privacy policy

Introduction

The Institute of Imagination (“iOi”, “we” or “us”) promises to respect any personal data you share with us, or that we get from other organisations and keep it safe.  We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect.

Developing a better understanding of our supporters through their personal data allows us to make better decisions, fundraise more efficiently and, ultimately, helps us to reach our goal of creating space for children to re-imagine the world.

This notice (together with our website terms of use and any other documents referred to in it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

1. Where do we collect information about you from?

We collect information in the following ways:

a. When you give it to us DIRECTLY

You may give us your information in order to sign up for one of our events, make a donation, fill out a form on www.ioi.london (“our site”), participate in fundraising activity or communicate with us.  Sometimes when you support us, your information is collected by an organisation working for us (e.g. a professional fundraising agency), but we are responsible for your data at all times.

b. When you give it to us INDIRECTLY

Your information may be shared with us by independent event organisers, for fundraising sites like Just Giving or Spacehive. These independent third parties will only do so when you have indicated that you wish to support the iOi and with your consent. You should check their Privacy Policy when you provide your information to understand fully how they will process your data.

c. When you give permission to OTHER ORGANISATIONS to share or it is available publicly

We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external sources in order to gain a better understanding of our supporters to improve our fundraising methods, products and services.

The information we get from other organisations may depend on your privacy settings or the responses you give, so you should regularly check them.  This information comes from the following sources:

  • Third party organisations: You may have provided permission for a company or other organisation to share your data with third parties, including charities.  This could be when you buy a product or service, register for an online competition or sign up with a comparison site.
  • Social Media: Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for social media and messaging services like Facebook, WhatsApp, LinkedIn or Twitter, you might give us permission to access information from those accounts or services. You can manage this information in the privacy settings of each Social Netowkr that you use.
  • Information available publicly: This may include information found in places such as Companies House or the electoral role and information that has been published in articles/ newspapers.

d. When we collect it as you use our site.

Like most websites, we use “cookies” to help us make our site – and the way you use it – better. Cookies mean that a website will remember you. They’re small text files that sites transfer to your computer (or phone or tablet). They make interacting with a website faster and easier – for example by automatically filling your name and address in text fields.

In addition, the type of device you’re using to access our website and the settings on that device may provide us with information about your device, including what type of device it is, what specific device you have, what operating system you’re using, what your device settings are, and why a crash has happened. Your device manufacturer or operating system provider will have more details about what information your device makes available to us.

2. What personal data do we collect and how do we use it?

The type and quantity of information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it.

a. Event attendees

If you buy tickets to one of our Imagination Lab events we will usually collect:

  • Your name
  • Your contact details
  • Your bank or credit card details.

We may also ask for demographic information to help monitor our reach, but this data will be anonymised and will not be associated with the other information we hold about you.

We will mainly use your data to contact you to let you know about future events, to update you on the progress we are making and to ask for donations or other support. Occasionally, we may include information from partner organisations or organisations who support us in these communications.

If you don’t want to hear from us, that’s fine. Just let us know when you provide your data or contact us on 020 7494 9153 or hello@ioi.london.

We do not sell or share personal details to third parties for the purposes of marketing. But, if we run an event in partnership with another named organisation your details may need to be shared. We will be very clear what will happen to your data when you register.

b. Website visitor

With regard to each of your visits to our site we may automatically collect the following information:

  • technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
  • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time); products you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

We will use information held about you in the following ways:

  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our site 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 service, when you choose to do so;
  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure;
  • to measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you; and
  • to make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our site about goods or services that may interest you or them.

We may combine information we receive from other sources with information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. 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.

c. Supporters

If you support us, for example make a donation, volunteer or register to fundraise, we will usually collect:

  • Your name
  • Your contact details
  • Your date of birth
  • Your bank or credit card details.

We will mainly use your data to:

  • Provide you with the services, products or information you asked for.
  • Administer your donation or support your fundraising, including processing gift aid.
  • Keep a record of your relationship with us.
  • Ensure we know how you prefer to be contacted.
  • Understand how we can improve our services, products or information.

We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk. 

d. Building profiles of supporters and targeting communications

We use profiling and screening techniques to ensure communications are relevant and timely, and to provide an improved experience for our supporters. Profiling also allows us to target our resources effectively, which donors consistently tell us is a key priority for them. We do this because it allows us to understand the background of the people who support us and helps us to make appropriate requests to supporters who may be able and willing to give more than they already do.  Importantly, it enables us to raise more funds, sooner, and more cost-effectively, than we otherwise would.

When building a profile we may analyse geographic, demographic and other information relating to you in order to better understand your interests and preferences in order to contact you with the most relevant communications. In doing this, we may use additional information from third party sources when it is available. Such information is compiled using publicly available data about you, for example addresses, listed Directorships or typical earnings in a given area.

3. How do we keep your data safe and who has access to it?

We ensure that there are appropriate technical controls in place to protect your personal details. All information you provide to us is stored on secure servers. Any payments made though our site will be encrypted using SSL technology.

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.

We undertake regular reviews of who has access to information that we hold to ensure that your information is only accessible by appropriately trained staff, volunteers and contractors.

We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006.

We may use external companies to collect or process personal data on our behalf. In this instance we will do comprehensive checks on these companies before we work with them, and put a contract in place that sets out our expectations and requirements, especially regarding how they manage the personal data they have collect or have access to.

We may share your information with selected third parties, only with your prior consent, including:

  • Business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you.
  • Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.

Some of our suppliers run their operations outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Although they may not be subject to same data protection laws as companies based in the UK, we will take steps to make sure they provide an adequate level of protection in accordance with UK data protection law. By submitting your personal information to us you agree to this transfer, storing or processing at a location outside the EEA.

We may need to disclose your details if required to the police, regulatory bodies or legal advisors.

We will only ever share your data in other circumstances if we have your explicit and informed consent.

4. Keeping your information up to date

Where possible we use publicly available sources to keep your records up to date; for example, the Post Office’s National Change of Address database and information provided to us by other organisations as described above.

We really appreciate it if you let us know if your contact details change.

5. Your right to know what we know about you, to make changes or to ask us to stop using your data

You have a right to ask us to stop processing your personal data, and if it’s not necessary for the purpose you provided it to us for (e.g. processing your donation or registering you for an event) we will do so. Contact us on 020 7494 9153 or hello@ioi.london if you have any concerns.

You have a right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you, although we may charge £10 to cover the costs involved.  If there are any discrepancies in the information we provide, please let us know and we will correct them.

If you want to access your information, send a description of the information you want to see and proof of your identity by post to Team Operations Manager, Institute of Imagination, Second Home, 68 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL. We do not accept these requests by email so we can ensure that we only provide personal data to the right person.

If you have any questions please send these to hello@ioi.london, and for further information see the Information Commissioner’s guidance here.