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Privacy Policy

Marx Memorial Library Privacy Policy                                                May 2018

WHO WE ARE

The Marx Memorial Library (MML) is a library, archive and education charity dedicated to spreading knowledge and understanding of Marxism and the history of socialism and the working class movement. We are committed to handling the personal data of our users, members and supporters with care and respect and in compliance with current legislation. In particular we do not pass information to third parties for marketing or trading purposes. This privacy policy gives further details on how we gather, store, access and use personal data.

WHAT DATA WE COLLECT

The Marx Memorial Library collects data on members when they join the MML, on those who register for courses, classes, lectures and events, who donate funds and who purchase goods from us through our website.

We also collect data of those who sign up to our fortnightly e-newsletter, either when they complete one of the aforementioned transactions, when they sign a form at the MML, or complete an online form regarding e-newsletter subscription on our website.

The data we collect includes name, contact details and some basic demographic data - gender and date of birth - in addition to information about the individual’s transaction with the MML.

HOW WE USE YOUR DATA

Members’ data is collected through legitimate interest in the work of the MML. Information on financial transactions -  registration on courses, donations the purchasing of merchandise -  is collected for accounting purposes.

Members and those who subscribe to our newsletter receive a fortnightly e-newsletter and occasional notices on our education programme, events, exhibitions, fundraising appeals and MML merchandise.

Members are also sent information on events specific to their membership including on arrangements for the Annual General Meeting and reminders regarding the renewal of their membership.

Data on individual subscribers to our e-newsletter is collected with clear consent about the future use of their data.

 

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA

The data we collect is stored securely on our CiviCRM database system hosted by Leftspace.

Members’ data is passed to Liverpool University Press for the sole purpose of enabling the distribution our annual Journal Theory & Struggle. A link to their policy regarding MML member data can be found here.

All other data will not be shared with any other organisation. Members’ data will be stored until they have cancelled their membership, or a year after their membership has lapsed. Consent from newsletter subscribers will be sought every three years. An ‘unsubscribe’ option will be included in all communications.

Data on individuals and their financial transactions with the MML will be kept for six years.

YOUR RIGHTS

If you believe that the Marx Memorial Library holds information on you have a right to ask for confirmation on whether we are processing your personal data and/or a copy of your personal data. You are only entitled to information about your personal data and not information about other people unless you are acting on somebody else's behalf with their expressed written consent

You have the right to edit or amend the data that we hold, and to ask that your data be deleted and removed from MML records.

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Email requests should be sent to our data controller, Meirian Jump at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

REVIEW PERIOD

 

This policy will be reviewed on an annual basis.

 

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