Privacy Policy

This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our website.

The UK Medical Freedom Alliance is the data controller, and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Direct Interactions

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by when you sign up to join our organisation and agree to receive our newsletter and information in future. We do not collect or process any special category data.

Automated Technologies or Interactions

As you interact with our website, we will automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal data by using cookies, server logs and other similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites employing our cookies. Please see our cookies information for further details.

Technical Data from the following parties:

Purposes for which we will use your personal data

We use the information that you have given us in order to:

Disclosures of your personal data

We may share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out above:

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.

Analytical or performance cookies

These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Functionality cookies

These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

We do not share the information collected by the cookies with any third parties.

Lawful Basis

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

How we store your personal information and how long will we use your personal data

Your information is securely stored electronically in our IT system within the United Kingdom. Volunteer identification is stored, in hard copy form only, in a secure area with limited access.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.

By law we have to keep basic information about some customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.

We will then dispose your information by deleting all of your personal data from our systems.

Third-party links

This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.

Your data protection rights

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see your legal rights below for further information.

Under the data protection law, you have rights including:In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at enquiries@ukmedfreedom.org if you wish to make a request

Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy notice was last updated on 24th May 2021.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at enquiries@ukmedfreedom.org for data protection queries.

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113 | ICO website: www.ico.org.uk

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