Mitzvah Day UK, takes the privacy and security of your data very seriously.
References to the processing of information includes the collection, use, storage and protection of data.
Mitzvah Day is the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of this policy, and the policy extends to its staff, trustees, volunteers, and anyone else processing data on our behalf from time to time.
Organisations are permitted to process data if they have a legal basis for doing so. Mitzvah Day processes data on the basis that:
- Express and informed consent has been given by the person whose data is being processed; and/or
- Mitzvah Day has a legitimate interest in processing data; and/or
- It is necessary in relation to a contract or agreement which the person has entered into or because the person has asked for something to be done so they can enter into a contract or agreement; and/or
- There is a legal obligation on Mitzvah Day to process data.
Where Mitzvah Day is relying on solely consent as the basis for processing data, we are required to obtain your explicit consent and you can modify or withdraw this consent at any time by notifying us in writing, although this may affect the extent to which we are able to provide services to or interact with you in future.
Mitzvah Day may change this policy from time to time and any such changes will be published on our website. Notwithstanding any change to this policy, we will continue to process your personal data in accordance with your rights and our obligations in law.
What data do we collect?
We collect the data necessary for Mitzvah Day to pursue its stated charitable objectives.
However, the data collected and stored is necessarily very different for clients/users than for other stakeholders. For the former we collect, under license from the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner, the complete gamut of personal, financial, and relevant health information, sufficient to enable us to fulfil our role in the provision of domestic crisis management in its several forms. This data is held securely, and no element is ever shared with third parties without express written permission from the data subject.
Data collected and processed for other stakeholders (non-clients) include, but is not limited to:
- Names and contact information such as telephone numbers, email, and postal addresses
- Stakeholder, supporter, and donor records
- Such other information that is relevant and necessary for Mitzvah Day to carry out its activities, charitable purposes, and legal obligations.
What we do with the data we process
Mitzvah Day uses the data collected on clients/users to progress our assistance in a holistic multi-disciplinary manner as is the hallmark of Mitzvah Day.
You, as the data subject, may request deletion of your data at any time in writing, subject to any overriding legal requirement for its retention. You, as data subject, can also unsubscribe via the direct unsubscribe link in any mailing list you are subscribed to.
Any personal data of a (potential) volunteer is shared with a charity under strict understanding that this is only for the purposes of the volunteering opportunity.
Your rights in relation to your personal data
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. Any such request must be submitted in writing. A small fee may be payable if an information request is particularly onerous.
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information, but this may inhibit or limit the way in which Mitzvah Day is able to interact with you. You may, at any time, change your mind about what information we hold about you, or if we continue to hold it at all, subject to any legal obligation on Mitzvah Day to retain data, such as the retention of Gift Aid records for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.
You are responsible for the accuracy of data you have provided to Mitzvah Day. If you believe that any information, we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
You can obtain further information about Data Protection and privacy laws by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public.
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 data we process. Persons processing data on behalf of Mitzvah Day do so in accordance with this policy and on the basis that Mitzvah Day is satisfied that they can and will adhere to our high standards for data protection and security.
The transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. You are responsible for ensuring confidentiality.
Web browsing and Cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
Our webpage traffic can be interrogated by us for usage and visitation, but no mechanism is used to trace individual users nor to communicate with them. The design of the webpage may include “cookies” which speed up access for prior users. Overall, cookies may help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org