Introduction

We have developed our site so that you can visit it without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information to us. We do not track visitors to our site as they access other sites. We collect personally identifying data about you, such as your name, address and e-mail address, only when you provide it to us voluntarily.

We do not share your personal data with any third parties other than some common service providers who use the information only to help us improve our site. Some of these services provide social media conveniences for our readers, while others help us serve banner ads and measure traffic. These services may place cookies on your computer. We don't have any way of knowing how each service handles your data internally.

Copyright

Copyright in this site and the materials included in it, unless otherwise indicated, is owned by the Flowminder Foundation.

Disclaimers & limitation of liability

Although we take reasonable steps to prevent the introduction of viruses, worms, "trojan horses" or other destructive materials to our site, we do not guarantee or warrant that our site or materials that may be downloaded from our site are free from such destructive features. We are not liable for any damages or harm attributable to such features. We are not liable for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in our site, nor for any claim, loss or injury that results from your use of this site or your breach of any provision of this privacy notice.

Website privacy and cookie notices

  • Website Privacy Notice
  • Website Cookies Policy

Website privacy notice

Data Controller: Stiftelsen Flowminder, Söder Mälarstrand 21, 118 20 Stockholm, Sweden
Email: gdpr@flowminder.org

This privacy notice tells you when and how Flowminder Foundation collects personal information. It contains information for:

  • Visitors to our website
  • People emailing via the website to make an inquiry, request information or services, e.g. who contact us to request a publication, report, concept note, or scope of work from us
  • Job applicants

General information

The first part of this notice contains information that is applicable to everybody visiting our website.

Embedded links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover the links embedded within the text contained on this website linking you to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on those and other websites that you visit.

Changes to this privacy notice

We regularly review our privacy notice. This privacy notice was last updated on 25th May 2018.

Visitors to our website

Person responsible for website visitors data protection: gdpr@flowminder.org.

We have developed our www.flowminder.org website so that you can visit it without registering and we do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Use of cookies by Flowminder Foundation

The cookies tools on our website rely on implied consent of users. In recognition of the fact that the implementation date for the revised e-Privacy Regulation remains unknown, we are taking reasonable steps now to align our use of cookies the standard of consent required by GDPR.

‘Cookies’ are small text files placed on your computer, smartphone, or similar, by most websites. Cookies allow the website to recognise the device used to access the website and record information about visitors activities and preferences in order to improve the website’s functionality and user experience. You can read our full cookies policy here and also find information on how to manage your cookies settings.

Our www.flowminder.org website uses four separate Cookies. Three are installed by a third-party service, called Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. These are:

_ga (visitor tracking)
_gid (session id)
_gat (throttling)

Together, these cookies allow us to find out such things as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone.

We have installed a fourth, first-party cookie, placed on the www.flowminder.org website by us for the functioning of the website. It is:

EtchCookieConsent

This cookie hides the cookie information section once this has been seen.

People who email us to make an inquiry or request information or services

Person responsible for service users data protection: gdpr@flowminder.org.

When you email the organisation (info@flowminder.org) via the website to make an inquiry or request that we provide information or services we retain the email (containing personal data relating to your name and email address) in order to provide the information or service you have requested.

What information does the organisation collect?

  • Your email address
  • Your name (if provided in the email you send us)
  • Your affiliation (if provided in the email you send us)
  • Your profession and job title (if provided in the email you send us)

Why does the organisation process personal data?

The organisation has a legitimate interest in processing your data in order to respond to your inquiry or request. We only process the personal data contained in your email, for example your name and email address, in order to provide the information or service you have requested. We do not process the contact details provided for any purpose other than delivering the requested information and / or services.

Who has access to data?

Your information will be shared internally for the direct and sole purpose of delivering the requested information and / or services. This includes members of the organisations administration team and research staff with expertise in the field of your inquiry.

We will not share any personal data that you disclose to us in your email, such as your name or email address, with any third party.

How does the organisation protect data?

The organisation takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.
We do not automatically encrypt and protect email traffic received via our website. You should be aware that any emails you send may not be protected in transit unless you take measures to encrypt or otherwise protect their contents.

For how long does the organisation keep data?

We retain emails sent to the info@flowminder.org address via the website for up to six months from the date of inquiry. This is to assist us to manage any follow-up request you may have.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • require the organisation to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • require the organisation to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
  • object to the processing of your data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • ask the organisation to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override the organisation's legitimate grounds for processing data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact gdpr@flowminder.org.

If you believe that the organisation has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.

Job Applicants


Person responsible for applicant data protection: Human Resources Manager - careers@flowminder.org

As part of any recruitment process, the organisation collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. The organisation is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data and to meeting its data protection obligations.

What information does the organisation collect about job applicants

The organisation collects a range of information about you. This includes:

  • your name, address and contact details, including email address and telephone number;
  • details of your qualifications, skills, experience and employment history;
  • information about your current level of remuneration, including benefit entitlements;
  • whether or not you have a disability for which the organisation needs to make reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process;
  • information about your entitlement to work in the UK; and
  • equal opportunities monitoring information, including information about your ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health, and religion or beliefs.

The organisation collects this information in a variety of ways. For example, data might be contained in application forms, CVs or resumes, obtained from your passport or other identity documents, or collected through interviews or other forms of assessment, including online tests.

The organisation will also collect personal data about you from third parties, such as references supplied by former employers. The organisation will seek information from third parties only once a job offer to you has been made and will inform you that it is doing so.

Data will be stored in a range of different places, including on your application record, in HR management systems and on other IT systems (including email).

Why does the organisation process personal data?

The organisation needs to process data to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract with you. It also needs to process your data to enter into a contract with you.
In some cases, the organisation needs to process data to ensure that it is complying with its legal obligations. For example, it is required to check a successful applicant's eligibility to work in the UK before employment starts.

The organisation has a legitimate interest in processing personal data during the recruitment process and for keeping records of the process. Processing data from job applicants allows the organisation to manage the recruitment process, assess and confirm a candidate's suitability for employment and decide to whom to offer a job. The organisation may also need to process data from job applicants to respond to and defend against legal claims.

Where the organisation relies on legitimate interests as a reason for processing data, it has considered whether or not those interests are overridden by the rights and freedoms of employees or workers and has concluded that they are not.

The organisation processes health information if it needs to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process for candidates who have a disability. This is to carry out its obligations and exercise specific rights in relation to employment.

Where the organisation processes other special categories of data, such as information about ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health or religion or belief, this is for equal opportunities monitoring purposes.

The organisation will not use your data for any purpose other than the recruitment exercise for which you have applied.

Who has access to data?

Your information will be shared internally for the purposes of the recruitment exercise. This includes members of the HR and recruitment team, interviewers involved in the recruitment process, managers in the business area with a vacancy and IT staff if access to the data is necessary for the performance of their roles.

The organisation will not share your data with third parties, unless your application for employment is successful and it makes you an offer of employment. The organisation will then share your data with former employers to obtain references for you.

Your data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA) as we store all data in the cloud. Data is transferred outside the EEA on the basis of US Privacy Shield and Model Contract Clauses.

How does the organisation protect data?

The organisation takes the security of your data seriously. It has internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except by our employees in the proper performance of their duties.

For how long does the organisation keep data?

If your application for employment is unsuccessful, the organisation will hold your data on file for six months after the end of the relevant recruitment process. If your application for employment is successful, personal data gathered during the recruitment process will be transferred to your personnel file and retained during your employment. The periods for which your data will be held will be provided to you in a new privacy notice.

Your rights

As a data subject, you have a number of rights. You can:

  • access and obtain a copy of your data on request;
  • require the organisation to change incorrect or incomplete data;
  • require the organisation to delete or stop processing your data, for example where the data is no longer necessary for the purposes of processing;
  • object to the processing of your data where the organisation is relying on its legitimate interests as the legal ground for processing; and
  • ask the organisation to stop processing data for a period if data is inaccurate or there is a dispute about whether or not your interests override the organisation's legitimate grounds for processing data.

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact gdpr@flowminder.org.

If you believe that the organisation has not complied with your data protection rights, you can complain to the Information Commissioner.

What if you do not provide personal data?

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide data to the organisation during the recruitment process. However, if you do not provide the information, the organisation may not be able to process your application properly or at all.

You are under no obligation to provide information for equal opportunities monitoring purposes and there are no consequences for your application if you choose not to provide such information.

Automated decision-making

Recruitment processes are not based on automated decision-making.

Website Cookies Policy

Data Controller:  Stiftelsen Flowminder, Söder Mälarstrand 21, 118 20 Stockholm, Sweden
Email: gdpr@flowminder.org

Use of cookies by Flowminder Foundation

The cookies tools on our website rely on implied consent of users.  In recognition of the fact that the implementation date for the revised e-Privacy Regulation remains unknown, we are taking reasonable steps now to align our use of cookies to the standard of consent required by GDPR.

‘Cookies’ are small text files placed on your computer, smartphone, or similar, by most websites. Cookies allow the website to recognise the device used to access the website and record information about visitors activities and preferences in order to improve the website’s functionality and user experience.

Our www.flowminder.org website uses four separate Cookies. Three are installed by a third-party service, called Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behavior patterns. These are:

_ga (visitor tracking)
_gid (session id)
_gat (throttling)

Together, these Cookies allow us to find out such things as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone.

We have installed a fourth, first-party cookie, placed on the http://www.flowminder.org website by us for the functioning of the website. It is:

EtchCookieConsent

This cookie only lasts for the unique session of a visitor, and is removed when the visitor closes their browser. No personal data is collected.

Cookie Name Purpose
Cookie preference EtchCookieConsent This cookie hides the cookie information section once this has been seen.
Google Analytics _ga (visitor tracking)
_gid (session id)
_gat (throttling)
These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website.
The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.
Read Google's overview of privacy and safeguarding data here.
TBC TBC This cookie is used to improve website functioning. It only lasts for the unique session of a visitor, and is removed when the visitor closes their browser. No personal data is collected.

How to change your cookies settings

Most web browsers permit users to control aspects of most cookies through their browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.

How to manage cookies settings on the most common internet browsers

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