OCCA is continuing to monitor the ongoing situation with respect to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). We are following official UK government guidelines, which advise on how to contain, delay and mitigate the spread of the virus.
In line with the most recent government official guidance, all face to face OCCA meetings and events have been cancelled until further notice. However, we are focusing our efforts into providing a number of new online initiatives, including our newly launched Weekly Webinar series, Council & team meetings, networking and social events, primarily via our new Zoom platform.
Please see our website and social media platforms for details of all planned events, including booking links where appropriate.
This policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.
This website and the Oil & Colour Chemists' Association (OCCA) take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer’s hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website to provide the users with a tailored experience.
If you log into the website via the Members' Area, login cookies will be set to maintain your login between browser sessions. The cookies relate to your User ID in a secure way and are used to control which parts of the website you can access as a Member/Registered User.
We also use a session cookie to facilitate access to the Flipbook versions of the SCI Journal. This cookie contains no personal information.
Should users wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer’s hard drive, they should change their cookie preferences within their web browser. Please note that disabling cookies will prevent login to the website. Find out more about how to manage your cookie preferences.
Whilst using our website, you may be required to provide personal information. This is either relating to your personal membership of the organisation or billing/delivery details when placing event orders. We use this information to administer our membership organisation and fulfil event bookings.
We ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, as adopted into law of the United Kingdom in the Data Protection Act 2018. Further, by providing telephone and/or email details, you consent to OCCA contacting you using that method.
You have the right at any time to request a copy of the personal information we hold on you. Should you wish to receive a copy of this, or would like to be removed from our database, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your personal information may at times be shared with 3rd parties solely for purpose of fulfilling delivery of a product or service which you have ordered. Such 3rd parties would be involved in:
Your personal information is processed for different activities and therefore different lawful basis apply depending on the activity.
OCCA Members - we process your personal information
Webinar Attendees, Registered Users & Order Invoice Contacts - we process your personal information
Email Subscribers - we process your personal information
OCCA collects information in two possible ways:
When you sign up as a member, place an event order, complete questionnaires or communicate with us, you may choose to voluntarily give us certain information. For example, by filling in text boxes and completing forms. All this information requires a direct action by you at that time in order for us to receive it.
Depending on your settings or the privacy policies for other online services, you may give us permission to obtain information from your account with those other services. For example, this can be via social media or by choosing to send us your location data when accessing our website from your smartphone.
OCCA will not retain your personal information longer than necessary. We will hold onto the information you provide either while your account is in existence, or as needed to be able to provide the Services to you. Otherwise (in the case of any contact you may have with our administration) for as long as is necessary to provide the support you require.
If legally required or if it is reasonably necessary to meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, prevent fraud and abuse, or enforce our Terms & Conditions, we may also retain some of your information for a limited period of time as required, even after you have closed your account or it is no longer needed to provide the Services to you.
OCCA will not sell or rent your personally identifiable information gathered as a result of filling out forms on the website to anyone.
We understand that you trust us with your personal information and we are committed to ensuring you can manage the privacy and security of your personal information yourself.
With respect to the information relating to you that ends up in our possession, and recognising that it is your choice to provide us with your personally identifiable information, we commit to giving you the ability to do all of the following:
Last updated: 9th September 2020
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