We are committed to protecting your privacy online.
If you do not want us to collect, use and transfer your personal information in this way then you should (depending on what it is you object to) Contact Us and ask for your information to be deleted.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1988 (the “Act”), the data controller is the Centre for Public Scrutiny Limited of 77 Mansell Street, London E1 8AN.
2. WHAT WE MEAN BY PERSONAL INFORMATION
3. PERSONAL INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT
If you request to receive regular information from us or register for events organised by us through the Website, we ask you for certain basic and personal information, for example your name and email address.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
We may collect information from your computer and browser including your IP address and cookies information. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual. Please see Section 9 below for more information.
If you provide us with information about another person you confirm that they have appointed you to act for them, consent to the processing of their personal data including sensitive personal data and that you have informed them of our identity and the purposes (as set out below) for which their personal data will be processed.
By providing us with your personal information, you consent to our processing your personal data for the purposes set out below.
4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We use personal information held about you in the following main ways:
We may also use information provided by you (such as what you think about the Website and improvements that you would like to see made) or statistical information collected, so that we can improve the Website or make your visits to the Website more rewarding.
We do not sell, trade or rent your information to other parties unless we have first obtained your consent. If you do give us permission, we will only share information with organisations we have carefully selected and believe to be reputable. We may provide statistics about our customer sales, traffic patterns and related site information to third parties, but we will not supply any personal information that would enable you to be identified.
Except in very specific circumstances, we do not disclose any of your information to other parties, except where you have given your permission. In this respect we may need to share your information with our service providers and agents for the above purposes.
Otherwise, we reserve the right to give your personal information to a third party without your consent where we believe that such disclosure is (i) required by law or (ii) necessary to assist in the prevention or detection of any criminal action (including fraud) or (iii) is in the overriding public interest and is permitted by law.
By using the Website, you acknowledge and agree that some of the information you provide may be accessed from countries outside the UK. Please note that countries outside Europe may have lower or different standards of data protection than in the UK.
5. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We are strongly committed to data security and we take reasonable and appropriate steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access, loss, misuse, alteration or corruption. We have put in place physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to seek to safeguard the information you provide to us.
However, owing to the nature of the internet we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us. We recommend that you take every precaution to protect your personal information while you are using the Website and the internet.
6. HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will keep and use the personal information for as long as you have requested or registered to receive information, and for up to 5 years afterwards, in order to deal with any consequent queries or complaints you may have. We may retain the personal information for longer than this if there is a legal reason or requirement to keep the information for longer, for example if it is relevant to any current legal proceedings.
Any references to you in any current records and any statistical or anonymised information (from which you cannot be identified) may be kept for longer periods.
7. UPDATING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you need to update your personal details or have any other queries regarding the information we hold about you then you should contact us at the contact addresses set out below.
9. IP ADDRESSES AND COOKIES
As set out in Section 3 above, we may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address (which is a unique identifier of the user’s computer or other access device), operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies are small files stored in your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. When you access the Website, if you have enabled cookies, our computer server will access these cookies so that it can recognise your computer. These cookies help us to improve the Website and deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:
When you first access the sites, we will give you the option to choose not to receive cookies, or to allow you to be prompted every time a cookie is sent to you. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, and you can change your cookie settings at any time. Please note that in a few cases some features of the Website may not function if you remove cookies from your browser.
10. CONTACT US
If you have any queries about how we use your information you can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at the Centre for Public Scrutiny, 77 Mansell Street London E1 8AN.
Last updated May 2018