Privacy and Cookies

Be Reasonable is the data controller for the purpose of personal data shared with Be Reasonable Wales. Be Reasonable is a not for profit campaign set up to oppose criminalising reasonable chastisement. We currently have a separate campaign in each of Wales and Scotland.

As an unincorporated association, Be Reasonable is managed by a committee consisting of The Christian Institute and Family Education Trust. Neither member is able to use any data shared with Be Reasonable for its own use. Be Reasonable has agreed that The Christian Institute is responsible for data compliance.

How we obtain and use personal data

We use our online petition to establish support for the Be Reasonable Wales campaign and for supporters to subscribe to receive our emails. Our supporters confirm that they are over 16 and provide us with their name, email address and post code (to confirm they live in Wales and to enable us to send information specific to where supporters live).

We may also collect a record of contact and correspondence with supporters.

Those who volunteer to campaign for us provide us with their contact details so we can draw upon their services.

We use personal data to:

  • keep in touch with our supporters
  • carry out reasonable administration of our mailings
  • administer enquiries from supporters and others and keep an appropriate record of correspondence
  • manage our volunteers
  • improve our communications

We keep personal information up to date. This includes using publicly available sources to make sure we do not send emails to addresses which are no longer active.

Our responsibilities

  • We only send email mailings to those who have given their consent to us to do so. However, a person can change their mind at any time and withdraw their consent. Every email has a link to help the recipient unsubscribe if they wish to stop receiving emails.
  • In all other cases we rely upon our legitimate interests, such as in maintaining our supporter list, managing our volunteers, and keeping a record of contact and correspondence. Relying on our legitimate interests mean that we carry out an exercise to check that we will not cause harm to the data subject by processing their data, that the processing is not overly intrusive and that we will only do so in a way which is described in this privacy policy. Our legitimate interests involve establishing and maintaining our support base.

Sharing information

We will not share the personal information we hold with another organisation for their own purpose and we will never sell or trade personal information for any reason whatsoever.

There are a few situations where our legitimate interests involve us using service providers who we have contracted to provide specific services for us. For example, we use MailChimp to deliver to our supporters the emails they have signed up to receive. However, we remain in control of the information and the purpose for which it can be used. This service also uses industry standard technologies including gifs to help us monitor and improve our emails. This is done by gathering information around email opening and clicks (see: https://mailchimp.com/legal/cookies/). Although MailChimp hosts its data in the US, it has certified its compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework.

How long we keep personal information

If a supporter unsubscribes from our emails they are removed from our mailing list. A list of unsubscribed email addresses may be kept to ensure that we do not send emails to those who no longer wish to receive them.

We do not keep personal information longer than is necessary to maintain our support. By signing our petition, a supporter intends us to rely upon their expression of support for the period of the Be Reasonable Wales campaign, which will be limited in duration. We therefore keep a record of their support for verification purposes, unless they tell us that they wish to withdraw their support. In any event, at the conclusion of the campaign, we will destroy all data relating to it using secure means.

Security

We are committed to ensuring personal information is secure.

We keep personal information secure with appropriate security measures in place to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information.

The transmission of data across the internet is not completely secure. We cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur whilst data is being transferred.

Cookies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to a user’s device when they visit a website.

Why do we use cookies?

We use cookies for the operation, security, monitoring and improvement of our website.

Some cookies are retained in a user’s browser for only as long as they visit our website, while others may persist for a longer specified or unspecified period.

Summary of cookies we use

Cookie type Name(s) Purpose
Strictly Necessary PHPSESSID
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Used to enable the basic functioning of our website.
Security wordfence_verifiedHuman
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Used for the security of our website, to protect it against malicious attacks.
Analytics (Google) _ga
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Used to collect information about how visitors use our Website. We use them in an anonymised form, including information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information about the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.

Google’s Privacy Policy

In the course of a person’s visit to our website third-parties providing services on our website or having content embedded in our website may also place cookies on a user’s device to enable the functionality of their services and for their own purposes. We do not control how these third parties use cookies so our website users should refer to the third party’s own privacy and cookie policy. The table below details the third parties we have identified who may place cookies on a user’s device.

Cookie type Purpose
Facebook We enable users to follow our Facebook Page from our website. To provide this service Facebook places cookies on a user’s device for advertising purposes. If a user visits our site while logged-in to Facebook, they may place further cookies on a user’s device.

Facebook’s Privacy Policy

Twitter We enable users to follow our Twitter Feed from our website.

Twitter’s Privacy Policy

DoubleClick (Google) As we use services from Google, they may also place cookies on a user’s device for targeting advertising across the web.

Google’s Privacy Policy

How do I change my cookie settings?

Our website users can delete cookies or instruct their web browser to delete or refuse cookies. However, if a website user deletes cookies or refuses to accept them, they might not be able to use all of the features we offer, they may not be able to store their preferences, and some of our website pages might not display properly.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

IP Addresses

We collect the request made by a user’s browser to the server hosting this website. This includes the IP address, the date and time of connection and the page selected. We have legitimate interests in using this information to ensure the security of our website, for system administration, and to inform improvements to the website. The information is retained only for a short period of time.

Subject Access Rights

A person has certain rights under existing data protection law including the right to request a copy in writing of the personal information we hold about them. From 25 May 2018 a person will also have the following additional rights:

Right to correct

The right to obtain from us, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccurate or incomplete personal information we hold concerning them.

Right to erase

The right to ask us to erase their personal information without undue delay.

Right to restriction of processing

In certain circumstances, the right to restrict us from processing their personal information.

Right to object

The right to object to our use of their personal information including where we use it on the basis of our legitimate interests. We shall no longer process a person’s personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing.

Accuracy of personal information

We aim to keep our information about our supporters and those who contact us accurate as possible. If a person wishes to access, review or change the information supplied to us, they can contact us as set out below.

Contact us

Please contact us at admin@bereasonable.wales or write to us at Be Reasonable Wales, c/o The Christian Institute, 4 Park Road, Gosforth Business Park, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE12 8DG.

If a person is not satisfied with the way we deal with any complaint in relation to the use of their personal information they may be able to refer their complaint to the relevant data protection regulator which in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Changes

We keep this notice under regular review. It was last updated on 27 April 2018.