At all times we aim to respect any personal data you may share with us, and keep it safe. This policy explains what types of information are collected by the website and how this information is used.
The isataiwan.org website is committed to the promotion of workers’ solidarity, socialist ideas and the organisation of all who wish to see a socialist society established internationally. To achieve this aim, we use any information you supply to us only for those purposes and with your agreement, and are committed to safeguarding your privacy, to ensure that information is not passed onto, or used by third parties without your consent.
How we may obtain information from you
The provision of your personal data to us is voluntary. However, without providing us with your personal data, you will be unable to contact us for any purpose via this website, make a donation, or let our website “remember” any selected preferences on this website.
In particular, you should be aware that we collect information about you when you give it to us directly by subscribing to our publications, by signing petitions or statements, by contacting us or by donating money to us.
N.B. We do not have access to your financial information (bank details etc) when you donate via ECPay or other payment system.
You should also understand that we may also obtain information indirectly when you use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media networks to interact with our online resources, when you allow other organisations or individuals to share information or you make it publically available. To some degree this depends on your privacy settings.
We also use ‘cookies’ when you visit our website, which automatically provide statistical metrics and remind the website who you are and your preferences for our website based on any previous visits. The “cookie” is placed in your computer and is read when you come back to our website. You can reject cookies or cancel them by instructing your Web browser accordingly.
What information do we store?
We may collect, store and use your name and contact details, including location, phone number and email address, and any communication preferences you give; information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website, including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views; If making a donation or a purchase, your bank details or debit/credit card details and/or any other information you have shared with us.
We use established procedures for its encryption and for password restricted access to this information.
How we deal with sensitive personal information
Sensitive personal information is that, which if passed to third parties, may cause particular difficulties for the individual providing the information, for example race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, trade union membership, religious or political beliefs. In order not to cause such difficulties we try to avoid collecting such sensitive data.
In limited cases, we may collect sensitive personal data about you only if there is a clear reason for doing so, and will only do so with your explicit consent.
However, we are also aware that visitors to our site may implicitly provide sensitive information, for example by searching for information in specific categories.
When we do have such sensitive personal data, we have established procedures for its encryption and for password restricted access to this information.
We are aware that in some parts of the world, certain organisations will seek access to such information. Our website and other applications are located within the European Union and provide protection against such requests from outside the European Union. We will inform you of any such requests and will only provide information with your explicit consent.
How we use your personal data
Your data, however provided to us, may be used to enable you to subscribe to our publications, to send you information about our work, campaigns, organisations or any information you have requested, process any donations and/or receipts and, of course, with your explicit permission inform our national sections of supporters of your desire to cooperate or join.
Where you have provided consent, we may contact you with targeted communications to let you know about our events, about the work of our International and to ask for donations or other support.
We may also use it to assess the impact of our activities and campaigns and to improve your browsing experience.
We may use some of your personal information to participate in Facebook’s Custom Audience and Lookalike Audience programs, enabling us to address information directly to both existing and prospective supporters when they visit Facebook. In this case and information will be subject to Facebook’s data policy.
We may use information using Google Analytics to analyse our digital performance to improve our website or to assess the popularity of articles, pages and campaigns.
You can opt-out of the collection of information for such purposes here by going to “Ad Choices” on your Facebook page.
Donations and other payments
We do not knowingly process data of any person under the age of 16. If we come to discover, or have reason to believe, that you are 15 and under and we are holding your personal information, we will delete that information within a reasonable period and withhold our services accordingly.
Security of and access to your personal data
We endeavour to ensure that there are appropriate and proportionate technical and organisational measures to prevent the loss, destruction, misuse, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or of access to your personal information.
Your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff and volunteers.
Where we rely on your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time.
You also have:
• The right to be informed — this policy is intended to provide you with a clear and transparent description of how your personal information may be used;
• The right of access — you can contact us for confirmation of what information we hold or request a copy of that information.
• The right of erasure — you can ask us for your personal information to be deleted from our records;
• The right of rectification — if you believe our records of your personal information are inaccurate, you can ask us to update them;
• The right to ask for processing of your personal data to be restricted if there is disagreement about its accuracy or legitimate usage;
To exercise these rights, please send a description of the personal information in question to the Data Protection Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once we have confirmed your identity, we will comply with your request within 30 days.
The length of time each category of data will be retained will vary depending on how long we need to process it for, the reason it was collected and in line with any statutory requirements. After this time the data will either be deleted or we may retain a secure anonymised record for research and analytical purposes.
Third party websites
Please let us know if you have any queries or concerns whatsoever about the way in which your data is being processed by emailing the Data Protection Manager at email@example.com