Equine Grass Sickness Fund Website – Privacy Policy

The Equine Grass Sickness Fund (being a division of the Moredun Foundation and part of the Moredun Group) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use and acceptable use policy and any other documents referred to in any of them) sets out the basis upon which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We may update this policy from time to time by posting a new version on our site. If you have any queries about this statement, please contact The Secretary, The Equine Grass Sickness Fund, The Moredun Foundation, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik EH26 0PZ or email

Information we may collect from you

Our intention is that all data collection is made clear to the site visitor. Such data shall be collected and held by The Moredun Foundation (on behalf of the Moredun Group) in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”).

We may collect, store and process the following data about you:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site at (“our site”). This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site (if applicable), raising queries with us or requesting further information from us via our site. Certain data is stated to be mandatory (e.g. name and email address) and certain data is optional (e.g. telephone number).
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our site (including making on-line donations and/or purchasing goods from
  • Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.

How do we use this information?

We will use your personal information to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested, for administration purposes and to further our charitable aims and objectives, including for fundraising purposes. We may need to share your information with our service providers, associated companies and agents for these purposes. We may also share your information with other companies within the Moredun Group. We shall also be entitled to disclose your personal information in the event that we are required to do so by law.

All financial transactions on the site are handled through our payment services provider, PayPal. You can review the PayPal privacy policy at We will share information with PayPal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our site and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments.

We will only use your personal information for direct marketing purposes if this is permitted by law or if we have your consent to do so. You can change your mind on this at any time by contacting The Secretary, The Equine Grass Sickness Fund, The Moredun Foundation, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik EH26 0PZ or email

IP Addresses and Cookies

We may collect information about your computer (including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type) for system administration purposes. This is statistical data related to the browsing actions and patterns of site visitors, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service by, for example, enabling us to estimate our audience size, to store information about your preferences, and to recognise you when you return to our site. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Consent and Protection of Personal Data

By providing us with your personal data, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and this privacy statement.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and security of your personal data. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of third parties and other affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.

Cookie information

Cookies are very small files that are stored on your computer when you visit most websites. They are sent back and forth between the website’s server and your Internet browser to allow the website to remember actions you’ve made.

We use cookies and other local storage means to help improve the performance of this website by measuring web traffic and tracking user journeys. Most of these only contain randomly generated numbers, and cookies cannot carry viruses or install malware on your computer.

Managing cookies

Most Internet browsers allow users to control the acceptance of cookies via the browser’s settings. Visit to find out how to configure these settings on a number of major browsers.

You can opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites by installing Google’s opt-out browser add-on.