Privacy Policy

Campaign For Freedom (“the company”, “we”, “us”, or “our”) respects privacy and we are committed to protecting your personal data.

This privacy notice outlines our policies and procedures regarding personal data that we collect and process through or in connection with the use of our services, or in connection with the use of any websites or applications linking to this notice, including https://campaignforfreedom.co. This Policy also sets out your rights in respect of our processing of your personal information.

In most cases, Campaign For Freedom is the “controller” of your personal data, as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 which has been retained in the UK by virtue of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “GDPR”). This means we determine the purposes and means of processing your personal data.

In some limited circumstances, we will process personal data as a “processor” on behalf of our clients who will be the “controller” of your personal data.

Our policies are based on industry best-practice, if you have any questions about our privacy policies please contact us via:

Campaign For Freedom
Suite 1, 7th Floor
50 Broadway 
London
SW1H 0DB

[email protected]

The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)
  • Information about your interests or affiliations
  • Information for hiring and human resources purposes (employment and education history, work eligibility status, date of birth, financial account information, government-issued identification information)
  • Any additional information you submit to us

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • You may give us your personal information directly such as via an enquiry or via our website
  • Personal information provided automatically when you access our website such as technical information about your equipment, browsing actions and patterns. We collect this personal information by using cookies and other similar technologies (see Cookie Policy section below).
  • Personal information received from third parties. From time to time, we will receive personal information about you from third parties. Such third parties may include analytics providers, payment providers, and third parties that provide technical services to us so that we can operate our website and provide our services.
  • Publicly available personal information. From time to time, we may collect personal information about you from publicly available sources or media reports or personal information about you that you or a third party may make publicly available to us (for example through speaking at events or publishing articles or other news stories).
  • We reserve the right to supplement your personal information with information we gather from other publicly available sources which may include information we gather from online and offline sources.

We use the information that you have given us in order to:

  • Verify your identity
  • Provide our services to clients
  • Improve our products and services and develop and market new products and services
  • Carry out requests made by you to us
  • Comply with any applicable law, court order, other judicial process, or the requirements of a regulator
  • Enforce our agreements with you
  • Protect the rights, property or safety of us or third parties, including our other clients and users of the Site
  • Provide support for the provision of our Services, and use as otherwise required or permitted by law
  • Enable the company to monitor its inclusivity policies and employment practices

Use of personal information collected through our website

We use personal information collected through our website for the following purposes:

  • Information we collect via contact forms enables us to respond to requests and administer client accounts.
  • We collect information provided by potential employees including curriculum vitae containing contact information to enable us to review applications, respond to the applications, and hire staff.
  • We use cookies and similar other technologies to collect information from the computer hardware and software you use to access the Site, or from your mobile.

The information you provide to us may be archived or stored periodically according to our standard backup processes and in line with legal requirements.

Other uses of personal information

We may also collect information in other contexts other than this site as described above. That information may be used in the manner described above and in other ways, such as:

We collect, and maintain data bases containing, information about journalists, talent, social media influencers, social media users and other professionals in the public relations, news or media industry collected by us. Such information may include an individual’s name, business contact details, professional interests . This information may be information that is voluntarily supplied to us by those individuals through our site or in other situations (such as public speaking events), or information that is public or available in third party databases or via third party content platforms (including social media platforms). Further, we may collect and/or review other publicly available news stories and other journalistic content including content made available through public news sites and social media sites to understand what people are saying about us and our clients. We use this information to provide our services to our clients including ensuring we and our clients are fully up to speed on public opinion in any particular area and are fully briefed when it comes to dealing with the press and others.

We may carry out marketing activities using your personal information. We may send marketing information to you by mail or email. We may also provide you with information about media and public events. It may be necessary to mention the purpose of other marketing communications at the point that we collect that information.

If we have engaged you or the organisation you represent to provide us with products or services (for example, if you or the organisation you represent provide us with services such as IT support or financial advice), we will collect and process your personal information in order to manage our relationship with you or the organisation you represent, to receive products and services from you or the organisation you represent and, where relevant, to provide our Services to others.

We may use your personal information for the following business administration and legal compliance purposes:

  • To comply with our legal obligations;
  • To enforce our legal rights;
  • To protect the rights of third parties; and
  • In connection with a business transition such as a merger, reorganisation, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets.

Use of data for marketing

We may use your personal information to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. We may provide you with marketing information about our products and services we feel may interest you:

  • If you have given your consent to receiving marketing material from us at the point we collected your information, where required by law
  • Otherwise in our legitimate interests provided these interests do not override your right to object to such communications. In those cases, we believe that we have a legitimate interest in sending you marketing communications to provide you with the very best service we can and to optimise the benefits you receive from our business transactions with you
  • We strive to provide you with opt out choices regarding your personal information uses, particularly around marketing and advertising
  • We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal information with any third party

Collection of personal information of children

We do not knowingly or intentionally collect children’s personal information and do not knowingly hold any children’s personal information.

Confidentiality and information security

We are committed to keeping the personal information you provide to us secure, and we will take all reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration.

To safeguard against unauthorised access to personal information by third parties outside our organisation, all electronic personal information held by us is maintained on systems that are protected by up-to-date secure network architectures that contain firewalls and intrusion detection devices.

The data saved in servers is “backed up” (i.e. the data is recorded on separate media) to avoid the consequences of any inadvertent erasure, destruction or loss otherwise. The servers are stored in facilities with high security, access protected from unauthorised personnel, fire detection and response systems.

All of our employees who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal information, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of the personal information of all users of our services.

How we store your personal information

We retain personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes described in this policy, after which it is deleted from our systems.

Regarding personal information we have processed in connection with the supply of our services to clients, we may retain personal information relevant to our services for up to five years from the date of supply and in compliance with our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (or similar legislation around the world). We may then destroy such files without further notice or liability.

Regarding any other personal information, we have processed, we may retain relevant personal information for up to three years from the date of our last interaction with the relevant individual and in compliance with our obligations under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (or similar legislation around the world). We may then destroy such files without further notice or liability.

If any personal information is only useful for a short period (e.g. for a specific event or marketing campaign or in relation to recruitment), we may delete it at the end of that period.

If you have opted out of receiving marketing communications from us, we will need to retain certain personal information on a suppression list indefinitely so that we know not to send you further marketing communications in the future.

Your consent

Where our use of your personal information requires your consent, you  can provide such consent:

  • At the time we collect your personal information following the instructions provided
  • By informing us by e-mail or phone using the contact details set out in this policy
  • Please note that if you specifically consent to additional uses of your personal information, we may use your personal information in a manner consistent with that consent

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. 

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete. 

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances. 

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

To exercise these rights, please contact us at [email protected] if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at: Campaign For Freedom, Suite 1, 7th Floor, 50 Broadway, London SW1H 0DB

[email protected]

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF

Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: https://www.ico.org.uk