Privacy Policy

The Vessel Trust Privacy notice


How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when The Vessel Trust collects personal information. It applies to information we collect about:

  • visitors to our website
  • people who use our services, eg who receive our e-newsletter or group specific meeting information
  • workers with Vessel Trust
  • donors

We hold your data to enable you to be informed of the relevant articles, news, events, activities or services of the Vessel Trust.  Such content is not deemed to be sensitive or private. We do not pass on your personal data beyond the Trust and would not do so without your permission. You can unsubscribe from our mailchimp based newsletter list at any time via the unsubscribe button on the contact page of the website or have your data removed from our email contact list by contacting the Trust by emailing or by sending a letter to the following address: The Vessel Trust, Lismore, Perranuthnoe, Penzance TR20 9NF.

We hold your data because it is necessary for us to do so, to fulfil our purpose in running and communicating with groups, providing information about any one-off events we are running or are involved in – these we deem to be our legitimate interests -  and for others we hold your data because you have given us consent to do so (which you may withdraw at any time). These are our lawful bases for processing personal data unless subject to exception under the GDPR.

Visitors to our websites


We use a third party service,, to publish our website ( This site is hosted at For more information about how wordpress processes data, please the wordpress privacy policy :

We use a third party provider, mailchimp, to enable visitors to the website to make contact with us and sign up or unsubscribe to our email newsletter. Mailchimp provides us with basic information about the number and changes to subscribers to our mailing list. For more information, please see mailchimps privacy policy

People who donate to us : donations made to The Vessel Trust are processed by the Charities Aid foundation (CAF ) Bank who hold the information provided by donors necessary to the processing of that donation. Please see CAF Banks privacy policy here :

Name and address details are kept on Gift Aid declarations for the purpose of claiming tax from HMRC on donations received from donors paying sufficient tax to cover such claims. For donors where Gift Aid is not applicable personal data is retained with a view to express gratitude for such donations and then deleted after 2 years.



The Vessel Trust does not at this time have employees. Workers are self employed and invoice The Vessel trust for their hours under a Working Agreement they share with the Trust.

The Vessel Trust holds the necessary personal information on workers in order to process remuneration for their invoiced hours.


If we receive a complaint from a person we make up a file containing the details of the complaint. This would normally contain the identity of the one making the complaint and any other individuals involved in the complaint.

We will only use the personal information we collect to process the complaint.

We usually have to disclose the identity of the one posing the complaint to whoever the complaint is about. This is inevitable where, for example, the accuracy of a person’s record is in dispute. If the one posting the complaint doesn’t want information identifying him or her to be disclosed, we will try to respect that. However, it may not be possible to handle a complaint on an anonymous basis.

We will keep personal information contained in complaint files in line with our retention policy. This means that information relating to a complaint will be retained for two years from closure. It will be retained in a secure environment and access to it will be restricted according to the ‘need to know’ principle.

Similarly, where enquiries are submitted to us we will only use the information supplied to us to deal with the enquiry and any subsequent issues and to check on the level of service we provide.

Your rights

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.

You can read more about these rights here –

Complaints or queries


If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, you can contact us by emailing

Access to personal information


Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

To make a request to the Vessel Trust for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing to the address provided below and follow it up with an email too, to

If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need by letter or email.

If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes by, once again, contacting us by the above means.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

How to contact us

If you want to request more information you can email us at or write to:

The Vessel Trust

c/o Bridget and Kenny Macaulay





TR20 9NF