May 15, 2018

Privacy Statement

At the Brierley Hill Project (BHP) we take your right to privacy seriously.

We collect your personal details so that we can provide you with support or keep in touch with you about the services we provide. If you volunteer with us we collect information to enable us to manage your volunteering arrangements and if you provide financial gifts we collect information to enable us to manage your donations and claim gift aid.

We collect your details with your permission and consent either verbally, on-line, via our website or in writing. This may include your name, title, email address, physical address and telephone numbers. We may keep in contact with you by messaging, text, email, telephone or in writing.

The information we hold is not shared with any other organisation unless your specific permission is given. If you provide us with any Sensitive Personal Information by telephone, email or by other means, we will treat that information with extra care and confidentiality. We will not pass these details to anyone else without your express permission except in exceptional circumstances, for example, anyone reporting serious self-harm or posing a threat to others or children contacting us and sharing serious issues such as physical abuse or exploitation.

We respect your right to remain anonymous, for example, in telling people’s personal stories, for example, on our blog. Sensitive Personal Information can include information about a person’s health, race, ethnic origin, political opinions, sex life, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.

On occasion the BHP will take photographs of events and outings. Where individuals can be identified from the photograph or images permission will be obtained from them to publish the image in promotional material, newsletters to supporters and funders and on the website or blog.

We only keep personal data as long as is reasonable and necessary for the relevant activity, which may be to fulfill statutory obligations, for example, the collection of gift aid.

Your rights

You have the right to request access to a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, along with information on what personal information we use, why we use it, who we’ve shared it with and how long we keep it for. All access requests should be in writing.

You can withdraw your consent at any time. You can ask us to delete your personal information where it is no longer necessary for us to use it, you have withdrawn consent, or where we have no lawful basis for keeping it.

Security

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.

Our website 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 and this privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those websites.