PRIVACY POLICY

U&I Global Company number 11778758 (“we", "our" or " U&I Global”) is committed to respecting your privacy and will ensure the personal information you provide will be protected and processed following all applicable data protection laws.

The detailed information in this privacy policy provides you with important information about how U&I Global collects and uses your personal information, how we ensure the privacy and protection of this information and your data protection rights.


Please read this policy to ensure that you fully appreciate the purpose of our processing of your personal information.

Data controller

U&I Global is the Data Controller for your data. Please direct any queries, complaints or data protection requests to james.silverman@uandiglobal.org.

Personal information we may collect

The personal information we may collect and process includes:

  • Your name, job title, postal address, email address, telephone and mobile number, payment information, skills, experience, employment history, references, and resume.
  • Details about your computer, IP address, browser type and browsing activities.
  • Your username and security information when registering an account for access to a U&I Global secure area,
  • Your marketing preferences
  • Information you provide in any communication when you participate in any blog, community, or forum on the U&I Global site.
  • If you contact us by email, letter or phone, through the U&I Global website or any other means, we may also collect any personal information that you may provide to U&I Global from time to time.

Why we use your personal information

We may use the personal information collected to:

  • Provide our services to you, including membership services, job postings and directories of charities and companies offering sustainability services.
  • Manage our relationship with you, which may include notifying you about changes to the U&I Global service;
  • Ask you to leave a review or take a survey
  • Manage the online registration process and your account usage.
  • Provide you with the ability to use the interactive features of our service
  • Communicate with you, and manage your involvement in U&I Global promotions, offers and market research.
  • Response to enquiries from you, third parties and law enforcement agencies.
  • Evaluate the usefulness of the advertising U&I Global provide to you
  • Conform to appropriate legal requirements, relevant industry standards and contractual obligations, and
  • Allow U&I Global to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights and legal claims.

The personal information collected and processed by U&I Global will be limited to the purposes specified in the privacy policy.

How we collect your personal information

The ways in which we may collect personal information from you are as follows:

  • When you communicate with us through our website, including completing forms
  • When you take a U&I Global survey
  • When you register an online account through our website
  • When you contact us via email, phone, post or mail
  • Through the use of cookies as you interact with our website
  • By signing up for a U&I Global newsletter or publication
  • When you provide feedback about our services
  • When you contact us through our social media channels
  • Communication through our direct marketing.

We may also receive your information through a third party or obtain information from publicly available information.

Personal user profile

U&I Global allows you to choose to publish your personal information on our website, including your skills, experience, contact information, work history, letters of recommendation and resume.

We will take all appropriate organisational and technical measures to ensure that only authorised parties (including potential employers and recruiters) can access these directories and view your personal data.

You may deactivate or remove your profile from the searchable U&I Global directories at any point. However, employers and recruiters who have made payment for directory access and other parties who have gained access may have kept a copy of your profile in their systems. U&I Global are not liable or responsible for the retention, processing or privacy of CVs in these circumstances.

Our basis for processing personal information

U&I Global will only ever process your personal information if we have a legal basis to do so. The legal bases we rely on are;

  • The processing of your information is required by U&I Global to satisfy a contractual arrangement that we have agreed with you.
  • Where U&I Global has requested you to provide unambiguous permission (Consent) to process your data for a particular purpose.
  • Where U&I Global relies on our legitimate interests as a purpose for processing, to provide you with the best service most securely and appropriately.
  • If U&I Global has a statutory or other legal obligation to process your information to comply with any applicable law.

Who do we share your data with?

U&I Global may share personal information with third parties for the following purposes:

  • Third-party providers that support U&I Global operate our business, including providers of analytics, business partners, contractors, payment processors, technology services, marketing, advertising, data storage and hosting providers
  • Law enforcement agencies and regulators, to meet U&I Global’s legal responsibilities and process requests or orders received from those bodies
  • Courts, legal counsels or other parties, where required by U&I Global, and in respect of legal proceedings, claims, and complaints in this context
  • If U&I Global is sold or combined with another organisation, we may share your information with our advisers or any potential purchaser and their advisers.

Your confidentiality is very important to U&I Global. We will not sell your personal information to third parties.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files containing a string of characters that the U&I Global website places on your computer or device when you visit our site. U&I Global uses cookies to help users browse our website effectively and perform certain functions.

