Survival International is committed to meeting its obligations under the Data Protection Act. We will take due care in the collection and storage of any sensitive data, and will only use data in ways relevant to carrying out our legitimate purposes and functions as a charity in a way that is not prejudicial to the interests of individuals. We will strive to observe the law in all collection and processing of subject data.
All Survival staff are aware of the requirements of the Data Protection Act they must follow when they collect or handle data about an individual. Our staff will do their utmost to keep all data accurate, timely and secure, and will not disclose data except where there is subject consent or legal requirement. Data sent to outside agencies will be protected by a written contract. All collection and processing will be done in good faith.
Survival only uses information to the extent that the data subject permits. As an international charity, we may share data with staff and partners overseas but will work to ensure that all staff understand they are required to observe UK data protection laws when handling data transferred overseas.
Survival does not provide details to any third party for marketing purposes, except to our trading arm. We do not collect any personal information from visitors to our website other than information that is knowingly and voluntarily given. We are committed to investing in technology to provide security for information transfer. We do collect some non-personally identifiable information from visitors to our website, including the visitor’s source, what time they visited and which pages are most viewed. This enables us evaluate the site and work to improve it.
Everyone processing personal data will comply with the following principles of good practice. The data must be: fairly and lawfully processed; processed for limited purposes; adequate, relevant and not excessive; accurate; not kept longer than necessary; processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights; secure; not transferred to countries without adequate protection.
The Data Controller is Survival’s administration director. All enquiries about Survival International’s data management policies should be directed to her. Any person wishing to make a request under the Data Protection Act about his/her personal data should do so in writing. Survival International reserves the right to charge the relevant statutory fee for processing the request. As prescribed by the Act Survival International will respond to all requests within the time limit set out in the Act. The Data Controller will keep a record of all data access requests and complaints by data subjects and the follow up.
If you are a Survival supporter, or have subscribed to any of Survival’s e-communications, you can amend the information we have about you by emailing our supporter administration team at [email protected]