Privacy Policy

1. The Perivoli Schools Trust (‘Trust’, ‘we’ or ‘us’) is a controller of personal information and digital images relating to individuals (‘personal data’) that we collect in the course of our activities as described on our website. By participating in these activities, or by failing to notify us in writing (please see the e-mail address further down on this page) of your desire not to have your image used by us, you are agreeing to the use of your image in publications and/or other media materials such as (not limited to) social medias, brochures, newspapers, magazines, television and/or websites, and to release, defend,hold harmless and indemnify us from any and all claims involving the use of your image. The personal data includes information regarding school principals, teachers, Trainers, parents, guardians and children under care of the foregoing. We also process personal data relating to trainers and other individuals with whom we deal.

2. In accordance with the applicable data protection and privacy law (as modified or replaced from time to time) we seek to make sure that the personal data we receive is handled lawfully, fairly and transparently and is appropriately secured. This Privacy Policy provides you with information about the personal data we handle; how we use it and your data protection rights.

3. The Perivoli Trust collects, stores and uses the following categories of personal data:

  • Data provided or made available to us by relevant individuals. This includes, but is not limited to photographs and videos, and information provided in responses to questionnaires and surveys we send;
  • Details received from third parties we also deal with such as a guardian or parent who may provide data about their child or a teacher who provides information about pupils under their care; and/or
  • Information disclosed when dealing with individuals, such as in correspondence or communications.

4. We use the personal data that we collect to:

  • Administer, implement and deliver our education training and support activities;
  • Measure and assess the effectiveness of our programmes, alone on in conjunction with academic partners, such as Bristol University;
  • Conduct research and analysis into social, educational, environmental, geographic and other issues affecting children in Sub-Saharan Africa and other developing countries;
  • To create and publish reports, although we will not publish personal details in those reports;
  • Communicate with the individuals we deal with from time to time;
  • Enable us to exercise our legal rights, powers and duties; and
  • Comply with applicable law

5. We use personal data where one or more of the following legal grounds applies:

  • We use personal data where one or more of the following legal grounds applies:
  • We have consent from the individual to use their data or consent of a parent/guardian on behalf of a child;
  • It’s in ours (or another party’s) legitimate interests in connection with the above activities, provided these interests are not overridden by the relevant individual’s legal rights;
  • We need to do so to comply with the law;
  • If such use is needed to protect the vital interests of a person (or those of someone else); or
  • We need the data to perform a contract with the individual or to enter into such a contract.

Where we have a legal basis for doing so – usually with an individual’s explicit consent – we may also sometimes collect and use what’s called ‘special category’ personal data, such as information relating to a person’s health or ethnic origin as well as political, religious or philosophical beliefs.

6.   We may share personal data with professional advisers who help us comply with the law; the organisations or providers who help us deliver our services; with academic partners who help us carry out research; or other partners who we will identify from time to time.

7.   We will retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose we collected it for. The criteria we use for deciding appropriate data retention periods are based on relevant legal guidance. When we no longer need personal data, we will make sure that it is anonymised or deleted.

8.   We may transfer certain personal data from Namibia, Zambia, Malawi and other countries into the United Kingdom and/or the European Union (EU).  Where we transfer personal data outside of the EU or UK, and to the extent required under applicable law, we will ensure that it is adequately protected to appropriate legal standards.

9. Under applicable UK and EU data protection law, you may have certain rights in relation to the personal data that we hold about you, including to:

  • Object to, restrict and/or withdraw your consent to our use and processing of such data;
  • Access or erase the personal data we hold about you;
  • Receive a copy of your personal data (and other information);
  • Ensure that we correct or delete inaccurate or out of date personal data about you.

To exercise any of the above rights, or if you have questions regarding our privacy practices, please contact us at

There may be circumstances in which we are not required to comply with a request due to an applicable legal exemption. We may also ask you to verify your identity before we can respond or ask for evidence of authority if you are making a request for someone else.

You may also have a right to contact a relevant data protection authority (in the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office – see: if you think we have used your personal data illegally.  If you have any such concern, we ask that you to contact us first at the email address above so that we can investigate and respond.

10.   This privacy policy may occasionally be updated, so you should check the Perivoli Schools Trust website from time to time for any changes made.

Last updated: 22 May 2023