Last updated: 24 May 2018
The Global Innovation Fund (“GIF”, “we”, “our”, “us”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We are a company limited by guarantee and Charity established in the United Kingdom with a registered office at 68 Hanbury Street, London, E1 5JL, and for the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), we are the data controller.
Information you give us. You may provide information via filling in forms or applications on our Website (www.globalinnovation.fund), when you apply for funding from us, applying for a job with us, create an account on the Website or by contacting us via email, telephone, instant chat, social media or otherwise. This includes information provided when you register or sign up for our newsletters, events, or publications on the Website and/or when you provide us with feedback on our services or complete surveys. The information that you give us may include your first and last name, company address, email address, phone number, gender and job title. You must ensure that the information you provide to us is accurate and complete and that all registration details (where applicable) contain your real name, address and other requested details. You should notify us of any changes to these as soon as you are able so that we can update our records.
As it is in our legitimate interests to be responsive to you and to ensure the proper functioning of our Website and organisation, we will use the information you give us to:
Technical usage information. When you visit the Website, we collect the information sent to us by your computer, mobile phone, or other access device. This information includes:
We collect this information in order to:
We use Google Analytics which is a web analytics tool that helps us understand how users engage with the Website. Like many services, Google Analytics uses first-party cookies to track user interactions as in our case, where they are used to collect information about how users use our site. This information is used to compile reports and to help us improve our Website. The reports disclose website trends without identifying individual visitors. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this Google page.
We will share your information with law enforcement agencies, public authorities or other organisations if legally required to do so, or if we have a good faith belief that such use is reasonably necessary to:
We will also disclose your information to third parties:
We shall not under any circumstances sell your information to any person for any purpose.
Comments, blogs and other information that you may post on our Website from time to time will be displayed publicly and to other users of, and visitors to, our Website. We recommend that you take great care in disclosing information that may identify you or anyone else. We are not responsible for the protection or security of any information that you post in public areas.
The information that we collect from you will be transferred to and stored at/processed in the European Economic Area (“EEA”), United States and, if applicable to your funding application, other relevant countries outside the EEA. Your personal data is also processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers. Such staff are engaged in, among other things the processing, review and assessment of any application that you may make to us for funding, the negotiation, conclusion and monitoring of funding instruments, the processing of payments and the provision of other services in respect of any of our activities. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy. When your data is processed outside the EEA GIF will ensure that one of the following will apply:
When we transfer your personal data outside the EEA, we have entered into standard data protection clauses adopted pursuant to the European Commission Decisions 2004/915/EC and 2010/87/EU. Please contact Simon Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to examine this.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet or email is not completely secure. GIF will take all appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data against loss, theft and unauthorised use, access or modification. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted through the Website or over email; any transmission is at your own risk.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our Website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential and we ask you not to share any such password with anyone.
We will, from time to time, host links to and from the websites of our affiliates or third parties. If you follow a link to any of these websites, these websites will have their own privacy policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any information to those websites.
We will retain your information as follows:
In certain circumstances you have rights in relation to the personal data we hold about you. We set out below an outline of those rights and how to exercise those rights. Please note that we will require you to verify your identity before responding to any requests to exercise your rights by proof of identification. To exercise any of your rights, please email email@example.com. Please note that for each of the rights below we may have valid legal reasons to refuse your request, in such instances we will let you know if that is the case.
Where you have provided your consent to us processing your personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or clicking on the opt-out or unsubscribe link in our communications.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how we process your personal data, please contact us in the first instance at email@example.com and we will endeavour to deal with your request as soon as possible. This is without prejudice to your right to launch a claim with the Information Commissioner’s Office or the data protection supervisory authority in the EU country in which you live or work where you think we have infringed data protection laws.
Any changes we will make to this policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this policy.
Questions, comments and requests regarding this policy are welcomed and should be addressed to Simon Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
 Note – A list of GIF’s service providers (data recipients) can be found here.
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