Black Voter Matter Action PAC (BVMAP) is committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information. Throughout the performance of BVMAP operations, the BVMAP will safeguard the generation, collection, use, storage, disposal, and disclosure of personal information in accordance with best practices and as required by applicable laws and regulations. The responsibility for the protection of personal information is shared by all individuals who process such information on behalf of the BVMAP.
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This policy helps promote compliance with the requirements of privacy laws and regulations, including but not limited to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Who is Governed by this Policy
Any persons or entities who generate, collect, use, store, or process personal information on behalf of the BVMAP.
Information plays a critical role in BVMAP’s educational, research, administrative, and public service field activities. BVMAP recognizes the importance of safeguarding personal information, in all formats, that is processed or shared within the BVMAP and with third parties on its behalf.
This policy provides guidance to BVMAP staff, contractors and any person responsible for the collection and gathering of data on the organization’s responsibilities with respect to privacy and protection of personal information.
Collection of Personal Information
All BVMAP offices, contractors, and others that collect personal information on behalf of the BVMAP (each a “data collector”) are responsible for collecting only the minimum amount of such information necessary. Collecting no more information than is necessary minimizes the information that the BVMAP must secure and hold private. When collecting personal information from individuals, the following is required:
a. Transparency: BVMAP must inform the individual what information is being collected (both actively and passively).
b. Lawful Basis: BVMAP must establish a lawful basis for the collection of personal information. This may include obtaining consent, collection of information necessary to perform under a contract, a legal obligation, vital interest, public task, or a legitimate interest.
c. Adherence with privacy notice: any information that is collected through a BVMAP webpage regardless of where it is hosted, must adhere to the organization’s privacy notice. This also applies to contracted third parties that host marketing web pages on behalf of BVMAP programs.
Use of Personal Information
Any BVMAP officer, staff, contractor engaged to act on the behalf of the BVMAP, or other BVMAP-authorized persons or entities using or processing personal information on behalf of the BVMAP collectively referred to as BVMAP, is required to do the following:
a. Notice: BVMAP must make available a privacy notice detailing how personal information will be used and who to contact with any questions or concerns.
b. Non-Public Information: The above cited persons at BVMAP using information collected on behalf of the BVMAP is prohibited from selling, sharing, or publicizing personal information. Personal information is to remain private and is considered “Non-Public Information,”. BVMAP Operations Department is responsible for reviewing and determining the types of Non-Public Information in their custody, by classifying it in accordance with the data classification principles. BVMAP Operations Department is also responsible for implementing appropriate managerial, operational, physical, and role-based control.
c. Disposal: BVMAP staff will securely depose of all personal information, in any form, or, for third party data processors acting on behalf of the BVMAP, as otherwise may be mandated by the terms of the contract to ensure the information is not made public.
In addition to the requirements set forth herein, third party data collectors and data processors that provide services on behalf of the BVMAP are also subject to the terms and conditions included in their respective service agreements.
All members of the BVMAP staff with access to BVMAP systems and information are responsible for reporting any suspected or actual unauthorized disclosures of personal information by reporting to BVMAP’s General Counsel.
If necessary, incident response procedures will be initiated which may ultimately include notifying appropriate parties.
Personal Information: is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. Different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, can also constitute personal information.
Regulated Information: is information protected by local, national, or international statute or regulation mandating certain restrictions. If disclosed, altered or destroyed, regulated information could cause a significant adverse effect to the BVMAP, its affiliates, or an individual.
Non-Public Information: is information that is classified as Regulated or Restricted.