The NICU Foundation

Privacy Policy

Last updated: 9th May 2019


Privacy Notice

The NICU Foundation ("us", "we", or "our") operates "Site"). This page tells you about us, how we gather and use your personal data (“your information”), who we might share it with as well as rights you have under data protection legislation and what to do if you have a concern.

Who we are

The NICU Foundation is non-profit charity registered with the Charity Commissioner under Charity Number 1160031 supporting neo-natal intensive care units across the south-west of England. You can find more information on the ‘About us’ page of our Site.

How we collect and use your information

We have a ‘Contact us’ page for you to get in touch with us. We only ask for enough of your information as we need for this purpose so if you choose to provide us with your information (we ask for your name and email address) then we will use it to answer your enquiry or reason for contacting us. When we use your information to do this, it is called pursuing a legitimate interest. If you give us information about your health of someone-else’s health when leaving a message then we need your agreement to this. Please see the ‘Contact us’ page for more details.

If you choose to make a donation, you will be directed to a page belonging to another organisation (PayPal or Virgin Money Giving). Although there may be information about us on these pages, we do not operate them and although we know they will keep your information secure it is a good idea to check their published privacy notices before you provide your information to them.

Log data

Like many website operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data").

This Log Data may include information such as your computer's Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.


“Cookies” are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer's hard drive.

Like many sites, we use cookies to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.


The security of your Information is important to us but remember that if you send us an email then it can be liable to compromise through interception. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Your rights

You have a number of rights connected to your information.

Your right to be informed – this Privacy Notice is an example of this. We will also provide you with details about how we use your information when we collect it from you.

Your right to rectification - it is important that your information is accurate and up to date so if you think any of your information is incorrect or needs updating then let us know and we will put it right as soon as we can.

Your right of ‘access’ - you have the right to request a copy of your information that we hold about you. We may ask for a copy of your passport or driving licence and for a copy of a document that shows your address so we can give your information out. Please email requests to for SARs. We have a calendar month to respond to your request for information. If we need more information to process your request, we will contact you to let you know.

Your right to erasure – if we don’t have a reason to keep your information or where there is no longer a legitimate purpose for us processing it then you have the right to request that it is deleted.

Your right to information about automated decision making - if a human being isn’t involved in making a decision using your information and it’s done automatically, then you can ask us about how the decision is made. We don’t make decisions like this at the moment but if we start then we’ll let you know and tell you about why we’re doing it. 

Your right to restrict processing – you have the right to ask us to restrict or suppress our use of your information. If we agree that we should stop processing it, we will still hold it but will not use it. 

Your right to object – if you don’t want us to use your information any more then you can ask us to stop what we’re doing with it. You can also ask us not to use your information for marketing purposes. You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us at If you ask to stop using your information then we will contact you to confirm the position as there may be some circumstances where we will have to continue using it. 

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice is effective as of 9th May 2019 and will remain in effect except with respect to any changes in its provisions in the future, which will be in effect immediately after being posted on this page.

We reserve the right to update or change our Privacy Notice at any time and you should check this Privacy Notice periodically. Your continued use of the Service after we post any modifications to the Privacy Notice on this page will constitute your acknowledgment of the modifications and your consent to abide and be bound by the modified Privacy Notice.

If we make any material changes to this Privacy Notice, we will notify you either through the email address you have provided us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

Not happy?

If you have issues with the way we’ve dealt with your information or your rights then please let us know by contacting us as below. If you remain unhappy with our response then you can ask the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to look into what we’ve done. They can be reached at, by phone on 0303 123 1113 or by writing to ICO, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact us on