CAST Privacy Policy

This policy relates to which is owned by the Centre for the Acceleration of Social Technology (CAST) , whose registered address is 8 The Briars, Waterlooville, PO7 7YH (registered company 9544506, and charity 1161998).

The information we collect

We collect the following types of information:

We process information relating to:

Unless we obtain your permission, information that is identifiable as relating to you (i.e. it has not been edited to make it anonymous) is not shared with or sold to other organisations for commercial purposes, other than under the following circumstances:

In this event, CAST will notify you before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

COVID-19 Emergency response and data usage

In light of the changing needs of the charity sector due to COVID-19, we are working with a growing network of collaborators who are able to support charitable organisations.

We will be collecting and sharing data across our collaborator network in order to identify charities’ needs, collect and share contact details with partners who can respond to those needs, analyse those needs and publish our aggregate findings for the benefit of the wider community.

Your rights as a data subject

You have the right to be informed about what data we hold on you, and the right to request we remove all identifiable information we store on you. Including the removal of any email subscriptions. You also have the right to a Subject Access Request (SAR) which means you can ask for all of the information we hold on you. To contact us, please email [email protected].

The data we hold on you will be removed from our systems after a reasonable period, unless we need to keep the information for legal or auditing purposes.

If you believe that your personal data has been compromised, you have a right to complain to theInformation Commissioner’s Office(ICO).

Marketing and website cookies

A “cookie” is a file stored on your computer’s web browser. The main purpose of a cookie is to track usage, tailor web pages and remember login information.

Cookies don’t give us access to your computer, and the information we collect through cookies doesn’t include personal information.

Essential cookies: Some of the cookies We use are critical to the functionality of our Site. They are used to keep a user logged into the Site and remember relevant information when the user returns to the Site and uses the Service.

Functional cookies: We also use certain cookies to track users’ activities on the Site, understand their preferences within the Site and improve their user experience.

Marketing cookies: A third set of cookies is provided by third parties and allows us to deliver customised marketing information to our customers based on their Site usage profile and avoid delivering irrelevant marketing to customers.

Controlling cookies: you can accept or decline the use of cookies through a functionality built into your web browser. To learn more how to control cookie settings through your browser:

If you want to learn more about cookies, or how to control or delete them, please visit for detailed guidance.

If you disable your web browser’s ability to accept cookies you still will be able to browse our Site, but might not be able to access or take advantage of the many Service features.

Data Storage

CAST uses third-party vendors and hosting partners to provide services such as mailing lists. Data relating to Users and their organisations is transferred to or mirrored on servers within the European Union. CAST reserves the right to transfer or mirror data to servers outside the European Union.

CAST will apply all reasonable measures to ensure that data held on our servers is secure but cannot guarantee that security measures will not be breached.


CAST may periodically update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by placing a prominent notice on our site.


Any questions about this Privacy Policy should be sent to [email protected].