Here at Taunton School we respect your online privacy and recognise the need for appropriate protection and management of personally identifiable information (Personal Information) you share with us. By ‘Personal Information’ we mean any information that may be used to identify an individual including, but not limited to, a first and last name, a home or other physical address, an Email address or other contact information, whether at work or at home. In general, you can visit our web pages without telling us who you are or revealing any Personal Information about yourself.
Adhering to the Law
We strive to comply with all applicable laws around the globe that are designed to protect your privacy. Although legal requirements may vary from country to country, we intend to adhere to the principles set forth in this Online Privacy Policy even if, in connection with the above, we transfer your Personal Information from your country to countries that may not require an adequate level of protection for your Personal Information. In other words, our goal is to provide protection for your Personal Information no matter where that Personal Information is collected, transferred or retained.
Cookies and other Tracking technologies
Some of our web pages utilise ‘cookies’ and other tracking technologies. A ‘cookie’ is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about web site activity. Some cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a web user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. Tracking technologies may record information such as Internet domain and host names; Internet protocol (IP) addresses; browser software and operating system types; clickstream patterns; and dates and times that our site is accessed. Our use of cookies and other tracking technologies allows us to improve our website and your web experience. We may also analyze information that does not contain Personal Information for trends and statistics. Our website logs your IP address which allows us to anonymously track visitors’ usage on our website. Your IP address is not connected to any personally identifiable or online contact information such as a name and address, so your anonymity is not compromised.
Sharing of Personal Data
Taunton School does not intend to transfer Personal Information without your consent to third parties who are not bound to act on our behalf unless such transfer is legally required.
You may choose whether or not to provide Personal Information to Taunton School by logging in to the website and disclosing or undisclosing information.
Wherever your Personal Information is held within Taunton School or on its behalf, we will take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect that Personal Information you share with us from unauthorised access or disclosure.
Our Commitment
We are committed to privacy and, whilst protecting your privacy online is an evolving area, our website is constantly evolving to meet these demands.
Your Consent
By using this website, you consent to the terms of our Online Privacy Policy and to Taunton School processing of Personal Information for the purposes given above as well as those explained where we collect Personal Information on the web. Should the Online Privacy Policy change, we will take every reasonable step to ensure that these changes are brought to your attention by posting all changes prominently on our website for a reasonable period of time. Taunton School is committed to protecting and respecting your right to privacy and we will use our best efforts to ensure that the information you provide to us remains private. Information provided will only be stored on computers based in the UK.
Contact Us
Whilst we cannot guarantee privacy perfection we will address any issue to the best of our abilities as soon as possible. If you have any comments or questions regarding our Online Privacy Policy, please contact       
Since Taunton School was founded in 1847, providing education for children from all backgrounds regardless of financial means has been central to its ethos. The need to provide funds for means-tested bursaries remains a priority, central to the School’s development strategy. It is therefore critical to increase financial resources to achieve the School’s mission. There is also a need to raise funds for capital projects to preserve and enhance the School’s environment to benefit our current students and to ensure a legacy for future generations. In our fundraising practice, we promise our donors and all our stakeholders that:
We are honest and open
  • We are clear and truthful when stating our need for funds
  • We are clear about who we are, what we do and how each gift is used
  • We give a clear explanation about how a gift can be made and how to amend a regular gift
  • We acknowledge promptly, respect the wishes of those who wish to remain anonymous  and honour restrictions placed on our donations
  • We are committed to transparency: details about our fundraising activity are displayed on our website and in our Annual Report
  • We are happy to answer any questions about fundraising because we believe that every supporter and potential supporter has the right to know how donations are used
We are accountable and committed to high standards
  • We comply with the law, including health and safety law, environment law and we adhere to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998
  • We will not share your details with any other charities or third parties and keep records of all donations safe and confidential
  • We will not accept donations where we identify a potential conflict of interest with the donor
  • Our fundraising strategies are in accordance with the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice
  • If you have any questions or concerns with anything we do while fundraising you are welcome to contact us by email or by telephone 01823 703159
  We are respectful
  • We respect the rights, dignities and privacy of all our stakeholders
  • We will not put pressure on you to make a gift and if you do not want to give or wish to cease giving, we will respect your decision
  • If you tell us that you don’t want us to contact you in a particular way, we will not do so
  • We will listen to and take reasonable donor suggestions on board
  • If we contact you by phone, at the start of the call, we will always check if you’re happy to talk
  • If you no longer wish to receive calls from us, you just need to let us know
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