Meketa takes your privacy and data security very seriously.
References to the processing of information includes the collection, use, storage and protection of data.
Meketa is the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of this policy, and the policy extends to its staff, trustees, volunteers and anyone else processing data on our behalf from time to time.
Organisations are permitted to process data if they have a legal basis for doing so. Meketa processes data on the basis that:
Express and informed consent has been given by the person whose data is being processed; and/or
Meketa has a legitimate interest in processing data; and/or
It is necessary in relation to a contract or agreement which the person has entered into or because the person has asked for something to be done so they can enter into a contract or agreement; and/or
There is a legal obligation on Meketa to process data.
Where Meketa is relying on consent solely as the basis for processing data, we are required to obtain your explicit consent and you can modify or withdraw this consent at any time by notifying us in writing or email (using the contact details above), although this may affect the extent to which Meketa is able to provide services to, or interact with, you in future.
Meketa may change this policy from time to time and any such changes will be published on our website. Notwithstanding any change to this policy, we will continue to process your personal data in accordance with your rights and our obligations in law.
This policy is effective from 15th February 2018.
B.What data do we collect?
We collect the data necessary for Meketa to pursue its stated charitable objectives, maintaining supporter lists, keeping our supporters informed of our activities, marketing, fundraising (including by selling merchandise) and the effective running of Meketa through its professional staff, trustees and volunteers. Data collected and processed may include, but not be limited to:
Names and contact information such as telephone numbers, email and postal addresses
Donor and volunteer records and preferences, including, where necessary, bank or payment details in order to process payments and information about tax status for the collection of Gift Aid
Such other information that is relevant and necessary for Meketa to carry out its activities, charitable purposes and legal obligations.
C.What we do with the data we process
You, as the data subject, may request deletion of your data at any time in writing, subject to any overriding legal requirement for its retention, such as the need, where appropriate, to retain Gift Aid records for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
D.Your rights in relation to your personal data
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. Any such request must be submitted in writing and we reserve the right to seek verification of the identity of persons making such requests before we respond. A small fee may be payable if an information request is particularly onerous.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information, but this may inhibit or limit the way in which Meketa is able to interact with you. You may, at any time, change your mind about what information we hold about you, or if we continue to hold it at all, subject to any legal obligation on Meketa to retain data.
You are responsible for the accuracy of data you have provided to Meketa. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
To exercise any of these rights, get in touch with us using the contact details in Section A.
You can obtain further information about Data Protection and privacy laws by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the data we process. Persons processing data on behalf of Meketa do so in accordance with this policy and on the basis that Meketa is satisfied that they can and will adhere to our high standards for data protection and security.
The transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
F.Web browsing and Cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We may also collect and store information about your browsing device, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type. This is anonymous statistical data about your browsing activities and patterns, and does not contain any personal data.
G.Links to other websites