Privacy policy

The Pennies Foundation is a company limited by guarantee (registered in England no. 6418982) and is a charity (registered with The Charity Commission for England and Wales charity no. 1122489).

The policy

Our Privacy Policy explains how we use your information and covers:

  • Data Protection
  • Information that we collect
  • How we use your information
  • How to access, correct or remove your personal information from our records
  • Cookies
  • Changes to this policy
  • How to contact us

Data Protection

The Pennies Foundation is a registered data controller under the Data Protection Act 1998. Any information we collect is stored and processed in the UK.

Unfortunately no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. While we try to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

Information that we collect

When you access and use our website, we (or third parties acting on our behalf) may collect certain information from or about you. This includes personal information you provide when you send questions or comments through the website (for example your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and browsing information about your use of our website (such as information about your browser type, the pages of the website that you view and the search terms that you enter on our website).

How we use your information

We do not sell or give your personal information to third parties but we may share it with our service providers who are authorised to act on our behalf or disclose it for legal or regulatory purposes.

We will use the personal and/or browsing information we collect to improve this website, respond to any questions that you raise and for research purposes.

We may ask you if we can add your details to our database so that we can provide you with information about us by email. We will only contact you with this information if you say that we can do so. If you would prefer not to receive this information you can always contact us by email at, by sending a letter to the Legal Advisor, Pennies, Third Floor, 140 London Wall, London EC2Y 5DN or by following the “unsubscribe” instructions contained in the communications that you receive.

How to access, correct or remove your personal information from our records

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to request a copy of the personal information relating to you which is kept by the Foundation for which a small fee of £210 may be charged.

If your contact details change, or if you think that the information we hold about you is out of date or inaccurate, please get in touch with us and provide us with the correct details.

Please let us know if you do not want to receive any further information from us and would like us to remove your name from our mailing list by contacting us by email at, by sending a letter to the Legal Advisor, Pennies, Third Floor, 140 London Wall, London EC2Y 5DN.


Like many websites we may use cookies to collect information to help us understand more about how our website is used. Cookies are small data files which are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive.

We use third party applications on our site such as Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Google Analytics which use cookies. The information we gather from these applications does not identify specific individuals and is used by us for statistical purposes only.

If you do not want to accept cookies when visiting the Pennies website, you can switch them off using the options below. However, if you block cookies it will impair the functionality of our website and certain parts of the site will not be displayed, for example the Twitter and Facebook feeds.

If you do not want to accept cookies on any website, you can easily change your browser settings to refuse or delete cookies or to let you know when you get a new cookie. The means by which you can choose to refuse or delete cookies depends on your browser so please consult your browser’s menu for further details.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to track the use of our website. It anonymously tracks visitors to our website to provide information about our users browsing actions and patterns so that we can improve our site. Google Analytics uses cookies to gather statistics such as details of your operating system, browser version, domain name and internet protocol (IP) address, pages you have visited and the details of the site that linked you to our website. Information collected in this way is anonymous and individuals cannot be identified. For more information about Google Analytics, please see their privacy policy at

Twitter and Facebook

Twitter and Facebook use cookies to anonymously track your interactions with our website. If you elect not to accept cookies, feeds from these sites will not be displayed on our website.


We embed videos from our official YouTube channel using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.

Changes to this policy

We may change our privacy policy from time to time and will post details on our website to ensure that you are aware of the information we collect, how we use it and in what circumstances, if any, we share it with other parties. Please therefore check back periodically.

This Privacy Policy was last updated May 2012.


The terms of the policy shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and any disputes arising hereunder shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy please contact us by email at or by sending a letter to the Legal Advisor, Pennies, Third Floor, 140 London Wall, London EC2Y 5DN.

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