Privacy

Here's a summary of what data we collect and use.

Website users

Our website uses an encrypted connection using an HTTPS security certificate. Most browsers enable you to verify this by looking for a (usually green) padlock near the website address. This means that any information between the website and your browser is sent securely and can't be intercepted or snooped on in transit.

We use cookies to help make our website work.  Cookies are small bits of data stored by your web browser on your computer that are then sent back to our web server with future requests. They're not needed for general browsing but are required for processes like login or donations to work. Most web browsers offer a way to disable and/or delete cookies, should you want to, but this will result in certain parts of our website not working.

We use Google Analytics on our website so we can understand how well the site is communicating, which bits are popular, and other aggregated non-personal information like how many people visit the site from on their mobile etc. We use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting too to help us understand who is finding our site, which ads are working.

We use Facebook pixels to help us understand visitors from Facebook and to get our Facebook adverts right.

The Facebook and Google code means that data on your browsing of our site is sent to these companies. If you are logged in to Google or Facebook this data can be linked to your account.

  • You can opt out of Facebook and Google tracking on our site by setting your browser's Do Not Track opt-out (see wikipedia page for an intro). Note that this is something we've implemented specially to respect our users' privacy and that having Do Not Track set won't necessarily stop Facebook and Google tracking you on other websites.
  • Google also provide a Google Analytics opt-out add on for all popular browsers.

Regular givers

If you regularly give to People & Planet through a direct debit or standing order we will use your name, email, phone, address to keep in touch from time to time about our campaigns, projects, appeals etc. and also to contact you about anything to do with administering your payments. If you have made a Gift Aid declaration we will also use your data in our Gift Aid claims, as required of us by HMRC.

When you set up a payment from your bank you will supply your bank sort code and account number. We use secure third party systems for setting up and managing our direct debits and we do not keep your bank details ourselves. Staff access to the third party services is restricted to financial administrators only. If you have a standing order to us then it's different because your bank details are used to match the income from our bank statements to your record. For this case we ensure that sort code and account numbers are only stored in encrypted form.

  • If you would like to become a regular giver, you can sign up securely online.
  • If you would like to increase, reduce, change or stop your regular giving, please call or email us.
  • If you would like to check, correct or update your details, please email us.

Other Donors

If you have made a donation or payment to People & Planet, for example using a secure online card payment on our website, we will use your name, email, phone, address to keep in touch from time to time about our campaigns, projects, appeals etc. and also to contact you about anything to do with administering your payment. If you have made a Gift Aid declaration we will also use your data in our Gift Aid claims, as required of us by HMRC.

Please note that People & Planet does not have access to your credit/debit card details. We use third party secure payment service providers for taking card payments which means that your card details are never accessible to us.

  • If you would like to make a donation you can donate securely online.
  • If you would like to check, correct or update your details, please email us.

Email newsletters and discussion groups

If you have signed up to receive our email newsletters (which you can do from the dedicated signup box on the website, or you may have done by checking an opt-in box as part of another process such as a donation) we will use your details to send and personalise emails we send.

  • If you would like to receive our email newsletter, please use the box at the top of the website to sign up.
  • If you would like to unsubscribe from our email newsletter, please click the unusbscribe link which is at the bottom of every email we send.
  • If you would like to check, correct or update your details, please email us.

From time to time we offer email discussion groups that enable anyone on the list to email everyone else without having everyone else's email address. If you have signed up to a discussion list you can unsubscribe using the links in the footers of the emails. However this can be a bit of a faff, so if you have any difficulties using this please drop us an email directly. Nb. when using a discussion list your own email will be exposed to those on the list when you send an email to the list, but it is not otherwise accessible to other subscribers.

Activists, event attendees, petition signers, organisers...

We're a campaigning and movement building organisation so we need to know who's done which of our activities so we can communicate effectively and win campaigns. So we will store information including which university/school/college/campaiging group people attend(ed), which events people have attended or booked for, which online petitions or other such actions have been taken etc.

  • If you would like to check, correct or update your details, please email us.

Social Media

You can follow/friend us on Facebook and Twitter. We may store your page or twitter user name in our database for ease of access, if you have provided this to us.

Questions?

We understand the need for control over personal data and respect your privacy. If there's anything you want to ask us about your data - what we've got and how we use it - please drop us a line and we'll get back to you ASAP.

We're trying to build a movement social and environmental justice, we're not here to spam people! We only want information that you're happy for us to have and that you've consented to us using. It's really important that we only have correct information, and up-to-date consent, so please do get in touch if anything has changed. Also you can ask that we delete personal data on you.

Changes to this policy

We may update this page from time to time without notice. Please check back for updates.