Privacy Statement for Website Visitors

This statement explains how the Said Foundation uses the personal information we collect from you when you visit the Said Foundation’s websites (www.saidfoundation.org and www.amal.org.uk). You can contact us by using the details set out in section 7 below.

We will attempt to contact you if we make significant changes to this statement. However we may be unable to contact you, so please check from time to time for any updates.

  1. Information about you we may collect and use
  2. Lawful basis
  3. How we use your personal information
  4. Sharing your personal information
  5. International Data Transfers
  6. Looking after your personal information
  7. Your rights
  8. Contact

 1.Information about you we may collect and use

You may give us your name and contact information by:

  • filling in forms on our websites
  • subscribing to our publications, newsletters and updates about our activities and events
  • registering for or enquiring about our activities, events and services
  • contacting us through our websites
  • reporting problems with our websites.

       You may provide your name, contact information and other personal information to us if you:

  • apply for a job at the Said Foundation
  • apply for a grant 
  • apply for a Said Foundation scholarship
  • respond to our surveys
  • send us an email.

We may also receive information about you from third parties, for example from our service providers. When you visit our sites, we use third party services to collect certain technical information from your device including standard internet log information ie Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, and page interaction information.

2. Lawful basis

   If you voluntarily choose to provide your name and contact information in the ways listed above, we will rely on the legitimate interest condition to use any personal information so provided. We will consider any potential risks to you through our use of such personal information.

3. How we use your personal information

We use the information you give us to:

  • send you the publications, newsletters and updates that you have subscribed to
  • provide you with the services and the information about our activities and events that you have requested
  • conduct surveys and process your response to any survey you participate in for research, evaluation and statistical purposes
  • ensure that content from our websites is presented in the most effective manner for you
  • otherwise communicate with you in connection with our charitable aims and activities.

If you apply for a Said Foundation grant, any personal information we collect will be used in accordance with the privacy statement which will be provided during the grant application process.

If you apply for a Said Foundation scholarship, any personal information we collect will be used in accordance with the privacy statement which will be provided at the beginning of the application process.

The technical information we collect when you visit our websites is used for site administration and internal operations (ie troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes). This enables us to improve our websites to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device, to allow you to participate in interactive features of our services when you choose to do so, and as part of our efforts to keep our websites safe and secure.

4. Sharing your personal information

For the purposes described above we may share your information with our service providers (such as Mailchimp), suppliers (such as our website designers and hosts), partners, associated organisations and agents.

The Foundation will not sell your personal information to third parties under any circumstances, nor do we permit third parties to sell on the personal information we have shared with them.  

  • We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to third parties such as
  • Should we merge with another organisation to form a new entity, your personal information may be transferred to the new entity
  • If we buy, sell or spin out any programme or assets, we will disclose your personal information to the prospective buyer, seller or new entity.
  • For auditing purposes
  • If we are under any legal or regulatory obligation to do so; and
  • In connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.

5. International Data Transfers

We may transfer your personal information to organisations based outside the UK or European Economic Area (EEA). Please note that certain countries outside of the UK or EEA have a lower standard of protection for personal data, including lower security protections. Where your personal data is transferred, stored, and/or otherwise processed outside the UK or EEA in a country which does not offer an equivalent standard of protection to the UK or EEA, we will take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the recipient implements appropriate safeguards designed to protect your personal data (for instance, entering into the European Commission approved standard contractual clauses). If you have any questions about the transfer of your personal information, please contact us using the details at section 7 below.

6. Looking after your personal information

We securely store all personal information you provide to us. As the transmission of personal information via the internet is not completely secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our websites; any transmission is at your own risk.

Once we have received your personal information, we will use appropriate procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

7. Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to use your personal information for marketing purposes by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your personal information, or by contacting us. 

If you have concerns about the way the Said Foundation collects, processes or stores your personal information then you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns.

You have the right to access personal information held about you. If you wish to do so, you should send your request in writing to [email protected].   

Our websites may contain links to and from the websites of third party affiliates. These websites have their own privacy policies which you are advised to read. We accept no responsibility or liability for such policies.

8. Contact

The Controller of your personal information is the Said Foundation, and we can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by post at: 24 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9AA.

Our Privacy Officer is responsible for monitoring compliance with relevant legislation in relation to the protection of personal information, and can be contacted by email at [email protected] or by post at: 24 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9AA.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any concerns or questions about the above information or you wish to ask us not to process your personal information for particular purposes. Where you have specific requests relating to how we manage your personal information, we will endeavour to resolve these, but please note that there may be circumstances where we cannot comply with specific requests.


Last updated: 8 May 2018

Like most organisations, the Said Foundation uses cookies to capture information about our websites’ users. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we save to your computer or device if you agree.

Cookies allow us to recognise and count your visits, and to see how you move around our sites while you are using them. This helps us to provide you with a good experience while you browse and to improve the way our sites work, for example by making sure you can find what you need.

Cookies are also set when you:

  • click on social networking buttons in our pages
  • watch videos
  • register for services
  • take part in surveys and other activities. 

Third-party cookies

As well as the cookies we set, we may use third party cookies and other similar technologies set by other websites when you visit them to help us to understand some simple information about the age, location and interests of the people who visit our sites. Third parties may use these technologies to collect or receive information from our website and elsewhere on the internet and use that information to provide measurement services and to target adverts.

We only ever use this information in aggregate, and never associate it with any personal information that might identify you. 

You can opt out of being tracked by cookies set by third parties by using the Google ad preferences page(opens in a new tab) or the opt-out tool (opens in a new tab)

You can also get more information from Google(opens in a new tab) or the Your Online Choices website(opens in a new tab).

You can opt out of being tracked and the collection and use of information for Facebook ad targeting in your ad settings page on Facebook (opens in a new tab). You can also get more information from Facebook on their use of cookies (opens in a new tab) and advertising policies (opens in a new tab).

You can opt out of tracking from all participating companies through the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance 'Your Online Choices' (opens in a new tab) site. In the UK, click on the 'Your ad choices' menu option (opens in a new tab).

By continuing to use our sites and by using video and social media functionality, you consent to the relevant cookies being set on your device.

For general information about cookies, and how to control and disable them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org (opens in a new tab)

Cookies we use on our sites by type

Across our sites we may make use of Flash files, which present information, allow integration with third parties (such as YouTube) and can offer a richer online experience. We have strived to identify any Flash elements that are likely to set cookies but, at this point in time, we cannot guarantee the status of every Flash file. Adobe offers a tool to monitor and remove Flash cookies.

We use Google Analytics, Google Analytics demographics and interest reporting, and integrated services that require Google Analytics to collect data via advertising cookies and identifiers. Google Analytics is a tool that helps website and app owners to understand how their visitors behave. It uses a set of cookies to collect information and report website usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. It also uses some cookies set by other websites to help us understand more about our sites’ visitors. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information.  Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html.

We use web beacons (opens in a new tab) like Facebook Pixel to understand what users of our site do after clicking a link in an email that we’ve sent to a list of subscribers, or clicking on an advert we’ve placed on Facebook. This information helps us to improve the content we make, reach people who are interested in our work with our advertising and social activity, and measure how effective our advertising and newsletters are, without personally identifying individual site visitors, newsletter subscribers or Facebook users.

The following table is a list of the cookies we use, why we use them, and on which of our sites.




Session cookie


When required, cookies beginning with 'SESS' are used to track an individual's persistent status, such as whether they are logged in.

Google analytics





These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.



We use this cookie to track which browsers are capable of processing JavaScript. JavaScript is a scripting language which provides enhanced interactivity and visual effects.

Cookie acceptance


This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on this website.


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