Privacy Policy

 

1. Introduction

Shiva Foundation understands that your privacy is important to you and that you care about how your personal data is used and shared online.  We respect and value the privacy of everyone who visits this website, www.shivafoundation.org.uk (“Our Site”) and will only collect and use personal data in ways that are described here, and in a manner that is consistent with Our obligations and your rights under the law.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully and ensure that you understand it.  Your acceptance of Our Privacy Policy is deemed to occur upon your first use of Our Site. If you do not accept and agree with this Privacy Policy, you must stop using Our Site immediately.

2. Definitions and Interpretation

2.1. In this Policy the following expressions have the following meanings:

“Account” means an account required to access and/or use certain areas and features of Our Site;

“Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer or device by Our Site

when you visit certain parts of Our Site and/or when you use certain features of Our Site.  Details of the Cookies used by Our Site are set out in Section 13 below.

“Cookie Law” means the relevant parts of the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC) Directive Regulations;

“personal data” means any and all data that relates to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified from that data.  In this case, it means personal data that you give to Us via Our Site. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”); and

“We/Us/Our” means Shiva Foundation a limited company registered in England under company name R&I Charitable Trust, company number 10396742, whose registered address is Regent House, Theobald Street, Elstree, Hertfordshire, UK, WD6 4RS, and whose main training address is Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London, UK, EC1A 2AT.

3. Information About Us

3.1.  Our Site is owned and operated by Shiva Foundation a limited company registered in England under company name R&I Charitable Trust, company number 10396742, whose registered address is Regent House, Theobald Street, Elstree, Hertfordshire, UK, WD6 4RS, and whose main training address is Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London, UK, EC1A 2AT.

3.2.  Our Data Protection Officer is Sian Lea, and can be contacted by email at info@shivafoundation.org.uk, by telephone on 0203 758 8884, or by post at Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London, UK, EC1A 2AT.

4. What Does This Policy Cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of Our Site.  Our Site may contain links to other websites.  Please note that We have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and We advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

5. Your Rights

5.1 As a data subject, you have the following rights under the GDPR, which this Policy and Our use of personal data have been designed to uphold.

5.1.1. The right to be informed about Our collection and use of personal data;

5.1.2. The right of access to the personal data We hold about you (see Section 13);

5.1.3. The right to rectification if any personal data We hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete (please contact Us using the details in Section 15);

5.1.4. The right to restrict (i.e. prevent) the processing of your personal data;

5.1.5. The right to data portability (obtaining a copy of your personal data to re-use with another service or organisation);

5.1.6. The right to object to Us using your personal data for particular purposes; and

5.1.7. Rights with respect to automated decision making and profiling.

5.2. If you have any cause for complaint about Our use of your personal data please contact Us using the details provided in Section 15 and We will do Our best to solve the problem for you.  If We are unable to help, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office.

5.3. For further information about your rights, please contact the Information Commissioner’s Office or your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

6. What Data Do We Collect?

Depending upon your use of Our Site, We may collect some or all of the following personal and non-personal data (please also see Section 14 on Our use of Cookies and similar technologies).

6.1. Name

6.2. Age range

6.3. Gender;

6.4. Contact information such as email addresses;

6.5. Demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests;

6.6. IP address;

6.7. Web browser type and version;

6.8. Operating system; and

6.9. A list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on Our Site, and the site you exit to.

7. How Do We Use Your Data?

7.1. All personal data is processed and stored securely, for no longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.  We will comply with Our obligations and safeguard your rights under the GDPR at all times.  For more details on security see Section 8, below.

7.2. Our use of personal data will always have a lawful basis, either because it is necessary for Our performance of a contract with you, because you have consented to our Use of your personal data (e.g. by subscribing to emails), or because it is in our legitimate interests.  Specifically, We may use your data for the following purposes:

7.2.1. Providing and managing your Account;

7.2.2. Providing and managing your access to Our site;

7.2.3. Personalising and tailoring your experience on Our site;

7.2.4. Supplying Our services to you.  Please note that We require your personal data in order to enter into a contract with you.

7.2.5. Personalising and tailoring Our services for you;

7.2.6. Replying to emails from you;

7.2.7. Suppling you with emails that you have opted into (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by selecting “unsubscribe” from any email We send);

7.2.8. Market research;

7.2.9. Analysing your use of Our Site to enable Us to continually improve Our Site and your user experience;

7.3. With your permission and/or where permitted by law, We may also use your date for marketing purposes which may include contacting you by email and telephone with information, news and offers on Our products and/or services.  We will not, however, send you any unsolicited marketing or spam and will take all reasonable steps to ensure that We fully protect your rights and comply with Our obligations under the GDPR and Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003.

7.4. Third-parties whose content appears on Our Site may use third-party Cookies, as detailed below in Section 14.  Please refer to Section 14 for more information on controlling Cookies.  Please note that We do not control the activities of such third-parties, nor the data they collect and use and advise you to check the privacy policies of any such third-parties. If there are any questions about third-party content, please contact info@shivafoundation.org.uk.

7.5. You have the right to withdraw your consent to Us using your personal data at any time, and to request that We delete it.

7.6. We do not keep your personal data for any longer than is necessary in light of the reason(s) for which it was first collected.  Data will therefore be retained for the following periods (or its retention will be determined on the following bases):

7.6.1. User and data retention, including for Google Analytics, is set for 38 months;

7.6.2. We will retain the information provided directly by the user (i.e. name and email address) for as long as needed to provide you with our services (you may unsubscribe or opt-out at any time by selecting “unsubscribe” from any email We send). We may also retain and use your information in order to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, prevent abuse, and enforce our agreements.

