Privacy policy

Workers Can Win Privacy Policy

1. About this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out what personal data Workers Can Win (WCW) will collect about you and what that personal data will be used for. It also explains what your rights are and how to raise questions about privacy and data protection. 

WCW only collects the minimum amount of data in order to run the organisation and communicate.

2. Contact details

You can contact if you have any questions about data protection or this Privacy Policy.

3. How does WCW collect your personal data?

Your personal data will be collected through email, telephone, verbally or on paper.

It will be collected through use of this website and other online tools such as MailChimp for our email list, social media, Google Forms for surveys, and event registration tools (e.g. Zoom, Eventbrite).

Your personal data will also be collected through attendance at events including online meetings.

Statistics will be generated about website use but these will be anonymised and therefore are not personal data.

4. What personal data may WCW collect about you?

  • Data which you personally provide, for example, by a form, email or phone – this can include your name, email address, phone number and postcode
  • Political activism including union membership
  • Workplace, industry and occupation
  • Your bank details if we need to make an online payment to you
  • Which events you attended
  • Any details you provide if you make a donation to WCW

5. Why does WCW collect your personal data?

Your personal data is collected for these purposes:

  • To communicate with you.
  • To administer this website and associated online services.
  • To understand who we are engaging with, for example in terms of geography, union, industry and occupation.
  • To put users in touch with each other (only with express consent).
  • To gauge the success of events.
  • To raise money and reimburse legitimate costs.

6. Your Data Protection Rights

As an individual who is providing personal data to WCW you are defined (by data protection law) as a data subject. The law provides rights, summarised below, that you have as a data subject, and exceptions from them. Please contact the above email if you want more detail.

Right of access

You can ask for a copy of all the personal data which WCW holds about you.

Right to rectification

If you think data about you is inaccurate you can ask for it to be corrected. You can also ask for information to be completed if you think it is incomplete.

Right to erasure

You can ask for your personal data to be deleted, but this only applies in certain circumstances.

Right to restriction of processing

You have a right to ask for the restriction of the processing of your data.

Right to object to processing

You have a right to object to the processing of your personal data.

Right to data portability

You have the right to ask that personal data you have provided to WCW could be transferred to another organisation.

7. Sharing your personal data

WCW will not share your personal data with third parties – for example, marketing companies. However, your personal data could be shared with your consent (for example to put you in touch with other users). We will never sell your personal data.
When we use a third party to process data, for example Mailchimp or Google, your personal data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA). It will only be transferred outside the EEA in cases where there are approved mechanisms to protect your personal data.

8. Changes to this Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy is reviewed at least every two years.

9. Visitors to the WCW website

We collect data about visits to the website using WordPress. This data is anonymous and does not constitute personal data.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment. If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Visitors do not need to log in to the website unless involved in administering it. If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day. If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

10. Social Media

Any interaction you have with WCW via social media platforms is governed by the privacy rules of that platform. It is good organising practice to assume that anything you write could be read by any current or future employer. Your engagement with WCW on social media may be visible to other users. If you join our WhatsApp group then other members will be able to see your phone number.

11. Automated decision making or profiling

WCW does not use automated decision making or profiling.

12. Security of your personal data

We take the security of your data seriously and it is stored securely.

Individuals involved with WCW who do have access to your personal data have all received training in data protection issues and information security.

13. How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.