INTRODUCTION

This Privacy Notice applies to the website found at w4c.io, including all information and materials contained on it (“the Website”). This Website is managed by w4c.io.

OUR PRIVACY NOTICE

w4c.io is committed to ensuring the privacy of all users of the Website and will comply with data protection law when processing personal data. Personal data is any information that can be used to identify a living individual.

This Privacy Notice governs all pages on the domain w4c.io and sets out how w4c.io collects and processes personal data via the Website. It does not apply to pages hosted by other organisations, The Website may be linked to the websites of such other parties, but those other sites may have their own privacy policies which apply to them.

It is important that you read and understand this Privacy Notice so that you are aware of how and why we might collect and process your personal information, and what your rights are under the data protection legislation. By using the Website, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Notice. w4c.io may change the terms of this Privacy Notice from time to time and, if such changes are made, we will notify you of those changes by contacting you if appropriate or by publishing the updated Privacy Notice on our website. Your continued use of the Website will be on the terms of this Privacy Notice as amended from time to time.

WHAT PERSONAL DATA WE COLLECT AND STORE

The type and amount of information about you that we collect and store depends on how you use the Website. You can access most of the pages on the Website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. w4c.io collects anonymous logs during user visits to the Website. This information may be used to create aggregate statistics about how the Website is used (see our Cookies Notice below for more information about this).

We only collect personal information about you via the Website  if you choose to provide it when you:–

subscribe to our email updates
sign one of our campaign letters or petitions, or
email us via the ‘Contact us’ facility

WHY WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA

w4c.io will only process your personal data in connection with the purpose for which you provided it. In other words, in order to send you marketing information and / or email updates about the work we are doing, or to show your support for a particular petition. In this way, w4c.io’s processing of your personal data is based on your consent.

HOW YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS PROTECTED

w4c.io takes the security of your personal data seriously. There are internal policies, procedures and controls in place to try and ensure that your personal data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is only accessed by its employees in the performance of their duties.

Where w4c.io engages third parties to process personal data on its behalf, they do so only the basis of written instructions, and under a duty of confidentiality. Third parties are also obliged to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures which are compliant with data protection legislation to ensure the security of personal data.

OUR COOKIE NOTICE

A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to your web browser so that the website can remember who you are. A cookie will normally contain the name of the Internet domain from which the cookie has come, the « lifetime » of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number.

w4c.io uses cookies and analysis software for the purpose of enhancing your user experience. For example, measuring how many people are using each page of the website and for how long so that we can try to improve the quality of our website.

This information is not used to develop a personal profile of you.

By using our Website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Users have the opportunity to set their devices to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. To prevent the download of cookies, or otherwise control how cookies are used on your computer, please read the help information supplied with your Internet browser software, go to www.allaboutcookies.org, or read further instructions below.

OUR USE OF COOKIES
GOOGLE ANALYTICS

The Website uses Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the Website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the Website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for w4c.io.

w4c.io will not (and will not allow any third party) to use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither w4c.io nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of a computer user.

By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. See Google’s Analytics overview for further information.

THIRD-PARTY COOKIES

To enrich our content, we sometimes embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube or Twitter. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube or Twitter, these sites may set a cookie.

This Website also has ‘share’ buttons to enable users of the site to easily share articles with their friends through social networks, for example, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. These sites may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service.

w4c.io does not control the dissemination of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these.

DISABLING AND ENABLING COOKIES

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings on your browser.

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of this Website.

All browsers have cookie management abilities in their settings, please refer to your browser’s ‘Help’ facility.

Find more detailed information on disabling cookies here: www.aboutcookies.org.