MahaGanapathi Utsav Samithi - Privacy



 
Privacy Policy
At UtsavSamithi (US) and Ganesh Chaturthi (GC), we take privacy of our participants, visitors and devotees seriously.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC). The Regulation aims to harmonise data protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which organisations can legally operate.

By visiting our website, you are consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy
What does this Policy Cover
This policy covers treatment of personally identifiable info that UTSAV SAMITHI/GC collects and or receives directly from individual or our website.

This policy does not apply to the practices of organisations that UTSAV SAMITHI/GC does not control including third party websites, sister organisations to which UTSAV SAMITHI/GC links to.

Cookies
All computers have the ability to decline cookies. This can be done by activating the setting within your own browser which enables you to decline cookies. Please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular parts of our website.

What Info we collect
This is the information you supplied to us when you visit UTSAV SAMITHI/GC premises in person, virtually via www.ganeshchaturthi.org.uk, social media and or through communication mediums such as telephone (including WhatsApp), email or video.

It includes information you provide when you register to use our website, to enter our database, subscribe to our services, attend our events, or other social media functions on our website, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our site.

The information you give us or we collect about you may include your name, address, e-mail address, phone number and any other data you provide.

Information we obtain from other sources
This is the information we obtain about you from other sources such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, other websites, business card, personal recommendations and any other legitimate source.

How do we use information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
  • to administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our charity, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure;
  • Financial details including donations and payments for services provided by UTSAV SAMITHI/GC
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our website about events, programs and charity activity that may interest you or them.
We do not undertake automated decision making or profiling.

Information Sharing and Disclosure
  • Disclosure of your information inside and outside of the European Economic Areas (EEA)We will share your personal information with:
    • Any of our sister organisations both in the EEA and outside of the EEA.
  • We will disclose your personal information to third parties if we are legally required to do so.
  • We will also disclose info to protect / defend the rights, property, or safety of UTSAV SAMITHI/GC, or others. This includes exchanging information with other organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.
  • We will not sell or share your personal data to others.
Marketing
Marketing communications you can expect to receive from UTSAV SAMITHI/GC may include the following:
  • Newsletters and updates from UTSAV SAMITHI/GC and our sister organisations
  • Notifications about upcoming events (Functions, fund raising, etc.)
  • Information from third party organisations that is conducive to UTSAV SAMITHI/GC aims and objectives
Keeping in touch with you is really important so we can let you know of upcoming events as well as other important news and how you can continue to support us. By giving your consent, you will continue to receive communications in relation to the above.

Security
Where we store and process your personal data
All information you provide to us is stored on our secure password protected computer.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Retention of your data
We understand our legal duty to retain accurate data and only retain personal data for as long as we need it for our charity work and interests. Accordingly, we have a data retention notice and run data routines to remove data that we no longer have a legitimate business interest in maintaining.

We do the following to try to ensure our data is accurate:
  • We check that we have accurate information about you.
  • We keep in touch with you so you can let us know of changes to your personal data.
  • We conduct regular data audits to ensure the information we hold about you is still relevant for the purpose for which it is intended.

The criteria we use to determine whether we should retain your personal data includes:
  • the nature of the personal data;
  • its perceived accuracy;
  • our legal obligations;

Consent
Your rights
The Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR give you the right to access information held about you.

However, if a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, UTSAV SAMITHI or GC is not obliged to comply with it. Alternatively, UTSAV SAMITHI or GC can agree to respond but may charge a fee, which will be based on the administrative cost of responding to the request.

The GDPR further provides you with the following rights.
  • 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 example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • Request transfer of your personal information to another party in certain formats, if practicable.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights you should, in the first instance email UTSAV SAMITHI/GCat info@ganeshchaturthi.co.uk Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites of our sister organisation. 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.

Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

Contact
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to info@ganeshchaturthi.co.uk