For the purpose of GDPR. Born to be Beautiful is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. PRIVACY AND COOKIES POLICY Born to be Beautiful is committed to respecting your privacy and the privacy of every visitor to our website. The information we collect about you will be used to fulfil the required services and to enable us to improve how, as an organisation, we deal with you. Should you have a question about the data we store, our contact details are: Born to be Beautiful +44 7813 290 831 The information that we collect about you will only be used lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Bill and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. All data is retained exclusively within the United Kingdom, or transferred only to third countries where adequacy of protection or specific certification as defined by the GDPR has been confirmed. This information will not be disclosed to anyone outside of the Born to be Beautiful organisation. We expect the information we hold to be accurate and up to date. You have the right as an individual to find out what information we hold about you and to make changes if necessary. You also have the right, assuming we are not obligated by law to refuse, to ask us to stop using the information. To have your information removed or rectified, please contact


Born to be Beautiful takes precautions, including administrative, technical, and physical measures, to safeguard your data against loss, theft, and misuse, as well as against unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction. Born to be Beautiful uses industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of data, including encryption and firewalls. We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical, and physical security controls to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of your data. YOUR RIGHTS You have certain legal rights that we wish to inform you of Access. You have the right to have your personal information rectified or completed by us without undue delay. If you have set up an account with us, you have the possibility to rectify or complete your personal information yourself. Right to be forgotten. You have the right to have your personal information erased by us without undue delay. This right is limited to specific grounds, for example, if you have withdrawn your consent, or if you object and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for us to maintain the processing. If you have an account with us, in many instances you have the option to erase your account yourself, in which case all your personal information is permanently deleted. Restriction of processing. You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information based on specific grounds. These are (1) the time for us to verify the accuracy of your personal information on your request; (2) instead of erasure of unlawful processing, you request the restriction of use instead; (3) you need personal information in legal proceedings; or (4) we are verifying whether our legitimate grounds override your objection to the processing. Right to object. You have the right to object at any time to our processing of your personal information if such processing is (1) based on our legitimate interests (including us making a profile of you based on your consent); (2) for direct marketing purposes; or (3) necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or exercise of official authority vested in us. We shall cease to process your personal information based on your objection, unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds overriding your interests, rights and freedoms or if we need your personal information in legal proceedings. Data portability. We are required to inform you of your right to receive your personal information from us so that you can transmit that personal information to another service provider. This means that at your request we shall supply you with your personal information related to your user account. It does not include any device data, including data that was transmitted to us in a log file.


Where possible, we have set specific retention periods for keeping your personal information. These specific retention periods are stated below or we shall communicate these to you at or before the start of processing your personal information. Where it is not possible for us to use set retention periods, we have stated below the criteria that we use to determine the retention periods. Specific retention periods Purpose (A) Marketing. We keep your personal information for as long as you are subscribed, or until we cancel our newsletter/whitepaper service, whichever occurs first. You can easily opt out of the newsletter/whitepaper by clicking the unsubscribe button provided in the email. Purpose (B) CVs. Unless otherwise required by law, your data will be stored for 2 years after our last identifiable contact with you, at which point it will be deleted. Purpose (E) Contact. When we communicate via email, we keep your personal information for as long as the enquiry/matter is ongoing. In cases where UK laws on maintaining a proper business administration apply, we keep them for a term of 7 years. Criteria for determining retention periods In any other circumstances, we use the following criteria to determine the applicable retention period:

  • The assessment of your fundamental rights and freedoms.
  • The purpose(s) of processing your personal information. We shall not keep your personal information longer than is necessary for the purpose(s) we collected it.
  • Any relevant industry practices or codes of conduct on keeping the personal information
  • The level of risk and cost associated with keeping your personal information (accurate and up to date).
  • Whether we have a valid lawful basis to keep your personal information.
  • The nature, scope and context of the processing of your personal information and our relationship with you.
  • Any other relevant circumstances that may apply.

We shall keep your personal information in compliance with applicable legal requirements and we make periodical reviews of the personal information we hold. The type of information that we will collect about you, and which you voluntarily provide to us on this website includes:

  • Information that you provide by filling in forms on
  • This includes information provided at the time of registering to use our site.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • Details of donation amounts you make through our site. However, we do not retain credit card details.
  • Details of your visits to our site include but are not limited to, traffic data location data, weblogs and other communication data, whether this is required for our purposes or otherwise and the resources that you access.
  • CVs, which may include: your name, surname, profession, education, professional and personal references, email, telephone number, address, hobbies, educational qualifications, and any other details of interest that you provide to us in your CV.

These are our legal basis for processing your information:

  • The legal basis for our marketing purposes is a legitimate interest to keep growing and expanding as a charity organisation.
  • The legal basis for processing your CV is your explicit consent.

IP Addresses We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual. We may, in further dealings with you, extend this information to include your purchases, services used, subscriptions, records of conversations and agreements, events, projects and payment transactions. You are under no statutory or contractual requirement or obligation to provide us with your personal information. However, we require at least the information above for us to deal with you efficiently and effectively. COOKIES Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our website. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on our browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. We use the following cookies:

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
  • Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users find what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when your return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
  • Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.

If you submit your details to us or if you continue to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies. Cookies are widely used to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. Examples of purposes for which a cookie may be used:

  • To estimate our audience size or usage pattern.
  • To store information about your preferences and so allow us to customise our site and provide you with offers that are targeted at your interests.
  • To speed up your searches.
  • To recognise you when you return to our site.
  • To allow you to use our site in a way that makes your browsing experience more convenient, we will use cookies to remember your details during your current visit, and any future visits provided the cookie was not deleted in the interim.

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below: The cookies “slimstar_tracking_code”, “_wassup_screen_res”, “_ga”, “_gid”, _gat”, _cfduid”m “getclicky” are used by our website to track traffic to our website using Google Analytics. The cookie:”PHPSESSID” is a session start cookie. The cookie: ”mailmunch_second_pageview” is a cookie from mail munch. The cookie “ip_country” is used for determining your location between our different websites. Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the website of the third party for further information about their cookies and how to manage them. You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site. Except for essential cookies and any periods for expiry specified above, all cookies will expire after 18 months. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers. Links Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites please note that these websites have their privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites. Consent Withdrawal If you have supplied us with your personal information based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw such consent at any time. You may do so by unsubscribing from the service that you have subscribed to if applicable. You may also do so by sending us an email to We shall then permanently remove your personal information from our database. Lodging Your Complaint You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the country of your residence, about our processing of your personal information. You may do so by contacting The Information Commissioners’ Office. EXERCISING YOUR RIGHTS AND CONTACTING US If you wish to exercise any of your rights, or you have a question about this document, please contact us via email at the address below: Born to be Beautiful Please note that in exercising your rights, we may ask you to complete a request form. We shall then inform you of the process regarding handling your request. Changes to these policies If we decide to change any of these policies, all changes will be communicated publicly through the channel above. Copyright Copyright of all information, text and images featured on our site is owned by or licensed to Born to be Beautiful, a non-profit organisation. If you need to download one copy of any of the works on this site for study or journalism please contact us for our consent in writing and note this if consent is given you are not entitled to make more copies of that work.