Privacy and Policy

Privacy and Policy

This website privacy policy describes how Crowd Scholar protects and makes use of the information you give the company when you use this website. If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page.
This website privacy policy was updated on: May 22, 2018. If you have any questions about this policy, please email info@crowdscholar.co.uk. You can also find a simplified version of this policy in the Crowd Scholar FAQ.

Introduction
We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website. We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

What data we gather
We may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information, including address and email
  • Donation amount
  • Website usage data (non-personal)

How we use this data
Crowd Scholar collects the minimum amount of data necessary to keep in accordance with its legal requirements for submitting Gift Aid claims and to communicate with any individuals that have signed up for our newsletter. We also store donation data in order to make good of our commitments to donor transparency. As such, we collect data in accordance with the lawful GDPR bases for processing data of “legal requirement” (Gift Aid), “consent” (newsletter email), and “legitimate interest” (submitted donor information).Stripe, our payment processor, handles all data linked to payments.
To be clear, we may use data to:

  • For our own internal records (donation tracking)
  • To contact you (newsletter)
  • To complete Gift Aid claims (legal requirement)

 Your rights under GDPR
In accordance with GDPR, you have the right to request information about any data we may hold about you and to ask us to delete it if you wish. We are bound to reply to any subject access requests within one month. Please contact info@crowdscholar.co.uk if you which to get in touch about your data. Furthermore, if you have any concerns over how your data is being held, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Cookies and how we use them
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
We may use cookies to:

  • Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
  • Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
  • Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
  • To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.
  • Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies
You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies. However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you. Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.

Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Security
We will always hold your information securely. To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.
We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Links from our site
Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of websites outside the [domain name] domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy. Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.

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