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Privacy Policy

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)  Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) is an  advisory group set up to  implement and take forward the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in the UK. The UK EITI’s secretariat team is based in the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

This privacy policy explains how we use the personal information we collect. We take privacy seriously and are strongly committed to doing all that we can to protect the personal data we hold.
Topics

  • What information does the UK EITI collect about you?
  • How will the information about you be used?
  • How long will your information retained?
  • Access to your information and correction
  • Cookies
  • Other websites
  • Changes to the Privacy Policy
  • How to contact the UK EITI

What information does this website collect about you?

We may collect the following information:

  • Personal information, including name and email address.
  • Information via surveys regarding your personal or professional interests and contact preferences in order to keep you updated about our work.
  • If you participate in one of our surveys, we may retain your information to facilitate further contact with you about the substance of your submission.
  • We hold a contact database comprising the personal information of individuals who have expressed an interest in our work in the past. This is to facilitate communication with them on occasion to provide information about our most recent activity.

How will the information about you be used?

We will only collect personal information when it is necessary to do so. Where personal data is held, we will ensure that it is handled compliantly. Unauthorised persons shall not have access to it and we will not make any information available for commercial use.

If you provide feedback about the website through a contact form or email, we will only use this information for the purposes intended. You will not receive any subsequent unsolicited communication.

How long will your information be retained?

The length of time for which we may retain your personal information varies, according to the type of individual whose personal information we have collected, and what their data is being used for.

Access to your information and correction

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please email ukeiti@beis.gov.uk

Using this site

You agree to use this site only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that doesn’t infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.
We update this site regularly. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

Linking to this site

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to this site.

You must contact us for permission if you want to either:

  • charge your website’s users to click on a link to any page on this site
  • say your website is associated with or endorsed by the EITI MSG

Linking from this site

This site links to websites that are managed by government departments and agencies, service providers or other organisations. We do not have any control over the content on these websites.

We are not responsible for:

  • the protection of any information you give to these websites.
  • any loss or damage that may come from your use of these websites, or any other websites they link to.

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

Disclaimer

While we make every effort to keep this site up to date, we do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

  • current
  • secure
  • accurate
  • complete
  • free from bugs or viruses

We are not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using this site. This includes:

  • any direct, indirect or consequential losses
  • any loss or damage caused by civil wrongs (‘tort’, including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise
  • the use of this site and any websites that are linked to or from it
  • the inability to use this site and any websites that are linked to or from it

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but isn’t limited to) the loss of your:

  • income or revenue
  • salary, benefits or other payments
  • business
  • profits or contracts
  • opportunity
  • anticipated savings
  • data
  • goodwill or reputation
  • tangible property
  • intangible property, including loss, corruption or damage to data or any computer system
  • wasted management or office time

We may still be liable for:

  • death or personal injury arising from our negligence
  • fraudulent misrepresentation
  • any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from this site. We will only do this in certain cases, e.g. if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory.

Contact us to ask for content to be removed. You will need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We will reply to let you know whether we will remove it.

We remove content at our discretion in discussion with the department or agency responsible for it. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Information about you and your visits to the UK EITI website

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy and cookies policy. By using this site, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is accurate.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test this site for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use this site doesn’t expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We are not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use this site.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using this site, you must not introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that’s malicious or technologically harmful.

You must not try to gain unauthorised access to this site, the server on which it is stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You must not attack this site in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.
We will report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to this site to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. 

Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of this site (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

General

We are not liable if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

We might decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions. We can always decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date.

Doing this once will not mean that we automatically waive the right on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

You will agree to any changes if you continue to use this site after the terms and conditions have been.