Montfort is a limited company based in London, England. We run this website (montfort.io) and its subdomains. We also use third party services to publish work, keep in touch with people and understand how we can do those things better.
Many of those services collect some data about people who are interested in Montfort, download our resources or work with us. Here you can find out what those services are, how we use them and how we store the information they collect.
If you’ve got any questions, or want to know more about data we might have collected about you, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page was published on 15th February 2018. It will be next reviewed and updated on 15th February 2019.
At Montfort, we take our approach to data very seriously, so we’ve set some guiding principles that all of our work follows:
Minimising the data we collect and record – We ask for as little information as possible. It reduces the risk of exposing sensitive data, and means people have more control over what they share with us.
Being clear about data use – We’re up front about what we’ll do with information: how we store it, who’ll have access to it and when we’ll delete it. If we won’t use it, we don’t keep it.
Making decisions as a team – No single person has all the answers. We talk about decisions we’re making about using data. Ideally, we write a blog post about it: public discussion is essential.
Storing data securely – No one should be able to access our data without permission, either by accident or design.
Keeping personally identifiable information confidential – Outside of the team working on a project, the information we share about people is a high-level synthesis.
Holding people to account – Someone should always be responsible for decisions made about our use of data. This person must be able to explain every decision made about the way a project’s data has been gathered, used and managed.
Services powering Montfort websites
We maintain our ‘Montfort Moments’ mailing lists using a service called Mailchimp. Besides storing subscribers’ email addresses, Mailchimp tracks whether an email has been opened, clicked on, bounced from a recipient or been marked as spam. We’ll keep this information indefinitely, unless a recipient unsubscribes from a mailing list.
We do monthly audits to make sure information about unsubscribed email addresses is deleted, however some of this data may be stored in backups. We’re currently changing how we store this information so that it is processed during our monthly audits.
Our social media accounts
Montfort use several social media accounts to share our work and the things we publish. At the moment, this includes;
We occasionally use the analytics tools provided by these platforms to understand how we can use them better.