Right Start Foundation International (RSFI) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and any information you provide us, which we will hold securely and safely.
Right Start Foundation International (“us”, “we”, or “our”) is an UK Registered Charity (Number: 1108939) and operates the websites (the “Sites”) rightstart.org.uk, c-thru.org.uk, and readandrise.org.uk .
By visiting this website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act) and subsequent UK legislation and regulations, including the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Data Controller is the Right Start Foundation International.
If you have any questions about this policy or how your data is handled, please contact the RSFI Data Protection Officer and: –
Write to: 98 Golden Hillock Road, Birmingham, B10 0DX, England, UK
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone to: +44 (0) 121 4480550
RSFI and the Sites will fully comply with and has a legal duty to protect the personally identifiable information that you provide and how it is used as set out in the GDPR.
We may collect information about you whenever you interact with us. Such as but is not limited to when you enquire about our activities, register to volunteer, sign-up to receive information from us about a campaign, newsletter or event, post content to our social media sites, attend a meeting with us and provide your personal information, take part in one of our events and correspond with us via our Sites, email, phone, SMS, social media or post.
We may also collect technical information automatically about you whenever you visit our Sites. Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Sites (“Log Data”).
We will only ever collect the information and data that we need to fulfill your request and that what will be useful to help deliver and improve our services. You don’t have to disclose any of this information to browse our sites.
The personal information we collect and process might include but is not limited to your name, date of birth, email address, postal address and telephone number.
We may also collect sensitive categories of personal data, such as information about your ethnicity, if this is required for the purpose of you having contacted us and/or us fulfilling our obligations. We collect sensitive categories of personal data only if we are permitted to do so by data protection law. Article 9 of the GDPR defines sensitive data as information about an individual’s race, ethnic origin, politics, religion, trade union membership, genetics, biometrics (where used for ID purposes), health, sex life, or sexual orientation.
When you visit our Sites we collect Log data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Sites that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
Wherever possible we use aggregated or anonymous information which does not identify individual visitors to our Sites. This Log data is collected using small data files called “cookies” – please see the section below on “Cookies”.
We operate social media platforms. These platforms are, in most cases, operated outside of the EU and do not comply with current Data Privacy Act and subsequent GDPR provision although they may well conform to the U.S Privacy Shield protocol.
It is our process and protocol that any personally identifiable data gathered on these platforms is only in response to users interacting out of their own volition with our pages. The contact is deemed as a legitimate enquiry. The personal contact data is removed from the site once the enquiry is processed or the user has requested so.
We collect this information for the purpose of promoting the aims of the RSFI and communicating effectively and appropriately with our supporters and the participants of our events. The lawful basis for which we process your information is:
All information about you that we collect or receive, whether of a personal or technical nature, may be used by us in the following ways:
Your data will not be shared or disclosed outside of the RSFI, except where required to do so, if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.
Your data may be shared or disclosed outside of the RSFI, when we use third-party support services, such as, but not limited to, project management tools, accounting systems, mailing, emailing and hosting data centre and only once satisfied that any such use of data will accord with this policy.
Explicit, informed consent will be sought from individuals whenever and wherever required in accordance with data protection law.
We recognise the concerns that many people have about giving personal information online. 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 data we process and store. We will take reasonable steps to protect your information in accordance with this policy, including (without limitation):
All data sent via website forms is passed through a third party relay service.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not 100% secure. As a result, whilst we cannot absolutely guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of data will not occur while it is under our control, we use our best efforts to prevent this and protect your personal information. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
We can only keep your personal data for as long as necessary for the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
The precise length of time we hold your personal data for varies depending on the individual circumstances, but in determining the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
We regularly review our retention periods to ensure that we are not keeping your data for longer than necessary. Details of retention periods for different aspects of your personal data are available by contacting the RSFI Data Protection Officer at the address below.
