Privacy and Data Policy

At Energy Challenges UK, we are committed to safeguarding your privacy. We want you to know how we collect, use, share, and keep information about you and the choices that are available to you when you request our services. We take the privacy of those who visit the Energy Challenges UK website very seriously and we are fully committed to protecting your privacy online.

In this policy, we describe how the Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE), in its capacity as the data controller for Energy Challenges UK, collects, uses, shares, and keeps information about you in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of​ ​27 April 2016​ (the General Data Protection Regulation). This Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us. All of the information that we collect is used to help us process your requests and provide a more personalised online experience, which we will use to improve the quality of our service to you.

For the contact details of our Data Protection Officer please email info@ypte.org.uk.

Changes to this Policy

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. If we do change our Privacy and Data Policy we will post an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are satisfied with the privacy conditions that we provide. We will also inform you of these changes directly on our mailing list.

Information we collect from you

We do not collect any information from you without your prior permission and knowledge. When you use the website you may be asked to provide your contact details, e.g. when you register to participate in Energy Challenges UK or when you use one of our services. We will store this data in order to fulfil your request and will only use it to inform you by email of Energy Challenges UK or YPTE - related updates and news.

The only information we collect is your name, email, address and the reason for you request. This information is stored on a secure server and is only accessible to a small number of our staff. We may also use this data for analysis to enable us to review, develop and improve the services we offer.

We will never share these details with any third party.

Your personal information

Under the General Data Protection Regulations you are entitled to see any ‘personal data’ held about you and to ask us to make changes to ensure that it is accurate and up to date. If you are concerned that information we hold about you may be incorrect please contact us. You have the right to access, update, erase, change or correct your personal information. We will delete or amend any information held in a prompt manner according to your request. You can also withdraw your consent for us to use your personal information - just unsubscribe from our mailing list and we will delete all of the details we hold on you. It is that simple.

We do not share your personal information with any other organisation, or person.

Cookies

A cookie is a small piece of information sent from our website to your computer and are created each time you visit the website. Cookies contain ‘identifiers’, which enable a website to distinguish your computer. Your ‘browser’ will only allow a website to access cookies it has sent, not those sent by other websites. Cookies are used to help gather statistical information about the usage of the site.
Cookies can be used for a variety of purposes, such as providing personalised pages, but at present, we use them only to work out how many people visit the Energy Challenges UK/ YPTE website and use this information to ensure that we can regularly update our content, ensuring that it is relevant to our target audience.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you should be able to change your browser to prevent that. You should read the information that came with your browser software to see how you can set up your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, this should then give you the opportunity to decide whether to accept it.
However, you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you do so. Cookies are specific to the server that created them and cannot be accessed by other servers, which means they cannot be used to track your movements around the web.

Communications from Energy Challenges UK or YPTE

You may receive emails from time to time that we feel will be of use to you. You can unsubscribe from this newsletter at any time by emailing the address provided in the email itself.
We do not want to clog your inbox with information and would recommend signing up to our social media feeds if you would like more regular updates.

Links to other websites

Our site contains links to other sites. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and data protection, procedures, practices or the content of these linked websites, even if you access them using links from our website and recommend that you check the policy of each site you visit.

Links provided by us should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. If you feel that the content of a website that we have linked to is inappropriate please contact us.
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party website, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies, content or practices of the owners or operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Disclaimer

We will not accept liability for any loss or damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of using this website, or of the liability to use information on this website. Visitors who chose to visit our website do so at their own risk.
We accept no responsibility (to the fullest extent permitted by law) for any loss, injury or inconvenience sustained by any person resulting from information on this website, or any of the linked websites.
The use of this website shall be governed by the law of England and Wales and the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising out of your use of the website

Terms & Conditions

These terms of use govern your use of our website at www.energychallenges.org.uk . By using the website you are indicating your acceptance of these terms, which we may update from time to time.

Accessing the site

Access to the website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the services provided on the website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. We do not guarantee that access to and use of our websites will be uninterrupted or error-free. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the website through your Internet connection are aware of these terms of use and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights for information and resources embedded within the website are owned by Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE) unless otherwise stated. Intellectual property rights for material uploaded by users will remain the property of the original owner. All such rights are reserved.

The information and images contained on this website are protected by copyright laws. All software used on this website is the property of Semble (www.semble.org) or our software suppliers and is protected by copyright laws. You may print off and download extracts of any pages from the website for your own personal reference and to draw the attention of others within your organisation to material on the website free of charge without requiring specific permission provided that you comply with these conditions:

  • you must ensure that all material is reproduced accurately and without modification;
  • you must not use materials in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context;
  • you may not use materials for commercial purposes without our prior written permission; and
  • if you are issuing material to others, the author of the materials must be acknowledged and the website address must be included with the material

Reliance on information

Information provided through the website is provided free of charge and for general information purposes only. YPTE endeavours to keep information up to date and correct but does not give any warranties or representations of any kind that the information on the website is complete, accurate, reliable or suitable for your use. Any reliance you place on information on the website is strictly at your own risk.

Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted by law, YPTE expressly excludes:

  • all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
  • any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any use in connection with the website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or the results of the use of the website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management time and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Mention of third party products, services, companies and websites on the website is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

Secure access

Should you register and subsequently sign in to any part of the website, please ensure you keep your personal information safe. If you are concerned that a security breach has taken place, please contact us at info@ypte.org.uk

Social media

Although we may from time to time monitor or review discussion postings on our social media properties, we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, omission, infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Energy Challenges UK website.

Links

The website contains a wide range of links to third-party websites. YPTE is not responsible for information contained on websites maintained by other organisations nor for action taken as a result of information contained on websites maintained by other organisations.

Reporting broken links

To report a broken link on this website, please email us info@ypte.org.uk details of the web page containing the broken link and, if possible, the web address you were unable to access.

Linking to us

If your content is related to our services or you wish to highlight our information, please feel free to link to our website.

Asking us to link to your site

If you would like to ask us to link to your website, please email us info@ypte.org.uk with details of what your site offers and we will assess your request.

We prefer to share links with organisations and companies whose aims and activities are similar to our own. If we accept your request, your link will appear in the category most relevant to your site content.

Governing law

These terms and conditions and all transactions conducted through the site shall be governed by the law of England, and all users agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these terms, please contact us on info@ypte.org.uk

Terms & Conditions

These terms of use govern your use of our website at www.energychallenges.org.uk . By using the website you are indicating your acceptance of these terms, which we may update from time to time.

Accessing the site

Access to the website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the services provided on the website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. We do not guarantee that access to and use of our websites will be uninterrupted or error-free. You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access the website through your Internet connection are aware of these terms of use and that they comply with them.

Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights for information and resources embedded within the website are owned by Young People’s Trust for the Environment (YPTE) unless otherwise stated. Intellectual property rights for material uploaded by users will remain the property of the original owner. All such rights are reserved.

The information and images contained on this website are protected by copyright laws. All software used on this website is the property of Semble (www.semble.org) or our software suppliers and is protected by copyright laws. You may print off and download extracts of any pages from the website for your own personal reference and to draw the attention of others within your organisation to material on the website free of charge without requiring specific permission provided that you comply with these conditions:

  • you must ensure that all material is reproduced accurately and without modification;
  • you must not use materials in a derogatory manner or in a misleading context;
  • you may not use materials for commercial purposes without our prior written permission; and
  • if you are issuing material to others, the author of the materials must be acknowledged and the website address must be included with the material

Reliance on information

Information provided through the website is provided free of charge and for general information purposes only. YPTE endeavours to keep information up to date and correct but does not give any warranties or representations of any kind that the information on the website is complete, accurate, reliable or suitable for your use. Any reliance you place on information on the website is strictly at your own risk.

Disclaimer of liability

To the extent permitted by law, YPTE expressly excludes:

  • all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;
  • any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any use in connection with the website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or the results of the use of the website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including without limitation any liability for loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, loss of goodwill, wasted management time and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.

This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Mention of third party products, services, companies and websites on the website is for information purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation.

Secure access

Should you register and subsequently sign in to any part of the website, please ensure you keep your personal information safe. If you are concerned that a security breach has taken place, please contact us at info@ypte.org.uk

Social media

Although we may from time to time monitor or review discussion postings on our social media properties, we are under no obligation to do so and assume no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, omission, infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Energy Challenges UK website.

Links

The website contains a wide range of links to third-party websites. YPTE is not responsible for information contained on websites maintained by other organisations nor for action taken as a result of information contained on websites maintained by other organisations.

Reporting broken links

To report a broken link on this website, please email us info@ypte.org.uk details of the web page containing the broken link and, if possible, the web address you were unable to access.

Linking to us

If your content is related to our services or you wish to highlight our information, please feel free to link to our website.

Asking us to link to your site

If you would like to ask us to link to your website, please email us info@ypte.org.uk with details of what your site offers and we will assess your request.

We prefer to share links with organisations and companies whose aims and activities are similar to our own. If we accept your request, your link will appear in the category most relevant to your site content.

Governing law

These terms and conditions and all transactions conducted through the site shall be governed by the law of England, and all users agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Contact us

If you have any questions about these terms, please contact us on info@ypte.org.uk