What data do we collect
Coastal Partners gathers and uses certain information about individuals through our website and stakeholder engagement events. Personal data we collect can include some of the following:
- Questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your contact information such as your name and email address
- Website usage data (see section on Cookies below)
- Demographic information such as postcode when you sign up to our newsletter
Why do we collect data
Collecting data helps us understand what you are looking for from Coastal Partners, enabling us to provide better services and information. Specifically, we may use data:
- To respond to any feedback or requests you send us, if you’ve asked us to
- To improve our services and information
- To send you information to which you have subscribed to
Managing the data we collect
Your data will not be shared with third parties other than with our Coastal Partners, partner organisations where relevant and suitable. We will not sell or rent your data to third parties or share your data with third parties for marketing purposes.
We will share your data if we are required to do so by law – for example, to government authorities as permitted and necessary. This may include disclosing your personal data to regulators, or law enforcement authorities. We may transfer and disclose the data we collect about you for the following reasons:
- To comply with a legal obligation, including, but not limited to responding to a court order;
- To prevent fraud;
- To comply with an inquiry by a government agency or other regulator;
- To address security or technical issues; or
- To assist government entities in responding to an emergency
How long do we keep the data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as it is needed for the purposes set out above and for as long as the law requires us to. The retention period is detailed on the service specific privacy notice
How do we protect your data
We are committed to ensuring that your personal data is secure. To prevent unauthorized access, loss or disclosure, we have put in place security controls that reduce the risks of a security breach of your personal data.
We will hold your information securely. To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with Data Protection Legislation.
Links from our site
Our website may contain links to other websites. Please note that we have no control of external websites. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.
Cookies and how we use them
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s hard drive. It enables our websites to identify your computer as you view different pages on our websites. Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit. Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
- Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve website structure, design, content and functions
- Store information about your preferences. Websites can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting
- To recognise when you return to our websites. We may show your relevant content or provide functionality you used previously
Last updated February 2022