Who we are
We are Collateral Global (“Collateral Global”, “us”, “we” or “our”). Collateral Global is a company registered in England and Wales with company number 12998042 and whose registered office is at 71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9JQ.
We collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union and the United Kingdom and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
Throughout our website we may link to other websites owned and operated by certain trusted third parties to provide the website service to you. These other third-party websites may also gather information about you in accordance with their own separate privacy policies. For privacy information relating to these other third-party websites, please consult their privacy policies as appropriate.
Our collection and use of your personal information
We collect personal information about you when you access our website, contact us in any way, send us an email, provide your personal information to us during an interview or by any other method or make a donation via the Donor Box on our website.
We collect this personal information from you either directly, such as when you contact us or provide us with data as part of our research or indirectly, such as your browsing activity while on our website (see ‘Cookies’ below).
The personal information we collect about you includes:
Certain categories of personal information are regarded by the law as more sensitive than others.
This is known as Special Categories of Personal Data and covers things like your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, information about your health, trade union membership and genetic and biometric data that is used to identify you.
We will always make it clear when we collect this information from you and why we are collecting it. We will only collect this personal information with your explicit consent.
We use this personal information to:
We do not knowingly collect or use personal information relating to children.
Our legal basis for processing your personal information
When we use your personal information, we are required to have a legal basis for doing so. There are various different legal bases on which we may rely, depending on what personal information we process and why.
The legal bases we may rely on include:
Who we share your personal information with
We routinely share your email address and name with third-parties, for example, in the following circumstances:
If you would like further information about which third parties we share your personal information with please contact us using the details set out below.
This data sharing enables us to complete our research and write articles.
Some of those third-party recipients may be based outside the United Kingdom and European Economic Area — for further information including on how we safeguard your personal data when this occurs, see ‘Transfer of your information out of the UK and EEA’.
We will share personal information with law enforcement or other authorities if required by applicable law.
We will not share your personal information with any other third party.
Whether information has to be provided by you, and if so why
We do not require you to provide us with personal information to access our website. We will inform you at the point of collecting information from you, whether you are required to provide the information to us in order to access a specific feature or service, such as submitting a contact request form.
Transfer of your information out of the UK and EEA
We may transfer your personal information to the following which are located outside the United Kingdom (UK) and European Economic Area (EEA) as follows:
Such countries do not have the same data protection laws as the UK and EEA. While the European Commission has not given a formal decision that such countries provide an adequate level of data protection similar to those which apply in the UK and EEA, any transfer of your personal information will be subject to appropriate safeguards (as permitted under Article 46(2) of the General Data Protection Regulation) that are designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your personal information. To obtain a copy of such safeguards you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like further information, please contact us (see ‘How to contact us’ below). We will not otherwise transfer your personal data outside of the area comprising the UK and EEA or to any organisation (or subordinate bodies) governed by public international law or which is set up under any agreement between two or more countries.
Cookies and other tracking technologies
We would like to send you information about our objectives, which may be of interest to you. Where we have your consent or it is in our legitimate interests to do so, we may do this by post, email, telephone, text message (SMS) or automated call.
We will only ask whether you would like us and other organisations to send you marketing messages when you tick the relevant boxes when you submit your details to us for any reason.
If you have previously agreed to being contacted in this way, you can unsubscribe at any time by:
It may take up to seven days for this to take place.
For more information on your rights in relation to marketing, see ‘Your rights’ below.
Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you have a number of important rights free of charge. In summary, those include rights to:
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
Keeping your personal information secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
How to complain
We hope that we, or our Data Protection Officer, can resolve any query or concern you raise about our use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in a European Economic Area state or in the United Kingdom if you work, normally live or if any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred in the relevant state. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
How to contact us
If you wish to contact us, please use the contact form found here.
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