Privacy Policy

Introduction

We (London Borough of Barnet) provide this service (Engage Barnet). The technology behind this service and its operation is provided by Bang the Table Pty Ltd (Bang the Table).

Bang the Table takes the privacy of the participants using this site very seriously.

By using the Site, you consent to Bang the Table using information we collect about your use of the site, your interests and behaviour. Our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information is regulated by the UK General Data Protection Regulations 2018, and the Data Protection Act 1998, as amended from time to time. You can find more information about your privacy rights at the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), https://ico.org.uk.

Note: This Privacy Policy applies to the Bang the Table's behaviour and treatment of your information and should be read in conjunction with the London Borough of Barnet Privacy Policy.


Who do I contact for more information?

Bang the Table may be contacted in relation to privacy policy issues by email at "myprivacy@bangthetable.com".


What information do we collect?

Basic Identifying Information

We collect information from you when you register to use this site. This information may vary depending on the specific needs of London Borough of Barnet, however, at a minimum is includes your:

  • Screen Name
  • Email Address

Demographic Information

Additional demographic information such as your age, gender, which ward you live in and your interests are also collected at this time. You can click the Sign Up to Have your Say link to check this.

The demographic information provided to Barnet Council in the sign up form, may be used to analyse questionnaires to find out what  different sections of the community think of our services. The analysis, reporting and publishing  of the results of consultation and engagement activities will be anonymised and stored in accordance with our responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018  and the Data Protection Act, as amended from time to time. 

User-Generated Information

We collect information that you put on the site after you have signed up including but not limited to:

  • Comments in forums
  • Votes on other comments in forums

User-Behaviour Information

We collect information about your behaviour on the site including but not limited to:

  • Documents downloaded from the library
  • Videos viewed
  • Pages views

Note that you can browse the site completely anonymously without signing up.


Why do we collect this information?

To Collect and Collate your Feedback to Inform Better Policy

The principle reason for collecting this information is to help inform the creation of better services and policies. The information provided to the London Borough of Barnet and when used for analysis, and  reporting and publishing the results of consultation and engagement activities will be anonymised and be stored in accordance with our responsibilities under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and the Data Protection Act 1998, as amended  from time to time.

You can read more about Barnet's privacy statement here: www.barnet.gov.uk/privacy

To Send you Periodic Emails

The email address you provide for registering on the site may be used by either Bang the Table or London Borough of Barnet to send you information and updates pertaining to the issues discussed on this site or any other site that we feel may be of interest to you.

Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include a simple unsubscribe link at the bottom of each email.

To Protect the Integrity of the Discussion

By monitoring the information you provide we are able to protect the integrity of the discussion from individuals and groups who may attempt to unduly influence the outcomes of the consultation process.

To Improve the Website & Software

The principle use of this information by Bang the Table is to help us to improve this website and the software that underpins it. We are continually striving to improve the experience of our participants based on your feedback.


Who has access to this information?

When you sign up for a user account you provide three types of information:

  1. Publicly available information
  2. Information available to both London Borough of Barnet and Bang the Table
  3. Information available to Bang the Table only

Publicly Available Information

Publicly available information is limited to your screen name and any comments you leave under that name in the forums or other tools on the site.

Note: We strongly recommend use of an anonymous screen name.

Individual survey responses, voting patterns and quick poll responses will not immediately be made available publicly on the site, however, feedback (including overall results of polls and surveys, and in some instances, anonymised quotes or comments from surveys) may be published in publicly available reports at the end of the consultation period. No person will be identified when reporting the results.

Information available to both London Borough of Barnet and Bang the Table includes:

  • All information from the Sign Up form.
  • Comments
  • Survey, Quick Poll, and comment voting responses
  • General site activity such as document downloads.

Information Available to Bang the Table only

Information which is available only to Bang the Table is restricted to your IP address for site security purposes.

Do we disclose any information to third parties other than London Borough of Barnet?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect our or others rights, property or safety.

However, we may from time to time notify you about other sites we are managing when we feel they may of direct relevance and interest to you. Please note that you can easily unsubscribe from these notifications at any time.

Third Party Links

Occasionally London Borough of Barnet may include links to third party sites. These third parties have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites.


Terms and Conditions

Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.


Your Consent

By using our website, you consent to this Privacy Policy.