Privacy Notice

ResearchPlus works with the fundraisers to provide prospect research and consultancy services. This usually involves researching trusts, individuals and companies.

ResearchPlus helps charities find new potential supporters, and develop relationships with existing supporters.

ResearchPlus is under a legal obligation to let you know what personal information we collect about you and what we use it for.  It is important that you understand why we collect such information and on what basis we do so.

How ResearchPlus uses your information

When we collect information we generally do so on one of two grounds:

  1. If you order a service from ResearchPlus we are entitled to process your information in order to deliver that service.
  2. Where ResearchPlus undertakes research on behalf of fundraisers, we will look at potential supporters through ‘legitimate interest’. ResearchPlus will act as data processor, with the client acting as data controller.

When conducting research on grant making trusts, individuals and companies we only use publicly available resources, such as Companies House, Who’s Who, LinkedIn, the Charity Commission, The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and other similar directories and sources, publications such as the Sunday Times Rich List, and general internet searches.

ResearchPlus carefully reviews the data we collect in order to ensure that the legitimate interests of including any individuals are balanced with their rights to privacy.   We never collect and store such information in the form of a database, and the research is not held for future retrieval. All personal information is deleted soon after the research is completed.

ResearchPlus does not collect and store ‘sensitive personal data’, unless that data has been released into the public domain by the individual themselves or where information is reported by reputable press sources.

How we use data sent to us by clients

Where we undertake bespoke audits, research and consultancy services to fundraising charities we may be asked to review their current trust supporters or prospects.  We never share such data with outside parties (unless required to do so by law) and typically limit the downloading of data to one computer.  Once the work is complete we will dispose of the original source material within six months, or sooner.

Staying Compliant

All personal data is processed by staff of ResearchPlus in the strictest confidence. Only authorised staff have access to the servers.

How to access your personal information

You have the right to request the data we hold on you (Subject Access Request), update or amend the data we hold on you, ask that your personal information is removed (right to be forgotten), change your communication preferences or withdraw consent at any time.

If you would like to contact us regarding any of the above email, or write to ResearchPlus, 14 Paultow Avenue, Bristol BS3 4PR.

This privacy policy was last updated 21st May 2018.