Data protection policy

The Nuffield Foundation is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and complies with its principles and provisions.

Applicants will understand that it is necessary for us to store and process information sent by applicants and referees, so that the Foundation may assess applications and review our own grant-making activity. Data are held securely and lawfully processed, and all those handling applications are aware of the confidentiality of the data. Records are retained for no longer than necessary. General information about applications is held and used in the five year reviews we carry out of own grant-making activities. Data are also used to compile lists of award-holders which are publicly available. 

Applicants and their institutions are deemed to have given consent to the Foundation to process data related to applications either by signing an application form or by signing a letter of application for a grant.