Future South Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction

1.1   We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

1.2   By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

  1. Credit

2.1   This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (http://www.seqlegal.com).

  1. Collecting personal information

3.1   We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a)   Information that you provide to us when registering with Future South by completing the “contact us” form for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or newsletters including your name, business and email address.

(b)   Information that you provide to us when using the services on our website, or that is generated in the course of the use of those services.

(c)    Any other personal information that you choose to send to us.

3.2   Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with this policy.

  1. Using personal information

4.1   Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

4.2   We may use your personal information to:

(a)   Send regular news item by email. You can opt out of this at anytime.

(b)   Enable your use of the grant and loan services available on our website.

(c)    Send you email notifications that you have specifically requested.

We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.

 

  1. Retaining personal information

5.1   This Section 5 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.

5.2   Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.

5.3   Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 5, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

 

  1. Security of personal information

6.1   We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

6.2   We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers.

6.3   All electronic financial transactions entered into through our website will be protected by encryption technology.

6.4   You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

  1. Amendments

7.1   We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

7.2   You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

7.3   We may notify you of changes to this policy [by email or through the private messaging system on our website].

  1. Your rights

8.1   You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you; provision of such information will be subject to the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity [(for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address)].

8.2   We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.

8.3   You may instruct us at any time not to process your personal information for marketing purposes.

8.4   In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

  1. Third party websites

9.1   Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.

9.2   We have no control over, and are not responsible for, the privacy policies and practices of third parties.

  1. Updating information

10.1 Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

  1. Cookies

11.1 Our website uses a cookie.

11.2 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

11.3 Cookies may be either “persistent” cookies or “session” cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

11.4 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

11.5 We use just use one session cookie on our website.

11.6 The name of the cookie that we use on our website, and the purposes for which they are used, are set out below:

(a)   we use wordpress_test_cookie to test whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.

11.7 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies; for example:

(a)   in Internet Explorer (version 11) you can block cookies using the cookie handling override settings available by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy” and then “Advanced”;

(b)   in Firefox (version 44) you can block all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options”, “Privacy”, selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, and unticking “Accept cookies from sites”; and

(c)    in Chrome (version 48), you can block all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Content settings”, and then selecting “Block sites from setting any data” under the “Cookies” heading.

11.8 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

11.9 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

11.10 You can delete cookies already stored on your computer; for example:

(a)   in Internet Explorer (version 11), you must manually delete cookie files (you can find instructions for doing so at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/internet-explorer/delete-manage-cookies#ie=ie-11);

(b)   in Firefox (version 44), you can delete cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Options” and “Privacy”, then selecting “Use custom settings for history” from the drop-down menu, clicking “Show Cookies”, and then clicking “Remove All Cookies”; and

(c)    in Chrome (version 48), you can delete all cookies by accessing the “Customise and control” menu, and clicking “Settings”, “Show advanced settings” and “Clear browsing data”, and then selecting “Cookies and other site and plug-in data” before clicking “Clear browsing data”.

11.11 Deleting cookies will have a negative impact on the usability of many websites.

  1. Data protection registration

12.1 We are not registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

  1. Our details

13.1 This website is owned and operated by Future South, a not for profit organisation based in the South of England.

13.2 Our registered office is at Wates House, Wallington Hill, Fareham PO16 7BJ England.

13.3 Our principal place of business is at our registered address in 13.2.

13.4 You can contact us:

(a)   By post, using the postal address [given above]

(b)   Using our website contact form

(c)    By email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.