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Funders' rights

In July 2017, Cardiff University’s Council approved the adoption of the following Funders’ Rights, which describe the university’s commitment to all funders of the University, and additional commitments to philanthropic donors to the University.

The university will

  • Provide our most recent published financial accounts and other relevant financial information in an easily accessible format
  • Appropriately acknowledge, recognise and publicise funders’ support, in consultation with funders and in accordance with the University’s Naming Policy, respecting the right of philanthropic donors to remain anonymous if so requested
  • Fully comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 when retaining information about funders providing a copy of personal information held on funders on request, and updating or correcting any inaccurate personal data on request
  • Provide progress reports and updates to funders on supported activity
  • Fully comply with the Freedom of Information Act 2000 where required in keeping with our status as a public body. This may involve disclosing information requested unless it is covered by any exemption as applied on a case-by-case basis.

In addition to the Funders’ Rights above, for philanthropic donors, we will respect the following additional Donors’ Rights:

Cardiff University’s Complaints Procedure concerning philanthropic donations can be found here.

Cardiff University’s guidance on People in Vulnerable Circumstances concerning philanthropic donations is available on request from the Director of Development & Alumni Relations. Contact or +44(0)29 2087 6473.

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