Data Collection and Use
The Barnet Fairness Commission collects, processes and retains data for use in its activities. The Barnet Fairness Commission takes its responsibilities in relation to data protection very seriously, and we are committed to placing the rights of individuals at the centre of how we collect, hold and process personal information.
We collect data in a number of circumstances, such as when:
- You complete a form on this website
- You interact with us online, including on social media channels such as Facebook or Twitter
We analyse and use the data we collect in a variety of ways in order to:
- Understand what issues are most likely to be relevant to each individual and each area,
- Decide to whom we should send our materials and messages,
- Choose which messages and content we put on the materials we send to you, or show you on social media
On some occasions, such as when you sign up to receive emails from us, we will collect, hold and process personal information on the basis of your explicit consent. You can withdraw this consent at any time.
In all cases we will be clear and transparent about how we use your personal information, only use it for the purposes for which it has been obtained and ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to maintain its security.
Site registration and emails from the Barnet Fairness Commission
When you register onto the site or subscribe to our emails, we may ask you for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address), geographic information (such as your postcode), other details about you and your interests with your explicit consent. This is used to help us provide you with information from the Barnet Fairness Commission to match your interests. We may also use it to alert you to campaigns you may be interested in and events happening in your area.
Who we share your information with
We will never sell or share your personal information with other organisations for their direct marketing purposes without your explicit consent.
Occasionally, in order to complete your request as outlined above, we may need to transfer personal information you submit to us to countries or jurisdictions outside the EEA. In each case, we ensure that our suppliers provide adequate protection for the rights of data individuals in connection the transfer of their personal data. Currently, we expect all suppliers to use the standard contractual clause approved by the European Union or be subject to Privacy Shield scheme in the United States.
How we protect your information
Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control.
IP addresses and log file data
The Barnet Fairness Commission site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user’s IP Address or the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. (If you are connected to the Internet you have an IP address, for example, an IP address might read “184.108.40.206”). We also use IP addresses in the aggregate to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Links to other sites
Our site contains links to other sites and servers. The Barnet Fairness Commission is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
Your information rights
You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information and the opportunity to choose how it is used. You can:
- Obtain copies of the personal information the Barnet Fairness Commission holds about you (known as a “subject access request”)
- Request that the Barnet Fairness Commission corrects or update personal information we hold about you
- Ask that the Barnet Fairness Commission erases or restrict the way in which we use your information. This includes asking that we do not process information relating to your political opinions
- Request that personal information you have given your consent for the Barnet Fairness Commission to use is provided in an electronic format so it can be transferred to another data controller (also known as “data portability”)
Contacting us and further information
You have the right to raise any issues or concerns directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office.