Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for the As Seen From The Sidecar website and explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and what choices you have. Note that our website may also link to external sites that are not operated by us, so please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.

We may change this policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By browsing our website and using our services you’re agreeing to be bound by this policy.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent to us by email to contact@asseenfromthesidecar.org or via our contact form.

This policy was last updated on 25th May 2018.

Summary

Here is a summary of our privacy policy. Further information on each section can be found below.

1. Who are we?

We are two guys, Matt and Reece, attempting a record-breaking circumnavigation of the Earth on a motorbike and sidecar to raise awareness of modern day slavery.

2. How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you submit our contact form, subscribe to our newsletter, comment on our blog, donate to our cause or browse our website.

3. What information do we collect & how is it used?

We only collect information which allows us to respond to enquiries, subscribe you to our newsletter, share blog comments, accept donations and to facilitate website analytics.

4. Controlling your information

You have certain rights concerning the information we hold about you, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us.

5. Use of cookies

This website uses cookies. By browsing this website you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.

6. Security

We have taken steps to ensure that all of the information you provide to us is collected, transferred and stored in a secure way.

7. Data breaches

Where appropriate we will promptly notify you of any unauthorised access to your personal information.

8. Complaints

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information you can contact us directly and we will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response you can also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

1. Who are we?

We are two guys, Matt and Reece, attempting a record-breaking circumnavigation of the Earth on a motorbike and sidecar to raise awareness of modern day slavery. The following people are to be considered website administrators for the purposes of accessing your personal data as outlined below: Matt Bishop, Reece Gilkes and Todd Specht. If you require more information about these people or their roles please contact us.

2. How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you submit our contact form, subscribe to our newsletter, comment on our blog or make a donation. We also use Google Analytics to collection information from you as you browse our website.

3. What information do we collect & how is it used?

We collect information to allow us to respond to your enquiries and provide you with out newsletter. We also collect information to allow us to monitor the day-to-day operations of the website such as referral links and website traffic. See the Google Analytics section of this policy for more details.

3.1. Sensitive Data

We do not gather sensitive personal data (e.g. health, genetic, biometric data; racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions.) We expressly request that you do not provide any such sensitive data to us.

3.2. Children’s Information

Our website and services are not directed to children under 13. If you learn that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without consent please contact us.

3.3. Site Features

3.3.1. Contact Form

When contacting us via our contact form we ask you to provide your name and email address so that we can respond to your message. This information will be sent via email to contact@asseenfromthesidecar.org so that we can respond to you directly and a copy will also be stored in our website’s database for reference. Your information may be shared with other people within our organisation if it will allow us to better respond to your query. This information is stored in our website database to which only the website administrators have access and will be kept indefinitely unless you explicitly request that they be deleted.

3.3.2. Comments

If you leave a comment on our blog we will ask you to provide your name, email address and optionally a website link so that we can identify who left the comment. We will also publicly display your name alongside your comment for other visitors to see and link to your website if you provided one. This allows you to ask questions or otherwise discuss aspects of our website. This information is stored in the website database to which only the website administrators have access and it is not shared with any third-parties. We will keep this information indefinitely unless you explicitly request that they be deleted. To maintain flow of conversation comments may not always be deleted on request, but all personally identifying information will be removed.

3.3.3. Donations

If you choose to make a donation we will ask for your name and Twitter handle so that we can identify who made the donation. We may also ask for your address if you are donating in return for a physical reward. We will publicly display your name alongside your donation amount and any optional comment you make for other visitors to see. This allows us to showcase the donations we have received and publicly acknowledge our donors. This information is stored in the website database to which only the website administrators have access. Some of the information provided will also be shared with Stripe to facilitate the financial transaction, please see the section on Stripe below for more details. We do not ever see your financial details ourselves and we do not store any information about the transaction which isn’t explicitly listed in this policy. We will keep your donation information indefinitely unless you explicitly request that it be deleted. To maintain consistency in our donation total donations may not always be deleted on request but all personally identifying information will be removed.

3.4. Third Parties

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties and we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We make use of the following third-parties who may have access to your data:

3.4.1. Google Analytics

When visiting our site we collect information on your browsing behaviour including an anonymised copy of your IP address. This information is collected so that we can analyse website traffic, performance, page popularity, SEO effectiveness and otherwise allow us to improve our website. To achieve this we will share the collected information with Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Only the website administrators have access to the Google Analytics account. We will store this information indefinitely. Additionally we have agreed to Google Inc.’s Data Processing Amendment terms.

