This Policy contains important information about your personal rights to privacy. Please read it carefully to understand how we use your personal data. We may update this Policy from time to time without notice to you, so please check it regularly.
The provision of your personal data to us is voluntary. However, without providing us with your personal data, you will be unable to (as appropriate) sign a campaign, start a campaign, make a donation or purchase items via our online shop, apply for employment with us or apply to volunteer with us.
(1) When you give it to us DIRECTLY
You may give us your personal data in order to start a campaign, sign a campaign, when you share information about a campaign from our website on Facebook, Twitter and/or via email, when you answer one of our surveys or questionnaires, when you apply for employment with us, when you apply to volunteer with us, when you upload a video through our website, when you contact us by phone, email or post, when you buy anything from our online shop and/or when you donate money to us.
(2) When you give it to us INDIRECTLY
Your information may be shared with us by others including users of our services, independent event organisers, other fundraising entities, sponsors and supporters of our organisation and services. Your information will also be provided to us when you follow us or otherwise interact with on or via Twitter, when you like and/or join our page on Facebook or interact with us in other ways on or via Facebook.
(3) When you give permission to OTHER ORGANISATIONS to share it or it is AVAILABLE PUBLICLY
We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external publicly available sources. Depending on your privacy settings for social media services, we may also access information from those accounts or services. We use this information to gain a better understanding of you and to improve our communications and fundraising activities.
(4) When you visit our WEBSITE
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(1) We will typically hold your name and contact details, including physical address, telephone number, e-mail address, and social media identity. However, we may request other information where it is appropriate and relevant, for example
(2) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;
(3) information about the services you use, services and products of interest to you or any marketing and/or communication preferences you give; and/or
(4) any other information shared with us as per clause 1
Do we process sensitive personal information?
Applicable law recognises certain categories of personal information as sensitive and therefore requiring more protection, including health information, ethnicity and political opinions. In limited cases, we may collect sensitive personal data about you (for example, when you sign a campaign about a particular political issue or fill in a survey or questionnaire giving your opinion on a particular political issue). We would only collect sensitive personal data if there is a clear reason for doing so; and will only do so where applicable law allows.
Personal data, however provided to us, will be used for the purposes specified in this Policy or in relevant parts of the website.
We may use your personal information to:
(1) Enable you to use and/or learn about all of the services we offer;
(2) Send you information about our work, campaigns, organisations and any other information, products or services that we provide (this will not be done without your consent);
(3) Provide you with the services, products or information you have requested;
(4) Improve your browsing experience by personalising your interaction with our website;
(5) Handle the administration of any donation or other payment you make via credit/debit card, cheque, standing order or BACS transfer;
(6) Collect payments from you and send statements and/or receipts to you;
(7) Handle the administration of your employment and/or volunteering application;
(8) Conduct research into the impact of our campaigns;
(9) Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website or us in general;
(10) Make campaign submissions to third parties, where you have signed the campaign and the third party is a target of the campaign;
(11) Incorporate your personal data into our promotional activities but only with your consent; and/or
(11) Audit and/or administer our accounts.
4.1 If you would like to sign any campaign on our website, you must provide us with personal information. We will take reasonable steps thereafter to ensure that your personal information remains accurate and up to date. You do not need to set up an account with us to sign a campaign.
4.2 Please be aware that when you sign a campaign on Campaigns by You:
4.2.1 your name, post code and (if you have supplied it) your mobile phone number will be made available to the creator of the campaign;
4.2.2 the creator of the campaign may export the campaign, together with any information you have posted on our website in connection with the campaign (which could include your name, post code, phone number and comments), and provide the campaign to the individual or organisation being petitioned and/or otherwise publish, broadcast, communicate and display publicly your involvement in the campaign.
You may submit a video in support of a campaign using our online video recording tool. When you choose to do this, we will obtain your consent to our use of your video. We will share such videos with third parties relevant to the campaign (such as MPs) who will separately be controllers and we may also use your videos for our own marketing purposes. When we refer to our own marketing purposes, we mean the use of your video to promote (i) a campaign that may be different to the one you have made a video to support, (ii) engagement in starting petitions, or (iii) the activities of 38 Degrees in general. You always have the right to withdraw your consent to our use of your videos.
We may use your personal information to undertake research to gather further information about you from publicly accessible sources (as per clause 1 above). This helps us to get a better understanding of your background, interests and preferences in order to improve our communications and/or interactions with you, to help ensure they are targeted to be relevant and appropriate, and to provide information (sometimes through third parties) about campaigns and other aspects of our services which we consider may be of interest to you.
We may use some of your personal information to participate in Facebook’s Custom Audience and Lookalike Audience programs, which enable us to display adverts to both existing and prospective supporters when they visit Facebook. We may provide your email address to Facebook so they can determine whether you are a registered account holder with them. Our adverts may then appear when you access Facebook. Some of your data is sent in an encrypted format that is deleted by Facebook (a) if it does not match with a Facebook account or (b) after they confirm you are a registered account holder.
For more detailed information please see https://www.facebook.com/business/help/744354708981227 and Facebook’s data policy at https://en-gb.facebook.com/policy.php.
We may use some of your personal information to analyse our digital performance, for example to see how our website can be improved to help us achieve the purposes set out in section 11 below, to record how you are using our website or to assess the popularity of marketing campaigns.
You can opt-out of the collection of information for such purposes here: http://www.aboutads.info/choices.
Where you have provided us with your physical address, we may contact you by post; and where you have provided appropriate consent, also by telephone and e-mail, with targeted communications to let you know about our events and/or activities that we consider may be of particular interest; about the work of 38 Degrees; and to ask for donations or other support.
In particular, where you have provided appropriate consent after signing a campaign, we will send you messages from the creator of the campaign you have signed and from us in relation to other campaigns which are being run by 38 Degrees.
