Privacy Policy

The data controller is VONNE, 4th Floor, MEA House, Ellison Place, Newcastle NE1 8XS.  

Purpose and legal basis

When you give us your personal data we will use it in the following ways:

  • to fulfill our membership contract with you
  • to send you information you have consented to receive
  • to fulfill our legitimate organisational interests

And in particular to send you:

  • the ebulletin(s) you have told us you want to receive
  • information about your membership of VONNE, benefits and opportunities
  • invitations to events and information about the event you have registered for
  • for internal record keeping and research purposes and to improve our services

What do we do with your data?

VONNE won’t transfer your personal data internationally; or use your data for automatic profiling. 

We use an external website support company (Consult and Design) and IT support company (AERO) who can access our systems.  We will not share your details with any other third party.  We use a customer relationship management system which is hosted on a secure server.

VONNE does not hold any special categories of data for our members or subscribers, or for any attendees at events hosted by us, or that we are hosting with partners.

We will not keep your information for longer than necessary and delete data in line with our data retention schedule. If you are a member of VONNE or have signed up to one of our ebulletins your data will be kept on our customer relationship management system until you tell us you no longer want membership/to receive our ebulletins.

Applying to work with VONNE

If you apply for a job with VONNE we will use the information from your application form as part of the recruitment short-listing process.  Your information will be stored on our online system for up to one year following receipt of your application unless you tell us to delete it.

We will use the information you share with us in the recruitment process and will refer back to it if you ask us for feedback following the recruitment process.  We may also contact you within one year should the same or a similar role become available in the organisation that we think you may be interested in.

If you are successful in your application we will collect further information from you and will keep it in line with legal requirements.

Your rights

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 you have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

You have the right to see what information VONNE holds about you (a ‘subject access request’) and to ask for the information to be amended if incorrect. To make this request please email vonne@vonne.org.uk.  Your request will be forwarded to the relevant person in the organisation and will be acknowledged. 

Your request will be carried out within one month unless there is good reason for this not to be possible.  In this event we will contact you and explain why we cannot carry out your request within one month.

You have the right to withdraw your consent for us to use your personal data at any time.  If you wish to withdraw your consent please email vonne@vonne.org.uk.  Your request will be forwarded to the relevant person in the organisation and will be acknowledged. 

Your request will be carried out within one month unless there is good reason for this not to be possible.  In this event we will contact you and explain why we cannot carry out your request.

When making a ‘Subject Access Request’ or withdrawing consent, we may need to ask you to identify yourself to ensure the personal data you are contacting us about belongs to you.

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  Find out how to report a concern to the ICO.

Security

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 and offline.

How we use cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of the VONNE website.  Google Analytics collects standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.  For more information please see Google's privacy policy.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies.  For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector.  Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Cookie Name Purpose

Session cookie

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When required, cookies beginning with 'SESS' are used to track an individual's persistent status, such as whether they are logged in.

Google analytics

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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

JavaScript

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We use this cookie to track which browsers are capable of processing JavaScript. JavaScript is a scripting language which provides enhanced interactivity and visual effects.

Cookie acceptance

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This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on this website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting other 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.