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Developer Hub and API Privacy Policy

The Charity Commission will collect certain personal data about you and your usage of the developer hub and API. This will include:

·         Your name and email address collected at account creation

·         Usage statistics on how you use the developer hub

·         The number / frequency of requests you make via the API

We collect your personal data for the following purposes:

·         Administering your account in the developer hub such as sending service updates to notify you of system maintenance or updates to the APIs.

·         We collect usage statistics for analytics and to monitor the performance of the developer hub and API to ensure a reliable and stable service for all users

·         To inform you of any data subject rights requests received by the Commission which you may need to comply with

For these purposes your personal data is processed under Article 6(1)(b) of the UK GDPR and in accordance with the Terms of Use you agreed to when setting up your account in the Developer Hub. Article (1)(b) permits the processing of personal data where:

“processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract”

The Charity Commission uses cookies to collect information on how you are using our services. To find out more about how we use cookies and to manage your settings please see our Cookies Policy here.

We use a third-party data processor, Microsoft Corporation’s Azure, which provides technology and data services to us to enable us to provide this service to you. Although your personal data will be held by this third party, we have a contract in place which means that they and their subcontractors cannot do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it.

Your data will be stored securely within the Microsoft Corporation’s Azure UK South Datacentre. Your personal data will not be shared with any other third parties.

All personal data collected for the purposes outlined will be deleted when your user account is deleted. We will keep anonymous usage data for analytical purposes for 2 years after this date.

Further information on how the Charity Commission processes personal data is available in our Personal Information Charter.

Your rights

You have a number of rights under the data protection laws, including the right to access your data and the right to restrict or object to further processing and the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

You can find out more about your rights as a data subject, and details of how to contact our Data Protection Officer and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), in our main privacy notice, the Personal Information Charter.

Charity Commission's personal information charter – how we use your personal information

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