UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st June 2018.
UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man forms part of the Ecosystem Services Directorate of the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA).
DEFA is a Data Controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 2018 The Data Protection Officer can be contacted on 01624 686781 or DPO-DEFA@gov.im
How your information is gathered
There are online forms to contact us, register as a Biosphere Buddy, register an interest in becoming a Biosphere Partner or share a photograph.
What INFORMATION IS BEING COLLECTED?
When you contact us via this site, you are asked to supply the following information:
Contact us: Your name, email, telephone number and what you are interested in doing
Register as a Biosphere Buddy: Your name and email
Register an interest in becoming a Biosphere Partner: Your name, email, telephone number and information about your organisation
Share a photograph: Your name and email
HOW WE use the information we gather
UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man uses the information you supply via website forms in the following ways
Contact us: We will receive and respond to your query and these emails are then subject to our standard DEFA retention schedule and will be deleted after three months.
Register as a Biosphere Buddy: We will add you to our mailing list and send you newsletters and details of events, etc.
Register an interest in becoming a Biosphere Partner: We will reply with a copy of our application form, which you can complete and email back to us, and an alternative link to complete the form online at www.gov.im/biosphere. This registration process also seeks your website address and social media addresses and a copy of your logo, as well as information on how your organisation meets the criteria of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man. While we complete the registration process, we may email you for additional information about your organisation. Once your organisation is registered as a partner, your logo, website address and a description of how your organisation meets the criteria of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man will be added to this website. Once you are registered as a partner, we will add you to our mailing list and send you newsletters and details of events, etc.
Share a photograph: We will retain the photo and details of your copyright and, should we use is in a publication or online, credit you with taking it.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
HOw do we share the information we collect about you?
Contact us: We do not share this information unless we have your express permission and need to do so for the purposes of publicising an aspect of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man that you are involved in.
Biosphere Buddy: We do not share this information unless we have your express permission and need to do so for the purposes of publicising an aspect of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man that you are involved in.
Partner: We share on this website your organisation's name, logo, website address and details of how your how your organisation meets the criteria of UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man. We also share any news announcement you make about your Partnership with UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man (on your website and/or social media channels) on our own social media channels.
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Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Controlling your personal information
If you have agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you Biosphere-related promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable.
If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to UNESCO Biosphere Isle of Man, Thie Slieau Whallian, Foxdale Road, St John's, Isle of Man IM4 3AS.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
How do we protect your information?
The Ecosystem Services Directorate will:
Keep your information safe and secure in compliance with its information security policy.
Only use and disclose your information as detailed on this page, where necessary.
Retain information for no longer than necessary and delete it once retention timeframes are reached.