About Slow Ways
Slow Ways CIC is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company that is limited by guarantee. Slow Ways CIC has been set up to help make the Slow Ways project a success.
Welcome to Slow Ways, the project, website and online service of Slow Ways CIC.
Slow Ways respects all personal data shared with us, by our members and contacts, in line with their wishes. We aim to be clear when we collect any personal information or data such as names, addresses, email contacts, and we not do anything which members and contacts would not reasonably expect.
The policy reflects our duties under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) to use information fairly, to ensure it is kept securely, to ensure it is accurate and up to date, and that it is disposed of safely if this is requested / required.
Slow Ways will be what’s known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. We only collect basic personal data about you which does not include any special types of information or location based information. If you sign up to one of our newsletters this will include your name and email address.
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to register on our site, send us an email that requires a response, or participate in a survey where you provide us with your email address, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, such as to send you newsletters or updates or marketing material, we will ask you directly for your expressed consent.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at any time, by unsubscribing using the links which are included in every communication, or by contacting us.
Information We Collect
User-Provided Information: You provide us with information about yourself, such as your name and e-mail address, if you register for one of our e-mail newsletters, to use Zendesk or shared Google Docs.
If you correspond with us by email or social media, we may retain the content of your messages, your address and our responses. We may also retain any messages you send through Slow Ways. You may provide us information in user content you post to Slow Ways.
If you register for, and/or attend one of our events, you will provide us information such as your name and e-mail address.
Third Party Services
Slow Ways uses the a web platform to host its website. When you visit SlowWays.uk, that may send one or more cookies – a small text file containing a string of alphanumeric characters – to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser and lets the web platform help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through SlowWays.uk. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of SlowWays.uk may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.
Slow Ways may use and direct you to other services such as Google Forms, Zendesk, Eventbrite, Topolocus or Mailchimp that also have their own privacy policies.
How We Use Your Information
We use the personal information you submit to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of SlowWays.uk.
By providing Slow Ways with your email address, you consent to our using the email address to send you messages, such as newsletters, changes to features of SlowWays.uk, or other information. If you do not want to receive such email messages, you may opt out on any correspondence that you have received, or by contacting us.
Following termination or deactivation of your SlowWays.uk account, Slow Ways will delete any information that we held on you.
Slow Ways may retain and continue to use indefinitely all information (including user content) contained in your communications to other users or posted to public or semi-public areas of SlowWays.uk after termination or deactivation of your account.
Slow Ways reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor the user content you post on SlowWays.uk. We reserve the right to remove any such information or material for any reason or no reason, including without limitation if in our sole opinion such information or material violates, or may violate, any applicable law or to protect or defend our rights or property or those of any third party. Slow Ways also reserves the right to remove information upon the request of any third party.
How We Share Your Information
We may store personal information in locations outside the direct control of Slow Ways (for instance, on servers or databases co-located with hosting providers such as Google Spreadsheets).
Any personal information or content that you voluntarily disclose for posting to SlowWays.uk, such as user content, becomes available to the public, as controlled by any applicable privacy or website customisation settings. If you remove information that you posted to SlowWays.uk, copies may remain viewable in cached and archived pages, or if other users have copied or saved that information.
How We Protect Your Information
Slow Ways cares about the integrity and security of your personal information. We cannot, however, ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to Slow Ways or guarantee that your information on the service may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed by breach of any of our physical, technical, or managerial safeguards.
Your privacy settings may also be affected by changes to the functionality of third-party providers, such as social networks. Slow Ways is not responsible for the functionality or security measures of any third party.
To protect your privacy and security, we take reasonable steps (such as sending confirmation emails on signup to emails) to verify your identity before subscribing you to our newsletter. You are responsible for controlling access to your email communications from Slow Ways, at all times.
Compromise of Personal Information
You may, of course, decline to submit personally identifiable information through SlowWays.uk, in which case Slow Ways may not be able to provide certain services to you.
If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you can request to see this information and have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us to have the matter investigated.
If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office https://ico.org.uk/
Protecting the privacy of young children is especially important. For that reason, Slow Ways does not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for SlowWays.uk emails. If you are under 13, please do not send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information to or on SlowWays.uk. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as quickly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.
Links to Other Web Sites
Information may also be shared with us by other organisations and sites, if you have chosen to use such those sites such as to donate funds, but this will only result in us seeing the contacts details which have been consented to being providing.
Contacts’ information may also be shared with us by other parties where the contacts have opted in to sharing their information with those other organisations.
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