READ OUR PRIVACY AND COOKIE POLICY

To understand how we collect, use and store your personal data.

We encourage members, volunteers, contractors, third parties, tenants and members of public to read the policy carefully and contact yus with any questions or concerns about your privacy practices.

WE TAKE YOUR PRIVACY SERIOUSLY 

Privacy matters to The Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF) because BMF believes in maintaining privacy for all who are in contact with BMF for any sort of business. We take privacy seriously. BMF has a privacy policy document in place.

We encourage members, volunteers, contractors, third parties, tenants and members of public to read the policy carefully to understand how we collect, use and store your personal data and contact us with any questions or concerns about your privacy practices.

WHO ARE WE? 

BMF is the data controller. We are a registered charity organisation based in Basingstoke.

HOW CAN YOU CONTACT US? 

If you have any questions or concerns regarding our Privacy Policy or our processing of your personal information, please contact:

Admin Incharge

Basingstoke Multicultural Forum, Chute House, Church Street, Basingstoke Hampshire,  RG21 7QT

By Telephone: +44 1256 322751

By Email: info@bmforum.org.uk

NOTIFICATION OF CHANGE OF PRIVACY & COOKIE POLICY 

This Privacy & Cookie Policy may change from time to time.  Please visit this website section periodically in order to keep up to date with the changes in our Privacy Policy.  We will notify you about significant changes by sending a notice to your primary email address, if you have agreed to receive email marketing messages from us, or by placing a prominent notice on our website.

COOKIE CONSENT 

By using our website, our social media pages (such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+ and Instagram), subscribing to our services, donating to us and/or shopping online, you agree that, unless you have set your computer's browser to reject them, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this policy.

For more information about how we use cookies on this site, please review our Cookie Policy

PRIVACY POLICY

HOW DO WE COLLECT YOUR INFORMATION?

BMF collects a range of information about you which you provide to us:

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

The information we collect from you directly or from third parties with whom we work, may include:

Log Files:

Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF) follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and a part of hosting services' analytics. The information collected by log files include internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is for analyzing trends, administering the site, tracking users' movement on the website, and gathering demographic information.

Cookies and Web Beacons:

Like any other website, Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF) uses 'cookies'. These cookies are used to store information including visitors' preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users' experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors' browser type and/or other information

We do not use cookies to collect this type of information. All online financial transactions will be encrypted using TLS (Transport Layer Security). We may also collect and process information about your interactions with us, including details about our contacts with you through email, SMS, post, on the phone or in person (i.e., the date, time, and method of contact), details about donations you make to us, events or activities that you register for or attend and any other support you provide to us.  We may also collect and record any other relevant information you share with us about yourself, including your interests or your affiliations with other charities, community groups, your employer or a BMF corporate partner. If you are a minor, we may collect the name and contact details of a parent or guardian and, where appropriate, the name and location of your school. 

In order to ensure that our communication with you is relevant and tailored to your background and interests, we may supplement what we know about you with information that is available to the public.  This allows us to better understand your interests, preferences, and level of potential engagement and/or donation, so that we can contact you in the most appropriate way and to ensure that we do not send you unwanted communications.  The information we collect and process about you from publicly-available sources may include demographic information associated with your postcode or your address and an estimate of your age. 

Privacy Policies:

You may consult this list to find the Privacy Policy for each of the advertising partners of Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF).

Third-party ad servers or ad networks uses technologies like cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons that are used in their respective advertisements and links that appear on Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF), which are sent directly to users' browser. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. These technologies are used to measure the effectiveness of their advertising campaigns and/or to personalize the advertising content that you see on websites that you visit.

Note that Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF) has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

Third Party Privacy Policies:

Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF)'s Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt-out of certain options. You may find a complete list of these Privacy Policies and their links here: Privacy Policy Links.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. To know more detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers, it can be found at the browsers' respective websites. What Are Cookies?

Children's Information:

Another part of our priority is adding protection for children while using the internet. We encourage parents and guardians to observe, participate in, and/or monitor and guide their online activity.

Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF) does not knowingly collect any Personal Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If you think that your child provided this kind of information on our website, we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately and we will do our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

DO WE PROCESS ‘SENSITIVE’ PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Under data protection law, certain categories of personal information are recognised as sensitive, including health information and information regarding race, religious beliefs, and political opinions (‘sensitive personal data’).  In limited cases, we may collect sensitive personal data about you. We would only collect sensitive personal data if there is a clear reason for doing so, such as where we need this information to ensure that we provide appropriate facilities or support to enable you to participate in an athletic event like a marathon. 

HOW DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

We may use your information in a number of ways, including: To provide you with information or services that you have requested from us or that we feel may be of interest to you:

In particular, we may contact you for marketing purposes by email or text message if you have agreed to be contacted in this manner.  We may also send you service communications via email or text, for example where you have made a donation by text.

If you have provided us with your postal address or telephone number, we may send you information about our work or other communications of the kinds described above by direct mail or contact you by telephone unless you have told us that you would prefer not to hear from us in this way.  We provide information about how you can change your marketing preferences below.

HOW WILL WE COMBINE AND ANALYSE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT ABOUT YOU?

We are committed to communicating with you using an approach that is right for you. This means that we carefully manage the communications we send you to ensure that we are contacting you in the most appropriate way and that we are not sending you unwanted communications.  In order to do this, we may combine the information that we collect about you and analyse what we know about your interests, preferences and level of potential engagement or donation.

Where we have identified that you have the capacity or affinity to support BMF at a higher level, we may collect additional information about you (see ‘What information do we collect?’) and combine and analyse that information in a profile of you that will assist us in engaging with you in a more personalised way. You can opt out of your data being combined and analysed for marketing purposes by contacting our Admin Officer as described below. However, this may mean that you stop receiving marketing communications from us more generally, as we will be unable to determine their relevance to you.

In accordance with our legal and regulatory obligations and our internal policies and procedures, we may also use personal information to carry out due diligence on potential or actual donors.  If you opt out of analysis of your data for due diligence purposes, we may not be able to accept donations from you. 

HOW WILL WE DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION WE HAVE COLLECTED TO OUTSIDE PARTIES?

In general, BMF does not share personal data unless it is required by law for criminal or legal proceedings.

In some cases we will share your data with other organisations. We will only do this where we have a lawful reason to do so. When we collect your data we will let you know who we will share it with.

We may also share your information with other community organisation for the purpose of sharing best practice to meet our inclusion objectives.

Where you have agreed to receive email or SMS marketing communications from us, we may provide your email address or mobile phone number in an encrypted format to social media companies, such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube, or to digital advertising networks that are providing services to us by displaying our advertising to you on those social media platforms and other websites, as well as identifying audiences with interests similar to yours. You can opt out of your data being used to display advertising to you by contacting our Admin Officer as described below.  However, this will not prevent our advertisements being shown to you on a randomised basis or based on cookie data and may mean that you stop receiving marketing communications from us more generally.

We will never sell your details.   We may only share your details with third parties (who are not service providers working at our direction) as indicated in this Policy or if you have consented or we have another legal basis to do so. 

We may disclose your personal information if we are requested or required to do so by a regulator or law enforcement or in order to enforce or apply our rights (including in relation to our website or other applicable terms and conditions) or to protect BMF, for example in cases of suspected fraud or defamation, or in order to comply with any other applicable legal obligation.

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

We take the security of your data seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed.

We take appropriate physical, electronic and managerial measures to ensure that we keep your information secure, accurate and up to date, and that we only keep it as long as is reasonable and necessary.

Although we use appropriate security measures once we have received your personal information, the transmission of information over the internet is never completely secure. We do our best to protect personal information, but we cannot guarantee the security of information transmitted to our website, so any transmission is at the user’s own risk.

HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION? 

We will keep and delete your information according to our internal policies and will keep it no longer than reasonably necessary for the purposes for which we hold it, taking into account relevant legal and regulatory retention requirements (e.g. tax or health and safety requirements) and operational considerations.

