Under the Data Protection Act 1998, Money for Life is the Data Controller. This means that we determine what personal information about you is collected and what it will be used for.
If your information is collected, you will be told what is being collected and why. We will store it in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 guidelines. We do not sell, rent, share, or otherwise disclose personally identifiable information with any other parties.
Why we collect data
By signing up to Money for Life you have agreed to allow us to collect your data, such as your name and email address. This information will not be passed onto third parties. Collecting this information about our users will allow us to build a better service.
Your views allows users to share and upload their stories, photos, videos or playlists to Money for Life. Through this service we will collect information from users such as email address, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, work status, location and date of birth.
We collate this information to create a better service for our users and to make sure we can send you relevant advice and information. We will always ensure that users are given the option to sign up for any newsletters we send out. If you submit any content to Your views that you want to be removed please contact our Digital Delivery team.
To register for our 1-2-1 Chat service users must submit basic information about themselves, including a valid email address and location. This information will not be passed on to any third parties, though we may need it to administer the site and, if necessary, contact a particular user.
Registration to our forums requires a user to provide basic information, including a valid email address. Whilst this information will not be passed on to any third parties, we may need it to enable us to administer the site or contact a particular user.
Cookies are also used in connection with the forums to provide users with a better experience by recognising the user and informing him or her of which postings are new since the previous visit.
Google Analytics, Fospha and Cookies
Money for Life uses Google Analytics and Fospha to gather non-personal information on our visitors. This information helps us understand where our website traffic is coming from, what articles and videos are being viewed and for how long. This is done through cookies and code which is embedded on our websites.
Subject access requests
Everyone has a legal right to view the information that Money for Life holds about them. Requests to see records and other related information are known as subject access requests. These should be made in writing to MoneyforLife@ukyouth.org. After making a request you will receive a response within 40 days.
We charge £10 per request for administrative fees so please specify carefully all of the information you need to avoid more fees.
When requesting information, you should provide your contact details, along with additional information, for example that you were a volunteer or service user etc.
We follow the iRights initiative, which envisages a future where the fundamental rights of children and young people to access the internet creatively, knowledgeably and fearlessly is fulfilled. The initiative includes:
- The right to remove: Every child under 18 has the right to easily edit or delete all content they have created. Under 18s have the right to own content they have created and to have an easily signposted way to retract, correct and dispute online data that refers to them.
- The right to know: Children and young people have the right to know who is profiting from their information, what their information is being used for and whether it is being copied, sold or traded.
- The right to safety and support: Children and young people should be confident that they will be protected from illegal practices and supported if confronted by upsetting scenarios online.
- The right to make informed, conscious choices: children and young people should be empowered to reach into creative places online and also have the capacity and support to easily disengage.
- The right to digital literacy: to access knowledge that the internet can deliver, children need to be taught the skills to use and critique digital technologies.