Privacy Policy

A short summary of our privacy policy

Like any networking organisation, Palm INNOV keeps data on those we interact with. For example: We post the personal biodata on our members (Innovators and Experts), mailing list subscribers, donors, event attendees, NGOs, planters, tech firms, research institutes and other individuals who operate in the Oil Palm and Palm Oil ecosystem.

We only store private data given to us by the individual or shared with us with their consent. We might also supplement that data with information from the public domain. For example: We store contact details entered onto a membership form.

We do not buy or acquire additional data from third parties. Nor do we share or sell personal data with third parties.

We store your data on third party database and mailing list services. Like most small businesses and small networks, we use a specialist service to store and secure your data. This is far more secure than storing your data on our own servers. All such services are legally bound to respect the privacy of that data and have the technical expertise to secure it. Our mailing list is hosted by MailChimp.

Your information ‘processing’ is limited to communications that publicise our activities. We do not profile, screen or cross reference the data we hold against other databases. We do not track individual users’ behaviour on our website or elsewhere. We do not use AI or algorithms to make decisions that affect you.

We do track user behaviour on our website. We use Google Analytics for this purpose and all data we get is anonymised.

You have a right to ask to see what information we hold for you. You have the right to ask for that data to be edited or deleted. You have the right to ask us to delete the data we hold on you. In some cases, we are legally required to retain some data permanently or for a period – for example, donation information.

You can unsubscribe from our mailing list at any time.

Privacy Policy

Palm INNOV takes your privacy very seriously and we are committed to protecting your personal information. This policy explains how we collect and use the information you give us. It relates to the data we collect through forms on this website.

If you have any questions please contact us.

Your consent

By providing us with your personal information, including contact details, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with this privacy policy.

Who will be holding your personal information?

Palm INNOV will hold the information you provide. For more information on us please read the “About Us” section of our Website.

We do make public the personal details entered into our membership forms on our website exclusively.

Anyone who accesses our Website will be able to see any information you make publicly available via the comments section on our website. Other visitors to the Website are subject to the Website terms and conditions but we cannot guarantee that they will comply with them. Therefore, please do not disclose any personal information you are not happy to share (or any personal information about anyone else) when making contributions to the Website.

What information do we collect?

The personal information that we require to process memberships and donations may include, but is not limited to, the following information about you:

  • name;
  • email address;
  • address, postcode;
  • financial details (where you are donating to us);
  • phone number;
  • the country you are in;
  • date of birth;

Through the course of our work (which involves interfacing our members with the Oil Palm and Palm Oil ecosystems) we may also collect information on your technical poles of interests or speciality. These will be posted on our website exclusively with your consent.

Information about the way you use our website, so that we can improve the effectiveness of our website (see our cookies policy for more information).

How do we collect information?

We will obtain personal information from you in a number of ways, for example when you:

  • enquire about our activities, the website or us;
  • donate to us;
  • sign up to receive updates on a campaign or our activities;
  • post comments or other content to the website;
  • contact us through the site or any other channel;

How do we use this information?

We will use your personal information in a number of ways including to:

  • help you participate in our activities and interact with this website;
  • provide you with any information you have requested;
  • provide or administer activities relating to our services or the services offered on the Website;
  • display any comments you make on the Website;
  • provide you with information relating to us or information that we think might be of interest to you including information about our events and activities;
  • process any donations that you make to us;
  • maintain our organisational records;
  • email you about the Website, for example about improvements, developments or changes to our terms and conditions or this privacy policy.


When you make a comment, your first name, country and comment may appear on our activity stream.

We may also email you about opportunities, campaigns, information or activities that we think you might be interested in. If you do not want us to send you updates like this, you can use the unsubscribe link that accompanies every email. Alternatively you can contact us via our contact form.

Will we ever share your personal information with anyone else?

We never trade or share our membership lists with other organisations.

If you add any content or post any comments to our Website, that information may be available publicly on the Website.

We may use selected agents to process your information on our behalf, such as software providers to host the website. Such third parties will be authorised to see and use your information but only to fulfil their contractual obligations to us and will not be permitted to use it for any other purpose. We retain full responsibility for how your personal information may be used by such agents.

In exceptional circumstances we may share your information when we are legally required to do so.

Your rights to your data 

Under the General Data Protection regulations, you have a right to:

  • See what data we hold for you
  • Request we stop ‘processing’ that data
  • Request the data be edited.
  • Request the data be removed.

You can make these requests via our contact form.

When we receive such requests, we will deal with it in a timely manner and in no more than two weeks.

Where there is a request to edit or remove data, we will usually fulfil the request. However, there may be some circumstances where we are legally required to keep some data. For example:

  • If you have donated to us, we need to keep a record of the donation for accounting purposes
  • If we claimed Gift Aid on your donation, we need to retain your postal address for 5 years. Your address will also appear on our copy of the submission we made to, which we must retain.
  • If you were a member of Palm INNOV, we need to retain a record of that fact, and for how long, for governance purposes.
  • If you have unsubscribed from our mailing list, we need to keep a record of that fact, which means keeping a record of your unsubscribed email address somewhere.

Note that, even in the exceptional circumstances where we must retain information for our own records, we would not share that information with third parties unless required to do so by law.

Financial transactions

If you make a donation to us your debit or credit card details will be used only for this transaction through our online payment systems.

We keep a record of all financial transactions, whether made online or by cheque, for accounting purposes.

How do we protect personal information? 

We place great importance on the security of your personal information and we always try to take appropriate precautions to protect it. When we sign up for database services, it is our policy to ensure that their systems are secure.

Despite all of our precautions however, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. So, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information which you disclose to us and you must understand that you do so at your own risk.

Changes to your details or this policy

If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us at the email address at the beginning of this policy.

We may revise or update this privacy policy from time to time to reflect changes in our activities or for other purposes. If we do so, we will post notice of the change on our website and you will be deemed to have accepted such changes. Please revisit this policy each time you consider giving personal information.

Cookies Policy

What are cookies?

A “cookie” is a small text file that is placed on a website user’s device/computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie. This policy explains how we use cookies on this website at www.oilpalminnov.com (the “Website”).

The type of cookies we use

The types of cookies we use on the Website are set out below:

Google Analytics

  • Google Analytics are used widely by websites to collect information about how website visitors use a site. We will use Google Analytics cookies to collect information about how users use the Website and to improve the Website.
  • Google Analytics collect information in an anonymous form and will not allow us to identify you or collect any personal information about you.
  • Google Analytics do not track your internet activity after leaving the Website.

Social media cookies

This Website contains buttons and content from social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube, so that you can easily share content from our Website with your social media networks. If you use these features, these social media sites may use their own cookies. Information on how these are used can be found on their respective websites.

Website cookie acceptance

We will use a cookie to record if users have accepted the use of cookies on this Website.

This cookie will be stored on your device/computer if you have consented to our use of cookies by indicating your consent to the pop-up message on the Website.

Internet browsers

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.

Website cookie acceptance

We will use a cookie to record if users have accepted the use of cookies on this Website.

This cookie will be stored on your device/computer if you have consented to our use of cookies by indicating your consent to the pop-up message on the Website.

Internet browsers

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default. However, it is possible to set an internet browser to reject cookies.

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