privacy & cookie policy

Our Privacy & Cookie Policy

The Skiers Trust of Great Britain (Skiers Trust) is a leading UK Snowsports charity. For over 50 years, we have supported disabled, disadvantaged and promising young people. We promise to treat your personal details with care and respect your privacy. This policy sets out how the Skiers Trust uses your information to help further our work in UK Snowsports.

Our Privacy and Cookie Policy may change from time to time. To keep up to date, visit these pages occasionally.

Who we are

This policy covers all personal information collected by the Skiers Trust.

Web and cookies
Cookies help us to assess and improve our website and can provide useful information in this task.

What information we collect about you

We may collect personal information about you. We only collect sensitive information about you when there is a specific reason to do so, and with your consent, or where we have identified an alternative valid legal basis. When applying for a grant award from us then in doing so you give us permission to use the information that you provide in this process.

Ways we may use your information

We want you to feel confident about your information and how we use it when you support our work, apply for and receive grant awards from us. We do not rent, swap or sell your personal information to other third-party organisations for them to use in their own marketing activities. We may use your information to support our task of fundraising and where we do so it will be to give evidence of the success and benefit of our work.

Changing how you would like to hear from us

Please help us get things right by telling us when your contact details and other personal information changes. At any time, you can change how we contact you, or ask us to stop contacting you altogether.

Get in touch with us by emailing or by writing to our registered address Harrison Holt, High Park, York, YO62 7HS.

If you tell us you no longer want to hear from us, and you are on our database, you may receive a few items in the following weeks. This is because we must select distribution information a few weeks in advance of communicating with you.

If you ask us to stop contacting you altogether, we will keep your contact information, such as name, address, email and phone number on our suppression list, to ensure that you do not receive unwanted future communications.

Your Rights under Data Protection Legislation

Our Privacy and Cookie Policies take into account several laws, including:

  • the Data Protection Act 2018
  • the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003
  • General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679

Under 18s and Vulnerable People

​For those under 18, we require the consent from a parent, guardian or carer before collecting their information. In applying for a grant award on behalf of such an individual their parent, guardian or carer is giving this consent.

For vulnerable persons we care about their safety, meeting of their needs and upholding of their rights and as such will only provide grant awards through appropriate organisations to support them and will not deal directly with the individual.

We abide by regulatory guidance on fundraising with people in vulnerable circumstances. If you think the Skiers Trust has interacted with a vulnerable person and have any concerns, please get in touch with us. We may ask for identification if you are acting on behalf of a vulnerable person.

Service providers

We work with trusted service providers including fundraising agencies, data analysis specialists, direct marketing agencies, software platform providers and researchers. These companies help us to deliver our work effectively. In some circumstances our service providers may have access to your personal information. This access is only granted by the Skiers Trust to the extent necessary for them to perform their services for us. All our service providers must comply with strict rules to protect the information you have given us.

Research, Case studies and Stories

Stories, photos and case studies from those we have supported with grant awards are an important part of the content we share to illustrate our work, which we couldn’t do without you. We might use these in places such as our fundraising activities, newsletters, website. Wherever we use such information, we will always obtain your prior consent. For grant applicants and recipients, we ask you to give your consent as part of the grant application process.


If you have any complaints about the way in which we have used your personal information, please get in touch with us. We will be happy to discuss your concerns. Following this, if you are not satisfied with our response then you are entitled to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office or to the Fundraising Regulator.

Last updated September 2021