Privacy policy

Protecting your privacy is very important to Sirius Minerals Foundation Limited. We are committed to maintaining the security of all personal information provided to Sirius Minerals Foundation Limited by visitors to and users of our websites. This privacy policy details how we collect, use and manage this personal information.

Providing personal information when registering interest

You can register your interest in receiving funding from the Sirius Minerals Foundation Limited by emailing to or submitting it online. By submitting your information, you consent to us processing your data and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Once we have obtained this information from you, we may use your details to provide you with the services available to you through this website, and to contact you for these purposes.

Any information of a personal nature that you provide to us will be kept confidential by us and will only be used for the purposes that have been specified. In particular, we will not disclose or give your information to outside third parties, apart from organisations or individuals processing the information on our behalf, unless you have given us your explicit consent.

Personal information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade-union membership, health or sex life, litigation or conviction will only be processed by Sirius Minerals Foundation Limited if such processing is necessary to comply with equal opportunity laws and regulations. We recommend you only communicate such sensitive information if you believe it is required for Sirius Minerals Foundation Limited to comply with such laws and regulation.

Security and data retention

Sirius Minerals Foundation Limited takes all reasonable security measures to protect personal information from loss, unauthorised access, destruction, misuse, modification or disclosure.

The Charity will not keep personal data for longer than is necessary for the purpose. This means that data will be destroyed or erased from its systems when it is no longer required.

Access to personal data and right to rectification

You can gain access to the personal information Sirius Minerals Foundation Limited holds about you by sending a request to As Sirius Minerals Foundation Limited wishes to ensure the personal information it holds about you is complete, accurate and up-to-date, you have the right to send a request for rectification.


A cookie is a small data file that a website may write to your hard drive when you visit. A cookie file can contain information (such as a user ID) that the website can use to track the pages you have visited and your preferences. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you personally supply. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other websites.

Sirius Minerals Foundation uses cookies to track user traffic patterns and to provide a better service for users when they visit the website. However, if you are wanting to block the cookies that has set, this can be done through your browser settings. You may consult the help feature of your web browser to do this.

You can also visit which has a “how to control cookies” section. This details how to control and delete cookies in all mainstream web browsers along with details on cookie law and other useful information.

When choosing the “Text only” function, the cookie allows users to move from page to page in text format without resetting preferences on each page, or on each visit.

When choosing the “Text size” function, the cookie allows users to select and set the text size preference without resetting the preference on each visit.

Users can set their browsers to provide notification when a cookie is received, and the opportunity to accept or reject the cookie. Users can also refuse all cookies by turning the function off in their browsers. However, to ensure the full functionality of the Sirius Minerals Foundation website, the use of cookies is required.

Social sharing tools also allows the ability to embed social sharing tools. These tools allow users to easily share site content or links back to pages of interest over the popular social networks. These networks can set cookies when logged in to help streamline the sharing of this content. does not control the creation or removal of these cookies. More information about these cookies can be found on the relevant third party website.

Revisions to this policy

We may at any time revise this policy without notice. Please check this policy regularly as continued use of the Sirius Minerals Foundation website after a change has been made is your acceptance of the change.

Last updated: May 2017.

The Sirius Minerals Foundation is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Charity number: 1163127