Privacy Policy

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

The Sutherland Trust is a charity which organises and presents two lectures a year, and awards small bursaries to students undertaking a course with a psychodynamic element.
The Sutherland Trust holds personal information about you so that we can tell you about forthcoming lectures and/or communicate with you about your award, and this policy tells you how we use and look after your information:
Trustees of The Sutherland Trust are the sole owners of the information collected by us.  We only have access to / collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or other direct contact from you.  We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us.
If you have given your consent to be included in our mailing list, The Sutherland Trust holds your name and email address so that we can let you know of forthcoming events and lectures hosted by the Sutherland Trust.  We currently use Mailchimp and Eventbrite to make contact with you, and your data is also protected by their Privacy Policies which you can find on their websites.  You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.
If you have applied for an award, the Sutherland Trust will securely hold your application form and references until the application process has been completed and awards allocated.  If you are not successful, your application and any data we hold about you will be deleted/destroyed as soon as the awards have been allocated.  If you are successful, your records will be maintained on file for up to 18 months as part of our award monitoring process, after which they will be destroyed.  If you have given consent to be included on our mailing list, then only your name and email address would be added.
The Sutherland Trust will never use your personal information for any other purpose and will never sell, rent or pass your information to any other person or organisation.
We will always keep your personal information secure and confine access only to the Trustees of the Sutherland Trust.
You have the right to ask to see the information we hold about you and to ask for it to be updated or deleted at any time. If you wish to do any of these things then please email the Sutherland Trust Data Controller at


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How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.