Privacy Policy

Stephen Bell Charitable Trust Privacy Policy

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Who are we?

We are the Stephen Bell Charitable Trust (SBCT), a registered charitable trust, no. 1135367. Our address is c/o The Old Gatehouse, 53 Netherhouse Road, Shaw, Greater Manchester OL2 7HY. SBCT is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. The following policies are only in effect to cover the work we do in awarding bursaries to music students.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, specifically in applying for one of our annual bursaries for postgraduate study.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address; and financial information may also be requested to help Trustees decide the size of the bursaries we award

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • process the application you have submitted;
  • send you communications which you have requested;
  • send you occasional communications regarding performance opportunities
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • notify you of changes to our services;

Who has access to your information?

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.


SBCT will disclose personally identifiable information when required by the law or in the good-faith belief that such an action is necessary to:

  • Identify persons who may be violating the law, the legal notice or the rights of third parties.
  • Conform to the edicts of the law or comply with a legal process served on SBCT
  • Co-operate with the investigations of purported unlawful activities


SBCT exercises every precaution to ensure the security of data transmissions from the user’s PC to our servers and stored information. Where sensitive information such as financial information is transmitted, it is done so using SSL encryption. Access to stored information is password protected and every attempt will be made to ensure that these passwords are only known to SBCT trustees and trusted third parties (eg. Internet Service Provider) who are authorised by us. Unfortunately, no data transmission or stored information is 100% secure. Thus, whilst SBCT strives to protect user’s information as far as possible, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that the user transmits to us.

What are cookies and how do we use them?

Like many other websites, SBCT’s website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

The user has the choice to accept or reject cookies by changing settings on their browser. Cookies are used to deliver personalised content to users by storing the user’s preferences. Sensitive information like passwords and credit card details are not stored on cookies placed on the user’s system by the SBCT. For more information about cookies visit

Your choices

You have the right to the rectification, processing or deletion of your data. You have the right to withdraw your consent and can unsubscribe from SBCT email communications at any time.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by unsubscribing in the email newsletter or by contacting us by email: or by telephone: 01706 849344.

Further Information

The Data Officer for SBCT is Duncan Glenday. If you wish to find out more about how we use and process our data or lodge a complaint about how your data has been used please contact

Stephen Bell Charitable Trust Privacy Notice

16 Oct 2019 Next Review Due: Feb 2020