How is your data safeguarded

 

Transparency and accountability are very important to Uplift, and Uplift members – so we are very careful with how we collect and protect information about people who take action through Uplift.

 

Uplift is careful only to collect and store information that’s necessary for furthering our core goals as a community – to engage and mobilise people in Ireland and the Irish diaspora in protecting our environment, fighting for social justice, standing up for equality, and deepening our democracy.

 

We keep track of the campaigns you care about the most, and the action you’ve taken with us to create a better future so we can share opportunities to take action that you’re likely to be interested in.

 

This information is stored by services with the highest standards in security, and Uplift has formal, written contracts in place with these services ensuring the measures they have in places to protect your data are more than adequate. Sometimes Uplift partners with other campaigning groups – but we’ll never share your data with them without explicitly asking you.

 

The Uplift team follow strict protocol to ensure our computers and accounts are secured with complex passwords in case of loss or theft. These processes are regularly reviewed and improved. We dispose of, or anonymise any sensitive information you have shared with us within 12 months of the conclusion of the purpose it was collected for.1

 

Any breaches of the security of Uplift or third party processors would be immediately reported to you, and to the Data Commissioner to ensure the problem is addressed as soon as possible.

 

If you have any further questions, or would like to access or erase all data that we hold about you, please get in touch with Clodagh at clodagh@uplift.ie.

 

  1. The GDPR considers sensitive personal information to be: “data consisting of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.”
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