Market Forces is an affiliate project of Friends of the Earth Australia (ABN: 18 110 769 501). Our work exposes the institutions that are financing environmentally destructive projects and helps people around the world to hold these institutions accountable. We work with the community to prevent investment in projects that would harm the environment and drive global warming.
In order to campaign effectively with you, our supporters, and on your behalf, we need to collect different types of information, including personal data.
- We will only ever ask for what we really need to know.
- We will always respect your choices around the data that you share with us and the communication channels that you ask us to use.
- We will put appropriate security measures in place to protect the personal data that you share with us.
- We will never sell your data.
- You have the right to amend or withdraw your consent about the ways in which we hold and use your personal data at any time.
If you have any questions please contact us.
In some areas of our website, we ask you to provide personal information that will enable us to enhance your site visit, contact you with information you request or that may be of interest to you, e.g. when you subscribe to our newsletters, make a donation, take an online action or contact us via our website. Personal information we request may include your name, address, phone contacts and email address.
We may also collect information about your relationship with various financial institutions (for instance, whether you are a customer or shareholder of a particular bank). This enables us to send you information about the financial institutions most relevant to you, provided that you have opted in to receive such updates. The option to provide this information will be made explicit at the point of collection (for example as an optional checkbox on a form).
How is personal data used?
We will only email you information about our work where you give us your consent to do so. We apply an opt-in policy to our online action forms, so you will only be subscribed to a mailing list if you request it, otherwise your data will be deleted after the campaign has finished. If you would like to check or change your email subscriptions, or if you wish to unsubscribe from our emails, contact us here.
We may email you information we believe may be of interest to you. For example, when you consent to being contacted by email, we might email you to take action (such as sign a petition) or make a donation. You may also receive a welcome email letting you know about other ways to support us. Emails we send you will always give you the chance to opt out of receiving further emails.
Sharing personal data
Market Forces will not share your personal information with third parties unless it is absolutely necessary, or part of the nature of a particular action you may take on our website. We will not share these details further. Otherwise, we will only disclose your data if we are obliged to do so by law.
For example, if you choose to send an personalised email to a particular organisation by filling out an action form on our website, this will by nature include your name and email address as specified on the form in the email sent to that organisation. If you sign a petition which involves a hand in to a government, it may be necessary to include your name on the petition hand in. In cases such as these, we will always endeavour to make it clear at the point of submission that your details are being shared to a third party.
Keeping your details up to date
The accuracy of your personal information is important to us. If you change email address or name please contact us.
We aim to amend or delete any information we hold that is incorrect within one month or as soon as possible thereafter.
The security of your personal information is important to us and we will take appropriate precautions to protect it. Market Forces uses a leading global data management system provider, with security guidelines and supporting procedures aligned with the ISO 27001 standard.
Even with all of our precautions, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us online and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.
We take steps to ensure that access to personal information is restricted to employees who need it. All Market Forces employees and volunteers who handle personal information are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices.
We also embed content from other sites, such as social media websites or media outlets, and add buttons from social media platforms so that you can share our content. This can result in cookies being used by third parties such as Twitter and Facebook. You should check the relevant third-party website for more information about their cookies.
We may also set advertising cookies for the purpose of displaying relevant digital adverts on external platforms such as the Google Ads, Facebook and LinkedIn to previous visitors to our site. This practice is known as “remarketing” and you may find out more about it by checking the website of the relevant third-party advertising platform (e.g. Facebook). If you wish, you can opt out from this type of cookie (and hence targeted ads) via the cookie consent pop-up on our site.
Access to your personal information
You have the right to request and be sent:
- confirmation that your data is being processed;
- access to your personal data; and
- other supplementary information that we hold about you.
To make a request please contact us. We will take steps to confirm your identity before releasing any information to you. We will not charge you for providing the information that you request. We aim to amend or delete any information we hold that is incorrect within one month or as soon as possible thereafter.
Your rights and acceptance of this policy
The protection of children is very important to us and we don’t actively seek opportunities to collect personal information from under-18s. If you are under 18, please do not provide us with any personal information. Minors should always ask a parent or guardian for permission before sending personal information to anyone online.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is appropriate for the activity that you are supporting (for example participating in a campaign or making a donation to support our work). If you ask for your personal information to be deleted we will manage your request in a transparent way.
Whilst we will take all reasonable steps to protect and secure your personal data, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any messages transmitted between you and us via email as these are potentially accessible by the public. We will not be liable to you or anyone else for any loss relating to any email message sent by you to us or by us to you.
If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any questions about how we manage our data, please contact us.