When you offer your support to RM, you provide us with information so that we can administer your support. RM takes the security of your personal information seriously and puts stringent security measures in place to make sure your information is safe.
As an ethical campaign, transparency is important to us.
What we use your information for:
When offering your support to RM, you consent to us using your information for RM campaigning purposes. RM campaigning purposes such as informing you about the campaign’s activity and the work we are doing to raise the profile of the campaign and to meet our aims and objectives.
We will use the information you provide when you sign up in support of RM or update your details with us to contact you and to maintain accurate records.
On occasion, we may also use your information to conduct research about the RM’s campaigning objectives, for example, contacting you to find out your views on a topical issue or on your satisfaction with RM.
Information you provide will be kept throughout your support of RM (it’s a legal requirement for us to keep our records up to date) and for a reasonable period after your involvement.
Contact from RM:
RM uses information provided by you as a supporter to carry out administration tasks associated with the running of a national campaign. That may include contacting you by post, email, SMS, phone call or on social media. We will contact you to provide campaign information only.
We offer the option to opt out of different communication methods should you wish. You may opt back in at any time.
RM will never sell your information to a third party for their own use. We may use third parties to provide services on our behalf, this includes but is not limited to such organisations as mailing houses to print and deliver letters for us, email service providers and research companies who conduct surveys.
We check every supplier we use to ensure safety and security of data, and to make sure that supporter information is only used for the purposes we intend.
Basis for processing your information:
The law requires us to have certain reasons for processing any data we hold. In the case of RM supporter data, there are two reasons we process data:
When you sign up in support of RM you sign up to our campaign and its activities. You give consent for us to use your information for RM campaign activities. That is the basis for most of the processing of information RM does.
This is where the campaign has a legitimate reason for using your information. For example, there is a legitimate interest in conducting research into what RM think about certain issues so that we can campaign on issues that further our objectives. That is something that is a legitimate benefit to the association and so we would use the ‘legitimate interest’ reason for processing information.
Should you have any queries in relation to this policy, please don’t hesitate to contact us.