BRAVEHOUND is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Your personal data is protected by UK legislation, specifically the Data Protection Act 2018 (which enabled the General Data Protection Regulation), and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) 2003. We aim to exceed our legal obligations by following best practice and reviewing our procedures regularly. The BRAVEHOUND website may contain links to other websites owned by other organisations or companies. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of these websites and the use of such websites is at your own risk. Therefore we recommend you to review their practices.
1 BRAVEHOUND is a registered charity in Scotland (SC043908) Suite 8, Lennoxtown Enterprise Centre, G66 7LL
2 When you contact BRAVEHOUND we will only collect basic information from you such as: • Name • Address • Contact details • Donation details (card details are never stored) • Gift Aid information • IP Address (online only) We do not usually ask for sensitive information from you such as health status, however in some cases, such as participating in a fundraising event where this information is required, we may ask you these details. Whenever we ask for sensitive information we will explain why we need this information and what will happen if you do not want to provide it. 3. How secure is the information which you give us? BRAVEHOUND takes the care of your data seriously and undertakes to protect your personal information in a range of ways. These measures include implementing specific technologies and procedures designed to protect your privacy, such as secure servers, firewalls and SSL encryption. We follow payment card industry (PCI) security compliance guidelines when processing credit card payments. Any personal information transferred between locations will be both encrypted and password protected.
4. How will BRAVEHOUND use the information we collect about you? BRAVEHOUND will use your personal information for a number of purposes including the following: • To provide you with information, services or products you have requested • To process your donations, process gift aid or to support your fundraising • For internal record keeping in line with charitable laws and regulations • To ensure your contact preferences are upheld • To send you direct marketing (see below) 5. Will you be contacted for marketing purposes? BRAVEHOUND on occasion will contact you to let you know about the progress we are making, upcoming events, fundraising ideas and to raise funds for our work. We contact you by post or, with your consent through email. It is important for us to spread the word about BRAVEHOUND to raise awareness of the work we do. To help us achieve this goal we periodically obtain basic contact details for people who may be interested in our charity. The information is received from third parties and we ensure that any third party we deal with is compliant with all data privacy regulations. We make it easy to opt out of communication from us. Any marketing material we send you will have clear contact preference options and any marketing emails we send you will contain an unsubscribe link. For more information on how to change your preferences or update any information we hold please see section 8. We may also use your information for the purposes of supporter analysis. This helps us understand our supporters better and allows us to know who may be interested in our work. When we profile our supporters we use publicly available information by demographic, geographic and any other information which helps us build a better picture of our supporters. However we completely anonymise the information gathered, so we will never be able to see information specifically about you. If you do not wish for your information to be used in this way please see section 8 for more information on how to contact us.
6. Will BRAVEHOUND share my personal information with anyone else? We will only use your information within BRAVEHOUND for the purposes for which it was obtained. BRAVEHOUND will not, under any circumstances, share or sell your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes and you will not receive offers from other companies or organisations as a result of giving your details to us. We may need to share your information with ‘data processors’ such as our service providers, associated organisations and agents who help us to prepare and send the materials relating to our fundraising and activities. These ‘data processors’ will only act under our instruction and we will not allow these organisations to use your data for their own purposes and will take care to ensure that they keep your data secure. We will also comply with legal requests where disclosure is required or permitted by law (for example to government bodies for tax purposes or law enforcement agencies for the prevention and detection of crime, subject to such bodies providing us with a relevant request in writing).
BRAVEHOUND also uses Google Analytics to collect potentially personally identifying data and information. BRAVEHOUND has implemented features for Google Display Advertising, Remarketing, and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. The purpose for the collection of this potentially identifying data is to identify trends in the usage of the website; these trends may be analysed and published in reports for internal use. BRAVEHOUND may also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. BRAVEHOUND only discloses logged in user IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described above. Visitors can at any time opt out of Google Analytics tracking with the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on which can be found at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
10. Offensive or inappropriate content placed on the BRAVEHOUND website. If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content to or anywhere on the BRAVEHOUND website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any BRAVEHOUND service, we may use your personal information such as your IP address to stop such behaviour. Where BRAVEHOUND reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any of the laws of Scotland, or the laws of England and Wales if you live there (e.g. because content you have posted may be defamatory), we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.
Last updated: February 2020
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