Privacy Policy

At Engage Britain, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who use our services, for example by visiting our website or signing up to our mailing lists; how we use this data; the conditions under which we may disclose it to others; and how we keep it secure.

We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to data@engagebritain.org.

Who are we?

Engage Britain is a not-for-profit organisation launching in 2019. We aim to help people engage with each other to tackle the biggest challenges facing the country. Our Companies House registration number is 12014954. Our registered address is First Floor, 10 Queen Street Place, London, United Kingdom, EC4R 1BE.

How do we collect information from you?

When you sign up on our website to receive news from us, we collect and process your data to allow us to carry out your request. This information might include your name, email address, billing address, IP address and company, as well as what pages were accessed and when.

Like lots of other websites, Engage Britain uses cookies. These are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow a website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns, but do not identify you as an individual. It is possible to switch off cookies by changing your settings in your browser preferences.

How is your information used and how long will we keep it for?

We may use your information to:

  • Send you communications which you have requested and may be of interest to you. These may include weekly newsletters, information about forthcoming events, blogs, publications, general updates about Engage Britain and other information related to our work
  • Process events booking requests you have submitted
  • Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you or us
  • Seek your views or comments on publications, social media content, comment pieces events and other information we provide
  • Notify you of changes to our services
  • Process a grant or job application
  • Invite you to engage in our research activities in which you have expressed an interest

The lawful basis for processing this information is Legitimate Interests (Article 6(1)(f)). We have a legitimate interest in informing members of the public who have expressed an interest in our work by signing up on our website about these topics. You benefit as well through hearing more about our research where it relates to your work.

We will hold your personal information in our systems for as long as is necessary to carry out the above uses. For example, if you sign up to our mailing list, we will store your data until you unsubscribe (there will always be an option to opt-out in every email we send). We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We may pass your information to our third-party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf. When we use third-party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure, to confirm that they are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.

Accessing and updating your information

If you change email address or any of the other information we hold about you is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: data@engagebritain.org.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Engage Britain holds about you. We may charge a small fee for information requests.

Security precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

Non-sensitive details such as your email address are transmitted normally over the internet, and this cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we will make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given – or you have chosen – a password which enables access to certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping it confidential and we ask that you do not share your password with anyone.

People aged under 18

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children and young people under the age of 18. If you are under 18 years old, please obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before providing us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you via this website, information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you are agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we do transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this policy.

© Engage Britain 2019