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Collection of Information
Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our website. You may be asked to provide information such as your name or email address in order to subscribe to a newsletter or a service. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.
At present, we only collects anonymous information through this website. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that five people visit these Terms & Conditions today, but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth - they are 'anonymous' to us.
Use of Personal Information
We will only use personal information you have provided us for the purpose for which you provided it. We will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.
No Sale of Personal Information
Under no circumstances will we sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.
The material featured on this site is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. The permission to reproduce protected material does not extend to any material on this site, which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.
We have tried to ensure that all information provided through this website is correct at the time it was included. We apologise for any errors. We therefore do not guarantee the accuracy of these pages and any visitor using information contained in them does so entirely at their own risk.
Please note that whilst we hope you'll find any links we provide useful, we cannot be responsible for the content of external websites.
Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998 is designed to protect personal data about living individuals (‘Data Subjects’). This means that any person or organisation who handles personal data must comply with the requirements of the Act. Such a person or organisation is called a ‘Data Controller’.
What is personal data?
Personal data is information about a living individual from which that person can be identified. That information can exist in a variety of formats, for example on a computer or in a paper filing system.
What principles apply to the collection of personal data?
There are eight governing principles that must be followed in relation to the processing of data about individuals.
- We must process data fairly and lawfully.
- We must collect and process data for a specified purpose. In essence, we cannot collect data for one reason and then use it for something else.
- The data we hold must be adequate for its purpose but not excessive or irrelevant.
- Any data we hold must be accurate and kept up-to-date.
- We must not keep data for longer than necessary.
- We must process data in accordance with the rights of the Data Subject under the Act.
- We must ensure data is kept securely and must guard against its accidental loss.
- We must not transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area unless the country receiving it has an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects.
How we use your data?
All personal data provided by you is treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act. This means that confidentiality will be protected and that appropriate security measures are taken to prevent unauthorised disclosure.
Why does WEC UK hold data about people?
We need to collect data for a variety of reasons, including for basic functions such as being able to contact you. There are legal or tax reasons, such as having to hold details of donations through the Gift Aid scheme.
We will not disclose your personal data to any third party without your express consent, except where we are required by law.
We will retain your personal data only as long as necessary for its purposes as described. Please note that even if you leave we may still have to retain some data for particular periods.
For information on the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the Information Commissioner please follow this link www.gov.uk/data-protection.