Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe (RFHE) – Privacy Policy

  1. About this Privacy Policy
  2. What data do we collect?
  3. What we do with the data we process
  4. Your rights in relation to your personal data
  5. Security
  6. Web browsing and Cookies
  7. Links to other websites
  8. About this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe (‘RFHE’), a charity registered with the Charity Commission of England & Wales with number 1083262, processes personal data (that is, information about an individual or by which an individual can be identified) that we collect in the course of our lawful activities, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018, the UK General Data Protection Regulation and any related or subsequent legislation or regulations (the ‘Data Protections laws’). This policy has been put in place to protect your rights under the Data Protection laws, and it is important that you understand what we do with your data and agree to this. Those located outside of the United Kingdom should be aware that personal data shared with, or collected by us will be processed in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection laws operating within the UK from time to time.

If you have any questions about this policy, you can call us on +44 (0) 1296 658 778 or write to us at or to The Data Protection Officer, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, 14 St James’s Place, London, SW1A 1N, United Kingdom. In some cases, we may require that you submit your request in writing.

The RFHE is the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of this policy, unless stated otherwise. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and this policy extends to the processing of your data by all staff, trustees and volunteers. Any personal data collected by the RFHE will only be processed in accordance with this policy. References to the processing of information includes the collection, use, storage and protection of data.

Organisations are permitted to process data if they have a legal basis for doing so. The RFHE processes data on the basis that:

  • Express and informed consent has been given by the person whose data is being processed; and/or
  • The RFHE has a legitimate interest in processing data; and/or
  • It is necessary in relation to a contract or agreement which the person has entered into or because the person has asked for something to be done so they can enter into a contract or agreement; and/or
  • The RFHE has a legal obligation to process data.

Where the RFHE is relying solely on consent as the basis for processing data, we are required to obtain your explicit consent and you can modify or withdraw this consent at any time by notifying us in writing, although this may affect the extent to which the RFHE is able to provide services to or interact with you.

The RFHE may change this policy from time to time and any such changes will be published on our website. Notwithstanding any change to this policy, we will continue to process your personal data only in accordance this policy, our legal obligations and, where you have communicated them to us, your preferences.

This policy was last reviewed in September 2023. To the extent required by law, RFHE will notify you of material changes to this Privacy Policy, including by posting the most recent version of the Privacy Policy on the RFHE website.

  1. What data do we collect?

We collect the data necessary for the RFHE to pursue its charitable objectives; to advance any charitable purpose and to benefit any charity, primarily by the provision of grants and loans for such charitable purposes which are for the benefit of the Jewish community either in Israel or elsewhere in the world, and for the effective running of the RFHE through its professional staff, trustees and volunteers. Data collected and processed may include, but not be limited to information in electronic or hard copy format such as:

  • Names, job titles, contact information such as telephone numbers, email and postal addresses;
  • Information necessary to receive or make payments, whether to or from donors, grant recipients, staff or others;
  • Information regarding mailing list subscribers, survey respondents, supporters, stakeholders and others with whom we engage to the extent relevant and necessary for the RFHE to carry out its activities, charitable purposes and legal obligations;
  • Information regarding grant applications and applicants necessary for the making and administration of grants;
  • Information and testimonies from participants in the Kaleidoscope project to facilitate the collection and retention of personal stories;
  • Photographs or video which may, where necessary permission is obtained or not withheld, be used for marketing or promotional purposes;
  • Such other information as may be relevant and necessary for the RFHE to employ staff (including references and vetting checks), work with volunteers and others, partner with other organisations, hold events, run its activities and promote and publicise its work, and to ensure the welfare and safeguarding of those with whom we engage.

We may collect data when you contact us, subscribe for updates or newsletters, make a donation, attend an event, respond to a survey or otherwise engage with us. To the extent that information requested is not required for your participation in a given RFHE programme/activity, you will be told which information is optional. We may also collect data from other legitimate and/or publicly available sources in the lawful furtherance of our charitable objects.

  1. What we do with the data we process

The RFHE uses the data collected to maintain accurate internal records of donors and donations, event attendees, of staff and volunteers and others who engage with us. These records facilitate our activities, as described above and data may be processed and viewed by appropriate staff, trustees and volunteers in the course of the RFHE’s activities (all of whom work in accordance with this privacy policy). We will only retain data for as long as is reasonable and necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected and permitted in law.

If you are an event attendee, speaker, or sponsor, some of your information might be included in the event programme or for publicity and marketing purposes, and may also be shared with third-party event sponsors and exhibitors.

You, as the data subject, may request deletion of your data at any time in writing, subject to any overriding legal basis or requirement for its retention by the RFHE. We may also keep a limited amount of data on a suppression list to avoid unintentionally making unsolicited contact with you in future.

We will only share your data with trusted third-parties where necessary to meet our charitable objectives and in furtherance of our activities, and only once we are satisfied that they will protect the privacy and security of your data to the same high standard that we do in applying this policy. These might include online or electronic payment platforms, database service providers, cloud-based data storage systems and email communications platforms used to assist us in our work. Testimonies and certain personal information relating to participants on the Kaleidoscope project will be shared with Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (part of the National Library of Israel for the purpose of preserving a permanent record. In addition, we will share information with regulatory authorities, such as HMRC, in line with our legal obligations in the countries in which we operate.

We may from time to time contact you by email, post, text or telephone to tell you about the activities of and news about the RFHE which we think may be of interest to you and, where required, only after requisite consents have been obtained. If you would rather we did not contact you, please let us know in writing.

  1. Your rights in relation to your personal data

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. A small fee may be payable if an information request is particularly onerous. Any such request must be submitted in writing and will be responded to in accordance with our legal obligations.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information, but this may inhibit or limit the way in which the RFHE is able to interact with you. You may, at any time, change your mind about what information we hold about you, or if we continue to hold it at all, subject to any legal obligation on the RFHE to retain data. We will not share your personal information with third parties, except as stated above, unless we have your express permission or are required by law to do so.

You are responsible for the accuracy of data you have provided to the RFHE. If you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. To help us keep your personal information up to date, or to request access to the personal information RFHE maintains about you, you may contact us at 14 St James Place, London, SW1A 1NR or by email:


If you would like to modify the types of email messages you receive from RFHE, you may also do so by following the instructions within the body of any email message that you receive from us. To remove yourself from our database please contact

You can obtain further information about Data Protection and privacy laws by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at:

  1. Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the data we process. We use Secure Socket Layer on our website to enhance data privacy and help prevent loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under RFHE control.

Persons processing data on behalf of the RFHE do so in accordance with this policy and on the basis that the RFHE is satisfied that they can and will adhere to our high standards for data protection and security.

The transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent in this way. You are responsible for keeping any password or security information that you use for accessing our systems or services confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our systems or services).

  1. Web browsing and Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. The file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

You can choose to accept or decline certain cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

We may use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used to help us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to visitor needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

We may also collect and store information about your browsing device, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, together with certain anonymous statistical data about your browsing activities and patterns which does not contain any personal data.

  1. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.