Privacy policy

This is an archived copy of the privacy policy for as it existed in September 2020. The services described in it are no longer provided by Beehive. See What has happened to my data? for more details.

General Information

This Privacy Policy applies to the Beehive service (“Beehive”) provided by the Centre For The Acceleration Of Social Technology (“CAST”, “we” or “us”).

Information Gathering and Usage

We collect the following types of information from users of our website (“Users”):

When you register for Beehive we ask for information including your name, email address, organisation name, billing address, and payment information (Members who sign up for the free account are not required to enter any payment details). Once you have registered for Beehive you may also submit additional information relating to your funding activities or requirements, your other activities or objectives, or those of your organisation, and other relevant information.

Unless we obtain your permission, information that is identifiable as relating to you (i.e. it has not been edited to make it anonymous) is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes, except in connection with the operation of the Beehive service (including matching users with other users, providing insights into the activities of Users and related research and publications), or under the following circumstances:

Your rights

You have the right to delete your account (unless we need to keep details for auditing purposes). You also have the right to access the information we hold on you - this can be done by emailing

The data we hold on you will be removed from our systems after a reasonable period following from your last interaction with the service, unless we need to keep the information for legal or auditing purposes.

Beehive uses automated decision making to determine your eligibility and suitability for the funds we hold information on, but the ultimate decision on whether you receive funding continues to be made by the grant-makers themselves through their own processes.

Data Storage

Beehive uses third-party vendors and hosting partners to provide the Beehive service. Data relating to Users and their organisations is transferred to or mirrored on servers within the European Union. Beehive reserves the right to transfer or mirror data to servers outside the European Union.

Beehive will apply all reasonable measures to ensure that data held on Beehive servers is secure but cannot guarantee that security measures will not be breached.

Beehive will, when applicable, use secure third-party payment service providers and so will not have access to any User’s bank account or payment card information.


Beehive may periodically update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Beehive primary account holder account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.


Any questions about this Privacy Policy should be sent to