Privacy Policy Statement

The Fair Tax Mark is committed to ensuring the best standards of practice in all its activities. Visitors to the Fair Tax website can be assured that the protection of privacy and confidentiality are given the highest priority. All personal information is collected, held and used in strict compliance with the  General Data Protection Regulation.

Information Collected

The Fair Tax Mark does not collect any personal information from visitors to its website other than information that is knowingly and voluntarily given. Anonymous information is collected, such as the number of visitors to the website in a given period, but it is purely statistical and cannot be used to identify an individual user.

Cookies are used for the benefit of the user experience and the website. Use of the site is considered to be implicit permission to set them. Nothing the site does tracks the user other than in pseudo-anonymous ways for the purposes of social media and Google Analytics. If the user is unhappy with this, then the only option is to leave the site and not return.

Visitors interested in the Fair Tax Mark can provide contact details via a fill-in form. Visitors cannot be contacted unless such information is given. Visitors are also invited to give additional information for use in the web fixing process. This data is stored in our Mailchimp database. Typical data provided is name, post code and email address.

Use of Information

The information collected will be used to contact you with further details of the Fair Tax Mark project. You will always have the ability to opt out of any future mailings on any emails you receive from us.

Data Security

The Fair Tax Mark takes appropriate measures to safeguard the information it holds from unauthorised access or improper use.
Any third parties (volunteers) to whom information is transferred are made aware of these security practices and are also required to take reasonable precautions to protect the transferred information. We will not share your data other than with the purpose of supporting Fair Tax Mark activities. It will not be transferred to any third parties except those used to carry out essential services for the Fair Tax Mark, for example, Mailchimp.

Integrity of Data

The Fair Tax Mark takes all reasonable measures to ensure that the information it holds is accurate. In particular it uses reliable collection methods and destroys or converts to an anonymous form any out-of-date data. Individuals may request details of all personal information held by the Fair Tax Mark so as to contest inaccurate or incomplete data, verify the information and have it corrected as appropriate. Data will be held on record for up to 10 years, from the most recent contact with you.

Enforcement

Any queries relating to the Fair Tax Mark collection or use of personal information should be addressed to Fair Tax Mark c/o ECRA publishing Ltd Unit 21, 41 Old Birley Street, Manchester, M15 5RF, UK. Alternatively, email the Fair Tax Mark with a request for information, or to be deleted from our database.

Update

This policy has been updated in May 2018, to take account of GDPR requirements. Our previous statement – February 2014 – covered the regulations under the Data Protection Act 1998.