The Fungal Infection Trust (FIT) collects some personal information (e.g. name, email address) when users register for our newsletter. Information is stored by the company that process our forms & emails (Mailchimp) – for information on how they use & store your details go to their Privacy Policy here. This information will only be used for the purpose of sending you occasional newsletters.

When you donate you are using the financial facilities provided by Virgin Money Giving (VMG) who have published this page on their compliance with General Data Protection Regulations (2018) and have their own Privacy Policy here. FIT has access to some personal details recorded by VMG which we may use for internal analysis (e.g. to record total amounts donated, to contact some fundraisers occasionally by email or post) but will not pass this data on to anyone for any purpose.

Fundraising individual and group events are publicised on VMG website pages and at as well as this website and often include some personal details e.g. the name of the person who has inspired the event. We undertake where this is the case to only use that information for the purpose of fundraising for FIT and will delete that information once fundraising is complete or a maximum of 1 year later unless you specifically request us not to do so by sending an email to


You can unsubscribe from our occasional newsletters or edit the information held on you at Mailchimp by following the instructions on their emails. NOTE: We will ONLY contact you via email.

All of this data is only accessible by website and database managers and will never be used for any other purpose other than that for which it was submitted or sold on to third parties.

Other Information

Continuous logs are maintained of web server activity. These log files include the details of your IP address (only for the purpose of estimating your location for crude demographic analysis), browser type, page last visited etc. Log files are used to analyse usage of this website, and may be kept in an anonymised form for historical records.

Some parts of the FIT may use cookies for security purposes (e.g. to save the user from having to re-enter their details for every page in a section of the site). You may choose to refuse cookies by disabling them using your web browser. Further information about cookies may be found at (external website).

If you email us to ask a question, report a fault etc, we will only use the personal data you provide to reply to your message. We do not keep this information, or share it with any third party unless you have consented to this or this is so permitted by law.

Google Analytics

Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics and they only collect obfuscated IP addresses from us, thus protecting your identity. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here,

If you have any concerns about the use of your personal data on this website, please contact


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained up to 2 years. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us here. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

How we protect your data

Your data is stored securely by our web host who have their own privacy policy.