Privacy policy

 

This Privacy Policy relates to information about you (“personal data”) which is obtained when you take the Brexit Pledge and for which the Brexit Pledge is the Data Controller. Data collected from the Brexit Pledge campaign is held by the Brexit Pledge.

Who We Are

The Brexit Pledge is organised by a non-partisan group of individual Brexit supporters who believe that the UK will prosper as an independent nation outside the European Union.

Our pro-Brexit group comes from both the political left and the right, from farmers and fishermen, lawyers and students, environmentalists and the LGBT community. Everyone in our group believes that the UK will prosper outside the EU’s control and that democracy must be upheld.

The Brexit Pledge is pro-democracy, pro the restoration of sovereignty and pro Brexit.

We can be contacted at info@brexitpledge.co.uk

The Brexit Pledge’s Purpose

The Brexit Pledge is a campaign to restore trust in democracy, to hold our politicians to account and to deliver Brexit.

The Brexit Pledge’s purpose and overall mission is to promote the complete restoration of British legislative, executive, fiscal, defence and judicial sovereignty, and the ability to pursue an independent international trade, services and foreign policy, on the date of exit from the European Union with no delay or deferment.

The Brexit Pledge promotes the restoration of sovereignty by encouraging UK citizens and residents to take the Brexit pledge, to write to their Member of Parliament to say that they have taken the Brexit Pledge and to widen the campaign by enrolling their friends and other Brexit supporters that they may know and to share the Brexit Pledge through their social media networks.

We market to our supporters about ways in which they can help us achieve our overall purpose. 

What personal data does the Brexit Pledge collect about you?

We may collect the following types of personal data: your name, email address, post code and Parliamentary constituency 

Special Categories of Personal Data

We do not collect "special categories of personal data" about our supporters (this includes details about your ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health, genetic or biometric data). 

All personal data are stored on a secure database, to which only a limited number of relevant staff have access. The data is deleted when no longer relevant, is never shared with third parties, and your data is available to you at any point should you wish to see it.

Why does the Brexit Pledge use your personal data?

We may process your personal data for a number of reasons, and we will only use your personal data where it has an appropriate legal basis, such as: (1) where the processing is in our own legitimate interest; (2) it is in compliance with a legal obligation; (3) it is necessary to perform a contract between us and you; and/or (4) you have consented to our use of your personal data.

1) Legitimate interest:

We may rely on our own legitimate interest to process your personal data for the following reasons:

·      Service administration, to confirm receipt of donations (unless you have asked us not to do that), and to say thank you and provide details of how your donations might be used.

·      In relation to correspondence you have entered into with us whether by letter, email, text, social media, message board or any other means, and to contact you about any content you provide.

·      To keep a record of our communications with you.

  • For internal record keeping, so as to keep a record of your relationship with us.

  • To use IP addresses to identify the location of users, to block disruptive use and to establish the number of visits from different areas, regions or countries.

  • To provide you with the most user-friendly website navigation experience

  • For market research.

  • To analyse and use aggregated information (so that no individuals are identified) for marketing and strategic development purposes.

  • For the dissemination of relevant information to journalists.​​

 

2) Legal obligation:

We may also need to comply with legal requests where disclosure is required or permitted by law. For example, to government bodies for tax purposes or law enforcement agencies for the prevention and detection of crime, subject to such bodies providing us with a relevant request in writing.

3) Contract:

Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you.

4) Consent:

We will only process your personal data for the following reasons with your consent:

·      To send you information about our progress and pro-Brexit projects.

·      To invite you to participate in surveys or research about our work.

You may withdraw your consent at any time.  Please see the “What are your rights?” section of this privacy policy below for instructions on how to withdraw consent. 

Data processed outside of the EU

Your data is only stored outside the EU where we have verified that appropriate standards and safeguards are in place. We use Wix as a service providerthat operates outside of the EU but they ensure that any transferred personal data remains protected and secure. You can find out more about how Wix keeps data secure: https://www.wix.com 

When and why we will send you personalised marketing communications

The Brexit Pledge will only contact you to keep you up to date with our mission and our progress towards our goal, or to let you know of ways in which you can support that work, provided we have your consent to do so.

We will make it easy for you to tell us if you would like to receive progress reports from us and hear more about our work via emails. You can withdraw your consent at any time, and we will not send you reports if you tell us that you do not wish to receive them.

How and when we collect personal data about you

The Brexit Pledge may collect your personal data in the following circumstances:

When you give it to us DIRECTLY:

You may give us your personal data directly when you take the Brexit Pledge, or when you communicate with us.

When you give it to us INDIRECTLY:

You may give us your personal data indirectly when you sign up on a third-party website. These independent third parties will only pass your data to us where you have indicated that you wish to support the Brexit Pledge and have given your consent to the Brexit pledge to process your personal data.

