The Forge (Registered Charity No 1086461) is committed to protecting your personal information, and being transparent about what information we hold about you. The purpose of this policy is to give a clear explanation of how we collect and use your personal data, and your options regarding the data we store. We use your information in accordance with all applicable laws concerning protection of personal information, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR).
If you have any queries about this policy, please contact the Data Protection Lead at The Forge in writing via:
Post: The Forge, Stanley Education Centre, King Edward VIII Terrace, Shield Row, Co Durham, DH9 0HQ.
Via this website we collect personal information in a number of ways.
Information you give us: For example when you make a donation, or send us an email via this website, we’ll store personal information provided such as your name, email address and organisation and we will also keep a record of your donations and contact preferences.
There are three legal bases under which we may process your data.
Contract purposes: When you make a donation, you are entering into a contract with us. In order to perform this contract we need to process and store your data. For example, we may need to contact you if there is a problem with your payment.
Legitimate interest: In certain situations we collect and process your personal data 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 this way.
With your explicit consent: For any situations where the two bases above are not appropriate, we will instead ask for your explicit consent before using your personal information in that specific situation.
Beyond those already identified in this policy, we will never share your data with third parties without requesting explicit permission before doing so.
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 ensure that any third parties we use for processing your personal information do the same.
Maintaining your personal information
We will only store your personal information for as long as necessary for each process, and you can ask for your information to be deleted at any point by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 start of this policy if you would like to exercise this right.
Contact details and further information