cookies:These cookies collect information about the users’ browsing habits. This may also include your use of social media sites, eg Facebook, etc. or how you interact with our website, which then shows you relevant content elsewhere on the internet. NB. These may also be used to choose the advertisements that are displayed to you on other websites.

How we use cookies

We use cookies to recognise your computer when it revisits the site to remember your preferences as you browse.

Third party cookies:

These are served by a service provider to recognise your computer when you visit the site. They are most commonly used for website analytics.

  • Google Analytics: Google uses cookies to provide analytics. These help us to understand how you use our website and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit, so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.
  • Email newsletters: Our site offers newsletter or email subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you have already registered and therefore whether to show certain notifications that might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.
  • Other third-party cookies: We use websites such as YouTube to show films. Pages from this and other such providers may use cookies. (The British Asian Trust also maintains a presence on social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.) Please refer separately to third-party cookie policies.

Further information

If you share content from our website, a cookie may be used by the service you have chosen to use to share that content. The British Asian Trust does not control these cookies. You should check the relevant third-party main website for more information. The British Asian Trust does not control any cookies used by the providers of these digital tools.

Session and persistent cookies:

We use both ‘session cookies’ and ‘persistent cookies’. Your computer automatically removes session cookies once you close your browser. Persistent cookies, such as those for Google Analytics and for subscriptions, will survive on your computer until an expiry date specified in the cookie itself is reached.

Controlling and disabling cookies

The ‘Help’ menu in the toolbar of most web browsers will tell you how to change your browser’s cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. Disabling cookies is likely to affect the functionality of the website.

Your Data and Third Parties

Our website and Customer Relationship Management database (Salesforce) are hosted by third party service providers and therefore any personal details you submit through them may be processed by that third-party service provider. All third-party service providers process your personal information only on the British Asian Trust’s behalf and are bound by contractual terms that are compliant with data protection law.
We do not sell any of its data to third party organisations.

How We May Contact You

We will contact you by email because we feel it is the most efficient and productive way to communicate with you.

Keeping your personal data

We keep your personal data for as long as required to operate the service we are providing to you or for archival purposes and in accordance with legal requirements and tax and accounting rules. If we have not heard from you or you have not engaged with us for a period of two years and we do not need to keep your personal data for archival, legal or business reasons, we will delete or suppress your personal information. Where your information is no longer required, we will ensure it is disposed of in a secure manner.

 If you have told us that you do not want to hear from us at all or by a particular channel, we will hold the minimum amount of your personal data on a suppression list to ensure we comply with your request.

Your information rights

Do you want us to stop contacting you?

It is your choice as to whether and how you want to receive information about us and our work, and the ways you can get involved. You have the right at any time to ask us to amend or stop using your personal information, including for marketing purposes. 
You may opt out of marketing emails at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in our marketing emails or responding to the email requesting that we stop sharing updates with you and stop using your information. 
If you have told us that you do not want to hear from us at all or by a particular channel, we will hold the minimum amount of your personal data on a suppression list to ensure we comply with your request.

Do you want to request a copy of the information we hold for you? 

You have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected or your data erased. We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made several requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated. Please provide as much information as possible about the nature of your contact with us to help us locate your records. You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

Please contact us by writing to the British Asian Trust, Camburgh House, 27 New Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3DN or email for any requests or related enquiries. 

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority such as the Information Commissioners Office at 
Please feel free to contact us with any questions related to the policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We may update the terms of this Policy at any time, so please do check it from time to time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address you have provided to us or by placing a prominent notice on our website. By continuing to engage with us through our services and our website you will be deemed to have accepted such changes. 

This privacy policy was last updated in February 2024.