Last updated: 26 November 2018
The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal information.
This privacy notice will inform you how we collect and look after your personal information in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (the GDPR) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. This privacy notice is provided in a layered format so you can click through to the specific areas set out below.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND WHO WE ARE
This privacy notice tells you what to expect when GSG collects and processes your personal information.
It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.
GSG is the controller and responsible for your personal data (collectively referred to as ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’ in this privacy notice).
Third Floor, 20 Old Bailey
London EC4M 7AN
Changes to this privacy notice
Duty to inform us of changes
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
Third party links
This website includes links to third-party websites. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.
If you contact us via social media, the personal information you provide will remain on that platform and that platform will be the data controller. We encourage you to read the privacy notice of the relevant platform.
LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION
Under the GDPR, we must have a legal basis for processing your personal information. In the situations described in the next section, we process your personal information for one of the legal bases set out below.
- Legitimate interests*. We may process your information where it is in our legitimate interests to do so as an
organisationand without prejudicing your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms. It is in our interests to ensure that our processes and systems operate effectively and to process information to help us achieve our mission to improve the lives of people in the UK by connecting investment to charities and social enterprises that are creating social change.
- Consent**. We may process your information where you give us your consent to do so. You have the right to withdraw this consent at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE SITUATIONS WHERE WE COLLECT DATA ABOUT YOU, WHAT DATA WE COLLECT AND WHY WE COLLECT IT
- Visitors to the GSG website
When someone visits our website, we use a third party service provider, Google Analytics, to collect
We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of the individuals visiting our website. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be
- Mailing lists
We have a mailing list for the GSG newsletter and for periodic announcements about events or initiatives. We collect your contact details to sign you up to the mailing list. Once you have signed up we will send you newsletters and information on relevant GSG initiatives. We may also use
You can opt out of the mailing list by following the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of each email we send you.
We use a third party service provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletters. For more information, please see
- Job applicants
If you apply for a job at GSG, we will ask for certain information in order to progress your application, assess your suitability for the role you have applied for and
We do encourage speculative applications. If you send us a speculative
If you are shortlisted for a role, we will ask for you to provide proof of your
If we make a conditional offer of employment we will ask you for information so that we can carry out pre-employment checks. We process this information to seek assurance as to your trustworthiness, integrity
You will be asked to provide equal
[Given the nature of our business, for certain roles, we require a candidate who is made a conditional offer of employment to complete a fitness and propriety questionnaire and to disclose their criminal record history before starting employment and annually during employment. In some cases, we are required to carry out these checks (for example, for regulated roles); in all
- Interactions with GSG employees*
If you meet an employee of GSG, for example, at an event, and give them your contact details they will keep this information in order to contact you in the future about topics which might be of interest to you. They will also share this information with other staff members at GSG and occasionally, they will pass it on to third parties who they think you would be interested to hear from. Similarly, we will sometimes receive your contact details from a third party who thinks you would be interested in hearing from us.
- Third party data processors
TRANSFERRING DATA TO OTHER COUNTRIES
We, or our
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to
CHANGE OF PURPOSE
We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected
If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
Under certain circumstances, by
- Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
- Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
- Request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
- Object to
processingof your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
- Request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for
exampleif you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
- Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.
No fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
COMPLAINTS OR QUERIES
If you have any questions about this Privacy