Alternative Proteins Association and APA are the names in common use of Alternative Proteins Association Limited, a company limited by guarantee (no. 14038904) in England & Wales under company registration no. and whose registered office is at 116 Park Street, London, W1K 6AF, England, W1H 1DP. Under this policy, the data controller is Alternative Proteins Association Limited.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we ("Alternative Proteins Association/APA") process personal data that you provide to us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
We operate as forum whereby you choose to sign up to receive information from us, and in doing so must consent to our policy, and our terms.
INFORMATION WE COLLECT AND HOW
When you use our Website or communicate with us, including attending any event we organise, we may collect certain Personal Data that can be used to identify you. Any data that does not enable you to be identified will not be considered Personal Data.
We may collect information and Personal Data from you:
Via your interaction with our Website;
Through social media engagement including responses to online advertisement;
Over the phone; or
In person (e.g. paper based records).
We may collect and process the following data about you:
Personal Data that we require in order to keep you informed of our work and activity will include: First name, Last name, Gender, Date of birth, Email or Physical Address, Telephone numbers and social media account information. Other information may be gathered depending on the circumstances.
We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
Information we obtain from third parties
We may receive information about you from our third party service providers (such as Google Analytics or social media platforms like Facebook), who collect this information through our social media or from interaction with our Websites in accordance with their own privacy policies.
Special category data
The information you may provide to us may include personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions and other special categories of data. Such categories of data may be considered Special Categories of Personal Data for the purposes of the Applicable Data Protection Law unless they are adequately anonymised. We shall always process such personal data with suitable care and in accordance with the data protection law.
Use of Personal Data
We may use information about you for various purposes, including to: Provide, maintain and improve our website and social media content, and to communication with you which will include sending you newsletters and other information on our activity or political content that we think will be of interest to you.
Sharing of Information
We may share information about you with consultants and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf, to maintain our online content or output of information; in response to a request for information if we believe disclosure is in accordance with any applicable law, regulation or legal process, or as otherwise required by any applicable law, rule or regulation; if we believe your actions are inconsistent with Terms then with our legal advisors.
Social Sharing Features
Our online content may offer social sharing features and other integrated tools (such as the Facebook “Like” button), which let you share actions you take on our Sites with other media, and vice versa. The use of such features enables the sharing of information with your friends or the public, depending on the settings you establish with the entity that provides the social sharing feature. For more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and processing in connection with social sharing features, please visit the privacy policies of the entities that provide these features.
Aggregated Anonymised Data
The information we collect from you may be combined with information provided by others, but only in an anonymised format, to produce aggregated anonymised data sets for research purposes. We refer to this combined data as ‘Aggregated Data.’ Aggregated Data is not considered to be Personal Data as it does not reveal your identity.
LEGAL BASIS FOR USING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
The legal bases we rely upon to use your Personal Data may include the [Terms] we have with you, your consent and our legitimate interests, or where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation. Where processing special category data this will be by consent or the contract you have with us. Please contact us if you require further details concerning the specific legal ground(s) we are relying on to process your Personal Data.
We offer here non-exhaustive examples of the ways in which we use your Personal Data and the legal bases we may rely upon to do so:
If you are a member, our legal basis for processing is your consent in joining.
To administer our Website our legal basis for processing is legitimate interests for running APA.
We may use your Personal Data if you apply for employment with us, processed under consent and then under contract if you become employed by us.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your Personal Data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
We limit access to your Personal Data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to process it.
Your Personal Data will likely be retained for as long as you remain subscribed to APA. Any Personal Data deemed no longer relevant is deleted. Though we will retain and use your Personal Data to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.
If we have taken steps to anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) we may use this indefinitely for analytical, research and statistical purposes.
The UK GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:
The right to be informed – is met by this policy and the information provided when you have contact with us.
The right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify Personal Data you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
The right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
The right to restrict processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
The right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer your Personal Data to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
The right to object – You have the right to object to the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances.
Your right to access the Personal Data we hold about you
You have the right to make a request to access your Personal Data (known as a “Data Subject Access Request” or “SAR”).
We aim to respond electronically to all SARs within 28 days. We may require you to prove your identify before we reply to ensure we do not give out personal data to the wrong person. In circumstances where it may take us longer to respond (for example if your request is particularly complex or if you have made a series of requests), we will notify you. We do not charge a fee for responding to a SAR. However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your SAR is manifestly unfounded or excessive.
OPT-OUT & UNSUBSCRIBE
We respect your privacy and give you an opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications. Users may opt-out of receiving any or all communications from us by contacting us or selecting the ‘Unsubscribe’ option on their email.
If you have a question please contact our Data Controller at firstname.lastname@example.org
We ask that you try to resolve any issues with us first, although you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) at any time about our processing of your personal information.
If you are unhappy with the way that we have processed or handled your data then you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO contact information is:
Information Commissioner's Office
Telephone: 0303 123 1113
Fax: 01625 524510
Date last updated: 15 February 2022