Privacy & cookies

EVAW’s PRIVACY PRINCIPLES

EVAW is committed to protecting individual privacy by carefully looking after any personal information that you share with us. In this privacy policy we set out how EVAW uses and protects any personal information or data that you give to us, as well as your rights in relation to your personal data.   If you have any concerns or questions about how we use personal information, please contact us at admin@evaw.org.uk and we will respond as quickly as we can.

This policy is effective from 18th May 2018.

You can access all pages on this site without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. We collect anonymous data including the browser’s visitor use, what time the site was visited and which pages are most viewed. This enables us to evaluate the site and work to improve it.

‘Personal data’ is any information relating to an identifiable person.  EVAW may gather data including your name and contact details (usually your email and/or postal address and telephone number(s)), as well as other information which you provide to us when you email us, through our website, talk to us at an event, or contact us by post or telephone.  Any information we collect and store may be accessed by our staff, to enable us to effectively communicate with you.

EVAW takes the security of your personal data very seriously.   When you give EVAW personal information, we do all we can to ensure that it is treated securely. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. So while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site and therefore any transaction is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will take reasonable steps and all other precautions required by law to protect that information from misuse and loss and from unauthorised access, modification or disclosure.

EVAW must comply with the applicable law and this may mean that we are compelled to  disclose some or all of your personal information if legally requested to do so.

EVAW can only use or process your personal data for a specific purpose or purposes.  We can only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary for that purpose or purposes and will then securely destroy it.  We are committed to keeping our records up to date.

EVAW will never release or share or sell your information to anyone outside EVAW unless you agree to us doing so.

You can ask EVAW to amend the personal data we hold for you and your preferences for how we communicate with you at any time.  We will endeavour to amend our records within 2 weeks of you contacting us.

PERSONAL DATA EVAW HOLDS

We use and process data in the following specific ways:

  • Supporters and Donors

EVAW relies on donations to support our work.   To process individual donations we collect and process your name, contact details, and information about the donation and any Gift Aid. This is based on the legal basis of pursuing our legitimate interests of receiving donations to support our work.

If you would like to receive updates about our work and fundraising appeals we will use your contact details to communicate with you, in the format that you choose. This processing and contact is based on your consent. You can unsubscribe from electronic communications at any time.

We will not place you under undue pressure to support us.  If we get things wrong, please let us know and we will take on board your views and endeavour to improve our communication in the future.

We want to improve how we talk to you and the information we provide. We may send out selected information that we think may be particularly appropriate to you, based on an understanding of the data that we hold about you.

  • Subscribers to our bulletins and newsletters

Provided that you confirm your consent to us contacting you, we will keep you up to date with our plans, campaigns, activities and appeals.

If you would like to receive updates about our work and fundraising appeals we will use the contact details which you provide to us to communicate with you, in the format that you choose. This processing and contact is based on your consent. You can unsubscribe from electronic communications at any time.

  • Members of EVAW

EVAW is a membership organisation.  When you apply to become either an individual member or a member organisation of EVAW, we collect information as part of the process including contact names and other contact details.

We will keep you up to date with our plans, campaigns, activities and appeals, as well as members’ meetings and other events.

This processing is based on the legal basis of it being necessary for pursuing our legitimate interests to maintain contact with our membership base.

  • Survivors

Sometimes women who have been affected by violence contact us in order to access support.  Although as a campaigning organisation we are unable to offer individual support we are conscious that women contacting us may be vulnerable and disclose sensitive information to us.  We will endeavour to signpost you to appropriate services who can support you.

With your consent we may share your information with services or individuals which may be able to help you.  EVAW will not share your information without your consent unless required to do so by any applicable law.

If you provide personal information to us, for example your name and contact or other details, we will be extremely careful to keep your information safe.

  • Employees and other colleagues

When you apply to work for us, as an employee, a trustee or director, or as a volunteer to provide our services, we collect information as part of the application and assessment procedure including your name, contact details, and experience, and we may ask for references and criminal record information.

When you work with us we will continue to process your personal data in order to manage our relationship with you. This processing is based on the legal basis of it being necessary for your employment contract or for pursuing our legitimate interests of managing our professional relationship, and protecting the people we provide services to.

Amendment of this statement

EVAW reserves the right to amend this privacy statement from time to time and to ensure compliance with the relevant laws.  If you are concerned about this, you should check this page from time to time to satisfy yourself about that you are content with our privacy statement. 

 

COOKIES

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use. 

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

Google Analytics

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content. For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Social media

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites – Facebook & Twitter – will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

Embedded content

Some of the content on our site is provided by third parties. This includes but is not limited to: YouTube. When you visit a page containing content from one of these sites a cookie may be set. We do not have any control over these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these.

 

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