Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives Privacy Policy
Authentic Business Group CIC and its affiliates are committed to respecting your privacy and to complying with applicable data protection and privacy laws. We have provided this Privacy Policy Statement to help you understand how we collect, use and protect your information when you visit our website and when you generally use our services. We wish to help you make informed decisions, so please take a few moments to read the sections below and learn how we may use your personal information.

Who we are
Authentic Business Group CIC is the data controller, and it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
Authentic Business Group CIC
5 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 5RU, United Kingdom
Company Number: 10787730

Personal Information Collection
We endeavour to collect and use your personal information only with your knowledge and consent and typically when you make enquiries, register for information or other services or when you respond to communications  from us (such as questionnaires or surveys).
The type of personal information we may collect could include, for example, your name and postal address, date of birth, gender, telephone and mobile numbers, email address etc. If you choose to provide us with any other personal information it will only be used in support of the intended purposes stated at the time at which it was collected, and subject to any preferences indicated by you. It is our obligation under GDPR to keep your information up to date, to not collect or retain excessive amounts of data, to protect your personal data from loss, misuse or unauthorised access, and to store them and, when appropriate, destroy them securely.

How will we use your information?
From time to time, we may use your information to contact you with information about our activities. We may contact you by email, phone, mail or SMS as per your personal preferences. Such activities may be:
 To inform you of news, events, activities and services; 
To administer attendance records;
 To provide an interactive website where email is used to communicate with users; 
To raise funds and promote the interests of the company;
 To manage our employees and volunteers;
 To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of Gift Aid applications).
You acknowledge that by providing data to us, you consent to the processing of your data in accordance with this Privacy Policy Statement. However, you can contact us at any time to have your details removed from lists used by us, to update your information or to otherwise tell us how you would like to receive information about our services – the choice is yours.
To update your information please email the data administrator (‘enquiries [at] authenticbusiness [dot] solutions’) quote your name and address in the body of the email and tell us what you want to do.

When will we disclose your information to others?
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with staff, members and facilitators of Authentic Business Group CIC /Authentic Lives in order to carry out a service. We will not disclose any personal information to third parties unrelated to Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives without your consent.   We may, however, be obliged to disclose your personal information to meet any legal or regulatory requirements or obligations in accordance with applicable UK or European law.

Our service providers
We do not sell or pass any of your personal information to any other organisations and/or individuals without your express consent, with the following exception – by providing us with your details you are giving us your express permission to transfer your data to our service providers. Where such details are shared we have confidentiality agreements in place that restrict the use of your information to the purpose for which it is provided and ensure it is stored securely and kept no longer than necessary. We may employ agents to carry out tasks on our behalf, such as processing donations. These agents are bound by contract to protect your data and we remain responsible for their actions.

Non-personal Identifying Information (Cookies)
We may use cookies to record details such as a user identity and general registration details on your PC. This helps us recognise you on subsequent visits so that you don’t have to re-enter your registration details each time you visit the Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives website.
Depending upon the type of browser you are using, you may be able to configure your browser so that: (i) you are prompted to accept or reject cookies on an individual basis or (ii) you may be able to prevent your browser from accepting any cookies at all. You should refer to the supplier or manufacturer of your web browser for specific details about cookie security.
We may also collect non-personally identifying information about your visit to our website based on your browsing activities. This information may include the pages you browse for example. This helps us to better manage and develop our website to provide you with a more enjoyable service and experience in the future.

Access to your Information
You can write to us at any time to obtain details of the personal information we may hold about you. Please write to: Data Protection Officer, Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives. 5 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 5RU, UK. Please quote your name and address together with your telephone number or mobile number or email address.
We will take all reasonable steps to confirm your identity before providing you with details of any personal information we may hold about you.

Information Security
Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives recognise that people are increasingly concerned about how personal information is protected from misuse and abuse and about privacy in general. Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives is constantly reviewing and enhancing its technical, physical and managerial procedures and rules to protect your personal data from unauthorised access, accidental loss and/or destruction.
Please be aware that communications over the Internet, such as emails are not secure unless they have been encrypted. Your communications may route through a number of countries before being delivered – this is the nature of the World Wide Web/Internet. Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives cannot accept responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of personal information that is beyond our control.

Privacy Support
Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives reserves the right to amend or modify this Privacy Policy Statement at any time and in response to changes in applicable data protection and privacy legislation.
If you have any enquiry about Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives’ protection and privacy policy or practices, please write to: 
The Data Protection Officer Authentic Business Group CIC / Authentic Lives, 5 Eastern Avenue, Reading RG1 5RU, U.K.

LAST UPDATED: June 3rd 2020

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