Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Benevolent Fund for Nurses in Scotland (BFNS) is a company limited by guarantee SC357422 and is registered as a charity with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator SC006384. Our registered Office Address is 24A Ainslie Place Edinburgh EH3 6AJ.

This privacy policy sets out how The Benevolent Fund for Nurses in Scotland (BFNS) uses and protects any information that you give when you use our website.

BFNS is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected.

The information which you give us will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What personal information we collect

There are various ways in which we collect information from the people we deal with including email and written correspondence, telephone calls, visits to our website, application forms and other information requests. The information collected will vary from person to person and will include name and contact information, including address, telephone number and personal email address, and other information required to enable us to meet our charitable objectives and aims.

What we do with information gathered

We use this information to:

  • Communicate by post, telephone or email
  • Understand your needs and how they can be met
  • Make grants and meet legal responsibilities

We will not share your information with any third party unless we have obtained your consent to do so.


We will process and store your data securely and we will only keep it for as long as we need it for the purpose for which it was collected.

Some of your data may be stored outside of the EEA. If we do store data outside this area, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is as safe and secure as it would be within the UK, and is treated lawfully and in accordance with the GDPR.

Other websites

Our website and emails may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content of these other sites and we recommend that you check their own privacy statements.

Your rights

You have the right to access the information we hold, the right to ask us to update incorrect or incomplete details and the right to ask us to delete any personal information held.

To submit a request for your data please contact us by e-mail, post or telephone using the contact information provided below.

Contact Details

If you have any questions about the Site or this Policy, or you wish to make a Subject Access Request, then please contact us as follows, making your request or query clear:


telephone: 0131 220 4005

postal address: 24a Ainslie Place



Your right to complain

If you have a complaint about our use of your information you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office online at or by phone on 0303 123 1113

Amending the Policy

We may change this policy from time to time, in response to changes in the law or for operational reasons. Any changes will immediately be posted on the Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the amended Policy if you continue to use the Site afterwards. You should therefore regularly review this Policy.