The Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse (“EIDA”, “we”, “our”, “us”) is committed to protecting your privacy. We want to be completely transparent about the purposes for which we collect and use your personal information. This Notice sets out our data processing practices and your rights and options regarding the ways in which your personal information is used and collected (including through our website eida.org.uk.
This Notice contains important information about your personal information and privacy rights. Please read it carefully to understand how we use your personal information.
The provision of your personal information to us is voluntary, but if you do not provide certain information we may not be able to contact you – for example, to facilitate your membership of our Network.
If you have any questions please contact us using the contact details included at section 1.
1. Who we are and how to contact us
EIDA is a UK registered company (company number 11703865) at registered address 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE. EIDA is the controller of your personal information where you are involved with the project, such as through the Network or any of our events.
If you have any questions about how we use your personal information and how we comply with our responsibilities, please contact us as follows:
In writing: Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse, Registered Office, 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE
2. How we collect your personal information
We may hold personal information relating to you from a number of sources and will collect personal information about you:
a. When you give it to us directly
For example, when you contact us with a query, sign up to attend an event or join the Network.
b. When we obtain it indirectly
Your personal information may have been shared with us by others – for example your name may have been given to us by your organisation as a point of contact. To the extent that we have not done so already, we will notify you when we receive personal information about you from them, and tell you how and why we intend to use that personal information.
c. When we obtain it from publicly available sources
Your personal information may be available to us from external publicly available sources. For example, you may be referred to us by an existing member of the Network, or of EIDA’s Steering Committee. We may also obtain information regarding potential Network members via open social media such as LinkedIn. The purpose of doing so is to identify the appropriate individuals at organisations which we believe would be interested in joining the Network or becoming involved with EIDA.
3. What personal information we collect
The personal information that we collect and use about individuals includes, but is not limited to:
Name (including title)
Telephone number (office and/or mobile)
Your role in your organisation
Information about your involvement in the Network
Information about your attendance at EIDA events
Correspondence records (if you contact us for any reason we will collect your name, email address and any information you provide to us as part of our correspondence)
4. Special categories of data
Data protection law recognises certain categories of personal information as sensitive and therefore requiring more protection. These categories include information about race or ethnic origins, political opinions, sex life or sexual orientation, religious beliefs and health data. Additionally there are further rules concerning the use of criminal data. We will only process this data if there is a valid reason for doing so and where the law allows us to do so – for example, to cater for dietary requirements at our events.
5. When we will get in touch
When you give us your personal details you may receive follow up information from us directly. These communications will be administrative (for example to confirm Network membership details or to confirm details of an event)
We provide easy ways to stop our marketing, and you can opt out at any time.
6. How to stop or change how we communicate with you
If at any time you wish to stop or change how we communicate with you, or update the information we hold, please do get in touch, using the details in section 1 above.
7. What we do with your personal information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
To provide you with the information or services you have requested, and communicate with you in general
To analyse, evaluate and improve our work, programmes, services, activities or information
To provide updates on our work
To administer and run our Network
To invite and communicate with event participants
To ensure we are not contacting people who have told us not to
To conduct administrative tasks
To satisfy legal obligations which are binding on us
For research purposes
For the prevention of fraud or misuse of services; and
For the establishment, defence or enforcement of legal claims.
8. Lawful processing
We are required to rely on one or more lawful grounds to collect and use the personal information that we have outlined above. We consider the grounds listed below to be relevant:
a. Legitimate interests
Applicable law allows us to collect and use personal information for our or a third party’s legitimate interests, where the use of your personal information is fair, balanced and does not unduly impact your rights.
We rely on this ground to process your personal information when we believe that it is more practical or appropriate than asking for your consent. Where you provide information, we will rely on the legitimate interest ground to communicate with you in most instances (and allow you to communicate with each other and participate in the Network including its events).
You are not obliged to provide your consent when asked, and always have the right to withdraw your consent once given.
Where it is necessary to use your personal information to fulfil a contract with you or to take steps at your request prior to entering into one.
d. Legal obligation
Where the processing of your personal information is necessary for us to comply with a legal obligation to which we are subject.
9. Do we share your personal information?
The personal information we hold about you will be provided to our staff and volunteers who require it in connection with our work and services.
We will disclose your personal information to other Network members on request – this is one of the key purposes and benefits of your membership of the Network. For example, you may be invited to events run jointly with or by other members, where those events are relevant and appropriate to the Network. If you would like further information about this please contact us using the details at section 1 above.
We may disclose your personal information to selected third party processors (such as agents or sub-contractors) for the purposes outlined in this Notice. The third party in question will be required to use any personal information they receive in accordance with our instructions.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information to third parties:
in the event that we buy or sell any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal information to the prospective buyer or seller or such business or assets;
if substantially all of our assets are acquired by a third party, personal information held by us may be one of the transferred assets;
with our professional advisors e.g. lawyers, where necessary to protect our interests;
if we are under any legal or regulatory obligation to do so; and
in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
10. International Data Transfers
Typically, as a UK based organisation, we keep your personal information in the UK. As we sometimes use third parties to process personal information, it is possible that personal information we collect from you will be transferred to and stored in a location outside the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA).
Please note that certain countries outside of the UK or EEA have a lower standard of protection for personal information, including lower security protections. Where your personal information is transferred, stored, and/ or otherwise processed outside the UK or EEA in a country which does not offer an equivalent standard of protection to the UK or EEA, we will take all reasonable steps necessary to ensure that the recipient implements appropriate safeguards to protect your personal information. For instance we may use cloud providers or event management platforms (such as Sport Systems Inc.) to store personal information who have servers in the US and are signed up to the Privacy Shield. If you have any questions about the transfer of your personal information, please contact us using the details at section 1.
11. How long do we keep your personal information?
We will keep your personal information only for as long as required in connection with the purposes for which it was collected and/or is used. As a general rule, unless still required in connection with those purposes, we remove your personal information from our records 6 years after the date on which it was collected. However, in some circumstances we may keep your personal information for longer, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal or regulatory requirements, such as tax and accounting.
In specific circumstances we may also retain your personal information for longer so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges.
If you would like further information about this, please contact us using the details at section 1.
12. Your rights
Where we rely on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
When we use your personal information you have the right to:
Ask us for confirmation of what personal information we hold about you, and to request access to a copy of that information. If we are satisfied that you have a right to see this information, and we are able to confirm your identity, we will, except in very limited circumstances, provide you with this personal information.
Request that we erase the personal information we hold about you, as far as we are legally required to do so.
Ask that we correct any personal information that we hold about you which you believe to be inaccurate.
Object to the use of your personal information where we: (i) process on the basis of the legitimate interests ground; (ii) use it for direct marketing; or (iii) use it for research purposes.
Ask for the provision of your personal information in a machine-readable format (the data portabilityright) to either yourself or a third party, provided that the personal information in question has been provided to us by you, and is being processed by us: (i) in reliance on your consent; or (ii) because it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party; and in either instance, only where we are processing it using automated means.
Ask for processing of your personal information to be restricted if there is disagreement about its accuracy or legitimate usage.
If you decide you do not want to receive any further communications from us, please tell us.
Please note that you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk/concerns.
13. Updating this Privacy Notice
We may update this Notice. If we update this Notice in a way that significantly changes how we use your personal information, we will bring these changes to your attention where reasonably possible. Otherwise, you can access the latest version of this Notice on our website.