This policy tells you about the information we collect and hold about you. It explains what we do with the information, how we will look after it and who we might share it with.
Marie Stopes International is the data controller under this policy. It means that if this policy applies to your information, it is our responsibility to protect it.
Depending on what information you choose to share or what information we are legally required or authorised to collect, we may collect the following:
Where do we collect your information from?
We collect information about you in the following ways:
You may give us your information when you visit our website, in order to subscribe to our newsletter or simply communicate with us.
We do not buy information about individuals from companies that sell such details.
Why do we collect your information?
Any information we hold about you is kept secure through appropriate technical controls and systems. Our website is hosted by secure servers located within the European Economic Area. The information you choose to share with us through our website is also encrypted.
We ensure your information is only accessible to trained staff and contractors responsible for looking after it. Your information will only ever be read or used on encrypted hardware and reliable software.
Select team members will have access to your information to carry out their job, such as team members who maintain our mailing database.
We may also engage with external organisations to process information on our behalf such as the Charities Aid Foundation. We will always ensure that our contract with them sets out our expectations and requirements as to how they should handle your information.
We may need to transfer your information to organisations located outside the UK. If we do, we will ensure that information is protected to a level which meets our standards.
We may have to disclose your details, where required by law, to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors.
We will never sell your information to third parties.
We will never keep information for longer than is necessary. If you have subscribed to our email updates, we will regularly check in with you to ensure you are still happy to receive our updates and you can withdraw your consent to receiving them at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link provided.
Your information may be kept for longer if required by law.
Your rights and control over your information
Information we collect and use about you is always within your control. This means that you have rights over this information and you may be able to request the following:
You can withdraw your consent to receiving updates at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails.
You have a right to submit a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office in the UK.
If you would like to find out more about your rights, make a request or a complaint, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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