Christine R Gould Terms & Conditions

Who We Are

The Thought For Food Foundation (hereinafter the ‘Foundation’) is a global non-profit organization committed to empowering the next generation of innovators to build new solutions, transforming the world’s food system. Our suite of industry-transforming initiatives is designed to align with the values, mindsets, and ways of thinking and operating that next-generation innovators represent. Referred to collectively as the ‘Foundation initiatives,’ our suite includes:

  • The TFF Challenge, comprising the Design Lab and the Startup Bootcamp
  • The TFF Academy
  • The TFF Summit

These initiatives are supported by participants, sponsors, partners, and the Foundation Community, which includes NextGen Council members, Ambassadors, and emerging leaders from around the world. Our Main Website features a Content Hub, a blog for news and updates related to the Foundation initiatives, curated articles from the Foundation Community, and other content. Additionally, the Foundation issues regular reports and publications available to the general public.

General Policy

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, the Foundation acts as the Data Controller for the Foundation Website (, the Foundation initiatives, and the websites related to the Foundation initiatives. We acknowledge the importance of safeguarding information collected from visitors, participants, partners, sponsors, NextGen Council members, Ambassadors, and the broader Foundation community. Our policy is to respect your privacy concerning any information we may collect from you across our Main Website and other websites we own and operate.

Privacy Policy Scope

This Privacy Policy primarily addresses the Main Website (, including services related to the TFF Academy and the TFF Summit. Other websites owned and operated by the Foundation, as well as services related to them, are subject to separate and independent privacy policies unless stated otherwise.

Information Collection

This Privacy Policy outlines how we use and protect the information acquired from visitors to our Main Website. Visitors can explore the website without revealing personal information. However, when providing personal information for correspondence, order processing, special website features, applications, or subscriptions, we intend to inform you of the purposes for which it will be used.

We ask for personal information only when necessary, collecting it by fair and lawful means with your knowledge and consent. The Foundation retains collected information only as long as necessary to provide the requested service, protecting it with commercially acceptable means to prevent loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.

Your Personal Data and Why We Collect It

Various sections of the Main Website and other owned websites may collect personally identifiable information through subscription forms, application forms, survey forms, and other means. This information may include contact details (name, address, telephone number, email address) and demographic information (age, gender, education level, etc.). Providing this information is optional, but certain services may be unavailable without it.

As with many other websites, our servers record the Internet Protocol (IP) address of each visitor. This information helps diagnose server problems, administer the website, and gather broad demographic insights.

Use and Processing of Personal Data

Contact information is used to send visitors updates and news about the Foundation and its initiatives through an opt-in request process. Stored email addresses may be processed for internal correspondence with our user base. We may occasionally share segments of our mailing list with other non-profit organizations for mutually beneficial programs related to the Foundation initiatives, but we do not sell our mailing lists to for-profit entities.

Personal Data Transfers and Sharing

As a global non-profit organization, information collected may be transferred outside of Europe, including to the United States or other jurisdictions. We do not disclose collected personal data to third parties unless authorized by a contractual relationship, legal basis, or legal requirement.

Authorized third parties may include partners, other non-profits, professional advisors, website hosting partners, and other parties assisting us in operating the Main Website and other owned websites, provided they agree to maintain confidentiality.

We may share personal data when required by law, to enforce website policies, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of our websites, users, and others.


Our websites use cookies, which are small files downloaded to your computer to enhance your browsing experience. Cookies gather information about your usage, and we use them for various reasons, such as helping you stay logged in and improving website functionality. You can adjust your browser settings to disable cookies, but this may affect certain features.

We use cookies for logged-in sessions, newsletter subscriptions, and analytics through Google Analytics. We also use social media buttons that set cookies to enhance your profile on respective social media platforms.

Third-Party Links

Our websites may contain links to external websites not operated by us. We cannot accept responsibility for the content and privacy practices of these external sites.

Data Storage Duration and Security

We store your personal data only as long as necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. We employ security measures, including firewalls, user authentication systems, encryption technologies, and access control mechanisms, to protect your information.

Opt-In and Opt-Out

Visitors to our Main Website can opt-in to receive future communications through email. By opting-in, visitors agree to receive emails, updates, and news about the Foundation’s services and initiatives. To opt-out, we include an unsubscribe link in the footer of each email. Visitors can also contact us at to be placed on the ‘do not email’ list.

Rights of Data Subjects under GDPR

Individuals qualifying as “data subjects” under the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have specific rights, including the right to request information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability, revocation of consent, and lodging complaints with supervisory authorities. For such requests, individuals can contact us at, providing necessary identification information.


For more information about this Privacy Policy and the cookies we use, please contact us at

Effective Date: October 5, 2018.

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