Privacy Notice

This privacy notice tells you who we are and what to expect when the International Friends of the Natural History Museum London collects your personal information. It is intended for anyone who has a relationship with us, whether or not they use our website.  

Who We Are

The International Friends of the Natural History Museum London is a tax-exempt organization organized under section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code and is eligible to receive tax deductible charitable contributions within the limits prescribed by law. 

This privacy notice applies to (the “Site”), which is the website of the International Friends of the Natural History Museum London (“we” or “us”), as well as to information we may collect from you from other sources, other than online via this website. This could include information we may collect from you when you attend an event hosted by us, or information that is provided to us by the Natural History Museum. 

This Privacy Statement explains how we collect and use information about you, and who we may share information with. 

How We Use Your Information

We process personal information about people who are invited to, or attend events that we host, and people who may be current or potential supporters of us or the Natural History Museum in London.  

The types of personal information we may collect from you include name, contact details, preferred title, history of involvement with the Natural History Museum in London, information on objects to be donated, work and volunteer affiliations and interests, and bank account details. 

This information is processed by us for the purpose for which it was provided which may include event administration, engaging and stewarding our supporters, and fundraising.  

Who We Share Information With

We will never sell your data. We will not share personal data with third-party organisations for their marketing purposes without your permission. However, we may disclose your personal information in the following circumstances: 

  • - to suppliers, contractors or service providers who work for us to help us provide products or services, for example: payment processing companies; security services; mailing houses; and event providers. 

  • - to the Natural History Museum in scenarios where both they and us are acting as a Data Controller over your information.  

  • - if we are required to do so to comply with a legal obligation (for example money laundering legislation or a court order) we may share your personal information with the police, law enforcement or regulatory bodies or relevant government authorities. 

Sometimes the trustees and staff of The International Friends of the Natural History Museum London may also process personal data on behalf of the Natural History Museum for the purposes of engaging and stewarding supporters, and fundraising. In this case, the International Friends of the Natural History Museum will be acting as a data processor, and the Natural History Museum will be the data controller. You can be assured that appropriate controls (such as contractual Data Processing and Confidentiality Agreements) are in place to keep your information secure. 

You can find out more about how the Natural History Museum in London processes personal data by reading their own Privacy Notice here 

Transfer of Data Abroad

If you are located outside the United States, please note that personally identifiable information that we collect may be stored in the United States. United States laws applicable to the storage and use of personally identifiable information may be less protective than the laws of your own local jurisdiction.   

When your personal information is shared between the Natural History Museum in London and us in the United States, this transfer is carried out based upon an International Data Transfer Agreement which is an approved safeguard under the UK Data Protection Act and the UK GDPR to cover the transfer of personal data between the UK and a ‘third country’ such as the United States. 

How Long We Keep Your Information

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which it was obtained, unless we consider that we need to use it for another reason which is compatible with the original purpose. 

The information that we hold about you will only be kept for as long as it is required to perform the required purpose. 

How to Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Notice, please contact  
Changes to this Privacy Notice

We keep our privacy notice under regular review. Please visit this page periodically to keep up to date with any changes. Any updates to this Privacy Notice will be effective immediately following update or amendment of this page. 

This privacy notice was last updated on 05th September 2022

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