Global Optimism Strategy Ltd (“we”/”us”/“our”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We endeavour to tell you what information about you we have collected, why we have collected it and what we will do with it. You can always contact us with questions about our use of your personal information using the details on our contact page.
We work with Global Optimism Impact to collaborate on our joint goal promoting climate advocacy. Please see the “Who do we share your data with” section below for more detail on when we might share your data with them.
This statement sets out the basis on which we collect any personal data from you, why we collect it, who we share it with, how we use it and how we protect it. We want you to understand clearly our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it, so please read the following carefully.
What Information We Collect
We may collect directly from you the following information about you:
- If you contact us (through our website contact us page or
otherwise), we may keep a record of that correspondence
- If you otherwise provide us with your contact details
We also receive personal data from other sources which include:
- Service providers that help determine your location based on your IP address in order to customise certain products to your location
- Publicly available sources
How we collect, use and store personal data
We collect, use and store this personal data for the following purposes:
- For our own legitimate interests in monitoring usage of the site and improving it and promoting the work of Global Optimism Strategy Limited
- To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
- To provide you with information that you request from us or which we feel may interest you
- Otherwise to comply with data protection laws
If you do not want us to use your data in this way, please contact us.
Data Subject Access Request
You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you. If you wish to make a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR), please contact us. We will respond to your request as required by applicable data protection laws. Please note that we may require further information from you to verify your identity and ensure the security of your personal data. We strive to address all DSARs in a timely and efficient manner, but in certain circumstances, we may be legally permitted to refuse your request. If this is the case, we will inform you of the reasons for the refusal.
Who do we share your data with?
We do not sell or trade in your personal data. We may need to share your data with companies that support the work that we do as our service providers (e.g. Google Workspace, Hubspot, Campaign Monitor or other IT services supplier) but when we do that, they are acting as our “data processor” only and they do not have any right to use your personal data for their own purposes.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for.
If you no longer wish to be subscribed to our newsletter, you can ask us to stop sending you our newsletter and you can ask us to delete your data.
You have a number of rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.
You have the right to:
- Request access to your personal data (see above).
- Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you.
- Request erasure of your personal data in certain circumstances.
- Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) as the legal basis for that particular use of your data (including carrying out profiling based on our legitimate interests).
- Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party.
- Request restriction of processing of your personal data.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.
We aim to handle all data related matters directly with our website users and aim to address any concerns you may have with you directly. If you do not think that we have acted within the law, you have the right to complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office directly at www.ico.org.uk.
Transferring personal data outside the UK / EU
Countries outside the UK and the European Union may have a lower standard of protection for personal information than that required by UK and EU data protection laws. The personal data we collect may be transferred to, and stored, outside the UK or EU (including for example in the United States) and may also be processed by people or companies operating outside the UK or EU who work for us or one of our partners or suppliers. In the event that we need to transfer personal data to a company based outside the UK or the EU, we do our best to ensure that the data is handled in line with UK and EU law by checking that the data is protected by appropriate contractual terms.