Privacy Statement

The John Smith Trust's policy is to respect and protect the privacy of our site visitors. This policy statement tells you how we collect information from you and how we use it. The John Smith Trust follows five core principles of privacy protection in the operation of its website:

1. Notice/awareness of the John Smith Trust's information practices
2. Choice/consent to provide information
3. Access/participation to/in your own data
4. Integrity/security of the data collected
5. Enforcement/redress through self-regulation

1. Notice/awareness

This policy statement sets forth the John Smith Trust information practices concerning the type of data that is collected at the John Smith Trust's website. This policy is being placed at a link on the bottom of the John Smith Trust's home page, a practice that is becoming an industry standard location for website privacy policies.

2. Choice/consent

The following paragraphs describe the type of information the John Smith Trust collects and the reasons why the John Smith Trust collects the information. By providing the information requested by the John Smith Trust's online forms and by continuing to use the John Smith  Trust's website after having an opportunity to review the John Smith Trust's privacy policy, you have consented to the John Smith Trust's use of the information it collects as described at the point of collection or in this policy.

User Supplied Information

You may be asked to supply contact information in order to receive information or materials that you request from the the John Smith Trust's website. We use contact information to send you the information you request when you submit the form. The information we collect in this manner is not used for any other purpose.

If you are using the website to apply for employment with the John Smith Trust, then we will use the information you provide to evaluate your application. The information you provide with your application is not used for any other purpose.

The John Smith Trust may disclose user information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) the John Smith Trust's rights or property or other users of the website, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities. The John Smith Trust may disclose user information when we believe in good faith that the law requires the disclosure.

The John Smith Trust may share aggregate information about our users with business partners and other third parties. For example, we may say x percent of our online fellowship applicants come from Scotland and y percent from England.

Your IP Address

The John Smith Trust collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to generate aggregate information, and to audit the use of our site. When you request pages from the John Smith Trust, our servers log your IP address. We do not normally link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us. We can and will use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our terms of use of the Web site or to protect our service, site, customers or others.

Use of Cookies

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse and use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies, please see our Cookie Statement.

3. Access/participation

You may access the data collected by the John Smith Trust about you by sending a request to the address listed below. If you believe that an error has been made in the accuracy of the data collected from you, The John Smith Trust will correct such error upon adequate verification of the error and the identity of the person seeking the correction.

Please understand that in order to protect your privacy and security, we may also need to take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections.

4. Integrity/security of the data collected

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, the John Smith Trust has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

5. Enforcement/redress

If for some reason you believe that the John Smith Trust has not adhered to its privacy policy, please notify us. The John Smith Trust will do its best to respond to your concerns and, when appropriate, take steps to correct a problem.

Your Acceptance of These Terms

By using this website, you signify your assent to this policy statement regarding online privacy. You should also review our standard terms and conditions of use. Among other items the standard terms and conditions of use contain provisions regarding the ownership of comments and other submissions you may make to the John Smith Trust through the website. If you do not agree to this policy statement as well as the terms and conditions of use, then please do not use our website. Your continued use of the John Smith Trust website following the posting of changes to this policy statement or the terms and conditions of use will mean you accept those changes. If you have any questions about this policy statement, the terms and conditions of use, the practices of this website, or your dealings with the John Smith Trust, you may contact us by email.