Privacy and Cookies Policy
Rural Action respects the privacy of every individual who visits this website and is committed to safeguarding their privacy.
This policy explains what information we gather about you, what we use that information for and who we give that information to. It also sets out your rights in relation to any information that we may hold about you.
Rural Action may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 April 2019.
Table Of Contents:
- Definitions Used In This Policy
- Data Protection Principles We Follow
- Data Subject Rights
- Who Is Collecting The Data
- What Data We Collect About You
- What We Do With The Personal Data We Collect
- Will The Data Be Shared With Any Third Parties? How Will This Data Be Used
- How We Secure Your Data
- Special Category Data
- How Long Will The Data Be Stored For
- How Can The Data Subject Raise Concerns & Compliants
Definitions Used In This Policy
Personal Data: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. Processing: any operation or set of operations which is performed on Personal Data or on sets of Personal Data. Data Subject: a natural person whose Personal Data is being processed. Child: a natural person under 16 years of age. We/us (either capitalised or not): Rural Action
Data Projection Principles We Follow
We promise to follow the following data protection principles:
- Processing is lawful, fair, transparent: Our processing activities have lawful grounds. We always consider your rights before processing personal data. We will provide you information regarding processing upon request.
- Processing is limited to the purpose: Our processing activities fit the purpose for which personal data was gathered.
- Processing is done with minimal data: We only gather and process the minimal amount of personal data required for any purpose.
- Processing is limited with a time period: We will not store your personal data for longer than needed.
- We will do our best to ensure the accuracy of data.
- We will do our best to ensure the integrity and confidentiality of data.
Data Subjects Rights
The Data Subject has the following rights:
- Right to information: meaning you have the right to know whether your Personal Data is being processed; what data is gathered, from where it is obtained and why and by whom it is processed.
- Right to access: meaning you have the right to access the data collected from/about you. This includes your right to request and obtain a copy of your Personal Data gathered.
- Right to rectification: meaning you have the right to request rectification or erasure of your Personal Data that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to erasure: meaning in certain circumstances you can request for your Personal Data to be erased from our records.
- Right to restrict processing: meaning where certain conditions apply, you have the right to restrict the Processing of your Personal Data.
- Right to object to processing: meaning in certain cases you have the right to object to Processing of your Personal Data, for example in the case of direct marketing.
- Right to object to automated Processing: meaning you have the right to object to automated Processing, including profiling; and not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated Processing. This right you can exercise whenever there is an outcome of the profiling that produces legal effects concerning or significantly affecting you.
- Right to data portability: you have the right to obtain your Personal Data in a machine-readable format or if it is feasible, as a direct transfer from one Processor to another.
- Right to lodge a complaint: in the event that we refuse your request under the Rights of Access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. If you are not satisfied with the way your request has been handled please contact us.
- Right for the help of supervisory authority: meaning you have the right for the help of a supervisory authority and the right for other legal remedies such as claiming damages.
- Right to withdraw consent: you have the right withdraw any given consent for processing of your Personal Data.
Who Is Collecting The Data
The data controller is Rural Action
Rural Action is a not for profit social purpose company providing programme design, development and delivery services to clients across Northern Ireland and the Border Counties of Ireland. Our registered address is Administration Building, Loughry Campus, COOKSTOWN, Co. Tyrone BT80 9AA
Jane Thom, Rural Action, Administration Building, Loughry Campus, COOKSTOWN, Co. Tyrone BT80 9AA Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Data We Collect About You
Data You Provide To Us
Visitors to our website can browse this website without entering any personal data and will only need to provide such information when they are completing a contact form, making a support query, signing up for our newsletter, or other requests in connection with the services we offer.
That personal information is typically name, email, and mobile number which is necessary for us to deal with your query, support query, newsletter signup or other request and is only used in connection with our business.
Data Automatically Collected About You
Information From Our Partners
We gather information from our trusted partners with confirmation that they have legal grounds to share that information with us. This is either information you have provided them directly with or that they have gathered about you on other legal grounds. See the list of our partners.
Publicly Available Information
We might gather information about you that is publicly available.
What We Do With The Personal Data We Collect
We use your Personal Data in order to:
- Provide our service to you. Your data is used to process your contact queries, newsletter subscription, or other requests in connection with the services we offer.
- Improve the website experience for our users.
- Fulfil an obligation under law or contract.
We use your Personal Data on legitimate grounds and/or with your consent.
When you subscribe to our newsletter you opt in to receive marketing communications in relation to our products and services by ticking the relevant boxes. Any details that you give to us via this website will be added to our database. We will then send you the relevant marketing communications, such mailings may include details of our products and services, newsletters, updates and invitations, for the purposes we have asked your consent for, until such time that you remove your consent. In these instances, processing is performed on the basis of your consent.
