Progress | Centre-left Labour politics

Privacy policy

As a membership organisation that is committed to promoting radical centre-left politics, we will collect your data in order to personalise your experience of our content, and to inform us about how you can help our aims and goals. We also take seriously our duty to keep your data secure, so you can have confidence in consenting for us to handle your data. We have developed this policy so that you know what we do with your data.

This policy applies to Progress Online Ltd

How is your data collected, stored and used?

Progress Online Ltd is the controller of your data and is responsible for the collection and processing of your data.

Progress can be contacted via office@progressonline.org.uk – Progress, Third Floor, 11 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB

In most circumstances we will only ask you for your name and contact details. If you are joining or donating to Progress the unincorporated association, we will ask for your payment details. Additional information we may ask you to provide may include geographic information (for example, your postcode and constituency), your willingness to volunteer, your date of birth, gender, whether or not you are a member of a political party, trade union or other organisation, and whether or not you are a student.

If you join or donate to Progress the unincorporated association, then your financial details are stored by a third party such as Paypal and our banking service providers. We also securely store details of when you made a payment, how much you paid and when and how much you intend to pay in the future on our CRM system. If you make payments using a cheque or cash, we will also securely store physical records of this. If you donate more than £500, we will also maintain records of this in order to comply with our duties under the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000.

We will also collect information such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address for monitoring and improving the effectiveness of our website services as well as its security.

In most cases, we will obtain your data directly from you, using an electronic or physical form, or verbally.

We also make use of cookies. Cookies are small files that are downloaded onto your computer (or your mobile phone or other electronic device) from websites that you visit.  Cookies contain information that allows websites to recognise that you have used the site before.

We may sometimes supplement your data with other publicly available information where we have your consent to do so, where it is necessary to do so in order to comply with a contract we have with you, one of our legal obligations or legitimate interests, or where you have given other organisations permission to share your data with us.

We have physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard and prevent unauthorised access to your data, maintain data security, and correctly use your information. These include protecting your information using firewalls, password protection and, where appropriate, encryption.

We train our staff and volunteers to understand data protection and to keep your data secure. We ensure that all individuals who have access to your data sign data processing agreements and non-disclosure agreements, which detail their duties to keep your data secure and not to disclose it to anyone else without our authorisation.

We will never sell your data to any other organisation.

We will never share your data with any other person or organisation unless it is obvious that that is what we are going to do (e.g. if we have asked you to sign a petition to send to a politician, or the government).

How Progress will communicate with you and how you can control that

For any direct “marketing” communications about our campaigning, we will only contact you via email, text, or telephone if we have your permission to do so. We also send you our magazine through the post if you are a member or subscriber.

You may also see campaigning online and on some social media sites if you have interacted with us before.

To respond to your queries we will contact you either via the medium you used to contact us or by a medium you have indicated you would like us to respond with. If it is necessary to contact you for any administrative purposes then we will usually try to email, text or call you, usually in that order, depending on what contact details we have available for you.

When you interact with us, we will ask you to tell us how you prefer to be contacted.

You can unsubscribe from contact at any time by emailing office@progressonline.org.uk

To request what data we hold on you, or to have your data deleted, you can contact us via office@progressonline.org.uk

How Progress Protects Children’s privacy

No information should be submitted or posted to Progress by children under the age of 13 without prior consent of their parent or guardian.

How to find out more or make a complaint

If you would like to make a complaint to us about how your data is processed please email office@progressonline.org.uk

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at Progress, Third Floor, 11 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB

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