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This privacy policy sets out how RenewableUK uses and protects any information that you give RenewableUK when you use RenewableUK services, including this website.

RenewableUK may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org which gives step-by-step guidance on how to control and delete cookies for your browser type.

 

Links 

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

 

Data Protection

Personal data

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:

“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

How we use your information

This privacy notice tells you how we, RenewableUK, will collect and use your personal data for running events, representing our industry as a trade body, and communicating with you about relevant events and other industry news.

 

Why does RenewableUK need to collect and store personal data?

In order for us to provide you with a service as a provider of industry information, industry events, and industry business to business opportunity, we need to collect personal data for correspondence and service provision. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.

In terms of being contacted for marketing purposes RenewableUK would contact you for additional consent.

 

Will RenewableUK share my personal data with anyone else?

We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to RenewableUK in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the delivery of services at this event which they provide to you on our behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with RenewableUK’s procedures. If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise.

 

How will RenewableUK use the personal data it collects about me?

RenewableUK will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. RenewableUK is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.

 

Under what circumstances will RenewableUK contact me?

Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.

 

Can I find out the personal data that the organisation holds about me?

RenewableUK at your request, can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If RenewableUK does hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:

  • Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation that has determined how and why to process your data. In some cases, this will be a representative in the EU.
  • Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
  • The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
  • If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of RenewableUK or a third party, information about those interests.
  • The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
  • Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
  • If we intend to transfer the personal data to a third country or international organisation, information about how we ensure this is done securely. The EU has approved sending personal data to some countries because they meet a minimum standard of data protection. In other cases, we will ensure there are specific measures in place to secure your information.
  • How long the data will be stored.
  • Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
  • Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
  • How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
  • Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
  • The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
  • Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.

To request this information please use RenewableUK's Subject Access Request Form.

What forms of ID will I need to provide in order to access this?

RenewableUK accepts the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested:

Either a passport, driving licence, birth certificate or utility bill (from last 3 months).

 

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer / GDPR Owner:

Maf Smith
RenewableUK
Greencoat House
Francis Street
London
SW1P 1DH
Tel. +44 (0)20 7901 3000
Email dpo@RenewableUK.com

 

A downloadable version of our Privacy Policy is available here. We have specific Privacy Policy Statements relating to individual events and membership, which can be found on the relevant webpages.

 

Contact Us
  • Greencoat House Francis Street,
    London SW1P 1DH, UK
  • Tel: +44 (0)20 7901 3000
  • Fax: +44 (0)20 7901 3001