Who we are
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a charity that wants to help children and young people all over the world to explore digital making.
We run computing clubs and events, including Code Clubs, CoderDojos, and Coolest Projects.
What is this page for?
We think it is important to keep your personal data safe. Personal data means any information that may be used to identify you, like your name and or date of birth.
This page explains why we collect information about you. It also tells you what we do with your information and who we share it with.
What information about me do you collect?
We may collect information about you like:
- Your first name and last name
- Your date of birth
- Your gender
- Your parent or guardian’s phone number
- Your parent or guardian’s email address
- Your email address
- Your school name
What about photos and videos?
We may take photos and videos at our events to showcase your involvement and what you have achieved. If you do not want to have your photo taken, you can speak to a trusted adult, parent, or guardian. It is your choice whether you want to have your photo taken or be in our videos.
We share photos or videos in our magazines, websites, blogs, or social media (like Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook).
Why do you collect this information?
We ask for this information because:
- We need a way to contact you if you’ve signed up to one of our programmes
- We need to understand who is logging in and which account they’re trying to access
- We need to understand who is taking part in our programmes so that we can check whether they’re having an impact
Giving us your information means that you can:
- Create an online project account
- Enter our competitions
- Enter your Astro Pi project
- Sign up to our events
- Sign up to Code Club or CoderDojo events managed by our volunteers
If you are under 13, you will need to ask for your parent or guardian’s permission to create an online project account.
How long do you keep my information for?
We only hold your information for as long as we need it to provide the activities that you have requested from us. We look at your information every three years to decide if we still need it. If we don’t need it, we will delete it.
Who do you share my information with?
We may share your information with other trusted organisations to help us achieve our mission of helping children all over the world explore digital making. We will always make sure we are sharing your information safely.
We will never sell your information to people who want to try to sell you things.
We will share your information if the law requires us to do so.
Is my information safe?
We keep your information safe by storing it securely and only giving access to people who need it.
What are cookies and why do you use them?
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer. Cookies help us know who you are when you visit our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you visit our website, and allows us to improve our website.
- The pages you visit on this site
- How long you spend on each page on this site
- How you got to the site
- What you click on while you’re visiting the site
Our cookies do not collect or store your personal information (for example, your name or email address), so they cannot be used to identify you.
What if I don’t want you to keep my information?
You have the right to:
- Find out what information we hold about you.
- Ask for copies of the information we hold about you.
- Ask us to make changes to your information.
- Ask us to correct, delete, limit, or stop using any of your personal information.
- Change your mind about our holding your information.
- Complain about us to the person who protects your privacy rights. In the UK, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (https://ico.org.uk).
How do I contact you to find out more?
If you want to know more about your information you can ask your parent or guardian to contact us.
You can email us at: [email protected]
Or write to us:
Raspberry Pi Foundation
37 Hills Road