Plastic-Free Me privacy policy


Key details


This privacy policy describes how we protect and make use of the information you give us when you use this website.
If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.
This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page.
This website privacy policy was updated on: June 2019
If you have any questions about this policy, please use the contact form on our site.


Introduction

Plastic-Free Me CIC is a registered Community Interest Company (UK) number: 12057667.
We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website.
We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.


What data we gather


We may collect the following information:

  • Name

  • Contact information including email address

  • Business/Company Name if applicable

  • Website usage data

  • Other information relevant to client enquiries

How we use this data


Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking from the company, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.
Specifically, we may use data:

  • For our own internal records.

  • To improve the products and services we provide.

  • To contact you in response to a specific enquiry.

  • To customise the website for you.

  • To send you promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you.

  • To send you promotional mailings or to call you about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you.

  • To contact you via email, telephone or mail for market research reasons.

PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases. We are exempt from registration in the ICO Data Protection Register because are only processing personal data for the core business purposes.

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

YOUR INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS

Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here:

·     the right to be informed;

·     the right of access;

·     the right to rectification;

·     the right to erasure;

·     the right to restrict processing;

·     the right to data portability;

·     the right to object; and

·     the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [www.ico.org.uk] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.

We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.


Cookies and how we use them


What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.


How we use cookies
We may use cookies to:
Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.
Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content. 
Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Cookies we use are:
- Squarespace Analytics Cookies


Controlling cookies
You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.
However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.
Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.
To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.

DATA SECURITY AND PROTECTION

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.


Links from our site


Our website may contain links to other websites.
Please note that we have no control of websites outside of the www.plasticfreeme.org domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.
Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

Plastic-Free Me CIC, 2019.