Protecting your data

B.I.R.D Privacy Notice

B.I.R.D takes the privacy of your information very seriously. We have a few simple principles which we abide by in order to protect your privacy:

We only ask you for information which we genuinely need in order to provide you with a better service, for example your name, telephone number and e-mail address if you want to enquire about our services; and
Where you do enquire about our services and consent to provide us with more than one method of contacting you, for example an e-mail address and telephone number, we will use both methods for correspondence with you, until such time you withdraw your consent (which may be done at any time) for any or all of those methods of contact; and
Unless legally obliged to do so we won’t share your information with anyone, other than for the standard running of our business. For example, for you to make payment for our services we would need to ask additional personal and financial information to give to our bank in order to process the transaction.
This Privacy Notice applies to our use of any and all data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the website and/or the provision of our services to you. We aim to make our collection and use of your data as clear and as transparent as possible, but for brevity it has not been possible to list every circumstance in which we will use your data. We recommend that you read this Privacy Notice carefully. Any questions or queries you may have can be sent directly to us at:

admin@birdcharity.org.uk

or

B.I.R.D, The Old Coach House, Eccleston, Chester  CH4 9HT
Information Collection on Our Website:

Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information about visitors to our website. This is done in order to discover, for example, how many visitors we have to the website. The information is processed in such a way that visitors to our website are not identified, and we do not permit Google Analytics to process your information in a way which would allow you to be identified.

Website Security. We use a third party hosting service to maintain the security and performance of our website, and in order to do this it is necessary to collect the Internet Protocol (‘IP’) address of visitors to our website.
In order for our website to function properly and to provide you with a pleasant user experience, it is necessary for us to use Cookies – small text files that are placed on your computer by the website. Please be aware that Google Analytics also makes use of cookies on our website. Visitors to our website who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browser preferences to refuse cookies before accessing our website; although the website may then not work properly. Disabling cookies in this way will also stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website
Data Requested From You

In line with our principles, in addition to electronic data automatically collected when you use our website, in order to provide you with a service or to respond to any questions or queries you may have, we may request and collect the following data from you:

Name;
Contact Information such as email addresses and telephone numbers; and
Financial information such as credit/debit card numbers.
Data provided to us through our contact form, or where you e-mail us, is processed by us with your consent. You may remove your consent at any time by contacting us using the information given in this Privacy Notice.

Where you enter into a contract with us, or you request us to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, we process your data under that contract. Additional contractual terms and conditions will apply to your contract with us [and can be found [insert link]]

Our Use of Your Data
Where you have requested we provide you with a service, we will keep your data for the purposes of providing that service or for other closely related purposes. For example, where you purchase a service from us, we may e-mail you to ask you if you were happy with the service and if there is anything we can do to improve our service to you. We will never rent or sell any of the data you provide to us, and any third parties we use will only ever process your information for us on a need to know basis and in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

 

 

Marketing

We will only provide you with marketing information where you consent to this, and you can withdraw consent or change your preferences about marketing activities at any time by contacting us using the details set out above. We may use programs such as Mail Chimp to send marketing e-mails to you.

Comments on our blog/news/listings

Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on our blog or news, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website’s database, along with your computer’s IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third party data processors detailed below.

Your comment and it’s associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either:

remove the comment; or
remove the blog post.
Should you wish to have the comment and it’s associated personal data deleted, please email us using the contact address at the bottom of this page, using the email address that you commented with.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.

NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.

Data Retention Policy

Other than data we are legally obliged to keep for longer periods, e.g. taxation records, we will retain any data you submit to us for a period of 7 years. This includes e-mail correspondence. All of your data which we collect is stored securely with appropriate physical, managerial and electronic safeguards in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation and any other applicable legislation.

Third Party Access to Your Data
We strive to keep third party access to your data to a minimum. However, data provided by you to us may in some circumstances need to be passed to third parties which we use for the running of our business, for example to our bank or to the hosting provider of our website. Information passed to third parties is used only to the extent required by them to perform the services that we request. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any data that is processed by third parties for us will be processed within the terms of this Privacy Notice and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Your Access to Your Data which is Held by Us
Under the General Data Protection Regulation you have certain rights as regards the personal data we hold on you. Where you would like to exercise these rights, you can do so by using a Subject Access Request or (‘SAR’).

In a SAR you can ask us if we hold personal data on you, and if so, request a copy of that data. We will also give you a description of the data, tell you why we are holding it and tell you who we could have disclosed it to. We do not charge for the provision of this information.

You can also use a SAR to:

ask us to rectify data on you which is incorrect;
ask us to stop processing data on you;
ask us to delete the data we hold on you;
ask us to stop processing your data;
ask us to transfer your data to another Data Controller/provide you with your data in a machine readable format;
object to us processing your data (including for use in direct marketing); and
exert rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
We will reply to all requests as soon as possible, and in no event later than one month. Not all of these rights may be available to you, and will depend on the lawful basis we process your information.

For more information on your rights under The General Data Protection Regulation, please see the ICO website.

Transfers outside the European Economic Area (‘EEA’)
Some of our third party service providers may be located out-with the EEA. Therefore personal data which we collect from you may be stored, processed in and transferred to such countries, which may not have as stringent data protection laws as found in the EEA. If we transfer your data outside the EEA in this way, we will ensure that the third party provider which we use is compliant with the GDPR and that your privacy continues to be protected as outlined in this Privacy Notice.

Changes to Our Privacy Notice
Although any changes are likely to be minor, we reserve the right to change and update this Privacy Notice as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Your continued use of this website after any changes means you are deemed to have accepted any change to the terms of this Privacy Notice. As and when any changes occur, they will be set out on a change log. There are currently no changes.

 Right to Lodge a Complaint

Our supervisory authority is the ICO and you have the right to lodge a complaint with them if you do not feel we have adequately upheld your rights under the GDPR. Contact details for the ICO can be found on their website.

In addition to complaining to the ICO, where you feel we have breached your rights and the privacy of your data, you are also entitled to pursue action against us in the courts or other legitimate legal forums, such as arbitration or dispute resolution.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Privacy Notice governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

B.I.R.D Cookies Policy
Cookies
This is the website of B.I.R.D.   It is necessary for us to use cookies on our website, therefore if you continue to access our site you must accept that we may place and access certain cookies on your computer. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer in order to enhance your user experience and to make the website function properly, and although we have kept their use to an absolute minimum, some cookies are essential.

Visitors to our website who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browser preferences to refuse cookies before accessing our website; although we do not recommend this as you may be unable to access our services. You can also delete cookies placed on your computer the same way through browser preferences.

This Website may place the following cookies on your computer:

Strictly Necessary Cookies: These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include for example, cookies that relate to security of the site or quick loading and distribution of website content.

Functionality Cookies: These cookies are used for example, to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region). Other cookies of this type enable us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Except for strictly necessary cookies, the majority of the cookies we use will expire from between twenty minutes to two years. Please note, we also may use services provided by Google and in this case we do not have control over the cookies used by Google in providing us with these services. Please read Google’s Privacy Notice page on their website for more information on the cookies used by Google.

If you require more information on the cookies we use, please do not hesitate to use ‘contact us’ on our website as we aim to make our website and policies as transparent as possible.