This website is owned by Leaders Unlocked.

We believe you have a right to privacy on the web, and we work to protect your security online as vigorously as possible. We have developed the following policy to help you understand how your personal information will be treated as you engage with us both on and off-line. This policy reflects our duties under the Data Protection Act 1988 to use information fairly, keep it secure, make sure it is accurate, and keep it up to date. Further details on the Data Protection Act can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

This policy applies to all pages hosted on this site and also to all other Leaders Unlocked owned websites except where specifically mentioned on other Leaders Unlocked sites. It does not apply to other organisations to which we may link and whose privacy policies may differ.

Leaders Unlocked may amend this policy from time to time. If Leaders Unlocked makes any substantial changes in the way your personal information is used we will make that information available by posting a notice on the site.

Leaders Unlocked’s security measures and privacy policy are reviewed on a regular basis. If you have any questions relating to this policy or the information Leaders Unlocked holds about you, please address them to:

The Data Officer, YOUTH COMMISSION, c/o Leaders Unlocked, The Hub, 5 Torrens Street, London EC1V 1NQ.

Or by email to: rose@leaders-unlocked.org

1) What information does the YOUTH COMMISSION collect?

YOUTH COMMISSION collects only information which you give to us via email, the various data capture forms on our websites, or information voluntarily given to us via telephone or postal mail. YOUTH COMMISSION may also collect and analyse information about the way you use our websites and communications we may send to you – for example if the Youth Commission website sends a communication which enables you to “click through” to a certain page of a website.

The website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the site; this is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie file can contain information such as a user ID that the site uses to track the pages you have visited, but the only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

Some parts of the Youth Commission website use cookies to track user traffic patterns. YOUTH COMMISSION does this in order to determine the usefulness of our website information to our users and to see how effective our navigational structure is in helping users reach that information. If you prefer not to receive cookies while browsing YOUTH COMMISSION websites, you can set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies and refuse the cookie when your browser alerts you to its presence. You can also refuse all cookies by turning them off in your browser. You do not need to have cookies turned on to use/navigate through many parts of YOUTH COMMISSION websites. For more information about cookies see www.allaboutcookies.org.

2) How is your information used?

YOUTH COMMISSION may use the information gathered for the following purposes:

To keep you up to date on the latest announcements or other information related to YOUTH COMMISSION that we think you may like to hear about and to send you communications that may be of interest to you. YOUTH COMMISSION may send this information electronically or otherwise, if you have opted-in to receive information from us.
To personalise your experience on YOUTH COMMISSION.
To analyse and improve the services offered on YOUTH COMMISSION – eg. to provide you with the most user friendly navigation experience.
To track usage.
For “service administration” purposes which means that YOUTH COMMISSION may contact you for reasons related to any services you may have signed up for – eg. to notify you that a particular service may be suspended for maintenance.

3) Does YOUTH COMMISSION share my information?

By providing personal information you are deemed to consent to your personal information being shared within YOUTH COMMISSION and being shared outside of YOUTH COMMISSION in the following circumstances:

Where YOUTH COMMISSION needs to share your information to provide the service you have requested (such as sending posters or leaflets).
Where YOUTH COMMISSION needs to send your information to companies who work on behalf of YOUTH COMMISSION to provide a service to you (we will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and the are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.
Where YOUTH COMMISSION is required to disclose your personal information by law in urgent circumstances, to protect personal safety, the public or our website(s).

4) How secure is the information you give to YOUTH COMMISSION?

Data collected on YOUTH COMMISSION is stored in controlled servers with limited access. Your information may be stored and processed in the United Kingdom where YOUTH COMMISSION or its partners are located. Personal information received from any visitor will only be used for internal YOUTH COMMISSION purposes and will not be sold or provided to third parties.

5) How can you access, correct or delete your data?

At your request YOUTH COMMISSION will give you all details of personal information held by YOUTH COMMISSION, once identity has been satisfied. Incorrect information will be deleted or amended promptly. YOUTH COMMISSION can only accept these requests if sent by email to:

rose@leaders-unlocked.org or by post to: Data Officer, Leaders Unlocked, The Hub, 5 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ; specifying on which website your personal information has been registered.

Once the request has been received Leaders Unlocked will take further steps to confirm identity before releasing data. YOUTH COMMISSION will endeavour to respond to requests within 28 working days unless there are exceptional circumstances when we will let you know what is happening with your request.

6) How can you opt out of receiving messages from YOUTH COMMISSION?

YOUTH COMMISSION will send you communications if you have given us permission to do so. If YOUTH COMMISSION sends you unsolicited emails, the email will enable you to register an opt-out to receiving other emails from us. If you do not wish to receive messages from YOUTH COMMISSION, please send an email asking that your contact information be removed from YOUTH COMMISSION databases to: rose@leaders-unlocked.org

7) Children’s privacy and website users aged 16 or under.

If you are aged 18 or under, YOUTH COMMISSION asks that you obtain your parent/guardian’s permission before providing any personal information to YOUTH COMMISSION. There is an option on the data capture forms on YOUTH COMMISSION where you can confirm this permission has been granted.

8) How long will YOUTH COMMISSION keep your personal information?

YOUTH COMMISSION will hold your personal information on our systems as long as is necessary for the relevant service you have requested, or until you inform us that you wish your information to be removed from our databases (see point 6 above).

9) Discussion Boards and Comments

YOUTH COMMISSION ’s discussion boards are moderated and we will display your user name but not your email address. However if you post personal information within your post or comment, this information is then publicly accessible. Such information can be viewed online and collected by third parties. YOUTH COMMISSION is not responsible for the use of information by such third parties. YOUTH COMMISSION strongly recommends that all users keep their postings anonymous and you avoid sharing any personal information that can be used to identify you (such as your name, address, age, name of employer etc.).