Privacy and cookies
UNISON is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
The policy reflects our duties under the Data Protection Act to use information fairly, keep it secure, make sure it is accurate and keep it up to date. This policy applies to all the pages hosted on this site. It does not apply to other organisations to which we may link and whose privacy policies may differ.
Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. It may change from time to time, so please check back periodically.
Information we may collect
We may collect, and store the following kinds of personal data:
We will collect information which you give to us via email, the various forms on the website or information voluntarily given to us via telephone or postal mail. Some information is gathered when you join or sign up to receive email updates.
Your details may be stored on a "cookie". This is a tiny element of data that our site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. This small amount of information does NOT contain any private information stored on your computer.
Social media buttons: On some of the pages of the site you will see 'social buttons'. such as share buttons for Twitter and Facebook.
When you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information to improve their services.
You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
External web services: We use a number of external web services on the UNISON site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display images we sometimes use Flickr; to show videos we use YouTube. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common.
As with the social buttons, these sites may use information about usage of embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services, then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
How we may use your information
Personal data submitted on this website will only be used for the purposes it was collected. We may use your personal information to:
administer the website;
improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
enable your use of the services available on the website;
send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
Sharing of information
UNISON will not disclose any of your personally identifiable information to any third party unless we have your permission, or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it.
We will not transfer any information outside of the United Kingdom.
UNISON uses industry standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, such as firewalls and SSL (secure socket layers). We make every effort to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control. However, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
Updating membership records and email subscriptions online
You can change your member details, and unsubscribe from email updates at: www.unison.org.uk/help/index.asp
Accessing, correcting or deleting your data
At your request we will give you all details of personal information held by UNISON, once your identity has been established and a processing fee of #10 has been received. Incorrect information will be deleted or amended promptly.
We can only accept these requests if sent by email, fax or letter, after which we will take further steps to confirm identity before releasing data. We will provide information related to these requests within 40 calendar days of confirmation of identity and fee receipt. If exceptional circumstances mean that we may take longer to provide you with your information, we will let you know.
Requests for access should be forwarded to:
The Data Protection Officer
130 Euston Road,
London NW1 2AY
email : email@example.com