The work of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK is built on the trust of the people we connect with and the broader public. We also believe that privacy is a fundamental human right. That’s why we (Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK) are committed to protecting your personal information, whether you are visiting our website, support us with your money or volunteer your time.
The purpose of this policy is to set out clearly how we collect, use and protect any personal information you provide to us, whether online, via phone, email, in letters or in other correspondence. We make sure that we use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information.
WHO WE ARE
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK is a new non-profit organisation. We are currently undergoing incorporation as a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, before then applying to register for charitable status in England and Wales.
THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND WHAT WE DO WITH IT
We can collect personal information to allow us to provide you with information on our activities and services that we believe will be of benefit. Under the new data protection law, this is referred to as ‘Legitimate Interests’.
Legitimate Interests means that we can process your personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests. When we process your personal information for our legitimate business interests, we will consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not automatically override your interests – we will not use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted by law).
INFORMATION WE RECEIVE WHEN YOU USE OUR SERVICES AND CONTENT
If you are browsing our website as an anonymous visitor or viewing our content on other channels or platforms…
We may collect certain information from you, such as your IP addresses, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths.
INFORMATION YOU GIVE US
If you sign up for a newsletter or update…
We will collect your name and email address.
What we do with it: This data may be processed for purposes of sending you the relevant newsletters and updates, as you will have given us consent to do so in the signing up process. The data is stored in our Customer Relationships Management System, which is only accessible to staff by means of password access. This data is also shared with a third-party – MailChimp – which is hosted outside the EEA, who send out the newsletters on our behalf.
If you want to make a donation directly to us…
We will collect and process the data required relating to the financial transaction that makes it possible for us to process the donation and maintain the proper levels of financial records. Depending on the type of donation you want to make (one-off, repeated) and the method you use, this data may include: name, email address, postal address, telephone contacts, bank account details, credit card details, taxpayer status.
What we do with it: We will use this to set up regular donations, for processing one off payments and for claiming Gift Aid. We do not store your credit or debit card details at all, following the completion of your transaction. Only staff authorized and trained to process payments will be able to see your card details. All card details and validation codes are securely destroyed once the payment or donation has been processed. When you give directly into our account we do not take your bank details from our financial system and we do not store them anywhere. Where you have a standing order with us we retain a copy of the form you completed on paper which is in a secure filing cabinet locked within our office. The legal basis for this is legitimate interest.
If you interact with us…
We may collect and process information about your interactions with us, details about the donations you make to us, events or activities that your register for or attend and any other support you provide to us.
What we do with it: We ensure we use data to make our every interaction with you more valuable and informed. The lawful basis for this is that it is our legitimate interest to communicate effectively with you.
INFORMATION FROM THIRD PARTIES
If you have made a donation to us through a third party (such as a fundraising platform)…
What we do with it: We will only use it for the purposes to which you have consented, likely to be receiving newsletters and updates from us.
INFORMATION THAT IS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE
We may also use publicly available information to identify people who express an interest in giving major gifts to organisations similar to Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK or who may be interested in a high profile public association with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK. This information may include newspaper or other media coverage, open postings on social media sites such as LinkedIn, and data from Companies’ House.
PROCESSING INFORMATION FOR RELEVANCE
We always want to be relevant to you, offering an increasingly improved service. In doing so, we may use profiling techniques to provide us with general information about you. Such information is compiled using publicly available data about you or information you have already provided to us.
YOUR CHOICE AND YOUR DATA
It is your choice as to whether you want to receive information about our work, how we raise funds and the ways you can get involved. If you do not want us to use your personal information these ways, please let us know. You can opt-out of our marketing communications at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the end of our marketing emails or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also change any of your contact preferences at any time (including telling us that you don’t want us to contact you for marketing purposes by telephone, email or post) by contacting us at email@example.com.
We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes if you have indicated you do not wish to be contacted by us for such purposes. However, we will retain your details on a list to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you again.
There are some limited circumstances where we may have to contact you again, for example – processing a donation you have made and any related Gift Aid; providing you with information you need in order to participate in an activity for which you have registered; explaining and apologizing where we have made a mistake.
MAKING SURE YOUR DETAILS ARE ACCURATE
We only want to send you relevant, valuable communications – so the accuracy of your information is important to us. If you want to change how we communicate with you, update or correct the information we hold, please just write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEING THE DATA WE HOLD ABOUT YOU
Under the General Data Protection Regulations and Data Protection Act, you have a right to request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. We will respond to a subject access request without undue delay and in any event within one month of receipt of request. Please send any requests to
HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR DATA
We will hold your personal information on our systems for only as long as is necessary for the relevant activity. Where you contribute material to us – for example in response to a campaign – we will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted unless otherwise stated at the point of generation.
SHARING YOUR DATA
Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK will not, under any circumstances, share or sell your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes and you will not receive offers from other companies or organisations as a result of giving your details to us.
We may need to share your information with ‘data processors’ such as our service providers, associated organisations and agents who help us to prepare and send communications. These “data processors” will only act under our instruction and we will not allow these organisations to use your data for their own purposes and will take care they ensure that they keep your data secure. We use secure and trusted commercially available CRM and marketing automation software.
We will also comply with legal requests where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies for tax purposes (ie to claim gift aid) or law enforcement agencies for the prevention and detection of crime, subject to such bodies providing us with a relevant request in writing).
You also have the right to make a complaint to the relevant data protection supervisory authority or to seek a remedy through the courts if you belive that your rights have been breached.
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We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites not owned or managed by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights UK, including those linked through our website.