Privacy Policy

How we keep your Personal Data Safe.

At The Gold Service Foundation, keeping your personal data safe is one of our top priorities.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 mean that you now have more control over the way in which we collect and use personal information about you.

We ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information about the personal data we collect, your rights and how we look after that personal data.

We collect personal data about:

Where we collect personal data about you, it may include your:

We do not proactively collect special category personal data however such information may occasionally be provided or revealed about entrants as part of their competition entry information.

The personal data will be obtained from the following sources:

We rely on you to ensure the information you give us is accurate and up to date. As such, please let us know if any of your details changes from time to time.

We collect and hold personal data so that we can properly:

We do not keep personal data for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for. In the case of entrants into The Gold Service Scholarship, your personal data will be kept for the year of the competition following entry into it or, for those who progress to become members of our ‘Team Gold’ alumni, as long as you remain an alumni member.  If you would like more information about how long we keep your personal data, please contact us on the contact details set out below.

If we hold, or you think we might hold, your personal data, you can ask, at any time, to see what information we hold about you, to restrict its use, and to update or correct the information. If you have consented to receive any of our communications or publications, you can unsubscribe at any time.

We will share the details of entrants to the competition with the following third parties:

We require all such third parties to keep your personal data secure.  We will not share your personal data with any other third parties without your consent.  If you would like more information on the third parties listed above with whom we work with to run the Gold Service Foundation and the competition, please check our website or get in touch with us using the contact details set out below.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, our Data Protection Policy, or need further information about how we use your personal data, please contact Katie Peckham-Cooper, our Administration Manager, at

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.  Further information, including contact details, is available at

We may change this privacy notice from time to time and the most up-to-date version will be available here on our website:    This privacy notice was last updated on 31st August 2018.