Inclusion London is a charity which supports user-led Deaf and Disabled people’s organisations in London, with training, resources, advice, consortia and other projects. We also campaign for equality for Deaf and Disabled people, and provide some information about issues which affect Deaf/Disabled people.
We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under number ZA124663, and are a registered charity under number 1157376, and a registered company limited by guarantee in England and Wales under number 6729420.
In this policy we set out how we collect, store and use your personal data. “Personal data” is any information that may be used to identify you, such as your name, telephone number, postal and email addresses, and your bank details if you are supporting us financially.
We collect information about you when you:
- sign up to our email newsletter;
- sign up as a member of Inclusion London;
- contact us about or book a place at one of our training sessions or events;
- attend our events;
- work with us on our projects such as our Disability Justice or Business Development projects;
- complete one of our surveys;
- contact us about campaigns and policies issues;
- use our template letters and forms on our website;
- use our Disability Related Expenditure chatbot;
- use our website.
We will only collect, use and otherwise handle your personal data:
- where you have consented to this for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
- where this is necessary to fulfil legal obligations that apply to us
- where it is necessary for our legitimate interests relating to running our daily operations, as long as, in each case, these interests are in line with applicable law and your legal rights and freedoms.
We collect your information because we need it to help us support you with our services, keep in touch with you, and offer you communications that are relevant to you.
The information we collect is used and stored for the following reasons:
- To contact you about our work, for example through our newsletter and other emails
- To support you with our services, for example by keeping in touch by phone and email
- To monitor and report on the progress of our funded projects
- To assess the quality of our services
- To comply with the law regarding data sharing
- To keep a record of any communications between us and you, for example emails and phone calls.
We process personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of May 2018 and any other applicable legislation (referred to as the ‘data protection legislation’). We adhere to the principles of data protection as set out in the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR 2018 and observe the conditions relating to the fair and lawful processing of personal data. Our lawful basis for processing your data is Consent.
Inclusion London keeps information about you on computer systems and also sometimes on paper. Your data will be hosted on servers located in the UK, which will not be transferred out of the European Union, or in the case of Mailchimp, which we use to send some of our emails, the data will be stored in the US.
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
In accordance with the GDPR, Inclusion London does not store personal data indefinitely; data is only stored for as long as is necessary to complete the task for which it was originally collected, after which it is safely destroyed.
We will treat your information sensitively and confidentially and will not share your information with anyone unless specifically agreed with you. We will not disclose your personal details to a Third party without your permission unless we are concerned that either you or someone else is at risk. If any inaccurate personal data is shared with another organisation, we will tell them about the inaccuracy so they correct their records.
We will not sell or rent your information to third party organisations, and we will not share your personal information for others to use in their marketing or fundraising.
We may use carefully selected companies to provide services on our behalf. We currently use Mailchimp to send some of our emails and Google Analytics to analyse data from our website. We will only provide those companies with the information they need to deliver the relevant service, and we make sure that your data is treated with the same level of care as if we were handling it directly.
Unless a different contact method is directly provided (in the survey or training course, for example) requests for removing personal data after initial consent can be sent to email@example.com. We will respond within one month of receiving the request. If the data in question has been provided through a survey or similar, please try to provide as much information as possible in your request to help us find your submission, especially if it was completed anomymously.
There are occasionally reasons why we may not be able to comply with a request for erasure (ICO – Right to erasure), but we will always review each request on a case-by-case basis and be transparent about the steps we are taking.
We also collect some non-personal information from you, for example when you visit our website. We record things like your IP (internet protocol) address – the unique number of the device you are using to access our website, which pages you visit (on our website only), when they were visited, and the type of device you were using. This information helps us create a better experience for everyone who uses our website.
Examples of the type of information that can be collected using your IP address include the type and version of your browser, and the location from which you are accessing our site. This helps us improve how our page templates appear and change content to make it relevant to our website visitors.
A cookie is a small file which is placed on your computer by a site when you visit it.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which we set, you can do this through your browser settings. The ‘Help’ function in your browser should tell you how.
You may also like to visit www.aboutcookies.org which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website.
The GDPR sets out rights for individuals about the use of their personal information.
You have the right to:
- Be informed about the collection and use of your data. The GDPR requires that we are transparent about why we are collecting your data and what we are using it for.
- Access your information at any time. You can request to see any data we hold on you, and we must provide that information within a month of receiving your request.
- Correct your information. The ‘right to rectification’ means you can have any personal data we hold about you changed if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Have your personal information removed. You can request for us to delete your personal information under the ‘right to be forgotten.’
- Restrict the processing of your personal information. This means you can request that we do not use the information we hold about you.
- Ask for a copy of your personal data. This allows individuals to obtain and reuse their personal data for their own purposes across different services.
- Object to the processing of your personal data. This includes the right to stop your data being used for direct marketing.
- Object to the use of automated decision-making and profiling. This includes making a decision solely by automated means without any human involvement, and automated processing of personal data to evaluate certain things about an individual.
Where you have provided consent to be contacted or to receive a service, you will be entitled to withdraw that consent at any time.
You can contact us using the details below if you:
- Would like to access your information
- Would like us to change the way we contact you
- Have any queries or concerns as to how your data is processed
- Have any questions about this privacy notice or the information we hold about you
Tel: 0207 237 3181
336 Brixton Road,
London SW9 7AA
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
If you have a concern about the way [Insert Details] is collecting or using your personal data the General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone 0303 123 1113, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
Last updated: 19th September 2023 (Easy Read added; how to remove data made clearer)