Privacy Policy

Who we are

LOCAL is a vision for the VCFSE sector in Lancashire (14- inc. Blackpool and Blackburn & Darwen) facilitated by VSNW (Voluntary Sector North West). VSNW are incorporated as a Company Limited by Gurantee (reg. 3988903) & registered as a Charity (1081654). VSNW is registered with the Information Commissioners Officer (ZA271106).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Email

We will also collect any information you provide us via email.

We only collect information that is necessary or appropriate to deliver our services.

Who we share your data with

MailChimp– in order to share any follow up information for phases 2 and 3.

Eventbrite– to support booking and management of events in the later phases.

SurveyMonkey– to document manifesto feedback and comments

Where your data is stored

WordPress- https://wordpress.org/support/article/wordpress-privacy/

Mailchimp – https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ 

Eventbrite – https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/support/articles/en_US/Troubleshooting/eventbrite-privacy-policy?lg=en_GB  

SurveyMonkey https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/mp/legal/privacy/

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Keeping your data secure 

VSNW and its partners are registered with the ICO and take all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of personally identifying information. Whilst we have taken steps to ensure the security of our website sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit.  Any data you send is at your own risk. We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it. 

Disclosing or Sharing your information 

VSNW discloses personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that  

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at VSNW websites, and  

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.  

Your rights 

You have various data rights regarding the personal information that VSNW holds about you. You can: 

  • ask for copies of your data 
  • raise concerns if you think your data is not being used or looked after in the right way 
  • make sure your data is accurate and up-to-date 

Voluntary Sector North West are responsible for this website. If you want to access your subject access rights then please contact vision@locallancashire.org.uk

Disclosing or Sharing your information 

VSNW discloses personally identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that  

(i) need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available at VSNW websites, and  

(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.  

VSNW will never rent or sell your personal information to anyone but we will pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so. 

Your Right to Complain / Object 

You have the right to complain if you feel that your information is not being used in the right way. To begin with, it may be better to speak with the member of staff that is working with you to talk through your concerns. 

If you do not want to do this, you can contact Warren Escadale via warren.escadale@vsnw.org.uk / 0161 276 9300 

If you are still not satisfied with your response you also have the right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. For further details on this and your information rights please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website here. If you’ve signed up for email alerts, you can unsubscribe or change your settings at any time by selecting the unsubscribe link that appears in every email.