Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.weareunit.co.uk/
UNIT is committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold, whether you are a supporter, volunteer, job applicant or someone who takes part in our classes and projects.
The purpose of this policy is to give you a clear explanation about how UNIT uses the personal information you provide to us and that we collect, whether online, via phone, email, in person, in letters, through your engagement with us on social media, or in any other correspondence or from third parties.
We’d love to tell you about everything we do and from time to time to ask for your financial support to keep doing it, but you’ll need to opt in to receiving newsletters and appeals from us.If you’re not sure whether you’re on our mailing lists or would like to subscribe or unsubscribe, then please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that as tickets for our shows are booked through the venues we perform at, joining a venue’s mailing list when you book tickets for one of our shows does NOT mean that you are joining UNIT’s mailing list(s). We do not receive your details from venues and so you will not hear from us directly unless you sign up with us.
We ensure that we use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information. This policy explains:
- What information we may collect about you;
- How we will use that information; including specifics for:
Job applicants and volunteers
- Under what circumstances we disclose your details to anyone else;
- How we keep your data safe and who has access to it;
- Your choices regarding the information you provide to us.
WHAT PERSONAL INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU AND HOW
We may collect personal information about you when you ask about our activities, register for classes/activities/events, volunteer or fundraise for us, make a donation, buy something in our shop, sign up for a newsletter or fundraising campaign, telephone, write, contact us online or text us or otherwise provide us with your personal information.
This can include information such as your name, communication preferences, email address, postal address, telephone number, mobile number, or bank account details so we can process donations/sales, or information as to whether you are a taxpayer to help us to claim gift aid.
We may hold sensitive personal information about you when there is a clear reason for doing so, for example if you attend our classes and activities we may need to know about your health etc. Certain funders may also require us to collect information about your ethnicity, religious beliefs etc. and we also collect this anonymously for job applicants. Such information may be asked of you, although you have the option not to answer such questions.
Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Facebook, WhatsApp or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services.
How do we use this information?
The information you provide to us may be used in the following ways: (more detailed information in relation to supporters/donors, job applicants/volunteers, children is provided below)
- to provide you with information about our activities or online content you have agreed to receive
- for marketing purposes where you have specifically consented to receive marketing communications from us
- for recruitment purposes
- for fundraising purposes
- for internal record keeping
- to invite you to participate in surveys or research
- to develop aggregated data for analysis and reporting to funders
- to analyse and improve the activities and content offered
Find out more about how we may use your information if you are:
- Volunteer/job applicant
VOLUNTEERS, JOB APPLICANTS AND EMPLOYEES
If you apply for a job with us or volunteer, we’ll hold the personal information you provide to process your application and we may undertake monitoring of recruitment statistics in line with employment and data protection law. If we want to disclose information to a third party, for example where we want to take a reference up or obtain “disclosure” from the Disclosure and Barring Service, we will not do so without asking you beforehand unless the disclosure is required by law.
We’ll only hold the personal information we need depending on the nature of your volunteering and when we don’t need it we’ll delete in accordance with our retention policy.
If you apply to work with us we’ll only hold your data for the purposes of that application. We won’t hold your personal information for any longer than is necessary for the purposes of that application.
We’re committed to protecting the privacy of young people who take part in our classes and projects.
If you are under 18 and would like to get involved, please ensure that you have consent from a parent or guardian before giving us your personal information. When we collect information about a child or young person aged under 18 we will make it very clear as to the reasons for collecting this information and how it will be used.
We will never share, sell or swap your details with any third parties for the purposes of their own marketing or the monetising of your data.
TELLING US WHEN THINGS CHANGE AND YOUR CHOICES
You can help us keep our records up to date by telling us when your contact details and other personal information changes. You can also change your mind at any time about how we contact you or ask us to stop contacting you altogether.
ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION AND CORRECTIONS
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you’d like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please contact us at the address provided below.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove any information you think is inaccurate.
When you visit our Site, we automatically send your computer a tiny text file called a ‘cookie’ which allows us to make your experience on our Site a more personalised one, and gives us information as to how to make our Site more useful to you.
Our use of the cookie is limited to your activities within our Site and does not have any other effect on your computer or your other activities on the internet. A cookie does not give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us and we do not disclose information stored in your cookie to third parties.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies although most web browsers automatically accept them, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Please note that if you decline cookies, you may not be able to use some of our Site features.
The following text provides a list of all cookies used on our Site with a brief description of their purpose and their key attributes:
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics, according to documentation it is used to throttle the request rate – limiting the collection of data on high traffic sites. It expires after 10 minutes. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance.
This cookie name is associated with Google Universal Analytics – which is a significant update to Google’s more commonly used analytics service. The new service reduces the reliance on cookies in general, and only sets this and one other – _gat, although Google also say data can be collected without setting any cookies. This cookie is used to distinguishes unique users by assigning a randomly generated number as a client identifier. It is included in each page request in a site and used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data for the sites analytics reports. By default it is set to expire after 2 years, although this is customisable by website owners. The main purpose of this cookie is: Performance.
Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate visitor’s use of our website and this helps us to understand where visitors come from. No personally identifiable information is collected through the use of these cookies. Google stores the information collected by their cookies on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.
For more information on the cookies set by Google Analytics, please go to: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245.
To opt out of Google Analytics cookies (by adding the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on), please visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.