We take your privacy seriously and we’re committed to protecting your personal information online. This statement sets out how we collect and use the information that you give us.
We need to collect some personal information to meet the expectations of our supporters. We know that you want us to keep the personal information you provide to us safe.
In this Policy, and in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the term “Personal Information” refers to any information regarding you personally, such as your name, address and email address.
Please read through this Policy before submitting any of your personal information to us. You do not need to submit any of your Personal Information when visiting our website. If you do not want us to process your Personal Information, please do not submit any of your Personal Information on our website.
In some areas of our website, we ask you to provide personal information that will enable us to improve your experience of our website or contact you with information that you request or that may be of interest to you, e.g. subscribing to our newsletters, or take an online action. If you are a supporter of our coalition or have signed up to receive information, or participate in a campaign, we will record your name, email address, and postcode (so that we can send you geographically relevant information). This information will be processed via MailChimp (or an equivalent industry standard bulk email system) to maintain your subscription on our mailing list.
How is the information used?
If you’ve indicated that you’re interested in our activities, we may send you information about our campaign work that we feel may be of interest to you. We’ll only send you information about our work by email where you’ve given us your consent to do so.
You will always be given the chance to opt out of receiving further emails or alternatively, you can contact us using the contact information above. We never send out spam emails.
We will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information except as outlined in this policy or when we have your permission or under any special circumstances, such as when we believe the law requires it.
We collect information about the date and time at which our web site was accessed and the internet address of the server from which you linked to our site. This may be linked to personal data you have given us. We use this data to improve our site performance and to evaluate traffic statistics, such as the times of day and days of week at which we see peak traffic, and to assess the relative popularity of different areas of the site.
Security and third parties
The data we collect from you will not be shared with third parties except where a trusted company is used to build an online action. This information will be processed via MailChimp (or an equivalent bulk email service) to maintain your subscription to our campaign mailing list and so we can send you timely and geographically relevant information. Where other companies are used to capture data on our behalf, these activities are carried out under contract in compliance with the Data Protection Act requirements.
Your information will not be used for any other purpose and is not shared with any external organisations. Our Seas will not share data with coalition member organisations unless you have actively requested this and given permission to be contacted by that organisation.
Information which you submit via our website is sent to a computer located in the United Kingdom. This is necessary in order to process the information and to send you the information you have requested. Access to personal information is limited to those with a strict need to know. Anyone accessing personal data will receive training on their responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. We will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; so any transmission is at your own risk.
The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address or if any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date please contact us using the above contact information. Any information we hold that is incorrect will be amended or deleted promptly. We will give you confirmation of corrections and deletions.
Access to your personal information
You have the right under the Data Protection Act 1998, to request details from us of personal information which we hold about you. You can contact us anytime using the contact details above to change or update your details, or obtain a copy of your record using the above contact information. We will take steps to confirm your identity before releasing any information to you.
The protection of children is very important to us. If you are under 18, please do not provide us with any personal information. Children should always ask a parent or guardian for permission before sending personal information to anyone online.
Links to external sites
Our site contains links to other sites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access them using links from our websites and recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit.
In addition, if you linked to our websites from a third party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.
We cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any messages transmitted between you and us via email as these are potentially accessible by the public. We will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss in connection with any email message sent by you to us or by us to you.
Your acceptance of this Policy
Any personal information submitted via our websites is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. To find out more about your entitlements under the data protection legislation, visit the Information Commissioner’s website: www.dataprotection.gov.uk.