What data we collect

We collect standard web usage data about visitors to our site (e.g. your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you used). This data is not linked to any personal identifier.

If you take part in a survey or a campaign, we collect your email address and only use it for the purposes of that survey or campaign.

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect your email address and any additional information you provide in the form.

When we send you a newsletter, we collect data on how you use it – for example whether you open the newsletter and which links you click on.

If you tell us that you are thinking of standing for public office or want to volunteer for a specific role with Women in Public Life we will contact you directly. We refer to this as candidate and volunteer data. Further information candidates and volunteers share with us (e.g. over the phone or by email) may be added to the data on an ad-hoc basis.


What we use your data for

Web usage data can be viewed by our Committee and our web developer and is used to improve the quality of the website and understand the impact of our work.

Survey or campaign data is used to follow-up with you regarding the information you have contributed.

Newsletter subscription data can be viewed by our Committee and our web developer. The data is used to send emails and manage volunteers.

Candidate data is shared with our Chair and a limited number of the Committee. Our Candidate Recruitment Officer maintains a (password protected) list of candidates. This is used to help us contact and support candidates.


Where your data is stored

We store personal data on a password protected Excel spreadsheets and in Mailchimp.

We use selected third-party services including Mailchimp and Eventbrite.  They each maintain their own privacy policies (Mailchimp privacy policy, Eventbrite privacy policy), and are registered with Privacy Shield (www.privacyshield.gov) which provides a mechanism for U.S. companies to comply with E.U. data protection requirements.  These companies may store your data on servers outside of the UK/European Economic Area.


Keeping your data secure

Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit.

Any data you send is at your own risk.


Disclosing your information

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Data will be not be transferred outside of Guernsey or the EU.

We will only store your data for as long as is relevant.  If you unsubscribe from our newsletter or ask us directly, we will delete your contact details as soon as is practical.



What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Third Party Statistics Cookies: These cookies help analytics programmes like Google Analytics to determine the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Functional Cookies: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functions on our website. These functions include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.


Finding out more

You can ask us what information we hold about you by emailing hello@womeninpubliclife.gg.

If you’ve signed up for any email subscriptions, you can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the email.

If you’d like us to delete all your personal data, email us at hello@womeninpubliclife.gg.

Any complaints about our handling of your data should be directed to the Office of the Data Protection Authority, St Martin’s House, Le Bordage St Peter Port, GY1 1BR. TEL: 01481 742074


Data subject rights:

As a data subject, you have the following ten rights under The Data Protection (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2017:

    1. Right to information about why personal data is collected from you.
    2. Right of access.
    3. Right to object to processing for direct marketing purposes.
    4. Right to object to processing on grounds of public interest.
    5. Right to object to processing for historical or scientific purposes.
    6. Right to rectification
    7. Right to erasure
    8. Right to restriction of processing
    9. Right to not be subject to decisions based on automated processing.
    10. Right of data portability

For more information, please see: https://odpa.gg/your-rights/


Data Controller

Women in Public Life is a charitable organisation (Guernsey Registry NP273, Association  of Guernsey Charities member 474) which inspires and supports the women of Guernsey to stand for public office.

Shelaine Green – Chair, Women in Public Life

Registered address: Ellisfield, Ruette des Fries, Castel, Guernsey GY5 7PW.