We’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
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 can be sent by email to email@example.com.
Who are we?
Vote for Policies is an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (no. 8198015), and our registered address is 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JQ.
How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, if you register to receive, if you contact us about our services, if you make a donation, or if you complete the optional questionnaire at the end of our survey.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your email address, name, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online, 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.
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
- Process a donation that you have made
- 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
- Understand and improve the impact our of service
- Provide information about your visit to analytics providers to help us improve and optimise our services. We generally only share this information in a form that does not directly identify you.
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 for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to send you mailings). In these circumstances, the suppliers will have access to some or all of your personal information only in order to provide their services and will be contractually bound to not disclose or use your personal information for any other purpose. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties 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 online donation pages, your donation is 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.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email unless you have given your prior consent. You can change which emails you receive from us by using the preferences link at the bottom of every email notification or newsletter we send, or by contacting us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post, phone or text message, and we do not collect this information
If you no longer want to receive email notifications or newsletters you can unsubscribe via the link at the bottom of each email. You can also email us at email@example.com.
How you can access and update your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also update your email address via the ‘preferences’ link at the bottom of every email notification or newsletter we send.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you.
Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
We do not collect any sensitive information, such as credit or debit card details. Non-sensitive details (such as your email address) 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.
Use of ‘cookies’
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, try this web search. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
Links to other websites
Our website contains links to other websites run by other organisations. This 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.
Transferring your information outside of the UK
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 United Kingdom. By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country within the EU or US. 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 UK, your information may be transferred outside of the UK in order to provide you with those services.
Review of this Policy
We periodically review this Policy. It was last updated in April 2023.