Privacy Policy2019-10-04T13:01:27+01:00

Privacy Policy

At The Talking Revolution, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about you, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others, how we keep it safe and secure and your rights and choices in relation to your information.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to info@thetalkingrevolution.org or by writing to The Data Protection Officer, The Talking Revolution, c/o Dialogics Consultancy Ltd, 63 Meadvale Road, London W5 1LP.

Who are we?

We are The Talking Revolution (TTR), an initiative that aims to improve the quality of human connection worldwide through promoting the skills of creative conversation.

TTR is a project of Dialogics Consultancy Ltd, whose directors are Peter Osborn and Edward Canfor-Dumas.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you in the following ways:

Information you give us directly

For example, we may obtain information about you when you contact us by email or register to receive information from us, to leave a comment, or to purchase products and services through our website.

Information you give us indirectly

Your information may be shared with us by third parties; for example, subcontractors acting on our behalf who provide us with technical, payment or delivery services, our business partners, advertising networks analytics providers and search information providers.

You should check any privacy policy provided to you where you give your data to a third party.

When you visit this website

Although we don’t do this at the moment, at some point in the future we may, like many companies, start automatically to collect:

    • technical information, including the type of device you’re using, the IP address, browser and operating system being used to connect your computer to the internet. This information may be used to improve the services we offer
    • information about your visit to this website, for example we collect information about pages you visit and how you navigate the website, i.e. length of visits to certain pages, products and services you viewed and searched for, referral sources (e.g. how you arrived at our website)

We will collect and use your personal information by using cookies on our website – more information on cookies can be found under the ‘Use of Cookies’ section below.

If and when we start to use cookies we will give you the option, when you next visit our website, to accept or decline to continue to engage with us on this basis.

Embedded content from other websites

Elements on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exactly same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Social Media

When you interact with us on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter we may obtain information about you (for example, when you publicly tag us in an event photo). The information we receive will depend on the privacy preferences you have set on those types of platforms.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect, store and use might include:

    • your name and contact details (including postal address, email address and telephone number);
    • your date of birth;
    • information about your activities on our website and about the device used to access it, for instance your IP address and geographical location;
    • your bank or credit card details. If you make a purchase online, your card information is not held by us; it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions;
    • any other personal information you might share with us.

Data protection laws recognise certain categories of personal information as sensitive and therefore requiring greater protection, for example information about your health, ethnicity and religion.

We will not knowingly collect sensitive data about you and will not store it unless you share it with us voluntarily and unasked – on a comments page, for example.

How and why is your information used?

We may use your information for a number of different purposes, which may include:

    • providing you with the services, products or information you asked for
    • processing orders that you have submitted
    • carrying out our obligations under any contracts entered into between you and us
    • keeping a record of your relationship with us
    • conducting analysis and market research to better understand how we can improve our services, products or information
    • checking for updated contact details against third party sources so we can stay in touch if you move (see the section on ‘Keeping your information up to date’ below)
    • seeking your views or comments on the services we provide
    • notifying you of changes to our services
    • sending you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, activities and promotions of goods and services; and
    • processing grant or job applications

How long is your information kept for?

We keep your information for no longer than is necessary for the purposes it was collected for. The length of time we retain your personal information for is determined by operational and legal considerations. For example, we are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory and regulatory obligations (e.g. health/safety and tax/accounting purposes).

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users who register on our website, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. You can see, edit or delete your personal information at any time (except you cannot change your username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We review our retention periods on a regular basis.

Who has access to your information?

We do not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We do not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

However, we may disclose your information to third parties working on our behalf in order to achieve the other purposes set out in this policy. For example, we may pass your information to our third party service providers, suppliers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example, to process the purchase of products and services).

However, when we use these third parties, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the services and will not release your information to third parties for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless you have requested us to do so, or we are required to do so by law; for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.

Lawful Processing

Data protection law requires us to rely on one or more lawful grounds to process your personal information. We consider the following grounds to be relevant:

Specific Consent

Where you have provided specific consent to us using your personal information in a certain way, such as to send you email, text and/or telephone marketing.

Performance of a contract

Where we are entering into a contract with you or performing our obligations under it, like when you buy TTR products and services.

Legal obligation

Where necessary so that we can comply with a legal or regulatory obligation to which we are subject.

Vital interests

Where it is necessary to protect life or health (for example in the case of medical emergency suffered by an individual at one of our events) or a safeguarding issue which requires us to share your information with the emergency services.

Legitimate interests

Where it is reasonably necessary to achieve our or others’ legitimate interests (as long as what the information is used for is fair and does not duly impact your rights).

