Privacy Statement

Brighton YMCA is committed to protecting your privacy.

Our policy explains how we collect and use the personal information you provide to us whether online or via phone, mobile, e-mail, letter or other correspondence. We recommend that you read the policy in full, but if you do not have time, the main points are:

·         Your data is collected so that we can interact with you in order to tell you about our work: working with single homeless people, fundraising and organizing events.

·         We collect the minimum amount of data we need in order to do this.

·         Your data is stored securely on Brighton YMCA’s ICloud.

·         We keep your data as required by law.

·         We are careful to ensure that we only retain data and contact people who would reasonably expect to hear from us; for example, they have attended events or donated.

·         You can ask for your details to be removed from our mailing lists at any time. You are also entitled to a copy of the data we hold about you.

By using our website, any of our services, or providing us with any personal information we will assume you are agreeing to your information being used and disclosed in the ways described in this policy.

GDPR

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) effective from May 2018 gives all EU citizens more rights and protections for their personal data, to minimise the possibility of theft and fraud.

These regulations include provisions for the following areas:

·         The right to be informed: Companies must publish a privacy notice, in addition to explaining transparently how they use this personal data.

·         The right of access: Individuals will have the right to demand details of any of their data that a company may hold. This information must be provided within one month of request and there will normally be no charge to the individual.

·         The right to rectification: If a person’s data is incorrect or incomplete, he or she has the right to have it corrected. If the company that holds the information has passed any of that information to third parties, the company must inform the third party of the correction and inform the person which third parties have their personal data.

·         The right to be forgotten: A person may request the removal of his or her personal data in specific circumstances.

·         The right to restrict processing: Under certain circumstances, an individual can block the processing of his or her personal data.

·         The right to data portability: A person can access their data for their own use anywhere they prefer.

·         The right to object: A person can object to the use of their personal data for most purposes.

​We operate our Data protection in compliance with BS 10012:217: Specification for a personal information management system.

Our website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

·         ​UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)

·         EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)

·         EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)

This site’s compliance with the above legislation, all elements of which are stringent in nature, means that this site is likely compliant with the data protection and user privacy legislation set out by many other countries and territories as well. If you are unsure about whether this site is compliant with your own country of residences’ specific data protection and user privacy legislation, contact us.

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Site visitation tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.

Although Google Analytics records data such as your approximate geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor.

Google Analytics makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides here.

​Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

Contact Forms and Email Links

Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).

About this website’s server

Our website is hosted on a server that is hosted in a UK data centre, and all data on this server is kept within the UK.  This is managed by website developers Michael Bell One.

Data breeches

In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, the Charity shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the ICO (more information on the ICO website).

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work better, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. A cookie often contains a unique number, which can be used to recognise your computer when a user of your computer returns to a website that it visited previously.

We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors, to better understand how our websites are used (see Google Analytics above)

Your rights

Our cookies do not store financial information or information which is capable of directly identifying you (such as your name or address). You have the right to choose whether to accept these cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.