Privacy Policy

Big Brother Watch Privacy Notice

This privacy policy sets out what information, if any, Big Brother Watch collects and uses when you visit this website.

Your privacy is our priority.

Any information you provide to us is handled securely and in compliance with the Data Protection Act (2018) and all other relevant legislation.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 26/2/2019.

Data protection principles

There are six data protection principles that Big Brother Watch must, and does, comply with. The personal information we hold about you must be:

1. Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner.
2. Collected only for legitimate purposes that have been clearly explained to you and not further processed in a way that is incompatible with those purposes.
3. Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to those purposes. 4. Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
5. Kept in a form that permits your identification for no longer than is necessary for those purposes.
6. Processed in a way that ensures appropriate security of the data.

What information do we collect and how do we use your data?

We collect, store and use your email address if you freely provide it to us for the specific purpose of receiving our email newsletter. Your email address will only be used for that purpose. This information is shared with our newsletter service provider MailChimp for the specific purpose of sending you our email newsletter. You can view their privacy policy here.

We do not share this information with any other third party or organisation.

We do not directly collect, store or use any metadata; also known as communications data or log information. Data which may be retained by our server provider may include IP address, information regarding your length of visit on the website, number of pages viewed and if you have come to the website via a link from another website (referrer) or if you link to another website from our site. This information is held by our server provider and is not examined, other than when we occasionally review visitor numbers only.

You may opt out of receiving our newsletter at any time, in which case your details will then be permanently removed. If you have any problems with this process please email us at info@bigbrotherwatch.org.uk

Cookies

We do not use cookies on our website.

You can access all pages on our website without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information.

We do use the video playing services Vimeo and YouTube. Vimeo and YouTube use cookies as part of their service. They have their own privacy policy regarding cookies. It can be found here: https://vimeo.com/cookie_policy

We also use some social media buttons.

Financial and Supporter Information

We have Paypal and CrowdJustice accounts to administer on-line donations. Paypal allows you to close your customer account once you no longer require it. Your account information may stay active with PayPal for legal and audit purposes, in accordance with PayPal’s privacy policy available here. CrowdJustice gives you the choice over your data privacy. You can view CrowdJustice’s privacy policy here.

Our financial accounts are held with Metro Bank. Any donations made to Big Brother Watch in the form of a cheque or bank transfer will be processed by Metro Bank in accordance with its privacy policy available here and under UK law. We retain information about all donations in accordance with financial auditing requirements.

Links to third party websites

When using the site, you may gain access to other websites through use of links or hypertext. Within this website we include links to third party articles and advice that may be of use to our users. Big Brother Watch is not responsible for the advice and/or information given by the third party organisations or for the content or operation of such third party websites.

Big Brother Watch, to the extent permissible by law, excludes all liability which may arise from your use or reliance on the information or contents contained in the linked site.

Our details

Big Brother Watch Limited (#06982557) is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Our registered office is 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QL.

You can contact us in writing at the given address or via email at info@bigbrotherwatch.org.uk