Documents and statements

Data Protection

The Trustees of the UK Friends of the University of Auckland (“the Friends”) process your personal data (as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the Act”)) for the purposes of: administering the activities of the Friends and making grants to the University of Auckland; achieving the charitable objectives of the Friends including marketing and fundraising to support those objects, which may include marketing to you using telephone, facsimile and electronic mail services; and transferring your personal data to other organisations connected with the grant and bursary award process including the administrators and professional fundraisers contracted to the Friends.

If you would prefer that the Friends did not process your data for the purposes of direct marketing please write to the Trustees of the Friends of the University of Auckland, c/o Chapel & York Ltd, PO Box 50, Lingfield, RH7 6FT.

The Friends collect sensitive personal data (as defined by the Act) only if permitted to do so by the Act and process it only for the above purposes.

Please note that our files are held in the UK and New Zealand and as a result information held by the Friends may be transferred outside of the European Economic Area where data protection laws are not as strong as within the EEA. If you have any concerns in relation to such transfers, you should not use the Internet as a means of communication with the Friends.

If you supply any visual image or sound recording to the Friends, or the Friends obtains such image or recording by other means, this image or recording may be used for the Friends’ marketing and promotional activities.

The Friends continues to process your personal data after it has sent you any information requested by you.

Statement of Charitable Purposes and Public Benefit
The Trustees confirm that Friends have charitable purposes for the public benefit because:

  1. they support the advancement of education in general and the activities of The University of Auckland, a tertiary educational institution, in particular;
  2. the benefits to the public are clear and include the education of students and the free dissemination of research results;
  3. these benefits are related to the aims of the Friends (which include the “advancement and promotion of education”);
  4. there are no obvious detriments or harms resulting from the activities of the educational institutions that Friends support which activities include educating students, conducting research under rigorous and commonly accepted research protocols and constructing facilities under the relevant local or national building and environmental codes;
  5. the ultimate beneficiaries (students who attend the educational institutions, staff who carry out academic research there) are appropriate to the aims of the Friends;
  6. the educational institutions that Friends support are open to all who meet their academic standards, regardless of the student’s country of origin, religion, ethnicity or gender;
  7. the educational institutions that Friends support offer significant support to people in poverty who meet their academic standards, including scholarships based on need which in addition to loans and direct governmental grants give people in poverty the opportunity to attend as students, furthermore their research results are normally available to be perused by, or applied for the benefit of, members of the public regardless of their socioeconomic status, and they offer public lectures on a regular basis at no charge;
  8. any private benefits that might accrue are incidental.