Privacy Policy

This policy (together with our terms of use) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

Finance Matters is hosted by the Finance Innovation Lab. The Finance Innovation Lab (‘the Lab’) is committed to protecting your information and respecting your rights under data protection laws. This privacy notice sets out how we will use the information you give us.

This notice applies to anyone providing us with personal information in order to sign up to email updates, including our newsletter. We will update this notice from time to time and we will post updates (with immediate effect) to our website. If the changes are significant, we will also email you about them.

If you register with our site, sign up to our newsletter or updates, the Lab may collect the following information about you:

  • Your name, email address, role title, role type and organisation
  • Your password

We will use your information in order to send you newsletters, updates about our work and invitations to events. We process this information on the basis of consent: when you sign up to updates from Finance Matters we ask you to confirm that you are happy for us to send you this information. From time to time, we will contact you to check that you are still happy for us to do this.

If you post an opportunity to the site or event to the site, or apply for an opportunity through the site, we may collect the following information about you:

  • Details of any transactions you carry out through our site and details of the fulfilment of your orders
  • Any information you provide as part of a job application through the site.

We will only use this information in order to publish the event or opportunity, or to process your job application.

We may share your information with the following third-party data processors:

  • MailChimp, who provide our email newsletter software
  • Dropbox, who provide our online file hosting software
  • Google, who provide our email and mail-merge software
  • Stripe, who provide our payments software
  • WordPress, who provide our website platform.

We ensure that all of these data processors meet the requirements of GDPR, including those which are based outside of the European Economic Area.

We may also share your information with our volunteers, who will be obliged to treat your information in line with this notice and our data protection policy.

We will never sell your information to other organisations. We will never share it with any third-party organisations without your explicit permission.

We protect your personal information by storing it securely and ensuring that only authorised team members are able to access this information. All of our computers maintain up-to-date cyber-protection software to protect us from external threats.

Your rights

You can unsubscribe from Lab updates at any time, by clicking unsubscribe or clicking the link at the end of our newsletters.

You can obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, correct or add to your information, or ask us to delete your information by emailing

You do not have to give us a reason and we will respond to your request as soon as we can.

Website cookies

We use cookies to track how people use our website and to improve your experience.

Cookies are information sent by a web site to a web browser, which are stored by the browser and sent back when the browser requests a page from the website. This enables the website to identify and track each individual browser.

We share this data in an anonymised form with Google Analytics, to help us understand how people use the website.

If you continue to use this website, we will assume that you’re happy for us to use cookies.

If you would like to block all cookies, you may be able to do this via your browser. For more information, please visit

Contact us

If you have any questions about how we use your data, please email