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Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and this policy explains what, when and why we collect personal information about people who contact us or visit our website, our members and other stakeholders. This policy describes how we use the information we collect, where we store it and whether we disclose it to others. The policy applies to our website www.fairwear.org (the “website”) and the services that we offer (the “services”) which includes membership for garment brands.
Please note that we are in the process of updating this policy to ensure that we fully comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and with the relevant provisions under Dutch law (the “Relevant Legislation”). We are using a tool called Your Safety Net Pro+ to do this.
To offer our services we process personal data. ‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
‘Processing’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
We store your data at various moments, for example when you visit our website, or when you join us as a member brand, sign up for access to the FWF Wage Ladder, or when you contact us.
We will not process your data without your consent, unless we are legally obliged to do so, and we will never sell your personal information to third parties.
Like most standard website servers, our websites use log files. These files contain information such as internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This data is used to produce statistical reports to monitor the website and analyse trends. Please note that in your browser and in your mobile device you can switch off the sharing of this data. See the ‘Cookies’ section below for further details.
We may very occasionally ask you to participate in market research, in which we would use your data, for internal use, and anonymously. You can choose to stop participating in the research at any time. We do not share your answers with others or make them publicly available.
Very occasionally we hold campaigns and contests. If you participate in a campaign or contest, we ask the following data: name, e-mail address, company name, country. This way, we can carry out the campaign and announce prize-winners.
We send out newsletters to keep members of the general public, FWF member brands, and other stakeholders updated on our work and news in the garment industry. We use an opt-in system, and subscribers have the option of unsubscribing from our mailing list at any time. To do so, they simply follow the link at the bottom of any email from us, or contact us at [email protected] and ask us to remove their details from our list.
We work hard to protect your personal data from unauthorised or unlawful access, alteration, disclosure, use or destruction. The FWF website and Member Hub is run on secure network connections with Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.
We shall store your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes listed above. We are legally obliged to hold some types of information (for example salary and contract details of employees). However we will only keep your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity (also in accordance with any legal obligations), or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
We may share your information, from time to time, with trusted third-party service providers we work with for the purposes of undertaking operational activities such as sending newsletters, organising or hosting our events, or if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data to comply with any legal obligations.
In a data processing agreement, we shall agree with our trusted third-party service providers that they shall use your data carefully and they shall only receive the data that is relevant for their services. These parties use your data in accordance with our instructions and not for their own purposes.
Examples of third-party service providers we work with include: Afas, Salesforce, Finalist Database and Eventbrite. These parties are known as “processors” within the Relevant Legislation.
You may find content on our website that links to other websites. We do not control the content on these websites and are not responsible for the content or the privacy protection of these websites. We advise you to read the privacy policies of those websites.
Cookies are small (text) files which are stored on your computer. Your web browser stores these cookies when you visit our website. These cookies are retrieved when you return to our website. This allows our website to recognise you as a previous visitor.
If you don’t want cookies to be sent to your device, you can choose this option when the cookie notice pops up as you visit our website. You can also change your own cookie settings in your browser. Please note that some features or services of our website may not function properly without cookies.
Fair Wear Foundation
Koningin Wilhelminaplein 13
1062HH Amsterdam, the Netherlands
+31 (0)20 408 4255