COOKIES AND PRIVACY POLICY

1. Privacy Policy
This privacy policy sets out how INDEX: Design to Improve Life uses and protects any information that you give INDEX: Design to Improve Life when you use this website.

INDEX: Design to Improve Life is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

1.1 What we collect
We may collect the following information:

Complete name
Content items that you directly submit or give us access to
Contact information including email address
Demographic information such as country.
Use of the service
Comments
Data from third party social networks that you may use to sign on to INDEX: Design to Improve Life with, such as Facebook or Twitter. You will be prompted to approve authorization of third party use with our site and can completely revoke access later.

No sensitive information is collected unless provided by you.

1.2 What we do with the information we gather
It’s only in our mutual best interest that we keep our service and any communications relevant to you. We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.
We may send you mails relating to your use of the service, your user account or updates regarding the service.
We also use data processors located in USA and transfer data to USA. The data processors participate in the EU-US Privacy Shield framework.

1.3 Security
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

1.4 How we use Cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

1.5 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, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such 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.

1.6 Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

We will store the information you provide us with for as long as you are signed up for our services. If you ask to delete your account all public data will be deleted immediately. Some analytics or backed up data might be kept for up 12 months after the deletion of your account.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please update your information by accessing your user account. You should always have access to the email address used for your user account.

You have the right to request INDEX: Design to Improve Life to give you access to the processed personal data regarding you, to under certain circumstances rectify, erase or restrict processing of personal data, or to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller.

You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority of the EU Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement. You can find the relevant supervisory authority on the Article 29 Working Party website. The GDPR can be accessed on this link: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679.

INDEX: Design to Improve Life may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 25 2018.