In keeping with our commitment to protecting your privacy and in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998, the statement below is intended to inform you of our data processing practices.
We will not pass your details to any third party.
We will collect information from you when you contact us through the website, if you become a member or book a place on one of our events. The information we collect may include your contact details such as your postal and email address.
Sometimes, with your consent, we will process your personal data to provide you with information about our work or our activities that you have requested or are expecting.
We will also processes your data when it is in our legitimate interests to do this and when these interests do not override your rights. Those legitimate interests include providing you with information on our campaigning, fundraising, newsletter requests and other activities. We will never share your details with third parties. Please see the section on Legitimate Interests below for more information.
You have the right to request a copy of any information we hold about you and to have that information amended if it is incorrect.
If you would like to change the way you hear from us or no longer wish to receive direct marketing communications from then use the contact details in ‘Contact Us’.
We have a number of lawful reasons that mean we can use (or ‘process’) your personal information. One lawful reason is something called ‘legitimate interests’ as aforementioned in the section above.
Broadly speaking Legitimate Interests means we can process your personal information if:
- We have a genuine and legitimate reason.
- We are not harming any of your rights and interests.
Sharing your information
We only disclose information to third parties or individuals when obliged to by law, for purposes of national security, taxation and criminal investigations and the following:
- If you have agreed that we may do so.
- When we use other companies to provide services on our behalf, e.g. using a mailing house, handling mail-outs and emails, when using auditors/advisors or processing credit/debit card payments.
- If we receive a complaint about any content you have posted or transmitted to or from one of our sites, to enforce or apply our Terms & Conditions or if we believe that we need to do so to protect and defend the rights, property or personal safety of The Bhopal Medical Appeal, our websites or our visitors and for other lawful purposes.
We will never sell or lend your personal information to other organisations.
Retaining your information
We hold your information only as long as necessary for each purpose we use it.
- keep you logged in if you are a member – so you can renew your payment or purchase discounted event tickets for example
- help people share our content via social media
- help us understand how the site is being used so that we can identify areas that are working well and areas that need improvement.
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The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. For more information see below or visit http://www.google.com/intl/en/privacy/privacy-policy.html
What are your rights?
A new data protection law, starting in May 2018, gives everyone a number of very important rights. These are:
- Transparency over how we use your personal information (right to be informed).
- Request a copy of the information we hold about you, which will be provided to you within one month (right of access).
- Update or amend the information we hold about you if it is wrong (right of rectification).
- Ask us to stop using your information (right to restrict processing).
- Ask us to remove your personal information from our records (right to be ‘forgotten’).
- Object to the processing of your information for marketing purposes (right to object).
- Obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes (right to data portability).
- Not be subject to a decision when it is based on automated processing (automated decision making and profiling).
If you would like to know more about your rights under the data protection law see the Information Commissioners Office www.ico.org.uk
Remember, you can change the way you hear from us or withdraw your permission for us to processing your personal data at any time by using the contact details in ‘Contact Us‘.
How to contact us
Or by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 14 May 2018