We might process your Personal Data for additional purposes that are not mentioned here, but are compatible with the original purpose for which the data was gathered. To do this, we will ensure that:
- the link between purposes, context and nature of Personal Data is suitable for further Processing;
- the further Processing would not harm your interests and
- there would be appropriate safeguard for Processing.
We will inform you of any further Processing and purposes.
Will The Data Be Shared With Any Third Parties? How Will The Data Be Used?
We will not share your Personal Data with strangers. Personal Data about you is in some cases provided to our trusted partners for the purposes of delivering our services, fulfilling any contracts we enter with you, where required by law or to enforce our legal rights. We only work with processing partners who are able to ensure adequate level of protection to your Personal Data.
Third Party Communications
Any personal data that you provide to us is processed and held on our computer systems and we do not provide your details to third parties for any marketing or promotional purposes, except where you have given your consent.
Only when necessary to deliver our services and run our business, we share your information with various providers who will act as data processors. These include:
Email marketing providers, a gdpr compliant platform, https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ Hosting providers, a gdpr compliant platform, https://www.1and1.co.uk/terms-gtc/terms-privacy/?
Sharing your information for legal reasons
Rural Action will share your information when required to do so in order to comply with a common law or statutory obligation. For example, this may include information surrounding criminal acts or threats to public security.
How We Secure Your Data
Rural Action respects your data and have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard against such risks as loss or unauthorised access, destruction, use, modification or disclosure of data. We use safe protocols for communication and transferring data (such as https). We monitor our systems for possible vulnerabilities and attacks.
Special Category Data
Rural Action does not collect special category data as a matter of course.
We do not intend to collect or knowingly collect information from children. We do not target children with our services.
How Long Will The Data Be Stored For?
We will keep hold of your data for no longer than necessary. The length of time we retain it will depend on any legal obligations we have (such as tax recording purposes), the nature of any contracts we have in place with you, the existence of your consent or our legitimate interests as a business.
How Can The Data Subject Raise Concerns And Complaints?
We will take all reasonable steps to keep your personal information accurate and, where necessary, up to date. If you believe that any of the information that we hold about you is incorrect, please contact us. You also have a right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you; if you would like a copy of that information, again, please contact us.
If you have concerns or questions over the collection, storage or processing of your data, or any questions on our use of the information or want to contact us with respect to this policy, you are encouraged in the first instance to contact a member of staff to discuss and resolve any issues, or please send an email to us at email@example.com or a letter by post to us at Rural Action Administration Building, Loughry Campus, COOKSTOWN, Co. Tyrone BT80 9AA
What Are Cookies?
Cookies are tiny files that help track the use of the site and to personalise your journey. These cookies can be stored so that if you return to a website, that website server can call the information from the cookies stored on your computer to tailor your experience of the site.
Cookies are perfectly safe to be stored on your computer and almost all web browsers have cookie storing enabled as default. However, all browsers have the option of disabling cookies being stored on your computer if you wish to do this.
This would also be a common experience of reduced functionality across many websites.
To learn about how change the cookie settings for your browser please see our ‘How do I opt-out of cookies’ section. Read more: AboutCookies.org or HTTP Cookie (wikipedia)
Google Analytics cookie: this shows web traffic analysis. These cookies have multiple expiration dates; please refer to here for more information. Read more: Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites or Google Data privacy and security
How Do I Opt Out Of Cookies
You can manage the cookies that you allow on your computer through the internet browser that you use. You can also ask to be alerted every time a cookie is offered. There are instructions on how to manage your cookies using the most popular internet browsers below:
Find out which internet browser you use
On a PC: click on ‘Help’ at the top of your browser window and select ‘About’ On an Apple Mac: click on the Apple menu and select ‘About’ (make sure the browser is open)
Opting out of cookies in Internet Explorer
Choose ‘Tools’ Click on ‘Internet Options’ Click the ‘Privacy’ tab Move the slider to choose your settings For more detailed privacy settings click on ‘Advanced’ Opting out of cookies in Safari Choose ‘Preferences’ from Safari menu Select ‘Security’ Cookie settings are shown Choose your settings
Opting out of cookies in Google Chrome
As a default, Google Chrome allows all cookies. You can manage the behaviour of first-party and third-party cookies or even block them completely.
Click on the ‘Tools’ menu Select ‘Options’ Click the ‘Under the Bonnet’ tab Find the ‘Privacy’ section Click ‘Content settings’ Click the ‘Cookie settings’ tab and choose your settings
Opting out of cookies in Mozilla Firefox
You can configure which sites are allowed to set cookies, how long to keep them for, and view and manage your existing cookies.
Click on ‘Menu’, then ‘Options’ Select ‘Privacy’
Select ‘Cookies’ Choose your settings
Opting out of Flash Cookies
If you’d like to control the use of Flash Cookies on your computer, Adobe’s website offers tools to do this.
Alternatively, you can control some 3rd party cookies by using a privacy enhancement platform such as optout.aboutads.info or youronlinechoices.com.