Privacy Notice

This privacy notice relates to all individuals [“users”, “you” and “your”] who visit, register, or have registered on their behalf, their details [“data”] on this website [“site” and “sites”]. The GIIN respects the privacy rights of our users and is strongly committed to protecting the privacy of our users.
This privacy notice also describes your data protection rights, including a right to object to some of the processing which we carry out or where we rely on consent, how to withdraw that consent.

Personal data we collect or receive about you
We collect and process personal data about you when you interact with us or make use of our
services. This includes:

  • your name;
  • your business address, email address, and phone number;
  • your payment details, including billing and credit card details;
  • your marketing preferences, including any consents you have given us; and
  • information related to the browser or device you use to access our site such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, date and time that you visited the site, the type of Internet browser and computer operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigatio paths.

Uses made of your information and legal basis for processing
We process your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract, this includes:
    • To communicate with you
    • To take payments and provide you with requested services
  • To conduct our business and pursue our legitimate interests, in particular:
    • If you provide a credit or debit card as payment, we also use third parties to check the validity of the sort code, account number and card number you submit in order to prevent fraud
    • To allow us to ensure a user’s continued access to the site
    • To provide any sponsors with information about our user base
  • Where you give consent
    • To notify you of new products, promotions and services from the GIIN
    • On other occasions where we ask you for consent, we will use the data for the purpose which we explain at that time
  • For purposes which are required by law
    • In response to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

Who will we share this data with?
We may share your personal data with our affiliates, third party service providers, in a case of change in control or with government authorities as described below:

Service providers:
Your data may be shared with third party service providers who will process it on our behalf for the purposes identified above. Such third parties include providers of [website hosting, maintenance, research and analytics solutions, advertisement display functions, related analytics for our sites and identity checking payment solutions].

This list is subject to change from time to time and you should periodically check the site for changes. Our employees will use your information, as described in this privacy notice in order to enable you to access our services.

Sponsors and exhibitors:
When you attend one of our events or conferences, we share your details (exclusive of payment information) with certain Sponsors and Exhibitors as permitted by law.

Government authorities:
Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws.

Transfer of data
Where your personal data is transferred, and where this is to an affiliate or service provider in a country which is not subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission, we will take steps to ensure your personal information is adequately protected.

Links to third-party websites
Websites of partners of the GIIN and other websites you may access via the site, including social networking websites, have different privacy policies and are not subject to this privacy notice. We recommend that users read the privacy statement of each such website to find out how they treat and protect your personal information. We offer no warranties or assurances as to the policies of other websites and users visit and access these other websites at their own risk.

Advertising
Consistent with the choice you make when providing personal information, the GIIN may share your personal information (exclusive of payment information) with a sponsor or other third party (“third-party provider”) that provides you with special offers and/or promotions that may be of interest to you.

Security
Any data you provide to the GIIN is kept on secure servers. The GIIN uses reasonable administrative, technical, personnel and physical measures to safeguard such data against loss, theft, unauthorized use, disclosure or modification and to ensure the integrity of that data.

Your Rights
You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format, and to ask us to share (port) this data to another controller.

Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out in this privacy notice. In some cases, we are able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing, or profiling
we carry out for direct marketing, at any time. You can do this by contacting us using the details set out below.

In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where we are using the data for direct marketing).

These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping.

To exercise any of these rights or for other questions regarding this privacy notice, you can get in touch with us by email at info@thegiin.org or in writing to:

Global Impact Investing Network
One Battery Park Plaza
Suite 202
New York, NY 10004, USA

Retention of Data
Where we process registration data, we do this for [as long as you are an active user of our sites].

Where we process personal data for marketing purposes or with your consent, we process the data [until you ask us to stop and for a short period after this (to allow us to implement your requests)]. We also keep a record of the fact that you have asked us not to send you direct marketing or to process your data [indefinitely] so that we can respect your request in future.

Changes to this notice
From time to time GIIN may make changes to this privacy notice statement to reflect any changes to our privacy practices in accordance with changes to legislation, best practice or site enhancements. GIIN reserves the right to change this privacy notice at any time by posting revisions on this Web page. Such changes will be effective upon posting.