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Privacy notice

Your privacy is important to us and we are committed to protecting it.

The primary purpose of the People against Sugar Tax website, peopleagainstsugartax.com, is as a resource to help visitors learn more about our organisation. We take care to protect the privacy of customers and users of the site and, if we do ask you to provide certain information, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Your rights

You are entitled to know whether we hold personal data about you and, if we do, to have access to that personal data and request that it be corrected if it is inaccurate. You can also choose to manage the marketing communications you receive by using opt-out mechanisms in emails we send to you. In such cases, we will retain the minimum personal data necessary to record that you opted out, in order to avoid contacting you again.

If you have submitted personal information through this website and wish us to cease using it for the purposes submitted, please contact enquiries@peopleagainstsugartax.com.

This policy sets out how we collect and process information about visitors to peopleagainstsugartax.com.

How do we collect information from you?

We collect information at peopleagainstsugartax.com in two ways:

  1. information which is collected and stored during normal use of the site, such as your IP address and the pages you visited
  2. when you opt to submit personal information, in order for us to send you further information or email alerts; when you request to view certain content, such as news articles, or research; when you apply for a job; or when you register for an event, conference or webinar.

What information do we collect?

The information we might collect and process includes:

  • Information about your computer, such as your IP address, operating system and browser type.
  • Details of your visits to our website, the pages you view and resources you access or download. Please see our separate Cookies section for more information.
  • Information that you choose to provide by filling in a form on our website, including subscribing to newsletters and alerts, registering for a conference, or requesting content, such as research.
  • If you contact us with an enquiry, or for information, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.

When this information relates to or identifies you, it is treated as ‘personal data’.

Information we receive from third parties

We may collect information about you from third parties that we work with for the purposes of delivering to you the services that you request from us. For example, we may engage third parties for online event registration systems; these entities will collect information directly from you on our behalf.

How is the information used and why is it being collected?

The information which we collect during normal use of the site is used for system administration, to filter traffic, to look up user domains and to report on and analyse how parts of the site are used. Such use does not result in any personally identifiable data being collected or stored. Please see our Cookies section for more information.

We use personal data to provide you with information you request, to process online job applications, and for other purposes which we would describe to you at the point where it is collected, or which will be subsequent to your request. For example:

  • To fulfil your requests for more information, articles, alerts, newsletters or other content. Pages that collect this type of information may provide further information as to why your data is needed and how it will be used.
  • For surveys or research questionnaires.
  • To contact you for marketing purposes where you have agreed to this.

Who will the information be shared with?

In connection with any application, request or enquiry you make, your information will be passed directly to the relevant business unit within People against Sugar Tax and nowhere else.

By submitting your personal information through this website, you are consenting to it being processed in the manner described above.

We will not share your personal information with any third party, outside of People against Sugar Tax, that intends to use it for direct marketing purposes, unless we have specifically informed you and you have given us specific permission to do this.

We may use third parties, like service providers, agents or contractors to provide support and administration assistance for the internal operations of our websites, event registration systems, applications and online advertisements.

These third parties may come into contact with your personal information in the course of providing their services to us. They must provide equivalent levels of security for your personal information as People against Sugar Tax and, where required, are bound by a legal agreement to keep your personal information private, secure and to process it only on the specific instructions of People against Sugar Tax.

Where might you transfer my information outside the UK?

Most of our systems that would store your information are based in the UK or the European Economic Area. If we need to transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area, we will ensure that such transfers are compliant with the GDPR. Appropriate measures will be put in place to keep your personal data secure.

How long do you keep hold of my information?

People against Sugar Tax has a Data Retention Policy which mandates how long records, including personal data, must be retained. Retention periods are determined by legislation and business requirements. In most cases we will hold your data for six months after last contact, unless a legal or regulatory obligation requires that we hold this data for a superseding period of time.

All information will be kept securely on our systems. All personal data will be held in accordance with the People against Sugar Tax Data Retention policy.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Read about how we use Cookies on our website.

People against Sugar Tax may change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 2018.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for here, or have a concern about our use of your personal data, please contact us.