Who are we?
The Women's Institute (WI) was formed in 1915 and the WI is now the largest voluntary women's organisation in the UK. ‘My WI’ is owned by The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI). The NFWI is a registered charity no. 803793 and is incorporated in England and Wales, company no. 2517690. WI Enterprises Ltd is a subsidiary of the NFWI, incorporated in England and Wales, company no. 1339906. Both organisations are registered data controllers with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
What kinds of information do we collect?
The email address we use to send you information about ‘My WI’ is the email address that is registered on your MCS record. During your first log in, information about you (your name, email address, WI(s) and federation) will be synchronized with MCS and ‘My WI’.
The communication between the MCS and ‘My WI’ is encrypted and the website itself is https-only which means that your connection will be secure. Until you decide to log in to the system, none of your information will be transferred to ‘My WI’.
If you are not already an existing MCS user you will need to create a Digital WI password before you can login for the first time. This password will allow you to log in to all Digital WI services; currently the MCS and ‘My WI’. This password will be held securely and will not be shared with anyone. Please make sure that you keep your password private.
Why do we collect your information? Your information is used to customise and enrich your experience with ‘My WI’. Your name and email address will allow us to give you a personalised experience and keep you updated and will allow you to subscribe to comments. Knowing the WI(s) that
you belong to, along with your federation will allow us to show information on the ‘My WI’ that is relevant to you and your interests.
What information is shared and how?
Your data will only be shared with trusted third party providers who deliver services that will enhance your experience and offer you interactive content on ‘My WI’. You are advised to review their privacy policies before logging in.
IP address to help estimate your geographical location. We use Google Analytics to track anonymous user website activity on ‘My WI’. Please be aware that Google may transfer data outside of the EEA.
Occasionally we will embed or link to content from third parties, including YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. The NFWI will not share any of your personal information with them but we suggest that you familiarize yourself with their privacy policies as well;
YouTube is a platform that provides ‘My WI’ with video content. Please click on the link to view YouTube’s Privacy Guidelines
Facebook is an online social media and social networking service. Please click on the following link to view Facebook's Data Policy
Disclosure of your information
How you can delete your data
If you do log in to ‘My WI’ but later decide not to use the service you can request that the personal information that the NFWI holds about you is deleted.
You have the right to view all of your personal information that the NFWI have collected via ‘My WI’. You are also able to view your commenting history via ‘My WI’. To obtain a copy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We may charge up to £10, as permitted by law. We will require proof of your identity. We aim to reply as promptly as we can and, in any case, within the legal maximum of 40 calendar days.
This privacy notice was last updated 22 Nov 2018.