The way we use, store and access data in the European Union is changing and as a result we are changing too.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes in to effect on 25th May 2018, it requires all organisations within the EU to take necessary steps to protect the personal data of their customers, service users, contractors, employees and suppliers. It also gives you more control over your own data and more information on how your data is used.

We have always been serious about data protection, but to ensure we comply with the EU’s new regulation, we have made a few changes to our Privacy Policy and will be implemented new privacy controls right through our organisation.

We have outlined these key changes to our Privacy Policy below:

  • We will now ask you to ‘double opt in’ to receive our newsletter, all this means is that once you have signed up to receive our newsletter, we will send you a quick email checking that you are happy to receive this
  • If you have been signed up to receive updates from us previously, you should have now received an email asking you to re-sign up. If you do not re-sign up, you will no longer continue to receive updates from Advocacy Focus
  • We have introduced our Newsletter FAQs to our Privacy Policy (you can read these here) which provides more information on what data we collect, how we use it and where it is stored in regards to marketing purposes
  • We are making it easier for you to unsubscribe, when you receive an email newsletter from us it will now be easier to unsubscribe – and please remember that you can unsubscribe at any time
  • We have now included a ‘Donating Online’ policy that tells you more about how we handle your data and financial information when you make a donation via our website. You can read this via our Privacy Policy.
To read our Privacy Policy in full please click here.

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