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The Citizens privacy policy
What this privacy policy covers
The Citizens is strongly committed to protecting personal data and being transparent about why and how we collect, store and use personal data. We may use personal data provided to us for any of the purposes described in this Privacy Notice or as otherwise stated at the point of collection.

Who we are
The Citizens is the data controller for your data. Our company number is 12203634 — and our registered office name is We The Citizens Ltd, 51 Clarkegrove Road, Sheffield, United Kingdom, S10 2NH

What data do we process?
We will process some or all of the following where necessary to fulfil the purpose of our organisation as set out on our website.
• Your name and contact details such as telephone number, address and email;
• When you make donations, appropriate financial details.

How do we process your personal data?
The Citizens will comply with its UK and GDPR legal obligations to keep personal data up to date; to store and destroy it securely; to not collect, retain for an excessive period of time or retain excessive amounts of data; to keep personal data secure, and to protect it from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and to ensure that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

How do we use your personal data?
We use your personal data for some or all of the following purposes:
• To keep you up to date with what we are doing and send you information and resources you have requested;
• To enable us to meet all of our legal and statutory obligations;
• To maintain our own accounts and records;
• To process a payment or donation that you have made (including Gift Aid information);
• To seek your views or comments;
• To keep records of your relationship with us, for example, events attended.

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
• We will always take into account your interests, rights and freedoms.
• Some of our processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation. For example, we are required by HMRC to keep financial records.
• 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 are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and management procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Controlling your personal information
You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information, you may change your mind at any time by writing to, or emailing, us (see contact details on website).

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email or write to us (see contact details on website).

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible.

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