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Privacy Policy

Who we are

No More Faith Schools (NMFS) is a campaign run by the National Secular Society (NSS), which is a data controller under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

This policy is specifically for the NMFS campaign website. The wider NSS privacy policy is available at https://www.secularism.org.uk/terms-and-conditions.html .

Legal bases for processing

Consent

All information provided via this website is freely given. Users consent to the storage of data. Anyone who joins the NMFS mailing list consents to receiving emails. The option to unsubscribe is included in each email.

A person can withdraw consent to processing by using the contact form on this website or by contacting the NSS office.

By signing our petition, you consent to us sharing the information with any government agencies to whom we present the petition. We will not publicise your identity but may use your comments as part of our campaign. Typically, the format for this is to display first name and location. We will take additional care with unusual names.

Legitimate interests

It is within the legitimate interests of the NSS to use the comments and information that members of the public provide via this website for research and campaigning. We may quote extracts from personal stories, although we will take care remove or anonymise identifying information. We are aware that the information provided may relate to children and reveal individual political and religious beliefs. We will treat such information with especial sensitivity. If you have any concerns about our use of the information you have provided, please contact us.

Third parties

We will not pass your personal details to third parties for marketing purposes.

Our IT support, hosting and website providers may have access to your data in the course of their service provision. We have data processing agreements with these companies and they will not retain your data for longer than necessary or use it for any purpose other than fulfilment of their contract with us.

We will pass our petition to government bodies at some point.

Letters to MPs will be sent to the relevant MP.

Your rights

Please not that if you are or have ever been an NSS member or donor, your rights are more complex. Please see the privacy policy on our main website for details.

Access to information

We can provide you with the information that we hold on you free of charge (although a charge may be made for excessive or repetitive requests). Requests should be made via the contact form or by contacting the NSS office. We will need to verify your identity before we can comply.

Rectification

We can correct any errors on your record upon request. We may need to verify your identity before we can comply with your request.

Erasure

You can request to have all or some of your data removed from our systems. We will comply within a month (or three months if requests are numerous or complex). You can withdraw from the petition up until the point it is submitted or request deletion of your story. Please note that in the event of us quoting a story in any publication, we may need to retain its provenance. This does not prevent you from being removed from our central database.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

PETITIONS/LETTERS TO MP

Comments from petitions/letters to MPs may be used to promote the related campaign/encourage others to sign.

Example

Comments will be partially anonymised (first name, town - unless requested otherwise) and specific information may be removed to preserve this level of anonymity. Please identify in your comment (or email admin@secularism.org.uk) if you do not want your comments used in this way.

Identifying information may be provided to the recipient of the petition for validation purposes.