Purpose

This Privacy Notice sets out how we collect, use and store your personal data (this means any information that identifies or could identify you). We will collect, store and use any information you provide in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation and Data Protection Act 2018, and any other applicable data protection law.

1. Who we are

We are Lambeth and Southwark Mind:

Lambeth and Southwark Mind
Unit 4, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace,

Brixton, London SW9 8DJ

Company Number: 2017214
Charity Number: 296893

Phone: 020 7501 9203 

Email: [email protected]

 2. How we collect data about you

We collect date from you in the following ways:

When you interact with us directly: This could be if you use our services, ask us about our activities, register with us for training or an event, make a donation to us, ask a question about mental health, apply for a job or volunteering opportunity or otherwise provide us with your personal data. This includes when you phone us, visit our website or get in touch through the post, or in person.

When you interact with us through third parties: This could be if you provide a donation through a third party such as Just Giving or one of the other third parties that we work with and provide your consent for your personal data to be shared with us.

When you visit our website: We gather general information which might include which pages you visit most often and which services, events or information is of most interest to you. We may also track which pages you visit when you click on links in emails from us. We also use “cookies” to help our site run effectively. There are more details below – see ‘Cookies’.

We use this information to personalise the way our website is presented when you visit to make improvements and to ensure we provide the best service and experience for you. Wherever possible we use anonymous information which does not identify individual visitors to our website.

 3. Personal data we collect and why we use it

Personal data we collect includes details such as your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number and credit/debit card details (if you are making a donation), as well as data you provide in any communications between us.  You will have given us this data whilst making a donation, registering for an event, placing an order on our website or any of the other ways to interact with us.

We will mainly use this data:

  • To process your donations, to claim Gift Aid on your donations and verify any financial transactions.
  • To update you with important administrative messages about your donation, an event or services or goods you have requested.
  • To comply with the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act 2016 and follow the recommendations of the official regulator of charities, the Charity Commission, which require us to identify and verify the identity of supporters who make major gifts so we can assess any risks associated with accepting their donations.
  • To keep a record of your relationship with us.
  • Where you volunteer with us, to administer the volunteering arrangement.

If you do not provide this data, we will not be able to process your donation, sign you up for a particular event or provide goods and services you have requested.

We may also use your personal data:

  • To contact you about our work and how you can support us.
  • To invite you to participate in surveys or research.

Special Category Personal Data

Special Category Personal Data is personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, and the processing of genetic data, biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

If you share your personal experience or the experiences of a friend or relative, we may also collect this health information. If you provide us with any Special Category Personal Data by telephone, email or by other means, we will treat that information with extra care and confidentiality and always in accordance with this Privacy Policy. 

You can of course decide if you want to remain anonymous, if you are happy to share your personal details with staff members or if you would like us to share your story with the media or other parties as part of our work telling people’s personal stories about mental health (for example, on our website).

We will only use Special Category Personal Data for the purposes of dealing with your enquiry, training, and quality monitoring or evaluating the services we provide.

We will not pass on your details to anyone else without your express permission, except in exceptional circumstances. Examples of this might include anyone reporting serious self-harm or posing a threat to others.

Where you have given us your express consent or otherwise clearly indicated to us that you are happy for us to share your story, then we may publish it on our blog or in other media. 

4. Profiling: making our work more unique to you

We may want to improve our service, how we talk to you and the information we provide through our website. To do this we may sometimes use profiling and screening methods so that we can better understand your preferences and needs to and provide a better experience for you.

We may carry out targeted fundraising activities using profiling techniques based on the data that we hold about you. We may also work with third party organisations who provide additional insight, this may include providing wealth screening information or general information about you that is publicly available.

This data can be combined with the data that you have provided which allows us to use our resources more effectively by better understanding the background of our supporters and making appropriate requests based on what may interest them and their capacity to give.

You can of course opt-out of this activity at any time:

  • by email to [email protected];
  • by post to Lambeth and Southwark Mind, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, London SW9 8DJ
  • by phone to 020 7501 9203.

 5. Legal basis for using your information

In some cases, we will only use your personal information where we have your consent or because we need to use it in order to fulfil a contract with you. 

However, there are other lawful reasons that allow us to process your personal information and one of those is called ‘legitimate interests’. This means that the reason that we are processing information is because there is a legitimate interest for us to process your information to help us to achieve our vision of ensuring that everyone in Lambeth and Southwark experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect.

Whenever we process your Personal Data under the ‘legitimate interest’ lawful basis we make sure that we take into account your rights and interests and will not process your personal information if we feel that there is an imbalance.

 6. Marketing

We will only contact you about our work and how you can support us by phone, email or text message, if you have given us permission to contact you in this manner.

