At Connect Dacorum, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. Your privacy is of the upmost importance to us, and we promise never to release your personal details to any outside company for their mailing or marketing purposes. We treat all of your personal information as confidential and keep it on a secure server.
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.
Who are we?
We’re Connect Dacorum, a membership organisation and part of Community Action Dacorum, a registered charity (charity number 228080). We create, facilitate and broker business engagement and support to benefit the local community as well as connecting all our members to create meaningful partnerships.
How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you sign up to be a business or charity member, when we have had a relationship with you through one of our community activities, when we have exchanged business cards, when you have corresponded with us by telephone, email or otherwise.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect include some or all of the following:- your name, company, work address, work email address, and work telephone number. We do not hold any sensitive data on any of our contacts.
How is your information used?
We use your information to:
- Send you our monthly update and Opportunities List
- Notify you of any networking events
- Notify you of any other community activity
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 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?
Connect Dacorum only 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.
Your data protection rights are as follows:
1. The right to be informed
2. The right of access
3. The right of rectification
4. The right to erasure
5. The right to restrict processing
6. The right to data portability
7. The right to object
8. The right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling
How you can access and update your information
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Connect Dacorum hold about you.
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. 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.
Connect Dacorum abides by the procedures set in the Community Action Dacorum internal Security Policy.
Links to other websites
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”). We use Microsoft Outlook for emails and Mailchimp for monthly newsletters. Both of these are situated in the USA. The link to their Privacy Statements are below. 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.
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Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on 27th June 2018.