However, BMF will hold your data with your consent for as long as you want us to. At the end of that period, or once you withdraw your consent, your data will be deleted or destroyed.

HOW CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR MARKETING PREFERENCES OR UPDATE THE INFORMATION WE HOLD ABOUT YOU?

We pledge to make it clear and easy for you to choose how you hear from us. If you do not wish us to use your personal data for marketing purposes as outlined above, you can use the relevant box on the print or online form on which we collect your data or you can follow instructions provided in a print or poster advertisement or in a TV advert to indicate your preference.

You can also change any of your marketing preferences at any time (including telling us that you don’t want us to contact you for marketing purposes) by:

If you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, we will maintain your details on a suppression list to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you for marketing purposes.  However, we may still need to contact you for administrative purposes, including (but not limited to):

Similarly, if your contact details have changed or you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, you can always update or correct the information we hold about you by contacting us through our Supporter Care team as explained above.

WHAT OTHER DATA PROTECTION RIGHTS DO YOU HAVE?

Under UK data protection law, you have certain rights over personal information that we hold about you. These rights are summarised below. Please note that exceptions apply to a number of these rights, and not all rights will be applicable in all circumstances.

You can assert your rights, raise a concern, or make a complaint about how we process your personal data by contacting our Admin Officer. It will assist us, if you explain your request or concern and describe the personal information you are referencing as specifically as possible. In order to action your request, we may need to request further information or request that you provide proof of identity. Your rights in relation to our processing of your personal information, include:

If you are not happy with how we have handled your request or complaint, you can contact the Office of the Information Commissioner, which oversees the protection of personal data in the UK.

Alternatively, you may choose to contact the Information Commissioner directly about your complaint, regardless of whether you have raised it with us first. 

Information Commissioner's Office:
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
Wilmslow, Cheshire
SK9 5A

WHY ARE WE ALLOWED TO PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION? 

Our Privacy and Cookie Policies take into account several laws, including:

Generally, our processing of your personal information as described in this policy is allowed by these laws based on one or more lawful grounds, including:

For example, we rely on legitimate interests for activities such as sending marketing communications by post or telephone unless you have told us that you would prefer not to hear from us in this way, contacting you as a representative of an organisation about charity partnerships or in order to organise an event, and analysing your interaction with us to improve our internal business processes.

In any event, where we are relying on legitimate interests to process your personal information, we will consider any potential impact on you (positive or negative), your rights under data protection laws, and will not use your personal information for activities where the impact on you overrides the legitimate interests in the processing.

Where we process sensitive personal data (as mentioned above), we will make sure that we only do so in accordance with one of the additional lawful grounds for processing that type of data, such as where we have your explicit consent or you have made that information manifestly public.

JOB AND VOLUNTEER APPLICANTS AND CURRENT AND FORMER EMPLOYEES

This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information that we collect from you if you apply for a job or volunteering opportunity with BMF or become an employee or volunteer. 

MEMBER'S DATA

When you register with us, you are stating that you are 18 years of age or over. You agree that any information you provide to us about yourself upon registration or at any time is true.

OTHER WEBSITES

We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites not owned or managed by BMF, including those linked through our website.

EMAILS TERMS OF USE

Emails aren’t always secure, and they may be intercepted or changed after they’ve been sent. BMF doesn’t accept liability if this happens. The contents of emails reflect their author's views and not necessarily those of BMF.

Please do not send BMF any financial data through email.

The information in emails is confidential, so if you’ve received one by mistake, please delete it without copying, using, or telling anyone about its contents.

Online Privacy Policy Only

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they shared and/or collect in Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF). This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.

Consent

By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its Terms and Conditions.

Last updated: January 2019

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The Basingstoke Multicultural Forum (BMF) is an umbrella organisation for communities of diverse cultures, ethnicity and religion. Our membership includes 27 Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups, plus many individual members mostly from BAME backgrounds.

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