Google Inc. may use the data collected to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services as well as to contextualise and personalise the ads of its own advertising network. Please see Google Inc.’s privacy policy for full details. Google Inc. is based in the US and is a Privacy Shield participant. You can also opt-out of Google Analytics.

3.4.2. Google reCAPTCHA

Google reCAPTCHA is a spam protection service provided by Google Inc. which we use to reduce the opportunity for abuse of our website by filtering automated attempts at submitting our forms. It requires the use of cookies and the collection of usage data. Please see Google Inc.’s privacy policy for full details. Google Inc. is based in the US and is a Privacy Shield participant.

3.4.3. Google Maps

Google Maps is a maps visualisation service provided by Google Inc. that allows us to display an interactive map. It requires the use of cookies and the collection of usage data. Please see Google Inc.’s privacy policy for full details. Google Inc. is based in the US and is a Privacy Shield participant.

3.4.4. MailChimp

If you choose to subscribe to our newsletter we will ask you to provide your name and email address so that we can add you to our MailChimp address book and periodically send you updates via email. We will not store this information ourselves but will share it with MailChimp, an email address management and message sending service provided by The Rocket Science Group LLC, to be kept until you unsubscribe or otherwise explicitly request to be removed from the mailing list. Only the website administrators have access to the MailChimp account. See MailChimp’s privacy policy for full details. The Rocket Science Group LLC is based in the US and is a Privacy Shield participant.

3.4.5. Stripe

If you choose to make a donation will will ask you for financial details to that we can charge you. We do not store this information ourselves but will share it with Stripe, a payment gateway service who we use to facilitate financial transactions. Stripe will keep this information as set out in their own privacy policy. Only the website administrators have access to the Stripe account. See Stripe’s privacy policy for full details. Stripe is based in the US and is a Privacy Shield participant.

3.4.6. YouTube

The YouTube widget is a video content visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows us to directly incorporate videos hosted with YouTube on the website. It requires the use of cookies and the collection of usage data. Please see Google Inc.’s privacy policy for full details. Google Inc. is based in the US and is a Privacy Shield participant.

3.5. Do Not Track

We do not currently support “Do Not Track” requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services it uses honor “Do Not Track” requests please read their privacy policies linked above.

3.6. Hosting and Server Logs

Our website is hosted by Create Element and by browsing this site you are agreeing to the terms set out in Create Element’s privacy policy in addition to the terms in this policy.

4. Controlling your information

You have certain rights concerning the information we hold about you, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you wish to exercise these rights please contact us and be sure to include your email address since this is the unique identifier we use to identify and collate personal information.

4.1. Requesting a copy of your information

You may request a copy of any data we hold about you. Upon request, we will provide a CSV file containing the personal data we hold on record about you.

4.2. Updating or correcting your information

If you change email address, or if any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us so we may correct our records.

4.3. Deleting your information

You have the right to request erasure of your personal information. Unless there is a compelling reason for the data not to be erased (for example, if we need to use that data to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations), your personal data will be deleted on request.

5. Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. These are used to ensure the correct operation of our website, as well as in any way stated in section 3 above.

By using and browsing this website you consent to cookies being used in accordance with this policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this look at the help menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may noticeably restrict your use of this website.

6. Security

In order to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. These steps include the following:

  • Encryption in transit: all information is sent over secure connections using modern encryption
  • Data minimisation: we only collect and store the information that is essential to the operation of our website as outlined above
  • Password best practice: all administrator and user accounts have strong passwords
  • Security best practice concerning devices (PCs, laptops, mobile devices), online accounts, physical access and storage
  • Training and accountability on data protection

For more information on the security aspects of our data storage and hosting servers please refer to the Create Element Security Policy.

7. Data Breaches

Steps have been taken to minimise the risk of a data breach, as well as the impact of any breach should it occur. For more information on the security aspects of our data storage and hosting servers please refer to the Create Element Security Policy.

Where appropriate we will promptly notify you of any unauthorised access to your personal information.

8. Complaints

If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information you can contact us directly and we will investigate the matter.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal information not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).