We are the Herne Bay Coastal Community Team (Community Interest Company (CIC)). We were founded in September 2015 and initially funded by central government with a £10k start-up grant. The Herne Bay Coastal Community Team (CIC) is administered by three Directors and is supported by a board of volunteer trustees. Our aim is to work with the local authority, community groups, charities and local businesses to identify cultural, social and economic regeneration projects within Herne Bay and secure funding to support their delivery. Our aim is to “Support the Bay” and make it a more thriving coastal community for the benefit of all!
In communicating and dealing with you we are committed to treating you with respect and openness and manging any data provided by you in compliance with current regulations.
We hope you’ll want to hear more about our work. We believe that, as a resident of CT6, you have a legitimate interest in knowing who we are, how you can support us with regeneration projects in Herne Bay, and in finding out about other ways in which you could get involved with us as an organisation. We’ll always be clear with you about how we’ll communicate with you. If you tell us you’d rather not be contacted, or you’d rather we didn’t contact you in a certain way, we’ll act on your wishes.
Our lottery fundraising is really important to us and we are proud of what it helps us achieve. We will constantly review our fundraising practices with our third-party lottery operator to make sure they are fair, sensitive and appropriate. We are committed to operating our fund raising in compliance with legal requirements.
Any successful grant funding bids, lottery income or donations made to us will be used responsibly by us in helping to support our regeneration projects or initiatives. In doing so we will keep administration costs to a minimum so as much of your donation as possible will be spent directly on our regeneration projects and initiatives. We might turn down a donation if we feel that accepting it would damage our independence or reputation. If we do, we’ll explain why.
We will always respect your right to privacy and adhere to laws around the use of data. We do not share your personal data with any external suppliers but if there was a requirement to do so, we will ensure that only the minimum and relevant data is provided. We will ensure their use of the data is in line with our own data protection policies and not kept or used by them for any other purposes.
Here at the Herne Bay Coastal Community Team (CIC), we are committed to protecting your personal information and making every effort to ensure that your personal information is processed in a fair, open and transparent manner. We are a “data controller” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and (from 25 May 2018) the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“Data Protection Law”). This means that we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal information.
Everything we do, we do to support the regeneration of Herne Bay through working with Canterbury City Council, organisations, individuals and residents living in the CT6 area. We want to make sure you receive the communications that are most relevant to you, be it through visiting our website, receiving emails, post, phone calls, making a lottery grant application or a donation. We collect information from you in the following ways:
Personal information we collect may include details such as your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, and banking details or credit/debit card details (if you are making a donation or to pay out a successful grant application), as well as information you provide in any communications between us. You will have given us this information when contacting us in writing or via e-mail or your lottery grant form or making a donation via our website or any other ways to interact with us.
We will mainly use this information:
If you do not provide this information, we may not be able to deal with any enquiry raised, process or pay out on a lottery grant application, or process a donation.
We may also use your personal information:
Data Protection Law recognises that some categories of personal information are more sensitive. Sensitive Personal Information can include information about a person’s health, race, ethnic origin, political opinions, sex life, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We do not normally capture this sensitive information, but should we have to record it, will always be anonymised before sharing.
We will only use this information:
In some cases, we will only use your personal information where we have your consent or because we need to use it in order to fulfil a communication with you or because you have submitted a Lottery Grant application to us via our website. However, there are other lawful reasons that allow us to process your personal information and one of those is called ‘legitimate interests’. This means that the reason that we are processing information is because there is a legitimate interest for the Herne Bay Coastal Community Team (CIC) to process your information to help us to achieve our vision of supporting regeneration in Herne Bay. Whenever we process your Personal Information under the ‘legitimate interest’ lawful basis we make sure that we take into account your rights and interests and will not process your personal information if we feel that there is an imbalance. Some examples of where we have a legitimate interest to process your Personal information are where we contact you about our work via correspondence, use your personal information for data analytics, conducting research to better understand who our supporters are, improving our services, for our legal purposes (for example, dealing with complaints and claims), or for complying with nay legislative guidance.
The personal information we collect about you will only be used by our Directors and Trustees of the Herne Bay Coastal Community Team (CIC) so that they can help you. We will never sell or share your personal information with organisations so that they can contact you for any marketing activities. Nor do we sell any information about your web browsing activity. The Herne Bay Coastal Community Team (CIC) may however, share your information with our trusted partners and suppliers who work with us on or on our behalf to deliver our lottery and projects, but processing of this information is always carried out under our instruction. We make sure that they store the data securely, delete it when they no longer need it and never use it for any other purposes. Some examples of where we may share your information are with our partners who help us to process donations (e.g. JustGiving etc) and claim Gift Aid (HMRC) and our partners who help us to manage our online, web and social media accounts. We enter into contracts with these service providers that require them to comply with Data Protection Laws and ensure that they have appropriate controls in place to secure your information. We may also share anonymised information with project organisations and grant funders, to give an accurate picture of the numbers of people we are supporting and how. This is always statistical information and no individual is identifiable from it.
We may disclose your information if required to do so by law (for example, to comply with applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice or in response to a valid request from a competent authority).
We take looking after your data very seriously. We’ve implemented appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect we have under our control both on and off-line, from improper access, use, alteration, destruction and loss. Unfortunately, the transmission of information using the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personal information sent to us this way, we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our site. Our websites may contain links to other sites. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practices deployed by these other sites. Please be aware that advertisers or Web sites that have links on our site may collect personally identifiable information about you. This privacy statement does not cover the information practices of those websites or advertisers. Any debit or credit card details which we receive via email, post or via our website are processed securely through our Unity Bank or by Pay Pal, our payment processing partners, according to the Payment Card Industry Security Standards.
We only keep it as long as is reasonable and necessary for the relevant activity, which may be until correspondence in writing or via e-mail has been concluded or for a maximum of three months in connection with lottery grant applications or until the completion of statutory obligations (for example, the collection of Gift Aid).
You have various rights in respect of the personal information we hold about you – these are set out in more detail below. If you wish to exercise any of these rights or make a complaint, you can do so by contacting us at the Herne Bay Coastal Community Team (CIC) c/o Neptune Co-working Hub, William Street Herne Bay CT6 5NX, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also make a complaint to the data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office, www.ico.org.uk:
Please note, some of these rights only apply in certain circumstances and we may not be able to fulfil every request.
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We use the categorisation set out by the International Chamber of Commerce. We use all four categories of cookies:
You can email us at email@example.com with feedback or to make a complaint if you are unhappy with anything we have done while communicating with you. We will respond honestly and promptly to you. Your support makes a real difference. And keeping supporting us allows us to keep on supporting local people living and organisations operating in the CT6 area.