You can choose to stop receiving such communications from us and our trusted partners at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails.
You may also donate to us using PayPal. If you donate using PayPal, your personal information will be provided to PayPal so they can process your donation. Please see their privacy notice for more information about how they use and retain your personal information: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
Alternatively if you set up a direct debit, we will use a provider called SmartDebit to process your regular direct debit payments.
We do not knowingly process data of any person under the age of 16. If we come to discover, or have reason to believe, that you are 15 and under and we are holding your personal information, we will delete that information within a reasonable period and withhold our services accordingly.
We endeavour to ensure that there are appropriate and proportionate technical and organisational measures to prevent the loss, destruction, misuse, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or of access to your personal information.
Your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors.
We may also use agencies and/or suppliers to process data on our behalf. We may also merge or partner with other organisations and in so doing transfer and/or acquire personal data.
Please note that some countries outside of the EEA have a lower standard of protection for personal data, including lower security requirements and fewer rights for individuals. We may transfer and/or store personal data collected from you to and/or at a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). Such personal data may be processed by agencies and/or suppliers operating outside the EEA. If we transfer and/or store your personal data outside the EEA we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient implements appropriate measures to protect your personal data.
Where we rely on your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This includes the right to ask us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes or to be unsubscribed from our email list at any time. You also have the following rights:
(1) Right to be informed – you have the right to be told how your personal information will be used. This Policy and other policies and statements used on our website and in our communications are intended to provide you with a clear and transparent description of how your personal information may be used.
(2) Right of access – you can write to us to ask for confirmation of what information we hold on you and to request a copy of that information. Provided we are satisfied that you are entitled to see the information requested and we have successfully confirmed your identity, we will have 30 days to comply.
(3) Right of erasure – as from 25 May 2018, you can ask us for your personal information to be deleted from our records. In many cases we would propose to suppress further communications with you, rather than delete it.
(4) Right of rectification – if you believe our records of your personal information are inaccurate, you have the right to ask for those records to be updated.
(5) Right to restrict processing – you have the right to ask for processing of your personal data to be restricted if there is disagreement about its accuracy or legitimate usage.
(6) Right to data portability – to the extent required by the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) where we are processing your personal information (i) under your consent, (ii) because such processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contact or (iii) by automated means, you may ask us to provide it to you – or another service provider – in a machine-readable format.
To exercise these rights, please send a description of the personal information in question using the contact details in section 16 below. We also have specific pages to unsubscribe from our email list (https://id.38degrees.org.uk/subscriptions/unsubscribe?subscription=1) and to unsubscribe from our text notifications (https://id.38degrees.org.uk/subscriptions/unsubscribe?subscription=2) and push notifications (https://id.38degrees.org.uk/subscriptions/unsubscribe?subscription=3). Where we consider that the information with which you have provided us does not enable us to identify the personal information in question, we reserve the right to ask for (i) personal identification and/or (ii) further information.
Please note that some of these rights only apply in limited circumstances. For more information, we suggest that you consult ICO guidance – https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/ – or please contact us using the details in section 16 below.
You are further entitled to make a complaint about us or the way we have processed your data to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). For further information on how to exercise this right, please see the guidance at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/personal-information. The contact details of the ICO can be found here: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/.
We are required to have one or more lawful grounds to process your personal information. Only 4 of these are relevant to us:
We will ask for your consent to use your information to send you electronic communications such as newsletters and marketing and fundraising emails, for targeted advertising and profiling, and if you ever share sensitive personal information with us.
(2) Contractual relationships
Most of our interactions with subscribers and website users are voluntary and not contractual. However, sometimes it will be necessary to process personal information so that we can enter contractual relationships with people. For example, if you apply for employment or to volunteer with us, or if you purchase something via our online shop.
(3) Legal obligations
Sometimes we will be obliged to process your personal information due to legal obligations which are binding on us. We will only ever do so when strictly necessary.
(4) Legitimate interests
Applicable law allows personal information to be collected and used if it is reasonably necessary for our legitimate activities (as long as its use is fair, balanced and does not unduly impact individuals’ rights).
We will rely on this ground to process your personal data when it is not practical or appropriate to ask for consent.
Achieving our purposes
These include (but are not limited to) promoting any philanthropic or benevolent purpose including without limitation to ensure the views and values of the world’s people shape global decisions
Publicity and income generation
Purely administrative purposes
Financial Management and control
When we use your personal information, we will consider if it is fair and balanced to do so and if it is within your reasonable expectations. We will balance your rights and our legitimate interests to ensure that we use your personal information in ways that are not unduly intrusive or unfair in other ways.
In general, unless still required in connection with the purpose(s) for which it was collected and/or is processed, we remove your personal information from our records six years after the date it was collected. However, if before that date (i) your personal information is no longer required in connection with such purpose(s), (ii) we are no longer lawfully entitled to process it or (iii) you validly exercise your right of erasure, we will remove it from our records at the relevant time.
In the event that you ask us to stop sending you direct marketing/fundraising/other electronic communications, we will keep your name on our internal suppression list to ensure that you are not contacted again.
Additionally, if you donate by direct debit, your personal information may be retained by the provider we use, SmartDebit (https://www.smartdebit.co.uk), for as long as SmartDebit is liable under any compensation award scheme e.g. the Direct Debit Guarantee.
You can check the personal data we hold about you, and ask us to update it where necessary, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are not required by law to have a “Data Protection Officer” – however we have a Data Protection Manager.
Please let us know if you have any queries or concerns whatsoever about the way in which your data is being processed by either emailing the Data Protection Manager at email@example.com and/or our wider team at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at the following address:
The Data Protection Manager
40 Bowling Green Lane
Last updated: 03.03.20