At Persia Educational Foundation, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
Persia Educational Foundation safeguards your privacy online. We use the information we collect about you to help us understand more about how our site is used and to be able to send you communications about Persia that may be of interest to you, either electronically or otherwise. The “personal information” is information that enables us to identify you, such as your email address, name, title and address.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to [email protected] or by writing to Persia Educational Foundation, C/O Suite 9, West Africa House, London – W5 3QS, United Kingdom.
Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:
“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.
How we collect your information? We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services, to make a donation, or if you register to receive one of our newsletters.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online or purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, which specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.
How we use your information?
We may use your information to:
- process a donation that you have made;
- process orders that you have submitted;
- to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
- dealing with entries into a competition;
- seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
- send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about events, PEF updates and other fundraising;
- process a grant or job application.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
Who has access to your information?
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf: We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process donations and send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond PEF activities for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by a third party payment processor, which specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive direct marketing communications from us about the vital work we do or our exciting events, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.
We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us at: [email protected]
How you can access and update your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We are working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: [email protected],
Your rights to access personal data As a ‘data subject’, under the Data Protection Act you have rights of access to the personal data held about you. Please contact Persia at [email protected] for further information. Persia Educational Foundation accepts the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested: Passport, driving license, birth certificate.
Your rights as a data subject
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:
- Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
- Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
- Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
- Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
- Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
- Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure it is treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear next to our URL.
Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
Transferring your information outside of Europe
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy. If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
Any dispute or claim concerning or arising from this website is to be determined in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, and the courts of England and Wales are to have exclusive jurisdiction in determining such disputes or claims.
To ensure that Persia’s website is well managed and to facilitate improved navigation within the site, website analytics are employed to collect aggregate data to analyse the number of visitors to different areas of the site and to make sure that the website is serving as a useful, effective information source. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, you can visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Use of ‘Cookies’
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, visit our full cookies policy. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
Specifically, these enable us to:
- Make the website work as you’d expect;
- Remember your settings during and between visits;
- Improve the speed/security of the site;
- Allow you to share pages with social networks; and
- Continuously improve the website.
- Collect any personally identifiable information;
- Collect any sensitive information; or
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
Most web browsers allow some control of cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
Links to other websites
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
These links are for information only and inclusion does not imply any endorsement of content by Persia Educational Foundation nor any responsibility for accuracy or maintenance. Any changes we may make to our Cookie Statement in the future will be posted on this page.