We’re all part of the digital community, so we’re all familiar with data protection. Which perhaps makes it even more important that you know what we do with the information you share with us…
“We” are Digital Lancashire, a not-for-profit organisation. Our address is c/o Miralis Data, White Cross Business Park, South Road, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we are the data controller for this website.
We may update or amend this page from time to time and you should periodically check for any changes. This policy is effective from May 2019.
To ask us about this policy, your data or our use of it, please contact us at:
Post: c/o Miralis Data, White Cross Business Park, South Road, Lancaster, LA1 4XQ
Information we collect
The law says that we can only use your data in the following circumstances:
We commit only to using your data in the above instances, and in the following sections we set out how we do that.
What information do we hold about you, and how do we use it?
On the website
We use your information to help us monitor and improve the user experience and performance of our website and services.
To that end, when you visit the Digital Lancashire website we may collect the following details:
Contact and communication
Where you contact us using any of the forms or email addresses on our website we may collect your name, email address, address, telephone number, job title and organisation. We’ll also store the content of your communication with us.
We do that so that we can respond to your enquiry in an appropriate way.
Membership, account and profile details
Where you join Digital Lancashire we will store your name, email address, phone number, company name, role and your areas of interest. We will store your account password and we’ll also ask if you wish to receive our newsletter.
We use this information to keep your account secure, to perform the role you have asked us to perform effectively, and to send you relevant communications, opportunities, events, newsletters and similar which match the area(s) in which you have expressed interest.
As Digital Lancashire’s purpose is to promote networking and communication between members, we may from time to time share names and contact details with our partners and affiliates to fulfil this role.
Information we collect about you from other sources
We may collect information about you from other sources, including but not limited to:
Whenever we receive information about you from these third parties, we will let you know what information we have received and how and why we intend to use it.
Change of purpose
We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it. If we consider that we need to use it for another reason we will only do so if there is a legal basis consistent with the points in ‘Information We Collect’ and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If it is not we will notify you and explain the legal basis for use.
Please note that, if required by law, we may process your personal information without your knowledge or consent.
Who do we share your personal information with?
We may share your data with selected third parties to enable us to deliver our services effectively. These may include our web developers, hosting company and social media management platforms.
For how long will we store your personal data?
Only as long as we need it to perform the purpose for which it was collected. Should that requirement end, we will delete your personal data within X months/years.
You can find out more about the circumstances in which you can ask us to stop using/delete your personal data below.
How do we protect your personal information?
We will take all reasonable steps to ensure your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy.
All information you provide to us is stored on third party secure servers. You are responsible for keeping your membership password confidential – please don’t share it with anyone.
Right of access
You have the right to request access to the information we hold about you, and to request a copy of that information. Unless legal exceptions apply, we will send you that information on request. A small administration fee may apply.
Right of correction
If you discover that any of the information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us and we’ll put it right.
Right to restrict use
We will only use your personal information where we believe we have a legitimate right to do so. If you do not agree that our use is legitimate you can object by contacting us.
Right to be forgotten
You can ask us to delete some or all of the personal information we hold about you where:
In these situations, and where we have no other overriding legal reason to keep using it, we will delete your data. To ask us to do this, please contact us.
Right to portability
You can ask us for a copy of your personal data in order to move, copy or transfer it to another service provider or IT system.
Get in touch
If you have any concerns about the way we use your data, please contact us. We’ll do our best to help.
If you are not satisfied with the way we address your query or complaint you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO) at www.ico.org.uk.
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