Who we are

We are Pedal on Parliament. The legal entity that has a bank account and holds AGMs and so on is called POP Scot Ltd (SC559968), but it’s still just us – a somewhat anarchic collective of motivated volunteers working to make Scotland a cycle-friendly country, one step (pedal?) at a time.

Our website address is: https://pedalonparliament.org. You’re almost certainly looking at it right now. Our registered postal address is at the bottom of every page on this site. You can get in touch with us through email at hello@pedalonparliament.org

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We use your contact information to keep in touch with you through any communication channels that you sign up to with us, including emails, Facebook, and Slack. This is done with your consent and if you want to be removed from anything you can simply click the unsubscribe link, unfollow the page or group, or remove yourself from the Slack workspace. Get in touch with us at hello@pedalonparliament.org if you need help with any of that.

If you buy something from us or donate to us through the website, your details go through one of our secure payment processors, either Stripe or PayPal. They collect the needed information to handle the transaction so we don’t need to worry about handling your card details ourselves. We use any information you give us during the checkout process to help fulfil your order. This might include clothing sizes and postal address.

Our website uses a few cookies to work properly, but we don’t process any data gathered you’re your use of the site beyond what’s necessary to serve the website to you and keep it secure.

We support local campaigners to organise events under the Pedal on Parliament umbrella, but they handle any personal data they need (such as contact information) independently. If you are a local campaigner and you ask us to we can share your contact details and details of any events you’re organising on this website, and we’ll use those details to keep in touch with you and support your campaign.

If you’re a journalist we use your contact details to send you press releases and suchlike in order to get our message to the widest possible audience and increase our impact. If you don’t get emails from us and you’d like to, get in touch!

Contact forms

If you sign up to our mailing list, we’ll use MailChimp to send you emails. You can click the unsubscribe link in any of those emails and we won’t bother you again unless you sign up again.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

We’ve only got content embedded from YouTube just now. Our Stripe payment plugin might also set cookies if you tick the “remember me” box.

Analytics

We don’t do any analytics – it’s too much work for a volunteer campaign group and we’d rather get on with changing the world.

Who we share your data with

We might pass on your contact details to local organisers to help make campaign events happen. We’d always check with you first but please drop us a line at hello@pedalonparliament.org if you’d rather we didn’t.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

We’ll keep your contact information indefinitely, or at least until Scotland becomes a cycle-friendly country. You can ask us to delete any of your data at any time.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we keep your data secure

With the exception of payment information – which we outsource to people who should know what they’re doing – we don’t handle any particularly sensitive information. We do everything we can to keep it safe anyway, including serving this website only through encrypted connections, logging all admin access to the website and running a firewall.