Privacy and Cookies

About this policy

This policy sets out how we will use and protect any information that you provide when you use this website. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”) the data controller is The Gesher Trust, a charity registered in England number 1160465 and whose registered office is at BM Gesher School London Wc1N 3XX (“The Gesher Trust”).

The Gesher Trust is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any personal information that you provide when using this website will only be used in accordance with this privacy and cookie policy. Please read it carefully together with our website terms and conditions.

The Gesher Trust may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. Please check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. Your continued use of the website following any changes indicates that you accept such changes. This policy was last updated in May 2016.

If you have any questions concerning this policy please contact us by letter to the address above or email to [email protected].

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • information that you provide by filling in forms on our site which may include name, job title, contact information including email address and demographic information such as postcodes;
  • if you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence; and
  • details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • for internal record keeping;
  • to improve the website and to monitor website usage;
  • to send promotional email about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided;
  • to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you; and
  • to notify you about changes to our service.

Disclosure to third parties

The Gesher Trust may disclose your information in the following instances:

  • in the event that the business and assets of The Gesher Trust are merged with or sold to a third party in which case we may disclose your personal data to the merger partner or buyer of our business or assets;
  • as required by applicable law or if The Gesher Trust are ordered to do so by a court or other similar body; or
  • in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions and other agreements; or protect the rights, property, or safety of The Gesher Trust, our clients, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


The data that we collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (EEA). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy and Cookie Policy. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot ensure the security of your data transmitted to our site. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use our procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.


Cookies are small files of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but you can usually change your browser settings to prevent this. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. However, if you choose to reject all cookies, you may be unable to use parts of the website.

We use three cookies to improve the user experience on the site:

  • a cookie is set when you accept the cookie policy; and
  • two randomly named cookies are set to store your username and email address when you comment on a blog.

If these cookies are deleted, the cookie acceptance message will be displayed on every page and the user name and email address fields on the blog comments would no longer be pre-populated for returning commenters.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

Cookies used on this site

  • wordpress_test_cookie; Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled
  • wp-settings-time-8; wp-settings-time-9; wp-settings-time-10; First party cookies set by WordPress, the Content Management System that powers this website. Persistent cookies which expire after 1 year. These cookies do not collect or store personal information.
  • wp-settings-8; wp-settings-9; wp-settings-10; First party cookies set by WordPress, the Content Management System that powers this website. Persistent cookies which expire after 1 year. These cookies do not collect or store personal information.
  • wordfence_verifiedHuman; Tests whether visitors are human or not or have malicious intentions. It is used to keep the site secured.
  • wfvt_; Tests whether visitors are human or not or have malicious intentions. It is used to keep the site secured.
  • gadwp_wg_default_metric; This cookie uses a fraction of the data that is collected by the Google Analytics cookie (see below) and is used by the system administrators.
  • _ga; Google Analytics, they may be subject to change without notification. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to and stored by Google Analytics on its servers in the EEA or the United States. It may use this information for the purposes of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Our analytics provider may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process the information on their behalf. For further information, read Google’s policy.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy and cookie policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy and cookie policy applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You can restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes; and
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you can change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected].

You can request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to [email protected].

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.