Genesis Philanthropy Group (registered as a charitable incorporated organisation in England and Wales with charity number 1180696) (GPG UK) and Genesis Philanthropy Group (a registered amuta in Israel with charity number 580474393) (referred to together the Foundation) is committed to protecting your personal information. This policy sets out how the Foundation protects the information that you give to us and explains how it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy. For the purposes of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation 2016/679) (the Regulation), the data controller is GPG UK.

The Foundation may change or amend this policy from time to time by updating this page.

Why we may use your information

We may collect information in a number of ways, including the following:

  • Through your use of our website
  • When you contact us or request information from us
  • We need to collect personal information to allow us to make grants and engage with grantees, engage with individuals connected with a charity which has applied for a grant or an organisation or individuals with whom we otherwise interact
  • Personal information may be collected and processed in relation to a person in their capacity as a trustee, officer or employee of a charity that has applied to us for a grant
  • Through a course of dealing with you where it is understood that you wish to receive communications from us from time to time
  • In order to comply with our legal and fiduciary duties. 

You may have to include personal information within an application submitted to us, including (but not limited to) your name, email address and telephone number, your role in the charity and any other personal information you provide us that is relevant and necessary for us to collect and process in the course of us considering and making grants, and continuing to administer and monitor grants.

In relation to information obtained for the purposes of making or considering grants, subject to the immediately following paragraph, we will only use such information for the purposes of assessing your application, managing or monitoring any grant awarded, related administration or research purposes and for sharing relevant information to other funding organisations to use in their own assessment of applications and managing or monitoring of grants awarded.

We may also contact you, not in relation to a specific application or grant, but for a reason we believe to be in your/your organisation’s interests, such as informing you of events involving The Foundation that we believe may be of interest to you. We will not do this if you communicate with us that you do not wish to be contacted for these purposes (and see further “your rights” below).

What information we may collect from you

We may collect and process the details of your visits to our website including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data. We use information held about you to respond to queries and requests you make to us and to ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

IP addresses

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to help improve our website. This information may be passed on by us to our service providers to help us analyze this data. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns.


As a website user, we want you to be aware how we use cookies. We may use the following types of cookies:

  • •Strictly necessary cookies – these are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features. Without these cookies, certain functionality on the site cannot be provided to you
  • Performance cookies – these cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, such as which pages you visit. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how the website work
  • Functionality cookies – these cookies allow the website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced, more personal features

By using our site you consent to our use of cookies in this way. If you do not want to receive cookies from us or want to remove our cookies, please adjust your browser settings using the instructions posted by your browser provider.

Providing information about other individuals

If you provide personal information about other individuals, you are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions of any such individuals for their information to be passed to the Foundation.

How we process your information

Your personal information may be shared internally with employees and trustees of the Foundation. We may also share your personal information with contractors, consultants and professional advisors of the Foundation who may be located worldwide, and we may also use personal information to comply with applicable laws, regulations and court orders, or where we have a legitimate interest in doing so.

We will only use your personal information for the purpose it was obtained. Unless you have communicated to us that you would like us to retain your personal information, we will not keep it for longer than is necessary, at which point your information will be destroyed securely. Information provided through a grant application and grant agreement may be retained for archiving and legal purposes.

Third party websites

Our website may contain links to sites operated by persons outside of the Foundation. This policy does not apply to those sites. We do not accept any responsibility for the privacy practices, content or other products and services provided through other sites. We do not accept any responsibility for third party sites.

Transfers to other jurisdictions

In order to provide our services, we may need to transfer your personal information to locations outside the jurisdiction in which you provide it or where you are viewing our website for the purposes set out in this privacy policy. The level of information protection in other jurisdictions may be different to that offered in the jurisdiction in which you provide your personal information or the jurisdiction where you are viewing our website.

Your rights

Under the Regulation, certain rights are conferred on data subjects.

You are entitled to request details of the information we hold about you and how we process it. You may also have a right in accordance with the Regulation and other applicable data protection law to have your personal information rectified or deleted, to restrict the processing of that information, to stop unauthorised transfers of your personal information to a third party and, in some circumstances, to have personal information relating to you transferred to another organisation.

We may require further information from you in order to verify your identity before disclosing any personal information about you.

If you object to the processing of your personal information, or if you have provided your consent to processing and you later wish to withdraw that consent, we will respect that choice so far as it is consistent with our legal obligations.

All our employees and any third parties we engage to process your personal information are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal information.

How to contact us

Should you wish to update your personal details or you have any concerns related to the collection or processing of your personal data you can contact us at We will make sure that your details are updated or removed expeditiously and in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 (a United Kingdom Act of Parliament implementing the Regulation) and relevant Israeli data protection legislation, such as the Law for the Protection of Privacy, 5740-1980, as well as all bylaws and orders issued pursuant thereto upon request.


If you are unhappy with how we have processed your personal information, please in the first instance contact us. If you are still unhappy you may also contact the UK Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 111 or the relevant Israeli authority.