It is your right to request details of the information we hold about you. For a copy of your personal information held by us, write to [Paul Seheult, Chief Operations Officer] who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org together with a cheque for £10 made out to PICSEL. We will respond within 40 days of receiving your letter. Make sure you send us the cheque (to cover administrative costs) and proof of identity, such as a photocopy of your passport or UK or Irish driver’s license, to ensure that there’s no mix-up between your identity and someone else’s. For more information about data protection and your rights, see the information commissioner’s website at www.ico.gov.uk.
About the information we collect
We collect data from our website primarily so that we can provide you with the most useful and relevant information and services from PICSEL. We do this by collecting and analysing both anonymous, or aggregate, data and personal data volunteered by you online.
In some areas of our website, for example forms and emails we collect personal data such as your name, address, telephone number and email address. We use this information only for the reason that you have supplied it, or for any other reason that you have given us permission to use it.
Where relevant, information is provided to explain why the data is being collected and how it will be used. In some cases we may ask you to ‘opt-in’ to receive future communications including email. In other cases, when we ask you for information about yourself, you may tell us that you do not wish to receive future communications from us by ticking the appropriate box provided.
Should it be necessary to collect sensitive personal data, you will be asked for your consent for us to process this data. We will also explain why we are asking for it.
Why we’re interested
The information we gather helps us to send you the right information at the right time, and to provide you with relevant products or services.
We may also use your details to contact you in the future to tell you about our work. However, our policy is to email you about issues not directly related to our web services only if you have said that you want electronic communication from us. This is in accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations. Furthermore, all our emails will offer you the chance to decline future emails.
Respecting your privacy
As a matter of PICSEL policy, we do not sell, rent or pass on any information about you to other organisations. However, we may also share your data with subsidiary companies of PICSEL. If necessary to provide you with information or services that you have requested, we may also share it with our partners or affiliates with whom we work or who work for us. If you do not wish us to use this information in this way, please email us at: email@example.com.
We may provide third parties with overall information about visitors and users to our site, but this information, as explained above, is both aggregate and anonymous. Your privacy is protected. Occasionally, we employ agents to carry out tasks on our behalf, such as updating the PICSEL member database. These agents are bound by our data handling policy to protect your privacy just as we would ourselves.
We want to make sure the information we hold about you is correct. If you spot any errors, if your contact details change, or if you do not wish to receive information about PICSEL, let us know. You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Safe and secure
We maintain a high level of physical and electronic security in relation to the collection, storage and disclosure of your information. While we make every reasonable effort to ensure that information sent to us is done so securely, we cannot warrant the security of information transmitted to us through the internet. When you transmit information to us via the internet, you do so at your own risk.