The Apolitical Foundation is a company registered in the Amtsgericht Charlottenburg (business ID: HRB230899), registered office at Torstraße 220, 10115 Berlin, Germany.
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What data do we collect?
The Apolitical Foundation collects the following data:
Personal identification information you provide to us (when you use our LMS or provide us with your information in communication with us we will collect data on your name, password and email address , job title, organisation or institution, the sector you work in, your areas of expertise and geographical area.
Metadata: Metadata is usually technical data that is associated with your use of our website or LMS.
Publicly Available Information: Personal data obtained from public sources, such as your organisation’s or institution’s website.
How do we collect your data?
You directly provide the Apolitical Foundation with most of the data we collect.
We collect data and process data when you:
Register for an Apolitical Academy course through our LMS.
Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies.
Provide a grant or donation via our website.
Sign up to our newsletter.
How will we use your data?
The Apolitical Foundation will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
Where you have consented to us using your personal data for a specific purpose;
Where we are carrying out our obligations under a contract with you;
Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and this will not interfere with your privacy rights; and
Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
How do we store your data?
Your personal data that the Apolitical Foundation collects may be stored and processed by us, our group companies and our third party providers in the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Economic Area or any other country in which The Apolitical Foundation, its group companies or its third party providers maintain facilities. These countries may not have the same data protection laws as those applicable in your jurisdiction.
The security measures we take include only storing your personal data on secure servers and ensuring that our staff receive regular data protect awareness training.
We use commercially reasonable safeguards to help keep the personal data collected through your use of our website and LMS and take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to your account. We cannot ensure the security of any information you transmit to us or guarantee that information on our website may not be accessed, disclosed, altered, or destroyed as the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure.
Where you have a password or login details to access our LMS, you are responsible for maintaining the secrecy of these. You should ensure that any password you choose is not obvious or common. You should not share your password or other login details with anyone else.
We will retain your personal identification information and Metadata for 6 years from the date upon which you delete your account in our LMS or made a donation on our website or, if later, from the resolution of any dispute, query or complaint you have made.
What are your data protection rights?
The Apolitical Foundation would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:
The right to access
You have the right to request The Apolitical Foundation for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
The right to rectification
You have the right to request that The Apolitical Foundation correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request The Apolitical Foundation to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
The right to erasure
You have the right to request that The Apolitical Foundation erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to restrict processing
You have the right to request that The Apolitical Foundation restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to object to processing
You have the right to object to The Apolitical Foundation’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
The right to data portability
You have the right to request that The Apolitical Foundation transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us:
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our websites, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.
For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.
Keeping you signed in
Understanding how you use our website
What types of cookies do we use?
There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:
Functionality – The Apolitical Foundation uses these cookies so that we recognise you on our website and in our LMS and remember your previously selected preferences. These could include what language you prefer and location you are in. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.
Advertising – The Apolitical Foundation uses these cookies to collect information about your visit to our website, the content you viewed, the links you followed and information about your browser, device, and your IP address.
How to manage cookies
You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.
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How to contact us
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