Privacy Policy

Shift Foundation respects and protects the privacy of people who use our website (the “Website”). This page contains all the nitty gritty on what this involves in practice.

What information does Shift Foundation collect?

Shift Foundation does not collect any unique information about you (such as your name, e-mail address etc), except when you specifically and knowingly provide such information. Shift Foundation collects data when you register to receive our email newsletter or via the completion of other sign up forms. In addition to the above, we collect information automatically about your visit to our website. Please see our Cookies Section for more details.

How do we use this personal information?

  • When you sign up to receive Shift News, we use the email address provided to share with you: Newsletters – our regular Shift Foundation news bulletin
  • Blogs and website articles produced by Shift Foundation on programme and industry related topics
  • Event information – news of upcoming events that we feel would be of interest to you.
  • Trade Articles – news/articles featuring Shift Foundation programme or products

Is your information shared with third parties?

The information you provide when registering will not be shared with any other entity or organisation, without your explicit consent, aside from our service providers who operate elements of our service and process data on our behalf, and apart from your username, which will appear on blog entries and other submissions you make for inclusion on the website.

We will not use the information submitted through the registration process on the Website for any other purpose and we will not pass your contact details to any third party for the purpose of making any marketing communication to you without having first received your explicit consent.

Any external websites linked to from Shift Foundation’s website are developed by people over whom Shift Foundation exercises no control. These sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data or solicit personal information. We give no warranty or indemnity in relation to the content appearing on those websites or in relation to the administration of these websites.

How is your information held?

Your details are securely stored on our CRM System and email database. By providing personal details during registration you are consenting to the use of those details for the purposes of identifying you as a unique user.

All data collected will be held within the European Union and the European Economic Area or other territory complying with the legal and technical guidelines laid down for handling data by the European Union and will only be used for the specific purpose for which it was sought and to which you consented. It will not be used for any other purpose whatsoever. Any personal data we hold on you will be deleted or updated upon request and any inaccurate or misleading data held will be changed or deleted upon your request.

Details of the data we hold on you will be provided on request. Any request of this nature should be directed to the e-mail address shown at the bottom of this notice.

As required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Shift Foundation follows strict security procedures in relation to the storage and disclosure of information which you have given to us, to prevent unauthorised access or use of such data. In the event, however, that Shift Foundation or its officers or employees are required to undertake any act under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act or similar legislation Shift Foundation or such person shall be entitled and occasionally obliged to do so without informing you. We would also ask that in such circumstances you co-operate with Shift Foundation.

How long is your information held by us?

Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your personal information on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy or until you request it is deleted.

Right of Access to Information

You have the right to access any personal information that you have submitted to us. Send an email: dataprotection@shiftdesign.org.uk. Be sure to include your name and clear instructions on what you would like Shift Foundation to do. Write to our Data Protection Officer: Duncan Brown, 71 St John Street, London, EC1M 2NJ. Be sure to include your name and clear instructions on what you require. Right to Unsubscribe You have the right to unsubscribe from our database by selecting unsubscribe option at the bottom of any of our communications or by contacting dataprotection@shiftdesign.org.uk

Cookies

Shift Foundation does note and save information such as time of day, browser type and content requested when you visit our website. This information is used to provide more relevant services to users. We do this by placing a piece of code on each web page. This provides statistical site usage information relating solely to Internet usage behaviour.

We may also use ‘Cookies’ to collect other information that is not personal information (i.e. it will not identify you). Cookies are a means by which information relating to your internet activity (such as whether you have visited the Website before) is recorded on your hard drive and used by us to improve the Website. For example, Cookies may be used to gather statistical information that will assist in understanding what users find interesting and useful on the Website.

These Cookies are known as your ‘Unique Visitor Cookie’, which is a small piece of data or a number that identifies your computer. This information cannot be used to identify you. This data is sent to your browser from a Web server and then stored onto your computer’s hard drive.

Through modification of browser preferences, a user can elect to accept all Cookie, receive notification when a cookie is set or decline all Cookies.

For further assistance in disabling Cookies, please consult your web browser’s “Help” file or visit the website at www.allaboutcookies.org.

Who can I ask if I have additional questions?

Shift Foundation will answer any additional questions you may have. The e-mail address is: dataprotection@shiftdesign.org.uk