Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Preservation of your privacy is important to QEST and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and to making only responsible use of your data.

References to “we”, “us”, “you” or “our” in this Privacy Policy are references to QEST, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, registered company number: 08339899; and a charity registered in England and Wales, registered charity number: 1152032.

1. Information about you
1.1   We will collect personal information from you when you or your organisation enquire about our activities, make a donation, apply for a Scholarship or Apprenticeship, subscribe to our e-magazine or any other of our services (including the Apprenticeship Hub), interact with us on social media or otherwise provide us with personal information. This may include your name, title, email address, physical address, telephone numbers and job title. We may also ask for some additional, non-personally identifiable information.

1.2 We may review publicly available information about an individual for research purposes and to help us gain a better understanding about our supporters. This may include information such as financial interactions, the area where you live or people like you, so we can better inform how we talk to you about our work and also ensure we ask you for an appropriate level of support. We believe this enables us to offer you more appropriate communications, but you can opt out of this activity at any time. To do so, please email

2. Our use of this information
2.1   Your personal information will only be used to process your requests, to provide you with our services, and to provide you with information relating to our services and all other services which we think you may be interested in. It will also serve for internal record keeping purposes and to update and improve our website.

2.2   We may share your information with our partners and other carefully selected organisations which we think may be of interest to you.

3. Security
3.1 We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.

3.2   Communications in connection with our activities may be sent by e-mail or through the mail. For ease of use and compatibility, communications (other than payments where applicable) will not be sent in an encrypted form unless you require it and provide the certification to enable us to communicate with you in that way. E-mail unless encrypted is not a fully secure means of communication. Whilst we endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against viruses and other harmful effects we cannot bear responsibility for all communications being virus-free.

4. Cookies
4.1   If cookies are used they will only be used to assist the purposes set out in this privacy policy, but cookies will not be used if we do not consider them to be necessary.

5. Other information
5.1   If you would like us to correct or update any information, or if you would like information deleted from our records, then please email us at

5.2   This privacy policy may be updated from time to time, so please check it periodically.

5.3   Links within our sites to other websites are not covered by this privacy policy.

6. Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at:


General enquiries
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust
No 1 Buckingham Place London

020 7798 1535

This document was last updated on August 24, 2017