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Our Privacy Notice

Everything you need to know about how we protect your privacy


Here at Bude Climate Partnership we take your privacy seriously. We do not give data to third parties. That means never. It also means you won’t get piles of unwanted email from us or from random websites trying to sell you stuff.


We gather data such as names, emails and addresses only when you’ve agreed to it so that we can get in touch with you or we need to ensure that the information we are collecting in surveys is statistically valid.


If you receive an email from us it will only be because you have agreed to help us with our projects or have subscribed to our email list. You are welcome to unsubscribe at any time.


If you have any doubts, please read the notice carefully or get in touch.

Who are we?

We are Bude Climate Partnership CIC. We are a non-profit collective of local organisations focused on environment, climate change and community issues. Our Registered Office is at: Bude Climate Partnership, c/o Bude Tourist Information Centre, The Crescent, Bude, EX23 8LE. We are Registered in England and Wales as a Community Interest Company: Company No. 13335886.


Our contact for information is Robert Uhlig:


What information do we collect?

We collect data when:

  • You respond to our surveys

  • You register online for our emails

Generally, the only data we collect is email addresses, because that is all we need to send you newsletters or get in touch. However, occasionally we ask for your address or postcode (it’s always optional), so that we can analyse our survey answers by geographical area. These analyses are always fully anonymised; we’re just interested in the number of people in a particular area who express particular opinions. If you object, please get in touch and we will remove you from our database.


What personal data do we share?

Nothing. Not ever. It’s as simple as that. Let’s be clear:

  • We do not collect personal data from third parties.

  • We do not give our personal data to third parties


What anonymous data do we share?

Any non-personal information that you give to us as answers to survey questions may contribute to reports that we publish, but all the findings will always be presented in very general terms and entirely anonymous. For instance, we might report that our survey found that 65 percent of local residents would like a railway service to be reconnected to Bude, but we would never tell anyone the names or addresses of those residents.

How do we use personal information?

The only time we use your data will be to:

  • email newsletters to you when you’ve subscribed to them

  • follow-up surveys when you’ve agreed to further contact

  • fulfil our legal obligations (e.g. prevention of fraud)

What legal basis do we have for processing your personal data?

We process your personal data only when you give it to us freely, with your consent, in a survey or when you ask to subscribe to an email newsletter. You can withdraw this consent at any time by writing to our data controller or by unsubscribing from our emails. Your data will then be erased from our database immediately.


When do we share personal data?

We don’t share data. It’s as simple as that.

Where do we store, secure and process personal data? 

We store your data online, in online data management tools, such as Google Forms, as well as on a local PC used by our Project Coordinator. We do not allow anyone to have access to those files unless they are working for us and are carrying out specific tasks relating to Bude Climate Partnership activities.

How long do we keep your personal data for?

We keep data for a period of 2 years (24 months) from the date we gather it, unless requested not to do so. Under GDPR law you have the right to see what information we hold of yours. Please contact us for this information. Remember that anyone can unsubscribe at any time and can have data removed or amended at any time by getting in touch with our data controller, or by unsubscribing to emails.


If you choose to get in touch, we will respond to you within 7 days.


We dispose of all data held digitally, from online data management tools and folders, digitally. 

If you think we have acted unreasonably and have handled your data illegally, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.


How to contact us?

It is possible to reach us by email, by post to our registered office address above, or by phone on 01288 255665.


Many thanks for reading this and taking your data rights seriously. We take them seriously too.

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