GrantFairy apps and websites (collectively “GrantFairy” in this document) refer to apps and webpages hosted on the domain and on other related domains and subdomains.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, GrantFairy collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. GrantFairy’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how GrantFairy’s visitors use its website. From time to time, GrantFairy may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

GrantFairy also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. GrantFairy does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information & Data Sharing

Certain visitors to GrantFairy choose to interact with GrantFairy in ways that require GrantFairy to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that GrantFairy gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who use our apps to provide a username and email address. In each case, GrantFairy collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with GrantFairy. GrantFairy does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related or app-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

GrantFairy may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, GrantFairy may reveal how many downloads a particular version got. However, GrantFairy does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

GrantFairy discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on GrantFairy’s behalf or to provide services available at GrantFairy, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using GrantFairy, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. GrantFairy will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, GrantFairy discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when GrantFairy believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of GrantFairy, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a GrantFairy website and have supplied your email address, GrantFairy may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with GrantFairy and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. GrantFairy takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. GrantFairy uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of GrantFairy, and their website access preferences. GrantFairy visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using GrantFairy’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of GrantFairy’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

How secure is the information on GrantFairy?

Very, very secure: we take data security very seriously. Please see below for details.

EU-only data centres

Student data is only stored and processed in EU datacentres and is secured between our servers and your browser using 256 bit SSL encryption.

Multiple firewalls

Servers sit behind multiple firewalls within a VPC which is only accessable via a VPN; only ports 80 and 443 are publicly accessible. The database server is not accessible outside the VPC.

Data protection

All data is stored in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. Sensitive data such as passwords are hashed and salted.

Layered access security

Administrators have limited access to student data, and only when strictly necessary.

Backed up every hour

Snapshots are taken at 1 hour intervals and are retained in reducing granularity for a minimum of 3 months.

Secure Servers

Primary servers are managed by Amazon Web Services. Only our developers can access these servers.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, GrantFairy may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in GrantFairy’s sole discretion. GrantFairy encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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