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The CPS endeavours to ensure that the information on this website is accurate and up-to-date. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or inconvenience caused by reliance on inaccurate material contained in this site

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Privacy

This Policy explains when and why the Centre for Policy Studies collects personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  We are a Data Controller registered with the UK Information Commissioners Office (“ICO”) and you may register a complaint with the ICO in the event of our non compliance with UK Data Protection law.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to [email protected] Alternatively, you can telephone 020 7222 4488.

How do we collect information from you?

We use the personal information we collect to provide and improve our services, contact you about our projects, provide you with personalised advertising and marketing, and detect, prevent, mitigate and investigate fraudulent or illegal activities.  We also process personal data to enable us to perform any contract with you. We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you submit a CV.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

Use of cookies

We may store information about you using cookies (files which are sent by us to your computer or other access device) which we can access when you visit our site in future. We may also collect your device’s IP address as part of the basic functioning of this website. We do this to allow the website to function properly and to collect anonymous information about how this website is used, through Google Analytics.

If you wish to stop or control the use of cookies on your browser, please refer to your browser’s settings for cookies. More information on how to do that can be found on the website All About Cookies and on the Information Commissioner’s website.

Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.

How is your information used?

We hold your information in electronic data form and, for example, may use your information to:

  • Progress a request you have raised and send you information directly related to this;

  • Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;

  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide;

  • Notify you of changes to our services;

  • Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you;

  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation;

  • Where it is needed in the public interest

  • Process a job application.

Retention policy

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal or reporting requirements, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us unless you ask us to remove it. We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis.

Your rights

Data Protection Law means that you have rights regarding the collection, storage and use of your data.

Under the GDPR you have the following rights as an individual regarding your data:

  1. The right to be informed

  2. The right of access

  3. The right to rectification

  4. The right to erasure

  5. The right to restrict processing

  6. The right to data portability

  7. The right to object

  8. Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

 If you would like to find out more about these rights, or if you would like to report a breach of them then you can contact the ICO or call their helpline on 0303 123 1113

Further contact details for the ICO can be found here.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties nor share it with third parties for marketing purposes.

Third party service providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example our IT service providers).

However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to other third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

We may transfer your personal information to a third party if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our supporters and customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about our services, then you can unsubscribe via the link of our emails.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you so that you can ensure its accuracy. You can also contact us to remove your consent or erase your personal data at any time. We have appointed a Data Protection Officer who Is responsible for overseeing compliance with GDPR and she can be contacted on [email protected]

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information:

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review.   By using this website, You agree to be bound by the terms of this Policy and this was last updated in May 2018.