However, if you have provided us with your postal address we may send you information about our work and how you can support us by mail unless you have told us that you would prefer not to hear from us in that way.

  • You can update your choices or stop us from sending you these communications at any time:
  • by email to [email protected];
  • by post to Lambeth and Southwark Mind, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace, Brixton, London SW9 8DJ
  • by phone to 020 7501 9203; or
  • clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the relevant communication.

 7. Sharing your data

The personal data we collect about you will mainly be used by our staff (and volunteers) so that they can support you.

We will never sell or share your personal information with organisations so that they can contact you for any marketing activities. Nor do we sell any information about your web browsing activity.

We may however share your information with our trusted partners and suppliers who work with us on or on our behalf to deliver our services, but processing of this information is always carried out under our instruction. We make sure that they store the data securely, delete it when they no longer need it and never use it for any other purposes. Some examples of where we may share your information are with our partners who help us to process donations and claim Gift Aid, and our partners who help us to manage our social media accounts.

We enter into contracts with these service providers that require them to comply with applicable data protection laws and ensure that they have appropriate controls in place to secure your information.

Each local Mind is an independent charity and affiliated to National Mind through a membership agreement. On occasions, we will share your personal information with  National Mind or other local Minds. When there is a reason to do so, we will only share your personal information with local Minds with your consent.

Legal disclosure

We may disclose your data if required to do so by law (for example, to comply with applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice or in response to a valid request from a competent authority); or, in order to enforce our conditions of sale and other agreements.

 8. Keeping your data safe

We take looking after your data very seriously. We have implemented appropriate physical, technical and organisational measures to protect the personal data we have under our control, both on and off-line, from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information using the internet is never completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal data sent to us this way, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site.

Our websites may contain links to other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices employed by other sites. Please be aware that advertisers or websites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those websites or advertisers.

9. How long we hold your data for

We only keep it as long as is reasonable and necessary for the relevant activity, which may be to fulfil statutory obligations (for example, the collection of Gift Aid).

 10. Your rights

You have various rights in respect of the personal information we hold about you – these are set out in more detail below.  If you wish to exercise any of these rights or make a complaint, you can do so:

  • by email to [email protected];
  • by post to Lambeth and Southwark Mind, Piano House, 9 Brighton Terrace,Brixton, London SW9 8DJ
  • by phone to 020 7501 9203; or
  • clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the relevant communication.

You can also make a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office, https://ico.org.uk/.

  • Access to your personal information: You have the right to request access to a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, along with information on what personal information we use, why we use it, who we share it with, how long we keep it for and whether it has been used for any automated decision making. You can make a request for access free of charge.  Please make all requests for access in writing.
  • Right to object: You can object to our processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.  Please contact us as noted above, providing details of your objection.
  • Consent: If you have given us your consent to use personal information (for example, for marketing), you can withdraw your consent at any time by using the contact details in this policy.
  • Rectification: You can ask us to change or complete any inaccurate or incomplete personal information held about you.
  • Erasure: You can ask us to delete your personal information where it is no longer necessary for us to use it, you have withdrawn consent, or where we have no lawful basis for keeping it.
  • Portability: You can ask us to provide you or a third party with some of the personal information that we hold about you in a structured, commonly used, electronic form, so it can be easily transferred.
  • Restriction: You can ask us to restrict the personal information we use about you where you have asked for it to be erased or where you have objected to our use of it.
  • No automated-decision making:  Automated decision-making takes place when an electronic system uses personal information to make a decision without human intervention.  You have the right not to be subject to automated decisions that will create legal effects or have a similar significant impact on you, unless you have given us your consent, it is necessary for a contract between you and us or is otherwise permitted by law.  You also have certain rights to challenge decisions made about you.  We do not currently carry out any automated decision-making.

Please note, some of these rights only apply in certain circumstances and we may not be able to fulfil every request.

 11. Cookies

‘Cookie’ is a name for a small file, usually of letters and numbers, which is downloaded onto your device, like your computer, mobile phone or tablet when you visit a website.

They let websites recognise your device, so that the sites can work more effectively, and also gather information about how you use the site. A cookie, by itself, cannot be used to identify you. 

How do we use cookies?

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you come to our website and also allows us to improve the user experience.  

No cookies, please

You can opt out of all our cookies (except the strictly necessary ones) by using your browser. Find out how to control and delete cookies in your browser.

But, if you choose to refuse all cookies, our website may not function for you as we would like it to.

12. Monitoring

Your communications with our teams (including by telephone or email) may be monitored and/or recorded for training, quality control and compliance purposes to ensure that we continuously improve our customer service standards.

 13.   International Transfer

We do not intend to transfer your personal data outside the UK, however, if we do, we will be sure to do so in accordance applicable data protection laws and regulations (e.g. Standard Contractual Clauses).