Fundraising Complaints Policy

Last Updated: August 24, 2022

HOW TO MAKE A COMPLAINT

Complaints may be submitted to Block Technology Ltd (the Company) Fundraising Team by email at  [email protected], by telephone at +44 7951 645903, or by post to Block Technology Ltd, 40 Gracechurch Street, London, United Kingdom, EC3V 0BT.

When submitting by email, please indicate “Fundraising Complaint” in the subject line.

If you are complaining about a particular incident (e.g., having received a piece of direct marketing), it will assist in the timely execution of the complaint investigation if you reference it as specifically as possible in your complaint.

Complaints may be submitted by these means up to 12 weeks following the precipitating incident.

It should be noted that this procedure is only for complaints regarding fundraising practice. For complaints about the Company which are not related to fundraising, please contact the Company via the usual channels (see our website for further details).

RECORDS OF COMPLAINTS

The Company will keep a record of all complaints for 24 months, as mandated by the Fundraising Regulator. This information will not be used for any other purpose. In accordance with data protection law, you may request to view the information being held regarding your complaint, and may request that it be put beyond use (although if you do this before the complaint investigation has been resolved, this may render the original complaint void).

This record will be available to the Fundraising Regulator, upon request, along with a record of all communication.

COMPLAINT INVESTIGATION

The Company commits to investigate any complaint about its fundraising practices within 28 days of acknowledgement of receipt of the complaint, of which the complainant will be advised in writing during the same timeframe.

THE FUNDRAISING REGULATOR

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the complaint investigation, you may refer your complaint to the Fundraising Regulator (www.fundraisingregulator.org.uk/make-a- complaint/complaints/). It is advisable to do so not later than two months following receipt of the complaint investigation outcome, in order to receive the attention of the Fundraising Regulator.

In the event that a complaint is made or referred to the Fundraising Regulator regarding The Company, The Company will comply fully with the Fundraising Regulator and any proposed remedy.