Last updated 17 January, 2022

This Privacy Policy explains the policies of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance on the collection and use of the information we collect when you access this website (the “Service”). This Privacy Policy describes your privacy rights and how you are protected under privacy laws.

INTRODUCTION

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance (“we” or “us” or “our”) respects the privacy of our users (“user” or “you”). This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit our website www.weall.org and www.happyplanetindex.org, including any other media form, media channel, mobile website, or mobile application related or connected thereto (collectively, the “Site”). Please read this privacy policy carefully. If you do not agree with the terms of this privacy policy, please do not access the site.  

Changes to this Privacy policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Last Updated” date of this Privacy Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on the Site, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification.  

You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of the Site after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted. 

SCOPE

Online Properties

This privacy policy applies only to the WEAll and Happy Planet Index website. If you click on a link to another website from our Sites, the policy will not apply to the information collected on that website. WEAll has no control over such third party websites and will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to have been caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such websites, nor from any information that you provide to such websites or that such websites collect from you.

Geographic Location

Members of the WEAll Global Amp team are located in countries around the world. While each jurisdiction is subject to different data privacy laws, all WEAll Global systems, processes, and team members follow data privacy guidelines and laws outlined in the EU and UK GDPR. These laws currently represent the most comprehensive and robust protections for data privacy in the world.

COLLECTION OF YOUR INFORMATION 

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways. The information we may collect on the Site includes:

Personal Data 

Personally identifiable information, such as your name, email address, and telephone number, and demographic information, such as your age, gender, hometown, and interests, that you voluntarily give to us when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as posting comments on articles and discussion pages, filling out forms or surveys, and subscribing to newsletters and promotional emails. You are under no obligation to provide us with personal information of any kind, however your refusal to do so may prevent you from using certain features of the Site.

Derivative Data 

Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site. 

Financial Data 

We store only very limited, if any, financial information that we collect. Otherwise, all financial information is stored by our payment processor, Stripe, and you are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions.

Data From Social Networks 

User information from social networking sites, such as [Apple’s Game Center, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter], including your name, your social network username, location, gender, birth date, email address, profile picture, and public data for contacts, if you connect your account to such social networks. 

Mobile Device Data 

Device information, such as your mobile device ID, model, and manufacturer, and information about the location of your device, if you access the Site from a mobile device.

Third-Party Data 

Third-party data is information from third parties, such as personal information or network friends, if you connect your account to the third party and grant the Site permission to access this information. 

If you choose to provide such information during registration or otherwise, you are giving the Wellbeing Economy Alliance permission to use, share, and store that information in a manner consistent with this Privacy Policy.

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION 

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and customised experience. Specifically, we may use information collected about you via the Site to: 

  • Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally. This data will not be shared with third parties.
  • Fulfill and manage purchases, orders, payments, and other transactions related to the Site.
  •  Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site.
  • Monitor and analyse usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site.
  • Prevent fraudulent transactions, monitor against theft, and protect against criminal activity.
  • Process payments and refunds.
  • Respond to product and customer service requests.
  • Fulfill users’ requests for services and information.
  • To prevent illegal activities, enforce the Site’s Terms of Use, and otherwise protect our rights and the rights of our users.
  • Send you a newsletter.
  • To maintain and improve the accuracy of the records we hold about you.
  • Any other purposes disclosed to you at the time the information is collected or pursuant to your consent.

RETENTION OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA

We will retain personal data securely and only in line with how long it is necessary to keep for the purposes or for a legitimate and lawful reason.

Our typical retention periods are as follows: 

Trustee / Volunteer personnel documents  

Deleted 7 years after the appointment ends

 

Job / volunteer applicants (unsuccessful) Deleted 6 months after the post applied for closing date (or 6 months for speculative applications)
Supporter contact details  

Deleted 7 years after the enrolment

 

Photographs and case studies 7 years after the termination or expiry of the grant agreement

 

Some personal data may be retained for longer where it is in our legitimate interest to do so, such as to protect and defend our legal rights; or for research, archiving or statistical purposes.  Individuals can request that other information relating to them be erased and we will deal with such requests in accordance with the GDPR laws.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION 

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:  

By Law or to Protect Rights 

If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Third-Party Service Providers 

We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance. This includes Slack for member collaboration, HiveBrite for the Citizens Platform, GoDaddy for web hosting, Mailchimp & WordPress who help us send you our communications. 

Any third party we share your information with must disclose the purpose for which they intend to use your information. They must retain your information only for the duration disclosed when requesting or receiving said information. The third-party service provider must not further collect, sell, or use your personal information except as necessary to perform the specified purpose.

We do not allow these organisations to use your data for their own purposes, and we will not share your data with other organisations for their own marketing purposes. Please see the respective privacy policies for each of our service providers for more information: Slack privacy policy, HiveBrite privacy policy, GoDaddy privacy policy, Mailchimp approach to data privacy & explainer on GDPR, WordPress privacy policy.

Online Postings

If you disclose any information in comment boards, discussion pages or elsewhere on the Site, it becomes public information and can be read, collected, or used by others. Please exercise caution when disclosing any Personal Information, and refrain from publicly disclosing direct contact information such as your mailing address, phone number, or email address.

