Privacy policy

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998, this Privacy Policy gives you information about how the National Literacy Trust treats personal information received from you via its website: (the "Website").

By accessing and continuing to use the Website, you accept the terms of this Privacy Policy and the Terms of Use

Privacy and Personal Data

The National Literacy Trust will not use any personal data collected on this site for any purpose other than that specifically stated. By subscribing to the National Literacy Trust newsletter(s) you are opting for the National Literacy Trust to use your contact email address for all email communications related to your profile preferences and subscriptions.

You can unsubscribe from receiving any future communications at any time.

The National Literacy Trust subscribes fully to the Data Protection Act (1998) and the E-communications Act (2003). The National Literacy Trust uses its best endeavours to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and will be fully compliant by 25 May 2018. The National Literacy Trust will never intentionally misuse or allow others to misuse any personal data it collects or holds.

The National Literacy Trust does not sell or pass on personal contact details to any organisation for commercial purposes and will not do so in future without asking you for a specific opt-in to that scheme.

We may pass your details to any one of our suppliers but only to deliver products/services that you have requested from us. In this event data will be sent in a secure, encrypted format and used solely for the purpose for which it was intended. Our suppliers also subscribe fully to the Data Protection Act (1998) and the E-communications Act (2003).

The National Literacy Trust does collect standard log files on its web server. These log files do not collect personal data but rather collect information which assists the National Literacy Trust in assessing the use and usability of it various sites. This information may include the IP address of your computer. The National Literacy Trust will not attempt to trace that IP address to you personally.

The National Literacy Trust may transfer your personal information to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisers in connection with any alleged criminal offence or suspected breach of the Terms of Use [link to section 1 of this document] and of the breach of other terms and conditions otherwise relating to you or otherwise where required by law and we will co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of or locate anyone breaching the Terms of Use or otherwise for the prevention or detection of crime or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders.


Please see our Cookies information.

Third-party websites

The Website may contain links to websites which are not under the control of the National Literacy Trust. The National Literacy Trust does not accept responsibility or liability for the operation or content of such websites. Inclusion of these links is for your convenience only and does not imply any endorsement by the National Literacy Trust. You are responsible for complying with the terms and conditions of use of any linked site. 

The National Literacy Trust is not responsible for the third-party websites that are referred to, or linked to, in the Website. When you visit these other websites your personal information might be used by others in ways that do not conform to the terms of this Privacy Policy. Third-party websites may have their own privacy policies and terms and conditions of use.


We may use group photographs with very general captions such as, "Year 6 class choosing their NYRP books".

We will only use pictures of children who are suitably dressed, to reduce the risk of such images being used inappropriately.

We request personal data (for example, age and postal address) from children only for the purposes of judging competition entries and sending out prizes. This information is then destroyed.

We seek permission from parents/guardians, either directly or via project partners, to use photographs of their children for the website and other promotional purposes and subject to the above guidelines.