Your privacy and safety is vitally important to us, and we take it very seriously.
Here at Project Dirt ("we" or "us") we're keen to help people and organisations take forward their local community projects and ideas - by providing a networking platform connecting projects and people. By enabling people to share resources and knowledge, Project Dirt is a fun, interactive and value-added place to be. As always, it's important to have a few house rules to make sure Project Dirt works for all involved. So please feel free to take a look at the points made below which run you through our commitment to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
Project Dirt's registered office is located at The Ark, 237 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9NG, United Kingdom.
You can contact us by email at [email protected] if you have any questions related to data protection and privacy.
Project Dirt Ltd. is registered with the Information Commissioner's Office on the public register of data. Project Dirt's ICO details can be found on the ICO website here. Project Dirt's registration number is: ZA288732, and is a data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, and the General Data Protection Regulation that came into force on 25 May 2018.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
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We will use your email address to communicate with you in the ways set out below. The email address that you use can be changed at any time through adjusting your settings on the Site (accessible via your Profile page).
3.1 Service Emails
xamples of the types of emails you will receive to help you use the Project Dirt Service most effectively ("Service Emails") are shown below:
We will ask your permission to be added to our mailing list to receive information about relevant community information, such as: events, community news, campaigns that we run and funding opportunities.
If you sign up for these, then generally you will receive a newsletter about once every week.
If you decide you no longer want to receive these newsletters you may opt out at any time. Every newsletter we send will have an Unsubscribe link at the bottom.
3.3 Offers, competitions and services from third party companies
We may give you the option to receive occasional information, offers and services from third party companies that we think you might like by email. You will always be given the opportunity to opt in to these offers before receiving them; you will never receive them unsolicited. If you decide you no longer want to receive these communications you will be able to unsubscribe by clicking on the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of each email.
3.4 Emailing through the Project Dirt Service
We do not make your email address directly available to anyone on any screen of the Project Dirt Service. Of course, this doesn't apply if you disclose your email address by posting it on the Site or sending it to another Registered User.
The only legitimate way of making contact with another Registered User or Project Page found on the Project Dirt Service is for a Registered User to enter a message that we will send on their behalf.
We will notify the addressee, using the email address he/she has provided to us that Project Dirt is holding an email for him/her, and the Registered User can collect the email when logged in to the Project Dirt Service. Registered Users may check and (if required) change the email address we hold for them at any time through their "Account Settings" or by emailing us at: [email protected].
Sent and received emails may appear in a Registered User's Inbox on the Project Dirt Service for an indefinite period - we do not delete them after any specific period. However, this does not mean that we will retain your email forever, and we may delete emails without notice for any reason.
3.5 Email communications to non-Registered Users
Registered Users of Project Dirt can invite their friends to join the Project Dirt service by email via our automated email service. Project Dirt will store the email addresses provided by the Registered User for invite purposes only. These email addresses will not be stored on our database for longer than required for invite purposes. This data will also not be sold or passed on to a third party. Recipients of these communications can request the removal of their information from our database at any time by contacting Project Dirt on [email protected]. Please ensure you have the non-registered user's consent to sending them an invite before submitting a request.
The principles we apply are these:
We have in place security measures to protect our customer database and internal access to this database is restricted. However, it remains the responsibility of each Registered User:
Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
You may have your Registration Information removed from the Site at any time. To do so please contact us (see section 7) and we will remove all Your Registration Information from the public area of the Site within 1 calendar month from the date that your request was received.
Your Registration Information will be archived and stored for a necessary time period for legal reasons. Users should note that a Registered User's content may have been copied or stored by other Registered Users and may remain so even after it has been removed from the Site. It may also remain cached and archived by those that have copied it.
You may ask us to do any of the following in respect of your personal data:
In some instances, Project Dirt will work with overseas partners on projects or campaigns, and may share anonymised statistical data. Project Dirt will not share your personal data with any overseas partners without first gaining your expressed permission.
The privacy laws of the country where the relevant partner is located may be different from those in the United Kingdom (where we are based and where your data is stored). If we transfer data to a country which has not been deemed to provide adequate data protection standards, we will always have contractual safeguards in place with the recipient to protect your personal data. You may ask us for a copy of these safeguards.
You have the right to access a copy of the information that we hold about you, or a description of that information. Please use the email address above to request this. We are entitled by law to charge you a small sum to meet our costs in providing you with this information.
Should you wish to make a complaint about our handling of your personal data, you may contact the UK's Information Commissioner's Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/handling/ or on +44 (0)303 123 1113.
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