This policy explains how our website, commonknowledge.org.uk, collects, manages and uses data. Your privacy is guaranteed. We will collect your details only with your consent and never share this information with anyone—ever. In legal terms, we will handle any collected information in compliance with the GDPR, the General Data Protection Regulation.
A few words on GDPR
What changed with the GDPR 1? – In short, your right to privacy is now more protected. You are legally entitled to ask for a report on how your personal information is being held and handled, as well as request updates to your details. Your data is now required to be securely stored and only held on record for as long as reasonable. You also have the right to ask for your details to be deleted.
GDPR is a positive step towards security and privacy for all of us. This means however, that any site using cookies—which is most—will now (again) ask for your permission, this time there is no assumed consent like we saw with the cookie law some years ago. We will see the fixed panels, pop-ups and similar appear again on sites across the web, this time driven specifically by legislation applying to all EU citizens.
What we collect
When you visit our site, an analytics script will log your IP address (a number unique to your computer) and technical information, such as the device (desktop computer or mobile), operating system, browser and screensize. The purpose of collecting this data is to observe activity on our site and keep improving its structure and functionality for our users. It will only be used internally, exclusively by us for work on our site.
how we handle your data
When we start our conversation—via the forms on our site, emails or calls—we will collect all information in dedicated directories on our local devices as well as in our own online archive. All devices are password-protected, any application data is encrypted, restricted with passcode-access only. We regularly review and backup our records to ensure accuracy and security. All information has only exclusive access, limited to task and solely granted to connected common Knowledge members.
If you have any queries or concerns – use any of our forms to contact John Pipal, one of our founders and the person responsible for all member- and data-related aspects. For the record of your data, please get in touch and ask for a SAR 2 and we will get back to you.
When you get in touch with us by filling in our contact – we will treat your contact information and any other details with the strictest confidence and only for our shared and agreed purpose. Rest assured that we will never pass on your details and, should you request it, will remove all of your information from our records. We only keep what we are legally obliged to.
Our site uses Jetpack for site statistics, a third party service by Automattic 3, to set cookies on your computer. Cookies are small pieces of data which are stored as simple text file in your browser and enable the logging of primarily anonymous technical information. You can easily view and delete these via your browser’s preference settings 4.
- General Data Protection Regulation, in effect from May 25th 2018, see EUR-Lex for legislation text.
- Subject Access Request, → find out how to request your personal information
- usually found under ‘Privacy & Security’ or similar, depending on browser.