Your Privacy, Our Policy

Last updated: 2 February 2021

Privacy — Data, Tech & Black Communities

Who we are

Data, Tech & Black Communities is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund as part of the Tech & Impacted Communities programme.

We are a collective group that aims to both ‘build back better’ and ‘build back fairer.’ We support the UK Black communities’ resilience — to resist and challenge negative consequences of data and technology. We work towards fairness — a future where technology and policy are designed to actively enable and improve the lives of marginalised communities impacted by technology.

We are committed to protecting your privacy and securing the data we collect to maintain your trust and confidence. We will minimise the data we collect, which will never be sold, rented, or traded with other organisations.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on 25 May 2018. We act as a data controller — we collect, disclose, use and manage personal information about you.

In this Privacy Policy, we explain how we collect, disclose, use and manage the personal information we collect from you by mail, in person, over the phone, by email, in social media, through our website, and through third-party websites that contain our forms.

Types of data we collect

Website Cookies

When you visit our website, our platform, Medium.com, uses cookies to collect information about your visit. Cookies are small files placed on your computer when you browse our website. For a detailed description of what data is collected and how Medium.com uses it, please read the Medium.com Privacy Policy.

Information from Employees, Volunteers, and Suppliers

When you apply to work or volunteer to support us, we collect personal information from you. We may collect your name, address, phone number, email, bank details. We do not collect sensitive information such as your ethnicity, gender, and details of disabilities.

We use this information to make decisions on employment, volunteering, and procurement. Our lawful basis for processing this information is our actual or proposed contract with you and our legal obligations.

We use a third-party provider, Google Workspace, to manage your information. Google acts as the data processor for this information. To find out more, please read Google’s privacy policy.

Social Media and Website Comments

We use social media to share messages, updates about our events and news. We allow comments on some pages of our website. We may reply to comments or questions you make to us on social media platforms. Our lawful basis for processing this information is legitimate interests.

Depending on your settings or the privacy policies of social media and messaging services like Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, and LinkedIn, you might permit third parties like ourselves to access the information you share on those platforms.

Information Available Publicly

Public information includes information found in places such as Companies House, your website, or information that has been published or broadcast in the media or on publicly accessible sites online. Our lawful basis for processing this information is legitimate interests.

Third Parties

The National Lottery Community Fund funds us. We do not share personal information with our funders.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you are a data subject. You have the right to view or ask us to amend or delete the personal information we hold about you. Please send your request by email to the project lead Tracey Gyateng.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We regularly review and update this privacy policy to reflect changes in our services, feedback from you, and comply with the law’s changes. When we change our privacy policy, we will revise the last updated date at the top of this document.

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How can technology be designed with empathy and justice? How can we connect as UK Black communities to shape technology’s impact on our lives? How might we build back better and fairer? Join us as we help connect Black people with the resources they need for positive impact.

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Edafe Onerhime

Edafe Onerhime

Edafe Onerhime specialises in making impact with data. Her motto: Data + Design + Culture. She lives in Glasgow, Scotland with her wife and cat. She/Her.

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