General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Updated 24th May 2018 4pm


Dear Member / Representative of Ghanaian Community Group.

This month brings some major changes to privacy and data protection law in Europe. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018.


The law require organisations like Ghana Union to give you a lot more information about the way we process your personal data, the reason we use it and the rights you have.

Your trust is important to us, so keeping your personal information safe and secure remains our top priority.

You don’t need to do anything else, but we wanted to let you know about this change. To find out more, please take a look at our updated Privacy Policy included below (or via our website http://www.ghanaunion.org.uk) which will apply from Friday 25 May.

If you have any questions or would like to contact us, please email info@ghanaunion.org.uk.

We look forward to continuing our working relationship with you.

Kind regards,

Ghana Union.

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*Ghana Union Privacy Policy*

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which Ghana Union collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a "User") of the http://www.ghanaunion.org.uk website ("Site").

*Personal identification information*

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address, phone number. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification infor

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

*Web browser cookies*

Our Site may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

*How we use collected information*

Ghana Union may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

• To run and operate our Site

• We may need your information display content on the Site correctly.

• To improve customer service

• Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.

• To personalize user experience

• We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.

• To improve our Site

• We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.

• To send periodic emails

• We may use the email address to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

*How we protect your information*

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

*Sharing your personal information*

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated emographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

*Electronic newsletters*

If User decides to opt-in to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include company news, updates, related product or service information etc.

*Changes to this privacy policy*

Ghana Union has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

*Your acceptance of these terms*

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

*Contacting us*

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us at info@ghanaunion.org.uk.

Kind regards,

Ghana Union