Privacy Policy

The Jeans Shanks Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy. We will safeguard and protect your privacy and personal information.

The website is hosted by Fasthosts. Neither the Jean Shanks Foundation or Fasthosts will collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. When you access the Jean Shanks website, the servers will collect some basic information such as your internet provider’s domain name, the pages you accessed and when. This information is used only to analyse the use of the website and to make improvements. The Foundation does not collect or retain any personally identifiable information.

Additionally, the Foundation has developed and implemented the following principles:

The company will continue to invest in security and protect the users’ privacy through the use of security technology and computer filters

The Foundation will respect your Email privacy

Should we elect to change our privacy policy we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also email our users with the new details.

What information do we collect?

We do not collect information on our users

Which pages you have visited or information requested

We also ask some further, voluntary questions so we can gain a clearer understanding of our users. Your responses help us to develop our service and provide you with relevant content..


When you visit the Foundation’s website, the website uses cookies, which are small pieces of information that allow them to maintain your connection to the website. This website may use cookies for detecting what kind of device you have in order to present content in the best way, for a language switch and/or for other purposes. These cookies do not collect or store any personally identifiable information. You can refuse the use of cookies.


This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies (text files placed on your computer) to help the website operators analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


This website uses sharing tools. Sharing tools allow you to share content through social networks such as Facebook or Twitter. When you use one of these buttons, the social networking site may place a cookie on your computer. This would be a third-party cookie set by the social networking site. If you have any questions about the use of these third-party cookies, you should check the relevant social networking site's cookie policy.


You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, if you do this you may lose some useful functionality such as personalisation and ‘keep me signed in’ and ‘remember me’ features.


You should be aware that the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data in transit; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Things the Foundation will never ask you to do...

Call or email to ask you for your any ‘online banking details', e.g. passwords, pass phases, etc.

Send someone to your home who cannot identify themselves as Jean Shanks Foundation to collect cash, bank cards or anything else relating to your financial information

Ask you through an email or text for personal or banking information

Send an email with a link to a page which asks you to enter any banking log-in details

Ask you to authorise the transfer of funds to the Jean Shanks Foundation or any of representatives

Provide services through any mobile apps other than through the Jean Shanks Foundations official app

If you suspect you’ve become a victim of fraud

Stop sending any money. Call your contact immediately using the number on the Jean Shanks Foundation website or other official communications.

Report the fraud to the police through Action Fraud either via the website

or by calling 0300 123 2040 (textphone 0300 123 2050).