ALL THE IMPORTANT BITS YOU NEED TO KNOW…
BSSEC CIC is a social enterprise, sector-led organisation working across key stakeholders, partners and operating businesses, all of whom have an interest in the regional social economy.
We provide an annual CIC34 report to the CIC Regulator along with submitting our annual financial accounts. Data is retained and maintained in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and in line with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements.
HOW WE COLLECT & USE YOUR DATA
When you register to attend a BSSEC CIC event, BSSEC CIC will communicate with you via email and hold your email address for this purpose only. We will not share your data with any third party without your written (emailed) consent. We will ask you if you would like us to contact you by email for other purposes such as receiving our news updates.
Contact lists for news updates, subscribers, members and events are held securely and accessed confidentially by BSSEC Directors only. We only hold essential information such as name, role, organisation and email, and provide clear information for those wishing to unsubscribe which is actioned within 48 working hours of an ‘unsubscribe request’ being received.
The relevant legal bases are set out in the General Data Protection Regulation (EU Regulation 2016/679) and in current UK data protection legislation and by adhering to UK data protection laws, we only use your data for the purpose that it is given, or for a reasonable ‘legal basis’.
This is when you give us permission to use your data for a specific purpose only. You can withdraw your consent at any point by contacting us via email.
We only use your personal information in exceptional circumstances such as request from our Regulator and would email you to explain who and why. You can withdraw your consent at any point by contacting us via email.
Occasionally we may use your personal data for our “Legitimate Interests” such as marketing information or events that, we believe, are relevant or of direct interest to you. You can withdraw your consent at any point by contacting us via email.
HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR DATA
BSSEC CIC will keep your data (namely email) unless we receive a written request to remove your data or we receive email notifications that your provided email address in ‘undeliverable’. We will delete your data within 48 working hours of receiving a written request to do so and send you a final confirmation email of action taken.
WE CARE ABOUT YOUR DATA
We do not share your data with third parties without your express consent – see Legitimate Interests and Legal Obligation above. We hold your data on secure, encypted laptop with appropriate online security protection.
WITHDRAWING DATA CONSENT
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Right to access your personal information
At any time, you can ask us what personal data we hold about you and how we use it. We will provide this unless legal exceptions apply.
Right to have your data updated or corrected
If at any time your data is inaccurate, please email us to have this updated on our records.
Request restriction of data use
Please let us know by email if you have specific restrictions you would like to request in terms of your data and how it is used.
Request deletion of all your personal information
You have the right to request BSSEC CIC to delete some or all of your personal information and in certain cases, and subject to certain exceptions, you have the right for this to be done.
Object to the use of your personal information
On the occasion of using your data for legitimate interests, reporting or similar, you can object to our use of your information. If we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes, and you wish to object, we will stop processing your information for these purposes as soon as reasonably possible.
To enact any of your rights as listed above, please email us or write to our registered office address as shown on our Contact (link to WE’RE REAL PEOPLE/Contact page) page. We will endeavour to send you an initial reply within 48 hours of receipt of your email or letter.
Further guidance is available at UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office.
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Should you wish, you can continue to browse our website even if you opt out of cookies (that’s a good thing!).
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
BSSEC CIC website includes weblinks to other legitimate websites that are not under our control or influence. These are for additional context or more detailed information relevant to the article published by BSSEC CIC and may be (principally) in our blogs, shared resources, case studies or Member section.
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