8. How and Where Do We Store Your Data?

8.1. We only keep your personal data for as long as We need to in order to use it as describe above in Section 7, and/or for as long as We have your permission to keep it.

8.2. Your data will only be stored in the UK.

8.3. Data security is very important to Us, and to protect your data We have taken suitable measures to safeguard and secure data collected through Our Site.

8.4. Steps We take to secure and protect your data include:

8.4.1. Data We collect, process and store with Google Analytics and/or Mailchimp is done so securely and confidentially in line with their respective practices and policies.

8.4.2. We take reasonable and appropriate measures to protect Personal Data from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction, taking into account the risks involved in the processing and the nature of the Personal Data.

9. Do We Share Your Data?

9.1. Subject to Section 9.2, We will not share any of your data with any third parties for any purposes.

9.2. In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal obligations, a court order or a governmental authority.

9.3. We may compile statistics about the use of Our site including data on traffic, usage patterns, user numbers, sales and other information. All such data will be anonymised and will not include any personally identifying data, or any anonymised data that can be combined with other data and used to identify you. We may from time to time share such data with third-parties such as prospective investors, affiliates, partners and advertisers. Data will only be shared and used within the bounds of the law.

9.4. In certain circumstances, We may be legally required to share certain data held by Us, which may include your personal data, for example, where We are involved in legal proceedings, where We are complying with legal requirements, a court order, or a government authority.

10. What Happens If Our Business Changes Hands?

10.1.  We may, from time to time, expand or reduce Our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Our business.  Any personal data that you have provided will, where it is relevant to any part of Our business that is being transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party, will under the terms of this Privacy Policy, be permitted to use that data only for the same purposes for which it was originally collected by Us.

10.2.  In the event that any of your data is to be transferred in such a manner you will be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.  When contacted you will be given the choice to have your data deleted or withheld from the new owner or controller.

11.  How Can You Control Your Data?

11.1.  When you submit your date via Our Site, you may be given options to restrict Our use of your data.  In particular, We aim to give you strong controls on Our use of your data for direct marketing purposes (including the ability to opt-out of receiving emails from Us which you may do by unsubscribing using the links provided in Our emails and at the point of providing your details).

11.2.  You may also wish to sign up to one or more of the preference services operating in the UK: The Telephone Preference Service (“the TPS”), the Corporate Telephone Preference Service (“the CTPS”) and the Mailing Preference Services (“the MPS”).  These may help to prevent you receiving unsolicited marketing.  Please note, however, that these services will not prevent you from receiving marketing communications that you have consented to receiving.

12.  Your Right To Withhold Information

12.1.  You may access Our Site without providing any data at all. 

12.2. You may restrict Our use of Cookies.  For more information, see Section 14.

13.  How Can You Access Your Data?

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal data held by Us (where such data is held).  Under GDPR no fees is payable and We will provide any and all information in response to your request free of charge.  Please contact Us for more details at info@shivafoundation.org.uk or using the contact details below in Section 15.

14. Our Use of Cookies

14.1. Our Site may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer or device.  First party Cookies are those placed directly by Us and are used only by Us.  We use Cookies to facilitate and improve your experience of Our Site and to provide and improve Our products and services.  We have carefully chosen these Cookies and have taken steps to ensure that your privacy and personal data is protected and respected at all time.

14.2. By using Ours Site you may also receive certain third-party cookies on your computer or device.  Third-party Cookies are those place by websites, services, and/or parties other than Us.  For more details, please refer to Section 7, above, and to Section 14.6 below.  These Cookies are not integral to the functioning of Our Site and your use and experience of Our Site will not be impaired by refusing consent to them.

14.3.  All Cookies used by and on Our Site are used in accordance with current Cookie Law.

14.4.  Before Cookies are placed on your computer or device, you will be shown a pop-up requesting your consent to set those Cookies.  By giving your consent to the placing of Cookies you are enabling Us to provide the best possible experience and service to you.  You may, if you wish, deny consent to the placing of Cookies; however certain features of Our Site may not function fully or as intended.

14.5.  Certain features of Our Site depend on Cookies to function.  Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”.  These Cookies are shown below in Section 13.6.  Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookie, but it is still important that you are aware of them.  You may still block these Cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below in Section 14.10, but please be aware that Our Site may not work properly if you do so.  We have taken great care to ensure that your privacy is not at risk by allowing them.

14.6. Our Site uses analytics services provided by Google.  Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse anonymous usage information, enabling Us to better understand how Our Site is used.  This, in turn, enables Us to improve Our Site and services offered through it.  You do not have to allow Us to use these Cookies, however whilst Our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy of your safe use of Our Site, it does enable Us to continually improve Our Site, making it better and more useful experience for you.

14.7. The analytics service(s) used by Our Site use(s) Cookies to gather the required information.

14.8. In addition to the controls that We provide, you can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party Cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser or the documentation that came with your device.

14.9. You can choose to delete Cookies on your computer or device at any time, however you may lose any information that enables you to access Our Site more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, login and personalisation settings.

14.10. It is recommended that you keep your internet browser and operating system up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser and manufacturer of your computer or device if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.

15. Contacting Us

If you have any questions about Our Site or this Privacy Policy, please contact Us by email at info@shivafoundation.org.uk, by telephone 0203 758 8884 or by post at Morley House, 26 Holborn Viaduct, London, UK, EC1A 2AT.  Please ensure that your query is clear, particularly if it is a request for information about the data We hold about you (as under Section 13, above).

16. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time (for example, if the law changes).  Any changes will be immediately posted on Our Site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of Our Site following the alterations.  We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.