We consider our legitimate interests to be running The Talking Revolution as a project of the social enterprise Dialogics Consultancy Ltd in pursuit of our aims and ideals. For example to:

    • send postal communications which we think will be of interest to you
    • conduct research to better understand how people choose/use our services and products
    • determine the effectiveness of our services, promotional campaigns and advertising
    • monitor who we deal with to protect TTR against fraud, money laundering and other risks
    • enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services/communications for the benefit of our customers; and
    • better understand how people interact with our website

When we legitimately process your personal information in this way, we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative), and your rights under data protection laws. We will not use your personal information where our interests are overridden by the impact on you, for example, where use would be excessively intrusive (unless, for instance, we are otherwise required or permitted to by law).

When we use sensitive personal information, we require an additional legal basis to do so under data protection laws, so will either do so on the basis of your explicit consent or another route available to us at law.

Information and Marketing Communications

We may use your contact details to provide you with information about the progress of TTR and opportunities to support us, as well as the products and services you can buy, if we think it may be of interest to you.

We will only send you information and marketing communications by email, text and telephone if you have explicitly provided your prior consent. You may opt out of these communications at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the end of our marketing emails.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive information and marketing communications from us about TTR, you’re free to change your preferences at any time by emailing info@thetalkingrevolution.org or writing to The Data Protection Officer, The Talking Revolution, c/o Dialogics Consultancy Ltd, 63 Meadvale Road, London W5 1LP.

We will not use your personal information for marketing purposes if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted and will retain your details on a suppression list to help ensure that we do not continue to contact you. However, we may still need to contact you for administrative purposes; for example, when we are processing a payment.

Building Profiles

We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can tailor and target our communications in a way that is timely and relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. This allows us to be more focused, efficient and cost effective with our resources and also reduces the risk of someone receiving information they may find inappropriate or irrelevant.

We’re committed to putting you in control of your data so you’re free to opt out of your information being used in this way at any time by emailing info@thetalkingrevolution.org or writing to The Data Protection Officer, The Talking Revolution, c/o Dialogics Consultancy Ltd, 63 Meadvale Road, London W5 1LP.

We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Your Rights

Under UK data protection law, you have certain rights over the personal information that we hold about you. Here is a summary of the rights that we think apply:

Right of access

You have a right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you.

You also have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you, and we will provide you with this unless legal exceptions apply.

If you want to access your information, please send a description of the information you would like to see and proof of your identity by post to the address provided below.

Right to have your inaccurate personal information corrected

You have the right to have inaccurate or incomplete information we hold about you corrected. If you change email address, or if you believe any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email info@thetalkingrevolution.org or write to The Data Protection Officer, The Talking Revolution, c/o Dialogics Consultancy Ltd, 63 Meadvale Road, London W5 1LP.

Right to restrict use

You have a right to ask us to restrict the processing of some or all of your personal information if there is a disagreement about its accuracy, or we’re not lawfully allowed to use it.

Right of erasure

You may ask us to delete some or all of your personal information and in certain cases, and subject to certain exceptions; we will do so as far as we are required to. In many cases, we will anonymise that information, rather than delete it.

Right for your personal information to be portable

If we are processing your personal information (1) based on your consent, or in order to enter into or carry out a contract with you, and (2) the processing is being done by automated means, you may ask us to provide it to you or another service provider in a machine-readable format.

Right to object

You have the right to object to processing where we using your personal information (1) based on legitimate interests, (2) for direct marketing or (3) for statistical/research purposes.

If you want to exercise any of the above rights, please email info@thetalkingrevolution.org or write to The Data Protection Officer, The Talking Revolution, c/o Dialogics Consultancy Ltd, 63 Meadvale Road, London W5 1LP.

We may be required to ask for further information and/or evidence of identity. We will endeavour to respond fully to all requests within one month of receipt of your request, and if we are unable to do so we will contact you with reasons for the delay.

Please note that exceptions apply to a number of these rights, and not all rights will be applicable in all circumstances. For more details we recommend you consult the guidance published by the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office.

Keeping your information safe

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that appropriate technical and organisational controls are in place to protect it.

Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software: 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (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. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Keeping your information up to date

We take reasonable steps to ensure your information is accurate and up to date. We really appreciate it if you let us know when your contact details change.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you access those using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the privacy policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Vulnerable circumstances

We are committed to protecting vulnerable supporters and customers, and appreciate that additional care may be needed when we use their personal information. In recognition of this, we observe good practice guidelines in our interactions with vulnerable people.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). You should be aware that these countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing.

If you use our services while you are outside the EEA, your information may be transferred outside the EEA in order to provide you with those services.

Changes to this policy

Any changes we may make to this policy in the future will be posted on this website so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. If we make any significant changes we’ll make this clear on this website.

Review of this Policy

We keep this policy under regular review. This policy was last updated in December 2018.