What data we need

The personal data we collect from you includes:

  • your name and email address when you use our contact forms
  • how you use our site – for example which links you click on
  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address, and details of which version of web browser you used
  • information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques

Our legal basis for processing this data is legitimate interest.

Why we need it

We use Google Analytics software to collect information about how you use our website

We do this to help make sure the site is meeting the needs of its users and to help us make improvements, for example improving site search.

Google Analytics stores information about:

  • the pages you visit on platfform4yp.org
  • how long you spend on each platfform4yp.org page
  • how you got to the site
  • what you click on while you’re visiting the site

We do not collect or store your personal information (for example your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.

Platfform4yp.org also collects data in order to:

  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it
  • gather feedback to improve our services, for example our contact form
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to
  • send email alerts to users who request them
  • provide you with information about our services

We use your name and email address, if you have given them to us, to provide you with a regular e-newsletter containing information about our organisation and upcoming events.

What we do with your data

The data we collect may be shared with our web host and Google Inc. for the purposes mentioned above.

We will not:

  • sell, rent or lease your data to third parties
  • share your data with third parties for marketing purposes
  • We will share your data if we are required to do so by law – for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.

We will use any name and email address details to provide you with a regular e-newsletter containing information about our organisation and upcoming events. We will never knowingly provide your details to any other organisation apart from mailchimp, the organisation we use to manage our mailing list.

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How long we keep your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as:

  • it is needed for the purposes set out in this document
  • the law requires us to
  • In general, this means that we will only hold your personal data for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 7 years.

Children’s privacy protection

Our services are not designed for, or intentionally targeted at, children 13 years of age or younger. We do not intentionally collect or maintain data about anyone under the age of 13.

Where your data is processed and stored

We design, build and run our systems to make sure that your data is as safe as possible at any stage, both while it’s processed and when it’s stored.

Your personal data may, throughout the course of its processing, be transferred outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Where this is the case, all appropriate technical and legal safeguards will be put in place to ensure that you are afforded the same level of protection as within the EEA.

How we protect your data and keep it secure

Platfform4yp.org is committed to maintaining the security of your personal information. We are committed to reducing risks of human error, theft, fraud, and misuse of our IT facilities. We make staff aware of security policies and train our employees to implement them. Our staff are obligated to sign written confidentiality agreements, attend regular training on information protection, and comply with company policies concerning protection of confidential information. We are Cyber Essentials certified.

We also make sure that any third parties that we deal with keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure.

Your rights

You have the right to request:

  • information about how your personal data is processed
  • a copy of that personal data
  • that anything inaccurate in your personal data is corrected immediately

You can also:

  • raise an objection about how your personal data is processed
  • request that your personal data is erased if there is no longer a justification for it
  • ask that the processing of your personal data is restricted in certain circumstances

If you have any of these requests, get in contact by the methods below.


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You may be able to block cookies via your browser settings but this may prevent you from access to certain features of the website.

Our Web Host

This web service is provided on our behalf by 34sp.com,  a service provider based in the United Kingdom. The web host’s privacy policy can be found here.

Links to other websites

Platfform4yp.org contains links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to platfform4yp.org and does not cover other any other services and websites that we link to. These services have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to platfform4yp.org from another website

If you come to platfform4yp.org from another website, we may receive information from the other website. We do not use this data. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

Changes to this policy

We may change this privacy policy. In that case, the ‘last updated’ date at the bottom of this page will also change. Any changes to this privacy policy will apply to you and your data immediately.

If these changes affect how your personal data is processed, we will take reasonable steps to let you know.

Contact us or make a complaint

Contact us if you:

  • have any questions about anything in this document
  • think that your personal data has been misused or mishandled

Email: dpo@platfform.org
Telephone: 01656 647722

IT and Compliance Manager
2nd floor, Derwen House
2 Court Road,
CF31 1BN

You can also make a complaint to the Information Commissioner, who is an independent regulator. For details visit the ICO website www.ico.org.uk.

The content on the www.platfform4yp.org website has been created by young people for young people. All participants have signed content release forms for Platfform to use their content according to the guidelines in this policy.

Last updated: 23 April 2020