Updated 13 March 2018
Centre for Cities is an independent, non-partisan research and policy institute that helps cities to improve their economic performance. The Centre was incorporated in 2007 as a company limited by guarantee (in England: No. 6215397) and registered as a charity (in England: No.1119841).
Centre for Cities collects personal identifiable information that is voluntarily provided to us in person or by visitors to our website. The purpose of using this data is to send our subscribers regular, fortnightly communications about the work we are doing and information about and invitations to our public events. Our newsletters are delivered by a third-party provider, outside of the EEA. This data will only be stored on systems that conform to international rulings and contracts that have been approved by European Union standards. By providing this personal data to us either via the website or by sending a subscription request via email, visitors are consenting to our use of their personal data. If you consent to receiving our newsletter, any information we use for this purpose will be held by us until you tell us you no longer wish to receive this information.
Should any subscriber subsequently choose to unsubscribe from the mailing list, we provide clear and easy instructions on the email specifying how to do this; alternatively a visitor may contact firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be removed from the list.
This may include individuals who hold public office roles, funders and potential partners for our research projects and events. The legal basis for processing this information is legitimate interest as we deem the use of their data necessary to fulfill our charitable objectives. This information is processed after we have conducted a balancing test which determines that our interests as an organisation do not override the individual’s interests, rights and freedoms. This type of data is held no longer than is necessary to perform our objectives, or until the individual asks to be removed.
Data kept under contractual obligation includes basic personal information from our sponsors, funders and suppliers in order for us to provide our services. It is kept for a minimum of 6 years. After this time it will be destroyed if it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was obtained.
We keep details of people who apply for a position with Centre for Cities, or send a speculative CV. The data is kept for no longer than six months from the closing date of the post applied for, or after receipt of the CV. All applications are then discarded securely. Our policy is to employ the best qualified person for the job advertised and to provide equality of opportunity to all.
We do not share any contact details with partners we work with. The only data we will share is name, job title and organisation. This information will only be shared with third parties when it is necessary to perform our charitable and organisation objectives, for example when hosting events at an external venue, the venue may request a copy of the guest list.
Centre for Cities has appropriate IT safeguards to ensure that its data is kept secure in encrypted storage. Our employees are instructed to follow the Centre’s internal security policy, which include measures preventing the loss, destruction, misuse and unauthorised disclosure of any personal data kept on our database.
Any individual can request to see the information we hold on them at any time. If you believe the information we hold on you is incorrect, you will have the right to have this rectified or deleted accordingly.
A full list of an individual’s rights under GDPR are as follows:
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