What information do we collect about you?
We may collect and process information that you choose to provide by filling in forms on the Site or by any other method, including post and email. This includes, but is not limited to:
- information about you which is personally identifiable such as your name, email address, age, location and interests ("Your Information");
- if you contact us for any reason, we may keep a record of that correspondence; and
- any information or material you post in the public areas of the Site.
How will we use this information?
We may use Your Information to send you emails about us (including but not limited to our activities, events and fundraising efforts), the Site and its contents, and on any topics which we think may interest you; and to gain a clearer understanding of our users and to help us improve the Site.
We will ensure that we only keep Your Information for as long as is necessary.
You should be aware that any information you post in the public areas of our Site, such as on message boards, may be seen, collected and used by others, and may result in unsolicited messages from other users or parties. Unfortunately we cannot control this and you post any such information at your own risk.
Cookies and Google Analytics
You may refuse to accept Google Analytics cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. Alternatively, you can install the Google Analytics Opt-Out Browser Add-On, which is available for download here: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Unless you do this, Google Analytics cookies will be issued when you use our Site, but you can delete them via your browser at any time. If you decide that you no longer want to allow Google Analytics' cookies, you can delete them via your browser. If you do not accept Google Analytics' cookies, or decide to delete them, you will still be able to access the Site.
Google Analytics cookies will remain on your computer for between thirty minutes and two years from being set / updated, unless you delete them before they expire.
Sharing information and security
We will not share Your Information with a third party except:
- some of the information that we ask you to provide will be submitted directly to a third party service provider which collects and stores information for us and sends out emails on our behalf; and
We will not transfer any of Your Information to destinations outside of the European Economic Area.
The security of Your Information is important to us. We maintain appropriate administrative technical and physical safeguards to protect Your Information against accidental or unlawful destruction, accidental loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or access, use and all other unlawful forms of processing of the personal data in our possession.
Access to Your Information, correction and unsubscribing
To find out more about how Your Information will be used, or to make a complaint, please contact us at our Postal Address or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you, subject to a small charge. If you would like to request such a copy, please contact us at our Postal Address or by email at email@example.com.
You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate by contacting us at our Postal Address or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also update Your Information by logging into your user account, if you have one, on our other website at www.rigb.org.
You have the right to unsubscribe from any emails we send you. To change email preferences, please contact us by email at email@example.com or amend them via your user account, if you have one, on our other website at www.rigb.org. You can also unsubscribe by clicking on the link at the bottom of every email we send to you.
We hope you will be happy with the way we handle your information but if not you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner if there is a problem – see www.ico.gov.uk.
This page was last updated on 8 November 2011.