This privacy policy sets out how Commonweal uses and protects any information that you give to us when you use this website. Commonweal is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation, the data controller is Commonweal Housing Ltd, Unit 311, The Black Friars Foundry, 156 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8 EN. The information you provide will be held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation Act and may be used by Commonweal to communicate with you and update you on our services and the projects we run and our partners.

The Website

Commonweal complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy. We take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience.

What we collect

We may collect the following

Personal information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address, telephone numbers and IP addresses

Sensitive information:

We don’t ask for sensitive information about you. However, we cannot guarantee that we will not come into possession of such information. For example, you may include some sensitive information by email or online forms which you submit to Commonweal Housing.

We will not do anything with your sensitive personal information unless you ask us to.

What we do with the information we gather

We use the personal information we hold about you only for the following purposes:

  • to update you on Commonweal’s work, our projects and reports produced by us and our project partners

Commonweal would like to use your personal information to contact you with information about Commonweal, our services, events  or developments such as new research reports. We may also use your contact details to communicate with you on social media.

  • to administer our relationship with you
  • we may use the information to improve our services to you

We may analyse the personal information we collect about you and add publicly available information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you in the most appropriate way with the most relevant information.

  • If disclosures are required by law

If required to do so by an applicable law, search warrant, subpoena or court order, or by any regulation, treaty or other legally binding obligation with which Commonweal is required to comply, Commonweal will disclose some or all of your personal information as and to the extent that it is required to do so.

Cookies 

The Commonweal website uses Google Analytics to find out how people use our website in order to make improvements. Google Analytics uses cookies, small text files which are placed on your hard drive to store information, however the cookies do not have access to or use any personally identifiable information. You can view our full cookies policy here.

Where we store your personal data

When you complete forms on the website your data is stored at a secure, encrypted and password protected location on the Commonweal shared drive and will not be transferred to a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It will also be processed by staff operating in UK for the provision of support services. By submitting your personal data, you agree to the storing and processing of your data. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

Users contacting this website and/or it’s owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), free of charge. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the address shown on our contact page (info@commonweal.org.uk). If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Your rights

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request will be free of charges.

Correcting your details

If you would like us to correct or update your personal information in our records, please email us at: info@commonweal.org.uk

Changes to this privacy policy

Commonweal reserves the right to remove or amend this privacy policy from time to time

If we decide to replace or change it, we will post a new policy or the changes to this privacy policy on this page. We encourage you to visit this page frequently to stay informed. Visiting this page on the Commonweal website following the posting of a new policy or changes to this privacy policy will indicate your acceptance of the new policy or these changes, as the case may be.

Contact us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to us by email or by writing to us at the address on the contact us page.

Request to stop future contact

If you do not want to be contacted in future by Commonweal please email us at info@commonweal.org.uk

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