Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how The Philosophy Foundation uses and protects any information that you give The Philosophy Foundation when you use this website.

The Philosophy Foundation is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 26th April 2018.

For more information on how The Philosophy Foundation seeks to protect the security of individual's personal information and keep up to data with the latest General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2018), please write to us or contact us by email at

What we collect

We may collect the following information, when you consent for us to do so:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address that you have provided. 
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

We will always state clearly what we intend to do with your personal information, and will not use your data for anything for which we have not gained your explicit consent.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

When using external agencies, such as our website or mailing list providers to store or otherwise process your data, The Philosophy Foundation, acting as ‘data controller’ will always take appropriate measure to select only those agencies who have appropriate security measures in place to act as ‘data processors’, in line with the latest data protection laws (GDPR 2018).

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be held responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, please read through all of the information to check what you are agreeing to us using your data for
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for a specific reason, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you provide positive consent, telling us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of any personal information which we hold about you, according to the latest data protection laws (GDPR 2018).  A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to The Philosophy Foundation at Forest Hill Library, Dartmouth Road, London SE23 3HZ.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.  And if you wish for any information we hold about you to be deleted, you may request for this to happen in line with the latest data protection laws (GDPR 2018).