UNISON is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and people using our services; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
UNISON will handle your personal data securely and in line with the Data Protection Act 1998. We need it to provide you with the information about current and future UNISON campaigns which may be of interest to you and it will not be shared with any other part of UNISON. We will only contact you in ways that you have agreed that we can. You can update your details and preferences at anytime. This allows you to choose the areas about which contact you.
Privacy and cookies
Information we may collect
We may collect, and store the following kinds of personal data:
- We will collect information which you give to us via email, the various forms on the website or information voluntarily given to us via telephone or postal mail. Some information is gathered when you join or sign up to receive email updates.
- our details may be stored on a "cookie". This is a tiny element of data that our site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive. This small amount of information does NOT contain any private information stored on your computer.
Social media buttons: On many of the pages of the site you will see 'social buttons'. such as share buttons for Twitter, and Facebook 'Like' buttons.
When you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information to improve their services.
You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.
External web services: We use a number of external web services on the UNISON site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display images we sometimes use Flickr; to show videos we use YouTube. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common.
As with the social buttons, these sites may use information about usage of embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services, then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.
Email tracking: Some emails that we send you have no tracking in at all. Other emails we send we put in tracking so that we can tell how much traffic those emails send to our site but we do not know who has clicked, so the data is anonymous e.g. our Million voices campaign emails.
How we may use your information
Personal data submitted on this website will only be used for the purposes it was collected.
We may use your personal information to:
•administer the website;
•improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;
•enable your use of the services available on the website
•send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;
•deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;
•for the purpose of direct marketing if you have opted in to a particular service
Access to your personal records
As an individual, you have a right under the Data Protection Act to obtain information from us, including a description of the data that we hold on you. For detailed information on how UNISON manages requests for access to data, see:
Making a request to access your personal data from UNISON
and should you have any queries concerning this right please contact our Data Protection Officer, UNISON Centre, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY.
If you would prefer to receive any of the information contained in this document in print, please write to :
The Data Protection Officer
130 Euston Road