How we use your personal information

Alumnae and supporters

Lucy Cavendish was founded in 1965 on a pioneering vision to increase opportunities for women at the highest level and philanthropy has driven impact here for more than 50 years. To enable us to keep our connection with you we hold and handle your personal data with care, discretion, sensitivity and respect and will continue to do so.

The statement, found here, explains how Lucy Cavendish College (“we” and “our”) handles and uses data we collect about alumnae (“you” and “your”).  In broad terms, we use your data to manage the ongoing relationship between the College and you as part of our lifelong community of scholars, including keeping in touch with you, keeping up to date on your achievements, and engaging with you on how you can continue to contribute to College life and otherwise support Lucy Cavendish.

We will retain your data indefinitely or until you request us to do otherwise.  When changes are made to this statement, we will publish the updated version to our website and notify you by other communications channels as we deem appropriate or necessary.

The controller for your personal data is Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU. The Data Protection Officer for the College is the Office of Intercollegiate Services Ltd [12B King’s Parade, Cambridge; 01223 768745;]: OIS Ltd. should be contacted if you have any concerns about how the College is managing your personal information, or if you require advice on how to exercise your rights as outlined in this statement. The person within the College otherwise responsible for data protection at the time of issue, and the person who is responsible for monitoring compliance with relevant legislation in relation to the protection of personal data, is the Bursar, Lesley Thompson (

The legal basis for processing your personal data is that it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests, where we have concluded that our interests do not impact inappropriately on your fundamental rights and freedoms, except where elsewhere in this statement we have indicated otherwise.  You may ask us to explain our rationale at any time.

To read our Data Protection Statement for alumnae and supporters in full, please click here