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Data collection and use

The Big Issue Group collects, processes and retains data for use in political campaigning and associated activities. We also retain and process data that is necessary for our own internal governance systems. We take our responsibilities in relation to data protection very seriously, and we are committed to placing the rights of individuals at the centre of how we collect, hold and process personal information.

We collect data in a number of circumstances, such as when:

  • You complete a form on this website
  • You interact with us online, including on social media channels such as Twitter

We use the data we collect in a variety of ways, in order to

  • communicate with you about our policies, campaigns, events and opportunities to get involved
  • understand what issues are most likely to be of interest to you
  • decide to whom we should send our campaign messages
  • choose which messages and content we put in the emails we send to you or show you on social media

In all cases we will be clear and transparent about how we use your personal information, only use it for the purposes for which it has been obtained and ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to maintain its security.

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. Further detail is available in the “Your Information Rights” section of this policy.

Site registration and emails

When you register onto the site or subscribe to our emails, we may ask you for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address), geographic information (such as your postcode and constituency), other details about you and your interests with your explicit consent. This is used to help us provide you with information to match your interests. We may also use it to alert you to campaigns you may be interested in and events happening in your area.

Who we share your information with

We will never sell or share your personal information with other organisations for their direct marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may share your data with third parties to perform services on your behalf.

We use Action Network as an organising platform. The Data Processing Addendum states:

Action Network may transfer and process customer data anywhere in the world where Action Network, its affiliates or its subprocessors maintain data processing operations. Action Network shall at all times provide an adequate level of protection for the customer data processed, in accordance with the requirements of data protection laws. Occasionally, in order to complete your request as outlined above, we may need to transfer personal information you submit to us to countries or jurisdictions outside the EEA. In each case, we ensure that our suppliers provide adequate protection for the rights of data individuals in connection the transfer of their personal data.

How we protect your information

Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. When you contribute online, we use a secure server to protect your credit card number and other personal information during transmission.

IP addresses and log file data

We do not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user’s IP Address or the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. (If you are connected to the Internet you have an IP address, for example, an IP address might read “154.198.99.9”). We also use IP addresses in the aggregate to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.

Cookies

A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. We may use cookie data, on page website behaviour, and click through data from digital media to personalise your website experience across our platforms. We may use cookies – including analytics cookies provided by companies such as Google – in order to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. However, we will only access the information that we stored in your cookie file. We will not access any information stored in a cookie placed by other websites. Our cookies do not contain personally identifiable information, other than your IP address, which itself is only very rarely enough to identify you as an individual.

Your information rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information and the opportunity to choose how it is used. You can:

  • Obtain copies of the personal information we hold about you (known as a “subject access request”)
  • Request that we correct or update personal information we hold about you
  • Ask that we erase or restrict the way in which we use your information

We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us easily and promptly.

Correcting your information

If you need to correct any of the information you provided us with when you subscribed to our email list, you can do so by emailing hello@todayfortomorrow.org.uk or by clicking the hyperlink in the footnote of any email we have sent to you.

Contacting us about privacy

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, please contact us by emailing hello@todayfortomorrow.org.uk.

We can be contacted at the following address. You can also send data protection requests at the address below:

The Big Issue Group
113-115 Fonthill Road
Finsbury Park
London
N4 3HH

We will continue to evaluate our efforts to protect your information and will update our privacy policy whenever necessary.