The privacy and security of your personal information is important to us at UK Friends of the Association for the Wellbeing of Israel’s Soldiers (UK AWIS).
References to the processing of information includes the collection, use, storage and protection of data. UK AWIS 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. UK AWIS processes data on the basis that:
Where UK AWIS is relying on solely consent as the basis for processing data, we are required to obtain your explicit consent (or that of a legally responsible person for those under 16 years of age) and you can modify or withdraw this consent at any time by notifying us in writing, although this may affect the extent to which UK AWIS is able to provide services to or interact with you in future.
UK AWIS 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.
This policy is effective from 25 September 2020.
We collect the data necessary for UK AWIS to pursue its charitable objectives, including but not limited to the relief of need and suffering of serving and discharged Israeli soldiers and their families, the advancement of their education and the provision of other facilities for their recreation and social welfare and, in that connection, raising funds and promoting the work of UK AWIS, running events, keeping our supporters informed of our work and the effective running of UK AWIS through its professional staff, trustees and volunteers. Data collected and processed may include, but not be limited to:
Such information may be collected when you provide it directly to us or submit it through our website, when subscribing for a service, registering for an event or programme, making a donation, contacting us for information or otherwise.
We may use your personal information to send you information about UK AWIS and matters relating to UK AWIS activities and campaigns which we think may be of interest to you.
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, such as the need, where appropriate, to retain Gift Aid records for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs or to prevent the commission of or assist in the investigation of an actual or suspected criminal offence or for the purpose of safeguarding a vulnerable person. We may keep certain data on a suppression list so we know not to contact you or process your data in future until further notice.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. Any such request must be submitted in writing and we reserve the right to seek verification of the identity of persons making such requests before we respond. 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 impact or limit the way in which UK AWIS 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 UK AWIS to retain data and as stated above.
You are responsible for the accuracy of data you have provided to UK AWIS. 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.
In the unlikely event that there is any kind of a breach of our duties and obligations under this policy or the Data Protections laws, we will take immediate steps to isolate and rectify the problem. Should the breach be serious one (where there is a risk of, for example, discrimination, damage to reputation, financial loss or loss of confidential information) we have a duty to report that matter to the individuals affected and to the Office of the Information Commissioner.
You can obtain further information about Data Protection and privacy laws and your rights by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/.
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 UK AWIS do so in accordance with this policy and on the basis that UK AWIS 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 keeping the password you use for accessing our website (if applicable) confidential; we will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to our website).
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We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies 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.
We may also collect and store information about your browsing device, including, where available, your IP address, operating system and browser type, together with certain anonymous statistical data about your browsing activities and patterns which does not contain any personal data.