When you access Brexit Pledge's Social Media:

We might also obtain your personal data through your use of social media such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter or LinkedIn among others, depending on your settings or the privacy policies of these social media and messaging services. To change your settings on these services, please refer to their privacy notices, which will tell you how to do this

When we use cookies:

Cookies are a useful way for us to understand how supporters use our web site. When you visit our web site we will collect data from your computer or other device such as a smart phone or tablet through the use of "cookies".  Cookies are created by your web browser when you visit our website. Every time you go back to the website, your browser will send the cookie file back to the website's server. They improve your experience of using our website, for example, by remembering your preference settings so that you are presented with information likely to be most relevant to you, and by measuring your use of the website to enable us to continuously improve our website to ensure that it meets your needs. Cookies can also be used to show you relevant content on social media services such as Facebook - these are known as 'retargeting' or 'advertising' cookies. For information on the types of cookies we use, how we use them and how you can control your cookie preferences, see our cookie policy

If you visit our website as an anonymous visitor by switching off cookies, we may still collect certain information from your browser, such as the IP address (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a computer or other internet device).

The Brexit Pledge website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by other organisations. These include other related Brexit supporting groups. These third-party websites have their own privacy policies, including policies on their use of cookies, and we urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal data you submit or which is collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

Will the Brexit Pledge share your personal data with anyone else?

We will only use your personal data within the Brexit Pledge for the purposes for which it was obtained. The Brexit Pledge will not share your personal data with any third party, the Brexit Pledge will not sell your data to any party and you will not receive marketing from any other companies, charities or other organisations as a result of giving your details to us.

The Brexit Pledge Suppliers

We may need to share your personal data with service providers who help us to deliver our projects. These "data processors" will only act under our instruction and are subject to pre-contract scrutiny and contractual obligations containing data protection clauses that protect your personal data. We do not allow these organisations to use your data for their own purposes ordisclose it to other third parties and we will take all reasonable care to ensure that they keep your data secure.

Facebook and other Social Media Sites

We may also use your email address to match to your account on Facebook or other social media sites in order to show you Brexit Pledge content while using these services. We only do this where you have opted in to progress emails or phone calls and we keep your data secure by encrypting it. No data we hold about you is retained by the third party. 

In addition, we may also use your email address to link to Facebook or other social media sites in order to identify other users of these sites whom we believe would be interested in the Brexit Pledge, and we may then show them Brexit Pledge content. No data we hold about you is retained by the third party.

There are two ways to prevent this use of your data, you can either opting out of the relevant channel of communication on our website or you can do this via the social media site. 

Updating your preferences to opt out will not guarantee that you never see Brexit Pledge content on social media, since the social media site may select you based on other criteria and without your data having been provided by the Brexit Pledge.

How long will the Brexit Pledge keep your personal data? 

We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as is necessary for the purposes described above, and in accordance with applicable laws.

What are your rights?

Where the Brexit Pledge relies on your consent to process your personal data, you can withdraw this consent at any time.  If you wish to withdraw your consent please contact us via our email provided below. 

You are entitled, in accordance with applicable law, to object to or request restriction of processing of your personal data, and to request access to, rectification, erasure and portability of your own personal data. The accuracy of your information is really important to us. We want to ensure that we are able to communicate with you in ways that you are happy with, and to provide you with information that is of interest. If you are aware of changes or inaccuracies in your personal data you should inform us of such changes so that the personal data may be updated and corrected.

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights listed above).  However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.

If you wish to change how we communicate with you, or update the information we hold, then please email us at brexitpledgepress@gmail.com

Additionally, you can opt out of progress emails at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any marketing email from the Brexit Pledge. 

How long will it take for these changes to be effective?

We endeavour to meet the following service levels where supporters opt-out of receiving marketing information within 48 hours from receipt of email .

How we keep your data safe

We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details. Where possible, our online forms use industry standard encryptionand our network is protected and routinely monitored. 

 

We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your personal data is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors.

We use external companies to collect or process personal data on our behalf. We do comprehensive checks on these companies before we work with them, and put a contract in place that sets out our expectations and requirements, especially regarding how they manage the personal data they collect on our behalf, or have access to.  We have a robust partner monitoring framework to ensure these contractual obligations are met.

How to make complaints about this policy or raise privacy concerns

If you would like more information, or have any questions about this policy, please contact our team by email,  

To make a formal complaint about our approach to data protection or raise privacy concerns directly with our data protection team, please contact our Data Protection Officer at brexitpledgepress@gmail.com

You also have the right to make a complaint direct to the UK's data protection authority, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO can be contacted via the ICO website. 

Changes to the Brexit Pledge Privacy Policy 

This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal data to the Brexit Pledge. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use our website to submit personal data to us. If material changes are made to the Privacy Policy we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the website.

 

 

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