Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) demonstrates how the Gynaecological Cancer Fund (operated by the Lady Garden Foundation, a charity registered in England and Wales with charity number 1154755) handles the personal information you provide to us and what we learn about you from your visit to our website.

By using this website and by registering with us, you are agreeing to the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you have any queries regarding this policy or complaints about our use of your information please contact us at or phone 0208 7811 8275 and we will do our best to deal with your complaint or query as soon as possible.

References in this Policy to “we” or “us” are references to the Gynaecological Cancer Fund.

Data Protection Act

This Policy is written in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”).

We are conscious of our responsibilities as a “data controller” under the Act and we shall endeavour to ensure that the personal information we obtain and use will always be held, used, transferred and otherwise processed in accordance with the Act and all other applicable data protection laws and regulations.

Information which we obtain about you

We ask visitors who register with us (“Users”) to supply us with personal information. The types of information collected on these pages are: your name, address, email address and phone number. We do not gather any more information about Users without their knowledge and active participation and permission than as is set out in this Policy.

What we do with your information

If you have opted in to receiving marketing messages from us at the time of your registration with us, we may use your personal information you supply to us to keep you informed of any activities undertaken by us which we believe may be of interest to you and this may include sending you email, postal and SMS marketing. We will pass all of the information which you give to us to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (Registered Charity No. 1095197) (The “RMCC”) who wilI use that information for one of three possible purposes on our behalf:

  • If you make a donation, to process your payment.
  • If you sign up for monthly email newsletters, to send you a regular email containing the latest fundraising and hospital news; and
  • If you email to enquire about a challenge event, to respond using the contact details you provide.

The RMCC will only use your contact information for purposes which we agree with you in advance. If you are already a supporter of, or choose to support the RMCC independently (from GCF), your information will be used in accordance with The RMCC’s Fundraising Promise ( and Privacy Policy (

If you do not wish to receive our marketing messages please notify us by email at the address at the top of this Policy.

Security of Personal Information

We recognise the need to ensure that personal information gathered via this website remains secure. Our website has industry standard security measures, including for example, firewalls and ELB, (for further information, please see in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under our control. You acknowledge that although we will exercise adequate care and security there remains a risk that information transmitted over the Internet and stored by computer may be intercepted or accessed by an unauthorised third party.

Legal Disclosure

In some cases we may be required to disclose your personal information to comply with legal requirements and requests from government agencies.


Our website uses cookies. A “cookie” is a file that is sent to your computer by a website and automatically saved on your computer by your web browser (e.g. “Internet Explorer”). Each time you request a page from the website, your web browser sends this cookie back to the website server.

We use cookies to:

  • recognise and track which parts of our website you visit when you are using our website; and
  • customise your experience of our website.

We may also use the information collected from our use of cookies to estimate our audience size, analyse trends and general usage patterns of our website, optimise our website, and for other research and marketing purposes. This is statistical information and does not identify any individual.

In certain circumstances we may also match cookies to personal information that you disclose to us or that we already hold. These circumstances include where you have registered and provided the personal information referred to in the “Information which we obtain about you” section above. We will use this information as set out in the section “What we do with your information” above.

If you wish, you can set your browser to notify you before you receive a cookie so you have the chance to accept it and you can also set your browser to refuse to receive or send all cookies. The website (run by the Interactive Marketing Bureau) contains step-by-step guidance on how cookies can be switched off by users. Please be aware that if you do not accept cookies the functionality of our website may be impaired.

By using our website without disabling cookies you are consenting to our use of cookies as described in this policy.

IP addresses

Our website logs your IP address and other information about your computer for administrative and security reasons and to collate statistical (non-personal) information about the use of our website.


Our website contains links to other websites belonging to third parties. We do not control the privacy practices of these other websites. You should therefore make sure when you leave our website that you have read the destination website’s privacy policy.

Updates to Privacy Policy

We may update this Policy at any time without notice – any changes will be notified to you using the email address you have given us and/or by an announcement on this website. Your continued use of this website, following the posting of changes to these terms, will mean you accept these changes.

Access Rights

You have a right to access the personal data we hold about you. If you wish to obtain a copy of this information, update your details or remove your personal data from our records, please contact us on enclosing your postal details.