Privacy Policy

Grassroots Black Left is committed to protecting your privacy. We keep your data secure and we do not use it for any other purposes. We will never share your data with third parties. This policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you.

What information do we collect about you
You can visit our website without disclosing any personal information about yourself. There are times, however, when we may request information from you. We collect information you give to us by email, various forms on the website, over the telephone, face to face or by postal mail.
We collect information about you when you join, make a donation, become a supporter, place an order for our products, complete an online action, sign a petition, provide us with data about your campaigning interests or interact with our social media tools. Website usage information may be collected using cookies.

How will we use the information about you?
We will send you campaigning information by email or SMS that we think may be of interest to you. We will continue to send you information by post where we have assessed there is a legitimate interest for us to do so.
GBL might share your data with local GBL branches and organisers, but only in order to fulfil the aims of GBL. This enables branches to publicise GBL events and information. All GBL branches follow data protection guidelines. If you would prefer to be excluded from the sharing of information with other GBL branches, please contact us so we can ensure your details are not shared.

Security
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 information we collect.

Access to your information and amending your information
If you would like a copy of some or all of the personal information we hold about you, please email grassrootsblackleft@gmail.com - We may make a reasonable charge for this service (eg, for repeated requests).
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. We will retain some basic information to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future and to ensure we do not duplicate information.  This is superseded by your right to erasure (“the right to be forgotten”).  Following this request all of your data will be removed from all GBL systems and any financial agreements, such a Direct Debit, will be ended.

Cookies
Cookies are text files, used by your computer’s browser, that store visitor session data. Cookies, by themselves, do not identify the individual user. Cookies are commonly used on the Internet and do not harm your system. If you want to know more about cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org which explains how cookies work and how you can manage their use.
We currently use cookies to collate general management data which is used to plan enhancements to our services. Some cookies are external managed e.g. GoogleAnalytics and are covered by their own privacy policies.
GBL never stores any personal information in cookies (on any computer that you may use) that can be used to identify you, such as your name, email address or account numbers.
If you do not want us to use cookies you may be able to configure your browser not to accept them. Please refer to your browser’s ‘help’ facility for further information. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result.

Other websites
Our website – www.grblackleft.com contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to our website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Transfer of your data internationally
The DPA and GDPR restrict the transfer of data outside of the EU and EEA. Our primary web server is located in the UK, however some of the suppliers and systems that we use can be based in other countries which are outside of the EU and EEA. This may occur, for example, by using online services with servers based in other countries or which route data via such  will ensure that information which you provide is only transferred to other countries (which do not have data protection laws equal to the DPA and GDPR) provided that the organisations involved have certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield (for organisations based in the USA) or similar stringent certification to ensure that adequate safeguards are in place to protect your rights and your data.

Changes to our privacy policy
We keep our privacy policy under regular review and will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was reviewed and updated in May 2018.