Sale or Bankruptcy 

If we reorganise or sell all or a portion of our assets, undergo a merger, or are acquired by another entity, we may transfer your information to the successor entity. If we go out of business or enter bankruptcy, your information would be an asset transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that the transferee may decline honor commitments we made in this Privacy Policy.

We are not responsible for the actions of third parties with whom you share personal or sensitive data, and we have no authority to manage or control third-party solicitations. If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly. 

Other parties

With your explicit consent, your data may be shared with other persons for specific purposes, such as making a connection to potential collaborators that you have expressed interest in or who have expressed interest in you.

TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

Cookies 

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Websites use cookies to help users navigate efficiently and perform certain functions. Cookies that are required for the website to operate properly are allowed to be set without your permission. All other cookies need to be approved before they can be set in the browser. 

We may use cookies and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customise the Site and improve your experience. When you access the Site, your personal information is not collected through the use of tracking technology. 

Most browsers are set to accept cookies by default. You can remove or reject cookies, including using the cookie consent feature on the Site, but be aware that such action could affect the availability and functionality of the Site. You may not decline web beacons. However, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or by modifying your web browser’s settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered, permitting you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis.

Website and Email Analytics 

We may also partner with Google Analytics, to allow tracking technologies through the use of first party cookies and third-party cookies, to, among other things, analyse and track users’ use of the Site, determine the popularity of certain content and better understand online activity. By accessing the Site, you consent to the collection and use of your information by Google Analytics. You are encouraged to review their privacy policy and contact them directly for responses to your questions. We do not transfer personal information to Google Analytics. However, if you do not want any information to be collected and used by tracking technologies, you can visit the third-party vendor or the Network Advertising Initiative Opt-Out Tool or Digital Advertising Alliance Opt-Out Tool.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

The Site may contain links to third-party websites and applications of interest, including advertisements and external services, that are not affiliated with us. Once you have used these links to leave the Site, any information you provide to these third parties is not covered by this Privacy Policy, and we cannot guarantee the safety and privacy of your information. Before visiting and providing any information to any third-party websites, you should inform yourself of the privacy policies and practices (if any) of the third party responsible for that website, and should take those steps necessary to, in your discretion, protect the privacy of your information. We are not responsible for the content or privacy and security practices and policies of any third parties, including other sites, services or applications that may be linked to or from the Site.

SECURITY OF YOUR INFORMATION

We use administrative, technical, and physical security measures to help protect your personal information. While we have taken reasonable steps to secure the personal information you provide to us, please be aware that despite our efforts, no security measures are perfect or impenetrable, and no method of data transmission can be guaranteed against any interception or other type of misuse. Any information disclosed online is vulnerable to interception and misuse by unauthorised parties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee complete security if you provide personal information.

Technical Measures

WEAll takes multiple technical measures to protect personal information, which include:

  • Have a cookies compliance service on the Site, so that users can opt into or out of having their data tracked by Google Analytics.  
  • Keep the Privacy Policy updated on the Site.
  • A newsletter sign up consent form.
  • Option to unsubscribe in all mass emails sent to users.
  • Explore CRM tools to aid in compliance with GDPR and ease of documentation.
  • Maximise use of data security features in third party service providers, like Mailchimp.
  • Regularly delete unsubscribed contacts from our database.
  • Providing option for users engaged with WEAll through one-off events, job applications etc, otherwise their data will be deleted at a specific time interval. 

Organisational Measures

  • Training for staff, including all new staff as part of their onboarding process, on the principles and requirements of GDPR.
  • Inclusion of data protection in our employee handbook as an explicit, mandatory policy.
  • Designating our Operations Lead as our official Data Officer, responsible for ensuring that data protection is prioritised in all operations of the organisation.  
  • Maintaining a secure Amp shared drive for member and user data, which is separate to the location of all other daily documents used by the team.

Third Party Websites

The Wellbeing Economy Alliance is not responsible for the performance of websites operated by third parties or your interactions with them. When you leave this website, we recommend you review the privacy practices of other websites you interact with and determine the adequacy of those practices. 

POLICY FOR CHILDREN

We do not knowingly solicit information from or market to children under the age of 13.  If we learn that we have collected any Personal Information from a child under age 13 without verifiable parental consent, we will delete that information from our database as soon as possible. If you become aware of any data we have collected from children under age 13, please contact us using the contact information provided below. 

We encourage parents to monitor their children’s Internet usage and to caution them about the dangers of sharing Personal Information on the Internet. 

CONTROLS FOR DO-NOT-TRACK FEATURES  

Most web browsers and some mobile operating systems include a Do-Not-Track (“DNT”) feature or setting you can activate to signal your privacy preference not to have data about your online browsing activities monitored and collected. If you set the DNT signal on your browser, we will respond to such DNT browser signals. 

OPTIONS REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION 

Emails and Communications

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:

  •     Noting your preferences at the time you register your account with the Site 
  •     Contacting us using the contact information provided below.

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails, or other communications from third parties, you are responsible for contacting the third party directly.  

CONTACT US

Please contact us if you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or would like to exercise the right to access, correct, update or request deletion of your personal information,  to object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information, or withdraw your consent of your personal information.

WEAll’s Contact Information

Name: Wellbeing Economy Alliance

Email: info@weall.org 

UK Registered Charity No.1190040

Data Protection Authority

You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority. For UK users, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office. Contact details for data protection authorities in the EEA, Switzerland and certain non-European countries (including the US and Canada) are available here.