Privacy Policy


Introduction And General Terms

MicroLoan Foundation is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using the Site and its resources. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us through, any related sites or other digital or non-digital resources.

In order to provide you with the full range of MicroLoan Foundation Services, we may need to collect personal information about you.

MicroLoan Foundation is legally obliged to safeguard and use your personal information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998 (these laws are referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as the “data protection laws”). Further details on the Data Protection Act can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at

What Information Do We Collect?

If you wish to use the Services provided by us, you will be required to sign-up to the Site and provide certain personal information relating to you in order to enable us to provide the Services.  We will collect personal details appropriate to the Service you choose to sign up to.

If you sign up to receive MicroLoan Foundation newsletters you will be asked to register your name and email details. An unsubscribe link will always be provided within the newsletters. To manage your contact details please contact us by email at

What Do We Use Personal Information For?

MicroLoan Foundation will use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • to provide Services to you that you have requested;
  • to reclaim gift Aid where authorised to do so by you;
  • to let you know about how your donation is helping our work and how you may be able to help us further (where you have agreed to this); and/or
  • to inform you about changes and improvements to the Site.

Please note that we will not store your bank account or credit card details. If you are paying online, all payments are processed via Paypal. Paypal provides the option to remember your credit card details should you wish them to for future donations.

IP addresses are used to identify the number of visits to the Site (including different areas of the Site and to help us make improvements to the Site).

When Will You Be Contacted?

MicroLoan Foundation may contact you:

  • for marketing purposes (where you have specifically agreed to this);
  • in relation to the functioning of any Services you have signed up for in order to ensure that MicroLoan Foundation can deliver Services to you;
  • where you have opted to receive further correspondence or contact from MicroLoan Foundation; and/or
  • to invite you to participate voluntarily in surveys about Services

Information gathered through surveys will be compiled on an aggregated basis and will not identify individual respondents unless you have agreed otherwise.

You may always choose not to receive marketing information from MicroLoan Foundation and, if you are already receiving such information from us, you can ask us to stop at any time. Please email your details to or telephone +44 (0)20 8827 1688.  You will also always have the option to click unsubscribe on all emails received from MicroLoan Foundation.

Will MicroLoan Foundation Share My Personal Information?

Your information will be kept confidential except where disclosure may be required or permitted by law. Sometimes MicroLoan Foundation uses third party service-providers to process your personal information for particular services, such as payments and subscriptions, and to carry out research. MicroLoan Foundation will never sell your personal information. Some of these third parties may be based outside the European Economic Area where data protection laws may provide lesser protection than under EU laws. However, whenever we share your personal information with third parties MicroLoan Foundation will require these third parties by contract to comply strictly with the instructions we give them and to take all appropriate steps to keep the information secure.

Information To Improve Our Site

We collect statistics about your visit to our Site based on your IP address (an IP address is a number that uniquely identifies a specific computer or network device on the internet). This information is used to help us understand browsing preferences on our Site so that we can regularly improve our website. We do not use this information to identify you as an individual and you will remain anonymous. The information we gather will also enable us to better understand your needs and how you use these services so that we can continue to improve our Site.

Links To Other Sites

The Site contains links to other independent websites which have their own privacy policies, including cookies, which you can review. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

How Long Will MicroLoan Foundation Keep My Personal Information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as is necessary for the relevant Service and the purposes described in this Privacy Policy.

How Do We Protect Your Personal Information?

We are serious about guarding the security of your personal information and the details of any transactions made. We take appropriate organisational and technical security measures to protect your data against unauthorised disclosure or processing. Our server and backups used to store the information you give us when you register to use the Services are held in a secure environment behind firewalls and are password protected However you should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever completely secure or error-free. In particular, any e-mail sent to or from the Site may not be secure.

Can I Find Out What Personal Information Is Held About Me?

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you can make a formal request for information about any personal information we are holding about you.  Please email Information requests will be fulfilled within a 40 day period.

Maintaining Your Personal Information

MicroLoan Foundation aims to keep the information it holds about you accurate and up-to-date. If at any time you wish to update or amend any information we hold about you, or if you become aware of any errors or inaccuracies, please email

Changes To MicroLoan Foundation’s Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time so please check it each time you submit personal information to us. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page.

Contact MicroLoan Foundation About This Policy

If you have any comments, questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy please contact us at

Telephone: +44 (0) 208 827 1691 or in writing to:

+44 (0)20 8827 1688

1 Canal Court

152-154 High Street