Privacy Policy - General Policy

At Community Roots CIC, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

 

Community Roots CIC gathers, keeps, and shares information on the communities we work in.

 

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Community Roots CIC collects your personal information. It applies to information we collect when you:

  • Take part in our community conversation program and projects

  • Take part in our training

  • Contact us by email, letter, phone or website feedback/contact form

  • Visit our websites · Use our social media channels – Twitter, Facebook, and WordPress [blog].

  • Take part in surveys and evaluation exercises on site and online.

We collect this information in order to facilitate our work in communities across Gloucestershire

For some purposes, such as contacting you by email, we will rely on your consent to use your information.

This privacy notice covers the following websites and social media platforms

www.communityrootscic.org.uk

www.gloucesterparkcommunities.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityRootsCIC

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterParkCommunities

Twitter: @ComRootsCIC

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/5781852/admin/

 

The information we collect about you:

Community Roots CIC will collect only the personal information we need to deliver our community services.

  • We will collect your contact information to respond to your requests for information or one of our services.

  • We collect your information when we are undertaking community conversations or projects.

  • We collect your information when you sign up to our training programs.

  • If you are using our website or social media we use Google Analytics to report on usage of the site to help develop the future service.

  • If you give us your postcode, we may use it to analyse the take-up of our service so that we can develop and improve it.

  • If you take part in one of our conversations, you can either do so anonymously or provide personal details. As a part of certain programs and projects we also collect equalities data, but we never link this with your personal details.

  • We will also use your data to better understand the services we provide and to help us build those services for the future. We may also use your data to identify if our services are fulfilling our legal obligations.

How long we keep your information for:

When you contact us by email, letter, phone or web form:

We retain details of the business transaction usually for no longer than 7 years.

When you take part in our community conversations, projects and training or help us with our evaluation.

 We will use your details for the purposes you have given them to us (e.g. to provide more detailed feedback) but not usually for more than 2 years. Qualitative feedback and quotes are sometimes retained longer but associated personal details are deleted.

Who we share your information with:

Your information may be shared with partner organisations we are working with or with organisations we work for on community programs, your information will never be shared without your consent.

Your rights:

Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent to Community Roots CIC processing your information. To do this, please email or write to us at the contact details given at the end of this document. Please be aware that there may be some situations where we are still allowed to keep and use your information, even when you have withdrawn consent

Access to your information:

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us using the contact details at the end of this document

Correction of inaccurate information:

You have the right to request that the council correct information that you believe is inaccurate or incomplete. You may not always be able to change the information. However, we will correct factual inaccuracies and may include your comments in the records.

The right to be forgotten (erasure):

You have the right to request that Community Roots CIC delete your information when there is no compelling reason for us to continue using it. Please be aware that in certain situations we are still allowed to keep and use your information, even when you request that it should be erased.

The right to object:

You have the right to object to us using your information if you feel we have used it outside the remit of our public tasks or when you have received marketing from us. Please be aware that in certain situations we are allowed to still use your information if there are compelling legitimate grounds to do so. If you wish to use any of these rights, please contact us:

How to contact us:

  •  By email: welisten@communityrootscic.org.uk

  • ·In writing: Community Roots CIC, 2 Cavendish Apartment, Seymour Road, Gloucester, GL1 5PS

  • ·By telephone: 07803 264270

Making a complaint to the Information Commissioner

If you wish to make a complaint about how we use your personal data to the Information Commissioner’s Office, you can contact them by visiting their website at https://ico.org.uk/ or by calling 0303 123 1113.

 

 

Privacy Policy - Website

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to welisten@communityrootscic.org.uk or by writing to 2 Cavendish Apartments, Seymour Road, Gloucester, GL1 5PS. Alternatively, you can email deb.baker@communityrootscic.org.uk or telephone 07803 264270.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you complete the contact form, when you complete the site registration form, purchase a product from our store or engage with other forms within our site.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online or purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.

Website recording

Like many other websites, the Community Roots CIC website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the Community Roots CIC website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Main Cookies used on our site

Google Analytics

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited

For more information on Google Analytic’s privacy policy visit here – http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Google Maps

These are Google Maps third party cookies, which are unique identifiers to allow traffic analysis to Google Maps.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • Contact you regarding queries raised in the contact form;

  • Progress an order you have submitted and send you information directly related to this;

  • Process a donation that you have made;

  • Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;

  • Deal with entries into a competition;

  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide;

  • Notify you of changes to our services;

  • Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you.

  • These may include information about  campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities, promotions of our associated companies goods and services;

  • Process a grant or job application.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process donations and send you mailings).

However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the company for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

When you are using our secure store pages, your payments are processed by a third party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.

We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our supporters and customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about our exciting products and services, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.
You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us via email at welisten@communityrootscic.org.uk or telephone on 07964 110 479 or 07850 209 928

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you so that you can ensure its accuracy. You can do this by the following methods:
Send an email to the administrator at welisten@communityrootscic.org.uk and request the information held about you;
Telephone: 07964 110 479 or 07850 209 928
Write to us at: Hesters Way Neighbourhood Project, Community Resource Centre, Cassin Drive, Cheltenham GL51 7SU

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Profiling

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Review of this Policy

This policy was approved by the Community Roots CIC’s Board of Directors on the 18th August 2021 and will be reviewed annually.