The GDPR comes into force on May 25 2018. This is Europe’s new framework for data protection laws and it replaces the 1995 data protection directive which current UK law is based upon. The GDPR affects the way we collect and handle any personal information and data that we hold on you.
Parent Info is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
You have the right to request access to your data, object to its processing, restrict the processing or request for it to be deleted. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
You have a right to complain to the ICO if you are concerned about the way we are handling any of your information.
If you wish to exercise any of your rights, as listed below, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
a) Access to your personal information
b) Objection to processing of your personal information
c) Restriction of processing of your personal information
d) Rectification of your personal information
e) Erasure of your personal information.
If you make a request relating to any of the rights listed above, we will consider each request in accordance with all applicable data protection laws and regulations.
No administration fee will be charged for considering and/or complying with such a request unless the request is deemed to be excessive in nature.
Upon successful verification of your identity you are entitled to obtain the following information about your own personal information:
a) The purposes of the collection, processing, use and storage of your personal data.
b) The source(s) of the personal information if it was not obtained from you.
c) The categories of personal data stored about you.
d) The recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or may be transmitted, along with the location of those recipients.
What information do we collect?
Our website collects non-personal information from all our users through cookies and website analytics software (Google Analytics). We collect information from users who sign up to host Parent Info on their website. (See below information on ‘cookies’ and Google Analytics).
Reasons for collecting personal data
Any information and personal data we collect is for the purposes of informing you about information hosted on Parent Info and relevant services from Parent Zone and CEOP.
When you sign up on the Parent Info website you are informed that you will receive a regular newsletter (usually around every 2 weeks in term time only) updating you on the latest Parent Info articles, our research and our events. The newsletters are part of the free service you have opted in to.
If you would rather not receive Parent Info newsletters, but would like to continue hosting Parent Info, please contact us on email@example.com.
What personal data do we store?
You have the right to contact us to request access to the personal data we have stored. We may hold some, or all, of the data below on you:
- first name
- middle name
- last name
- organisation name
- organisation address
- job title
- email address
- phone number
- job type
- information you may have entered in a research survey e.g. the number of children you have
How do we use your personal information?
Your personal information is used to send you the Parent Info newsletters, these are included as part of the free service when you signed up to Parent Info. This data is not shared outside Parent Zone and CEOP. You can opt out of these communications if you wish by following the unsubscribe link in the newsletters or contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Personal information is not shared with third parties. It is only accessed by Parent Zone and CEOP. Where information may need to be shared with a third party, for example for an event you are attending, we secure an NDA to make sure the data is not shared with any third parties. If you sign up for Parent Info your details will be used to allow you to host the newsfeed on your own website.
The use of ‘cookies’
A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will normally be transmitted to, and stored by, Google on servers in the United States. We will ensure that there are proper legal safeguards in place to ensure that your data stays protected.
You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by cookies which relate to your use of this website (including your IP address) and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in which is available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
Webpage Privacy Statement
When you visit our web site, you leave electronic traces that show your path; information such as IP-address. We use this kind of information to better understand and interpret the traffic patterns and subsequently to improve the standards of our site – for the benefit of our visitors. We therefore process it on the legal basis of ‘legitimate interest’, as reflected in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”) or its local equivalent.