Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously and we ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.

Who we are

First Give (registered charity 1156416) collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about clients, supporters, volunteers and other stakeholders. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.

Personal information we collect and use

In the course of providing services that support the delivery and success of the First Give programme we collect the following personal information when individuals or their employer provide it to us:

Information collected from other sources

We also obtain personal information from other sources as follows:

How we use personal information

We may use contact information to:

Who we share personal information with

We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law. We will not share your personal information with any other third party without your express consent.

Whether information has to be provided, and if so why

The provision of names and email addresses is required from schools and teachers signing up to the programme to enable us to deliver our services, such as resources, training, and feedback surveys.

How long personal data will be kept

We will hold names and email addresses as long as individuals are users of our services or their organisation could legitimately benefit from information about our services (i.e. schools, charities etc…)

Reasons we can collect and use your personal information

We rely on legitimate interest as the lawful basis on which we collect and use your personal data. Our legitimate interests are the provision of education for young people regarding social action. As a Registered Charity, this is our social purpose.

Transfer of your information out of the EEA

We do not transfer your personal information to the following which are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation individuals have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:

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Keeping your personal information secure

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify individuals and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

If an individual wants detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect their information and their computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, they should visit Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

How to complain

We hope that we can resolve any query or concern individuals raise about our use of their information.

The General Data Protection Regulation also gives individuals the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where they work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at

Changes to this privacy policy

This privacy policy was published in March 2019 and last updated on 16th December 2022

We may change this privacy policy from time to time.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you. If you wish to contact, please send an email to, write to First Give, Pears Hub, Haskell House, 152 West End Lane, London NW6 1SD or call 0207 443 5171.