Given that the Internet is a global environment, using it to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. This means for instance that data you pass to us may be processed outside the European Economic Area (EEA), although the data will always be held securely and we will take steps to ensure that any third-party organisation we engage to process data on our behalf provides an adequate level of protection in accordance with GDPR. By submitting your personal information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing at a location outside the EEA.
RSFI is concerned to protect the privacy of children aged under 13. We will seek consent from a parent or guardian before collecting personal information about a child aged under 13. We will not knowingly request or collect from a child any information online that can be traced to the child, such as an email address, name, or information about the child’s family. Unless a parent or guardian consents to such use in advance, we will not knowingly use information that a child provides to us for any purpose.
You have the following rights under law in respect of your personal information:
Should you wish to exercise any of these rights, you may do so at any time by contacting the RSFI Data Protection Officer at the address given below.
In some cases, we are permitted to and may charge a fee of no more than £10 in respect of our administrative costs. We will act in accordance with your instructions as soon as reasonably possible.
If you would like to request the information we hold about you under a Subject Access Request (SAR), you should contact our RSFI Data Protection Officer at the address given below.
If you feel that your rights have been breached in any way, you should contact our RSFI Data Protection Officer at the address given below.
or lodge an official complaint with the
Information Commissioner’s Office
Write to: Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF
Website to to: www.ico.org.uk
Phone to: +44 (0) 01625 545 745
The Sites may, from time to time, contain links to and from other non-RSFI websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
As already stated, Right Start Foundation International (RSFI) operates the websites (the “Sites”) rightstart.org.uk, c-thru.org.uk, and readandrise.org.uk .
A cookie is a small text file which is transferred on to your computer, smartphone or tablet via your web browser to help our Sites provide a better user experience.
Cookies may be “temporary” or “session” cookies, used while you visit our Sites. They are deleted when you close your browser, or “permanent” cookies, which stay on your device’s permanent storage until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them after a certain period. Please see your web browser ‘Help/Options/Preferences’ menu for more information on how to change settings.
We currently use a small number of cookies on our Sites for a variety of purposes including to track your visit and understand how to serve you better in the future.
When you first visit our site, you are given the option to opt-out of cookies but please be aware that this may negatively impact on your ability to view and use content on our website.
Our Sites currently use the following cookies:
For websites Forms
Congnito Forms – For more information please go to https://www.cognitoforms.com/privacy
Google Maps – For more information please go to https://policies.google.com/privacy
Google Analytics – For more information please go to https://policies.google.com/privacy
Instagram – For more information please go to https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388
Youtube – For more information please go to https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399?p=privacy_guidelines&hl=en&visit_id=0-636626954450180000-590266630&rd=1
These cookies do not identify you directly as they do not collect information such as your name or email address. However, the information collected by these cookies will be linked to a unique user identifier code. This is a random sequence of numbers and letters which we can use to link information collected by the cookies back to you without the cookies collecting your name or email address. This allows us to use the information collected by the cookies to understand more about your viewing habits and your interests so that we can make our advertising and marketing more relevant to you.
Additional cookies may sometimes be set by third-party services used through our Sites. These include but are not necessarily limited to Google, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.
None of the cookies above contain any personal data or information that could be used to identify you personally. Their purpose is solely to improve the functionality and quality of service of our Sites for all users.
You may prefer to disable or manage the cookies set by our Sites or any other website or service. The most effective way to do this is to disable or manage cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the ‘Help/Options/Preferences’ menu of your browser to change settings.
Many browsers give a range of options for managing cookies, including obtaining consent for every cookie, blocking certain types of cookie and blocking cookies from unrecognised websites. You can set your browser to block all cookies; however, you should be aware that many websites will not work as smoothly as you are used to and some basic functionality that is dependent on cookies will not work at all.
For more information about cookies you can learn more by visiting www.aboutcookies.org
The links below take you to the ‘Help’ sections for each of the major browsers so that you can find out more about how to manage your cookies.
Tools to help you to OPT OUT from google: