Who we are
This website is published by the Finance Innovation Lab (‘the Lab’). The website address is: https://financeinnovationlab.org.
The Lab is committed to protecting your information and respecting your rights under data protection laws. This privacy notice sets out how we will use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.
WHat information do we collect?
We collect information about you, for example if you join a mailing list or make a donation. Website usage information is collected using cookies.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How we use the information
We process this information on the basis of legitimate interest in order to carry out our core activities, including programme planning and delivery, fundraising and communications. As a charity, it is necessary to process limited personal data of selected individuals in order to fulfil our charitable aims.
Who we share your data with
We may share your information with the following third-party data processors:
- Dropbox, who provide our online file hosting software
- Google, who provide our email, file sharing and online form software
- Yet Another Mail Merge, who provide our mail-merge software.
We ensure that all of these data processors meet the requirements of GDPR, including those which are based outside of the European Economic Area.
We may also share this with our volunteers, who will be obliged to treat your information in line with this notice and our data protection policy.
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
We will never sell your information to other organisations. We will never share it with any third-party organisations without your explicit permission.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you have any questions about how we use your data, please email email@example.com.
View our privacy notice for events here. View our privacy notice for emails here. View our privacy notice for applications here.