iESE Privacy Statement & GDPR Compliance
Our Data Transparency Statement and Information Notice
This website is operated by iESE Ltd whose Registered Office is at:
Robert Denholm House
You can contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed to the contact details above.
We take your privacy very seriously and we urge you to read this note carefully because it contains important information about us and:
- The personal information we collect about you;
- What we do with the information we collect;
- Who the information might be shared with.
1. What personal data we collect
We use data regarding the employees and elected representatives of public bodies that has been provided to OSCAR. For more information about OSCAR see their privacy statement at http://www.oscar-research.co.uk/info/datatransparency. As a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to supporting public bodies transform local public services we contact public officials in their professional and representative capacity with news and information that we believe will be relevant to their organisation and requests for information that will help others in the public sector.
The rules for e-mailing employees of Public Bodies and Companies are governed by the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations). Under PECR the rules on consent, the soft opt-in and the right to opt out do not apply to electronic marketing messages sent to ‘corporate subscribers’ which means companies and other corporate bodies eg limited liability partnerships, Scottish partnerships, and government bodies. The only requirement is that the sender must identify itself and provide contact details. However, with the exception of iESE members and where we are required by our customers to contact their members of staff or local elected officials, we will respond positively to requests not to send further emails.
When you access our website to access information, either directly or in response to an email from us, we do not automatically collect any information about you. We may track which pages you visit and record how long you spend on each page. Should you download any reports, white papers, case studies or similar assets we will ask for your name, organisation name, job title, work telephone number and email address.
Force24 Cookies & Tracking
Our organisation utilises Force24’s marketing automation platform.
Force24 cookies are first party cookies and are enabled at the point of cookie acceptance on this website. The cookies are named below:
They allow us to understand our audience engagement thus allowing better optimisation of marketing activity.
f24_autoId – This is a temporary identifier on a local machine or phone browser that helps us track anonymous information to be later married up with f24_personid. If this is left anonymous it will be deleted after 6 months . Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
f24_personId – This is an ID generated per individual contact in the Force24 system to be able to track behaviour and form submissions into the Force24 system from outside sources per user. This is used for personalisation and ability to segment decisions for further communications. Non-essential, first party, 10 years, persistent.
The information stored by Force24 cookies remains anonymous until:
- Our website is visited via clicking from an email or SMS message, sent via the Force24 platform and cookies are accepted on the website.
- A user of the website completes a form containing email address from either your website or your Force24 landing pages.
The Force24 cookies will remain on a device for 10 years unless they are deleted.
We also use similar technologies including tracking pixels and link tracking to monitor your viewing activities
Device & browser type and open statistics
All emails have a tracking pixel ( a tiny invisible image ) with a query string in the URL. Within the URL we have user details to identify who opened an email for statistical purposes.
All links within emails and SMS messages sent from the Force24 platform contain a unique tracking reference, this reference help us identify who clicked an email for statistical purposes.
2. Why we collect this information
We will use your name, organisation name, job title and email address to screen out ‘spam’ requests for information, to send you our report, case study, white paper or newsletter, to record how many requests have been made for different publications and in order to check how useful the information was to you and whether there is other information that would be helpful. Tracking your pattern of access to this website is to help us to improve access and does not involve your personal details.
3. What we do with your information
Your information is stored in our database and is not shared with any third parties. It is not sent outside of the UK. We will not use the information to make any automated decisions that might affect you.
4. How long we keep your information
Your information is kept only for as long as the campaign under which your request for information was made. A campaign normally only lasts for 4 weeks. We will only retain your contact details beyond this time if you choose to ask for further information, register to use the iESE Website or your organisation is a member of iESE or has another legal relationship with iESE that legitimately requires us to use your information as an employee or elected representative.
5. Your rights over your information
By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate. You can also ask for your information to be erased and you can ask for us to give you a copy of the information.
You can also ask us to stop using your information. The simplest way to do this is to withdraw your consent, which you can do at any time, by emailing us at the address given above.
If we are contacting you in your capacity as an employee or representative of an iESE member, or another situation where your organisation has a legitimate reason and requires us to contact you, then we will inform you of this and ensure that we only contact you regarding the provision of or request for information which relates to your organisations requirement.
6. Your right to complain
If you have a complaint about our use of your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website at www.ico.org/concerns, or write to them at:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Webform privacy statement
In order to download any publications from this website we will ask you for your name, organisation name, job title, work telephone number and email address.
We will use this information to screen out ‘spam’ requests for information, to send you the publication that you have requested, to record how many requests have been made for different publications and in order to check how useful the information was to you and to follow up with you about the publication. Tracking your pattern of access to this website is to help us to improve access and does not involve your personal details.