You can disable cookies, though this may limit the functionality of the U&I Global website.

You can find further information on how you can control, disable and delete cookies by visiting www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

For additional information on our use of cookies, please review our Cookie Policy.

Marketing Communications

U&I Global may process your personal information for marketing activities. If you wish to opt-out of such communications in the future, you can do so at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email we send you. After opt-out, you will no longer receive any marketing emails from U&I Global. However, we will continue to have other communications with you to provide any billing services or support you via email.

U&I Global may send push notifications from time to time to notify you of any service updates, promotions and events. If you no longer wish to receive such communications, please disable push notifications in your device settings.

Data security

U&I Global takes data privacy and the protection of your personal information very seriously. We will take all reasonable care and implement appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure that your personal information is protected.

We will put in place appropriate security measures according to the type of processing and regularly review these measures to check that they are still adequate. However, please note that although U&I Global take reasonable steps to protect your information, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure.

Data retention

U&I Global will not retain your personal information for longer than is necessary for the purpose it was collected, which means your information will be destroyed when it is no longer required. In this case, the retention of your information will be for the period we provide you with access to our services, or where your account with U&I Global remains active or as needed to provide you with our services or the agreed period set out in any relevant contract you have with U&I Global.

However, please note that to comply with our legal and regulatory responsibilities, we may retain personal data for a longer period.

In some cases, U&I Global may anonymise your personal information for research or statistical purposes, which means it is no longer attributed to you, in which case U&I Global may use this information indefinitely, without notice.

Third-party links

We want your experience of the U&I Global website to be the most informative as possible. Hence, U&I Global may provide appropriate links to websites operated by third parties, including charities and companies offering sustainability services. However, U&I Global does not have control over these sites, and we do not assume any responsibility. We strongly suggest that you read the privacy policy of every website you visit before providing any personal information through these websites.

Children’s privacy protection

The services provided by U&I Global are not suitable for people under 18 years of age. We will not deliberately target, collect or store data about anyone under the age of 18.

Your rights

Under GDPR and other applicable data protection laws, subject to your location, you have the following rights:

Right to access – you can ask U&I Global to provide copies of personal information we may hold about you.

Right to rectification – you can ask that U&I Global correct any inaccuracies or complete any incomplete personal data.

Right to erasure – you may ask that U&I Global erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Right to restrict processing – in specific situations, you can request that U&I Global restrict processing your data.

Right to withdraw consent – where U&I Global has explicitly requested and obtained your consent for processing your personal information, you have the right to withdraw your consent.

Right to object – meaning that under certain circumstances, you have the right to object to the processing of your information unless U&I Global can show we have a compelling reason for continued processing.

Right to data portability – you have the right, in certain situations, to ask U&I Global to transfer your personal information you have provided to us to another organisation or you.

Right to opt-out of marketing communications – you have the right to request that you opt-out of U&I Global marketing communications

Right to complain to a supervisory authority – you have the right to complain to the appropriate supervisory authority where you perceive U&I Global has infringed your data protection rights.

If you would like to make a request to exercise any of your rights, please see the “How to contact us” section for our contact details.

Rights of California residents

If you are a resident of California you have the right to request that we disclose the personal information we collected, processed, disclosed or sold in the past 12 months about you. You have the right to ask that U&I Global correct your personal information that you believe is inaccurate and request that we delete your personal information, subject to exclusions. Furthermore, you have the right to opt-out of U&I Global selling your information.

To make a request please see the “How to contact us” section for our contact details.

U&I Global will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your rights.

Data transfer

We may transfer your personal information outside of the UK for the purposes described in this privacy policy to provide you with the services or necessary for our legitimate interests.

U&I Global will only transfer your personal information outside of the UK where we are satisfied that the appropriate level of safeguards is present to protect the integrity and security of your personal information or suitable security procedures are followed and under all relevant data protection laws.

Non-UK residents: If you are accessing this website from a jurisdiction outside of the UK, please note that U&I Global may transfer your data outside of the jurisdiction you are located following the data transfer regime for UK residents.

Changes to this policy

U&I Global may post changes to this policy on this website when needed, for example, compliance with legislative changes.

We advise that you review this policy frequently to keep abreast of all changes.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this policy or wish to exercise any of your rights or make a complaint, please contact us at james.silverman@uandiglobal.org.