Friends of the Earth Scotland is committed to protecting your privacy, including online, and in the transparent use of any information you give us. This page sets out what information we may hold about you if you provide it, and how that data will be used. No information will be shared more widely than is set out below unless it is required by law.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Data Protection Register no. Z8870853

Friends of the Earth Scotland is a Scottish Charity number SC003442.

You may contact us at the following address:

Thorn House
5 Rose Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2PR

By phone on 0131 243 2700, or email membership@foe-scotland.org.uk

 

If you sign up to our mailing list:

We will record your name, email address, and postcode. This information will be processed via MailChimp (an industry-standard bulk email system) in order to maintain your subscription. It will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with any external organisations.

You can unsubscribe from our mailing list whenever you wish by clicking an unsubscribe link in any of our emails or by emailing membership@foe-scotland.org.uk.

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If you make a donation:

All online donations are securely processed via accredited donation platform Committed Giving. We will hold a record of your name, postal address and any email address(es) or telephone numbers you register with us for the purpose of administrative communication. This information will be safely stored in our database and you can amend it at any time by contacting us. We do not retain any sensitive payment information.

We will never share your contact information externally unless required by law, and we will only contact you for non-administrative purposes if you have explicitly given us permission to do so. You can update your communication preferences at any time.

 

If you join Friends of the Earth Scotland:

The personal and bank details you provide will be held securely by us and will only be shared with your bank and ours. All direct debits are managed securely by Committed Giving.

We will never share your contact information externally unless required by law, and we will only contact you for non-administrative purposes if you have explicitly given us permission to do so. You can update your communication preferences at any time.

 

If you take an e-action:

We apply an opt-in policy to e-actions: You will only be subscribed to our email list (see above) if you request it, and we will only pass your details to third parties (e.g. MSPs or government consultations for further contact) if you request it. We use campaigning platform MoreOnion for all our e-actions.

 

If you book an event:

We use Eventbrite to manage our events and collect attendance fees. Event payments are processed securely either via Eventbrite (if paying by card) or Paypal (if this is the selected option).

 

Website, cookies and browsing:

Our main website (foe.scot) uses secure server software (SSL) with 128-bit encryption: the industry standard for secure commercial transactions. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the internet. While on a secure page, such as a donation form, the lock icon on web browsers becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just surfing. Additionally, our choice of payment provider allows us to never hold your credit card details on our website.

This site will set anonymous cookies if your browser is set to accept them, and they will be used by Google Analytics to track page visits which helps us monitor how our content is performing.

 

Third party service providers:

We ensure that our third-party service providers (see above) who handle data outside the UK or EU, for example through data servers or relays, adhere to the EU-US Privacy Shield.

 

Subject access requests and the right to be forgotten:

Under the GDPR, you may at any time request a copy of the information we hold on you by contacting us. You can also request the erasure of your personal data in any of the specific circumstances set out in Article 17 of the GDPR.

 

This policy was last updated on 21 August 2017.