Privacy Policy

About us and this privacy policy

www.reach-to-teach.org is a website operated by Reach to Teach ("we", “us”, “ours”). We are a registered charity (charity number 1121101) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 06002138. Our registered office address is 10 Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London, W4 4PH. 

In the process of, and in connection with, the delivery of our charitable purposes we collect certain personal data, as explained in more detail in this privacy policy. We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of all such personal information, in accordance with the applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). This privacy policy describes how we collect and use your personal information.

Our role and the purposes for which we collect personal data

In the event you contact us via our website, we will collect information necessary to communicate with you and respond to your queries.

We also collect personal information of individuals involved in the delivery of our programmes in order to administer and monitor the delivery of our programmes.

We will collect some data about the other individuals participating in our programmes, but any such data received by us will be in aggregated anonymised form, and it will not allow us to identify any individuals from such data. 

For the avoidance of doubt, we do not use personal data for automated decision-making which produces legal effects or similarly significantly affects individuals. 

Lawful basis and purposes of processing your personal information

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to, i.e. when:

  • we are pursuing our legitimate interests (e.g. conducting our charitable activities in an efficient and compliant manner), and your interests and fundamental rights do not override these interests;
  • you have consented to the processing of your personal information;
  • it is necessary to perform our contractual obligations towards you, or the organisation you work for; or
  • it is necessary to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations. 

We will rely on the legitimate interest ground to process your personal data when it is not practical or appropriate to ask for your consent, and where we are confident that this will not impact your rights. Our legitimate interests are achieving our mission of providing primary level education teaching and support to remote and marginalised communities in India by improving the quality of primary education.   

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal information for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so or ask your permission in cases where this is required.

We will also rely on our legitimate interests for the proper administration of our website, and to manage our operations (for example, maintaining appropriate records and databases). 

What information do we collect?

Personal information provided by you

Whenever you communicate with us, whether by our website,or by any other means, we will collect certain personal information from you in order to make a record of our communication(s), to address your queries and/or process your requests.

 We do not collect IP addresses or use cookies to collect personal information from our website. The only cookies we use are those that are necessary to display information on our website.

Personal information provided by third parties

If you are an individual involved in the delivery of our programmes, your personal data may be shared with us by our partner organisations. 

We will disclose your personal information to anyone?

We do not sell or share your personal data with third parties for them to use for marketing purposes.

We may allow our staff, consultants and/or service providers acting on our behalf, to access and use your personal data for the activities we have described above.  We only permit them to use such data to deliver the relevant service, and if they apply an appropriate level of security protection.

We may need to disclose your personal data upon request to regulatory and government bodies in the United Kingdom.  We may also merge or partner with other organisations and in so doing, acquire or transfer personal data, but your personal data would continue to be used for the purposes set out above.

In exceptional circumstances, the personal data we collect from you may be transferred to, shared and/or otherwise processed by organisations or companies outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Where your personal data is transferred outside the EEA, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient implements appropriate measures to protect your personal data (for example, by entering into EU Commission approved standard contractual clauses).  

Keeping your data secure

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed improperly. In addition, we limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. 

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will make appropriate notifications to you and any applicable regulator of a suspected breach.

Data retention

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.  

Rights and duties

Your rights in connection with personal information

 Under certain circumstances, by law, you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a confirmation from us as to whether we process any of your personal information or not, and if this is the case, to receive a copy of such personal information and to check that we are lawfully processing it. 
  • Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal information (often referred to as “the right to be forgotten”). This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to the processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object if we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example,if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it, or if we no longer need your data for our legitimate interests but we need to hold some of it for the purpose of legal proceedings.
  • Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

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

  • email, call or write to us (see paragraph below);
  • provide proof of your identity (a proof identity). This is to allow us to verify your identity and prevent disclosure to unauthorised third parties; and
  • provide details of your request, for example by specifying the personal data you want to access, the information that is incorrect and the information with which it should be replaced.

Contact us or the ICO

Please contact usif you have any questions about this privacy policy or the information we hold about you.

If you wish to contact us, please send an email to info@reach-to-teach.org or write to us at Reach to Teach, 10 Barley Mow Passage, London, England, W4 4PH, or call us on+44 (0) 2031673202

You can also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113.

Changes to the privacy policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. This privacy policy was last updated on 25th May 2018.