Salva le Foreste see prior and informed consent and strong belief in self-determination in all aspects of our work, with our friends and supporters as well as our work with forest peoples and civil societies. In this way we would like to draw your attention to some new legislation about Data Protection that is coming into force in May 2018. We view this legislation as a positive step which aligns with our own values on information sharing and informed consent.
The policy below is a new requirement under European Law and we are required to invite you to read it when you sign up to our database.
Purpose of policy
We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what information we hold about you.
Using personal information allows us to develop a better understanding of our audience and in turn to provide you with relevant and timely information about the work that we do. As a charity, it also helps us to engage with potential donors, friends and supporters.
The purpose of this policy is to give you a clear explanation about how we collect and use the information we collect from you.
We use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information. This policy explains:
Who we are
Salva le Foreste / Rainforest News is an independent observatory on natural forests. Our aim is to protect world natural forests.
We collect various types of information and in a number of ways:
Information you give us
For example, when you subscribe to our newsletter via our website, we’ll store personal information you give us such as your name and email address.
Information about your interactions with us
When we send e-newsletters emails our system may record who has opened them and which links within the message they have clicked on. This is purely to see how effective our outreach is in terms of the percentage of the database who opened the message, and whether they then followed the various links to concert information
Information from third parties
We receive no information about you from third parties and will never pass your information on to any third parties.
Sensitive personal data
Data Protection law recognises that certain categories of personal information are more sensitive such as health information, race, religious beliefs and political opinions. We never collect this type of information.
There are three bases under which we may process your data:
When you sign up to our news feed via our website or give us your personal business card you are giving us consent to the processing of your personal data for one or more specific purposes, for example receipt of our newsletter or alert new or receipt of press releases.
In certain situations we collect and process your personal information for purposes that are in our legitimate organisational interests. However, we only do this if there is no overriding prejudice to you by using your personal information in this way. We describe below all situations where we may use this basis for processing:
We use your given consent and our legitimate organisational interest as the legal bases for communications by post and email. If you do opt to be added to our database, or are already included within our database we will provide you with an option to unsubscribe in every email that we subsequently send you, or you can alternatively use the contact details at the end of this policy.
Your debit and credit card information
We do not store any credit or debit card data.
Maintaining your personal information
The only personal information we store is your name and email.
Security of your personal information
We will put in place appropriate safeguards (both in terms of our procedures and the technology we use) to keep your personal information as secure as possible. We will not pass on your information to third parties.
Your rights to your personal information
You have a right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in this data corrected. Please use the contact details at the end of this policy if you would like to exercise this right.
Contact details and further information
Data Protection Officer