Last Revised 22 June 2018
We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, postal address, phone numbers); personal profile and previous employment details.
How we collect information
We may collect information from you whenever you contact us or have any involvement with us for example when you:
- visit our website
- buy a service from us
- enquire about our activities or services
- ask to receive news about our activities
- post content onto our website/social media sites
- attend a meeting with us and provide us with informationtake part in our events
- contact us in any way including online, email, phone, SMS, social media or post
Where we collect information from.
We collect information:
- From you when you give it to us directly: You may provide your details when you ask us for information, attend our events or contact us for any other reason. Your information may be collected by an organisation we are working with, but we are still responsible for your information.
- Your information may be provided to us by other organisations if you have given them your permission. The information we receive from other organisations depends on your settings or the response options you have given them.
- When you use our website: When you use our website information about you is recorded and stored.
- When it is available on social media: Depending on your settings or the privacy policies applying for social media and messaging services you use, like Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.
How we use your information.
We will use your personal information in a number of ways which reflect the legal basis applying to processing of your data. These may include:
- providing you with the information or services you have asked for
- processing payments you make
- sending you communications with your consent that may be of interest including marketing information about our services and activities
- when necessary for carrying out our obligations under any contract between us
- seeking your views on the services or activities we carry on so that we can make improvements
- maintaining our organisational records and ensuring we know how you prefer to be contacted
- analysing the operation of our website and analysing your website behavior to improve the website and its usefulness
- processing job applications
Our legal basis for processing your information
The use of your information for the purposes set out above is lawful because one or more of the following applies:
- Where you have provided information to us for the purposes of requesting information or requesting that we carry out a service for you, we will proceed on the basis that you have given consent to us using the information for that purpose, based on the way that you provided the information to us. You may withdraw consent at any time by emailing us at email@example.com This will not affect the lawfulness of processing your information prior to your withdrawal of consent being received and actioned.
- It is necessary for us to hold and use your information so that we can carry out our obligations under a contract entered into with you or to take steps you ask us to prior to entering into a contract.
- It is necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
- Where the purpose of our processing is the provision of information or services to you, we may also rely on the fact that it is necessary for your legitimate interests that we provide the information or service requested, and given that you have made the request, would presume that there is no prejudice to you in our fulfilling your request.
If you want to contact us about your marketing preferences, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How we keep your information safe
We understand the importance of security of your personal information and take appropriate steps to safeguard it.
We use best practice technology and processes to protect personal data. Access is on a need to know basis.
We always ensure only authorised persons have access to your information, which means only our staff and contractors, and that everyone who has access is appropriately trained to manage your information.
No data transmission over the internet can however be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So while we strive to safeguard your information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide online and you do this at your own risk.
Who has access to your information?
- Third parties who provide services for us. We select our third-party service providers with care. We provide these third parties with the information that is necessary to provide the service and we will have an agreement in place that requires them to operate with the same care over data protection as we do.
- Analytics and search engine providers that help us to improve our website and its use.
- Third parties in connection with restructuring or reorganisation of our operations, for example if we merge with another company. In such event we will take steps to ensure your privacy rights will be protected by the third party.
Owing to matters such as financial or technical considerations the information you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA), which are not subject to the same data protection regulations as apply in the UK. We may do this with non UK clients. We meet our obligations under GDPR by ensuring that the information has equivalent protection as if it were being held within the EEA. We do this by ensuring that any third parties processing your data outside the EEA either benefits from an adequacy determination for GDPR purposes and/or, where appropriate, we have entered into a Data Processing Agreement which contains model EU clauses.
We may also disclose your personal information if we are required to do so under any legal obligation and may use external data for the purposes of fraud prevention and credit risk reduction, or where doing so would not infringe your rights, but is necessary and in the public interest.
Other than this, we will not share your information with other organisations without your consent.
Keeping your information up to date
We really appreciate it if you let us know if your contact details change. You can do so by contacting us at email@example.com.
Our use of “cookies”
How long we keep your information for
We will hold your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the relevant activity. By way of example, we hold records of payments you make for seven years so we can fulfil our statutory obligations for tax purposes.
Where we rely on your consent to contact you for direct marketing purposes, we will treat your consent as lasting only for as long as it is reasonable to do so. This will usually be for two years. We may periodically ask you to renew your consent.
If you ask us to stop contacting you with marketing or materials, we will keep a record of your contact details and limited information needed to ensure we comply with your request.
You have the right to request details of the processing activities that we carry out with your personal information through making a Subject Access Request. Such requests have to be made in writing. To make a request contact us at 21 Holmewood Ridge, Langton Green, TN3 0ED.
You also have the following rights:
- the right to request rectification of information that is inaccurate or out of date;
- the right to erasure of your information (known as the “right to be forgotten”);
- the right to restrict the way in which we are dealing with and using your information; and
- the right to request that your information be provided to you in a format that is secure and suitable for re-use (known as the “right to portability”);
- rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling including profiling for marketing purposes.
All of these rights are subject to certain safeguards and limits or exemptions. To exercise any of these rights, you should contact Luisa Shelton at the above address.
If you are not happy with the way in which we have processed or dealt with your information, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
How can you withdraw your consent?
If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us at 21 Holmewood Ridge, Langton Green, Kent TN3 0ED.
Questions and contact Information
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at email@example.com or write to us at 21 Holmewood Ridge, Langton Green, Kent TN3 0ED.