This website is operated by Curious Minds, a charity (company number 6775402 and registered charity number 1130988) whose address is 23 -27 Guild Hall, Preston, PR1 1HR. It is made available for anyone to find out more about the services offered by the charity, its Associates and members. It is primarily aimed at staff in schools, youth settings and arts, culture and heritage organisations. We can be contacted here or by mail to the address set out above.

This Privacy Policy and our website terms as amended by us from time to time ("Terms") set out the basis on which you may make use of this website (whether as a guest or a registered user).

We may revise the Terms at any time at our sole discretion. Your continued use of our website means that you agree to these terms, as revised.

Curious Minds takes issues for child protection and safeguarding extremely seriously, and will always act to safeguard the best interests of children, young people and vulnerable people. This privacy policy is designed to protect all users, members of the public and staff, and young people who choose to engage with this website.

Privacy Statement

Data Protection Act 1998

We abide by the eight Data Protection principles set out in the Act.

Collection of personal Data

We will only require you to provide us with information to enable us to identify and register you (or your organisation) as a member, provide our website services, and to enforce the Terms.

We may ask you to provide information by filling in forms on our website, or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes registration details, information you upload, and when you report any problems with the website. The information may include your name, address, email address, and phone number.

Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy policy. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of those sites may collect information from you, which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy.

Use of Cookies

We may use a cookie to provide tracking of your activity on the website. This cookie is not linked to any personal information about you and is used to provide generic statistical information about patterns of activity on our website.

Website tracking

Whenever you visit our website our web server may automatically record your IP address and each page you visit. It may also record information including your route to this website and your operating system and web browser type.

This information is not linked to any personal information we hold about you.


Privacy of personal data

We aim to protect the security of your personal data at all times. We aim to accomplish this by using a combination of methods including, but not limited to:

  • Your personal information will only be displayed on the screen if you are within a session for which you have provided your password.
  • Whenever your personal information is exchanged between your web browser and our web server we use highly effective methods of encryption - this is currently 1024 bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption. This makes it extremely difficult for someone to intercept and read the information being passed between your web browser and our web server.

How we use your information

We may use information to provide you with the information, products and services you request from us, and to provide you with similar information. We also use it to notify you about changes to our services.

We use it to make sure that content from our website is presented in the most effective way, and for troubleshooting, testing and reporting purposes.

Disclosures of your information

We may disclose your information in accordance with the Terms or where required to do so by law. We may share your information with suppliers and sub-contractors who assist us in providing our services to you.

In the event that we merge with another charity, we may disclose the information to the new charity.

Where we store your personal data

The information we collect may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area. It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do what we can to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our website. Once we have received it, we will use procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorised use.

Access rights

You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you. Requests should be made in writing via the contact details provided above.

You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal information for marketing purposes.