1. Who we are
2. How we collect information about you
3. Information we collect and why we use it
4. Legal basis for using your information
5. Marketing – photos and social media
6. Sharing your Information
7. Keeping your information safe
8. How long we hold your information for
9. Your rights
1. WHO WE ARE
At Hypercharged Foundation we are committed to protecting your personal information and making every effort to ensure that your personal information is processed in a fair, open and transparent manner.
We are a “data controller” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and (from 25 May 2018) the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“Data Protection Law”). This means that we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal, sensitive or special information.
For further information about our privacy practices, please contact our Data Protection Officer by:
2. HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We want to make sure you receive the communications that are most relevant to you, be it through visiting our website or receiving emails, post or phone calls. We want to make sure you receive the best attention when you contact us.
We collect information from you in the following ways:
When you interact with us directly: This could be if you ask us about our activities, or otherwise provide us with your personal information. This includes when you phone us, visit our website, apply for a job, or get in touch through the post, or in person.
When you interact with us through partners or suppliers working on our behalf: This could be if you access a service which is delivered through a trusted organisation working on our behalf and always under our instruction.
When you visit our website: We gather general information which might include which pages you visit most often and which services, events or information is of most interest to you. We may also track which pages you visit when you click on links in emails from us. We also use “cookies” to help our site run effectively. There are more details below – see ‘Cookies’.
3. INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHY WE USE IT
Personal information we collect includes details such as your name, email address, postal address, and telephone number, as well as information you provide in any communications between us. You will have given us this information whilst interacting with us.
We will mainly use this information:
If you do not provide this information, we will not be able to process your application for grant.
Sensitive Personal Information
You can of course decide if you want to remain anonymous, if you are happy to share your personal details with staff members or if you would like us to share your story with the media or other parties as part of our work telling people’s personal stories, for example, on our blog.
A special note about the Sensitive Personal Information we hold
Data Protection Law recognises that some categories of personal information are more sensitive. Sensitive Personal Information can include information about a person’s health, race, ethnic origin, political opinions, sex life, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.
We will only use this information:
5. LEGAL BASIS FOR USING YOUR INFORMATION
In some cases, we will only use your personal information where we have your consent or because we need to use it in order to fulfil a contract with you.
However, there are other lawful reasons that allow us to process your personal information and one of those is called ‘legitimate interests’. This means that the reason that we are processing information is because there is a legitimate interest for Hypercharged Foundation to process your information to help us to achieve our vision.
Whenever we process your Personal Information under the ‘legitimate interest’ lawful basis we make sure that we take into account your rights and interests and will not process your personal information if we feel that there is an imbalance.
Some examples of where we have a legitimate interest to process your Personal information are where we contact you about our work via post, conducting research to better understand who our applicants are, improving our services, for our legal purposes (for example, dealing with complaints and claims), or for complying with guidance from the Charity Commission.
6. MARKETING, PHOTOS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
We will only contact you about your grant application by phone, email or text message, if you have agreed for us to contact you in this manner.
If you provide us with any photos, please note that these may be posted on our website and or social media platforms. If you prefer for them not to be shared, please let us know.
7. SHARING YOUR INFORMATION
The personal information we collect about you will mainly be used by our staff at Hypercharged Foundation so that they can support you.
We will never sell or share your personal information with organisations so that they can contact you for any marketing activities. Nor do we sell any information about your web browsing activity.
All of our UK partners enter into contracts that require them to comply with Data Protection Laws and ensure that they have appropriate controls in place to secure your information. We endeavour to ensure that our partners confirm in writing to ensure that they are compliant to the new GDPR laws.
We may disclose your information if required to do so by law (for example, to comply with applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice or in response to a valid request from a competent authority); or, in order to enforce our conditions of sale and other agreements.
8. KEEPING YOUR INFORMATION SAFE
We take looking after your information very seriously. We’ve implemented appropriate physical, technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information we have under our control, both on and off-line, from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss.
Unfortunately the transmission of information using the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information sent to us this way, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site.
Our websites may contain links to other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites. Please be aware that advertisers or Web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those websites or advertisers.
9. HOW LONG WE HOLD YOUR INFORMATION FOR
We will keep your data for a maximum of 25 years, in order to account for long term projects such as schools and orphanages, which may need following up some years later.
10. YOUR RIGHTS
You have various rights in respect of the personal information we hold about you – these are set out in more detail below. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or make a complaint, you can do so by contacting us at Writing to Hyperchared Foundation, Old Bourchiers Hall, New Road, Aldham, Essex CO6 3QU, calling us on 01376 562002, emailing to [email protected]
You can also make a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office, https://ico.org.uk/
Please note, some of these rights only apply in certain circumstances and we may not be able to fulfil every request.
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The cookies we use
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