Terms and Conditions
Access to and use of this site is provided by Media for All CIC (MEFA) and is subject to the following terms and conditions:
1. By using the MEFA website, www.mediaforall.org.uk, you agree to be legally bound by these terms. If you do not agree to be legally bound by all the following terms, please do not access or use the site.
2. The MEFA may change these terms at any time by posting changes. Please review these terms regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by MEFA. Your continued use of the site after changes are posted means you agree to be legally bound by these terms as updated or amended. Users will be notified of any such changes.
Use of the MEFA website
3. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, or otherwise use the MEFA Site Content in any way except for Permitted Use. You also agree not to adapt, alter or create a derivative work from any Site Content except for Permitted Use. Any other use of Site Content requires the prior written permission of the MEFA.
4. You agree to use the MEFA website only for lawful purposes and in a way that does not infringe the rights of, restrict or inhibit anyone else's use and enjoyment of the MEFA site. Prohibited behaviour includes harassing or causing distress or inconvenience to any person, transmitting obscene or offensive content or disrupting the normal flow of dialogue within this site.
5. MEFA endeavours to ensure that MEFA Site Content is accurate. However, Site Content is for general guidance only and is provided without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law), including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
6. MEFA will not be liable for any damages, including indirect or consequential damages, or any damages arising from use or loss of use, data or profits, whether in contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising from or in connection with the use of this site and the Site Contents.
7. MEFA does not warrant that functions contained in the contents of this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site, or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.
9. The names, images and logos identifying MEFA or third parties are subject to copyright, design rights and trademarks of the MEFA and/or third parties. Nothing contained in these terms shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any licence or right to use any trademark, patent, design right or copyright of MEFA or any other third party.
Links to other sites
12. This site contains links to other related Internet sites. You might find these links useful, though as they are outside of our control, we cannot take responsibility for their content nor should links be taken as an endorsement of any kind. We have no control over linked pages’ availability. We do not endorse any other organisations, products, websites or services mentioned on this site unless otherwise stated on the relevant pages. We cannot be held responsible for any advice or recommendations obtained from these links and anyone accessing these links from our website does so on this understanding.
13. If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive, remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
14. These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.
16. In this agreement, unless the context otherwise requires:
“Permitted Use” means use within the business included within your current subscription to MEFA, but does not include disclosure to persons who are not members of MEFA.
“Site Content” means the content of all the MEFA website, including data, information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to the MEFA and to third parties
These terms and conditions may evolve and will be reflected on this page.
Guidelines – Posting to forums and sending private messages
The MEFA is committed to creating a non-discriminatory, respectful and supportive online community for our members.
While using the MEFA website you must not;
post any material which may cause offence or is illegal. The result in doing so will be immediate and permanent removal from all areas of the community and possible legal action
breach any terms and conditions
knowingly post false, inaccurate or misleading content.
post abusive or insulting comments or messages, this will not be tolerated on the MEFA community. Harassment can be described as unwanted conduct or attacking other members of the community
distribute viruses or any other technologies that may harm the community
collect other members details without their consent
post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you
make comments on an individual's view point, products or companies unless they are objective and fair
incite hatred on the basis of race, religion, gender, nationality, sexuality or personal characteristic
call into account a person's professional standing, swear, or make obscene or vulgar comments
advertise products or services
falsely claim to represent a person or organisation
invade people's privacy by posting their private addresses, phone numbers, emails or other personal details
deliberately attempt to embarrass alarm, intimidate, or annoy any other member of the MEFA community
post messages that are unrelated to the online forums
do anything to jeopardise the integrity of the internet or the MEFA's IT systems, by introducing viruses, Trojans, worms or any other damaging code into the system
MEFA provides the MEFA community in good faith as a resource to network and debate with fellow community members.
If a post violates the forum rules, it will be deleted and returned to the participant with a warning, along with reference to the broken rules.
If a participant continues to break the rules after warnings, they will be banned from using the MEFA community.
Cyberbullying can be defined as using “…the Internet, cell phones or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt, embarrass or intimidate another person.”
Any posts making community members the subject of ridicule in forums and posting false statements will not be tolerated.
In using our discussion forums and private messaging you.
acknowledge that all information posted on any forum or private message is the sole responsibility of the person from which such content originated
understand that this means that you are entirely responsible for all content that you upload, post or email via the forums
understand that MEFA does not control the content posted via the forums and does not guarantee the accuracy or quality of the content
understand that under no circumstances will MEFA be liable in any way for any content, including, but not limited to, any errors in any content, or for any loss or damage incurred as a result of the use of any content posted via the forums
The MEFA will not be liable for any posts made or messages sent by members on the community. Members are responsible for their own words and uploads.
Username and Passwords
Access to some areas of the MEFA website require you to use an identity, a username and a password. You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account Information and for all activity that occurs under your account.
You are granted access to the MEFA website conditional on your agreement to indemnify MEFA and not to hold it liable in any way for the results of any action you may take based on the material on this or linked sites.
The information on this website is applicable in the UK. Other countries may have different regulations. If accessing this website from outside the UK, check locally for information specific to that country.
We will not accept liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising as a consequence of any use of or the inability to use any information on this website.
You are responsible for protecting the security and integrity of your system and data. We make no claim that this website is free from viruses or other computer or data corrupting or damaging material.
At Media for All CIC (MEFA), we respect the privacy of visitors to our website (https://www.mediaforall.org.uk/). This policy addresses how we collect information, what we do with it and what controls you have over your personal information.
MEFA is the only representative organisation for people from ethnic minority backgrounds in media and adverting. Our aim is to attract and retain minority talent into the advertising and media sector and provide a support community for our members
We are a not for profit organisation so any money earned or donated is used in pursuing our objectives to help minority talent thrive.
This policy explains how we collect, manage, use and protect your personal information, and the document may change from time to time to reflect the latest review.
Please use the sections below for more details on how and why we use your personal information:
Who are we?
How and why we use your personal information
Sharing your information
Retaining your information
Your details on the web
What are your rights?
Who are we?
In this policy, references to the Media for All CIC (MEFA) such as we or us are referring to the MEFA.
How and why we use your personal information
What we need
The MEFA will usually collect basic personal information about you such as your name, postal address, telephone number, email address
We will collect other information such as date of birth and employment details to allow us to match mentors and mentees
Once you have logged into the members portal, you will be visible to other MEFA members. You have options in Your Profile privacy settings to not share any details other than your name, but in joining MEFA your name will show in the members directory, only accessible to MEFA members.
Why we need it
We collect your personal information to keep you informed of news, to provide you with services, and for other activities, such as updates and feedback. You don't have to disclose any of this information to browse our site. However, if you choose to withhold some information, we may not be able to provide you with certain services.
Sometimes, with your consent, we will process your personal information to provide you with information about our work or our activities.
On other occasions, we may process personal information in which we are required to do so by law or other regulations.
MEFA also processes your information when it is in our legitimate interests and when these interests do not override your rights. Those legitimate interests include providing you with information on our campaigns, services, feedback and other activities.
How we obtain your details
We will also hold information about your details so that we can respect your preferences for being contacted by us. We collect your personal information in several ways:
When you provide it to us as part of your membership subscription.
When you provide permission to other organisations to share it with us.
When we collect it as you use our website.
When you have given it to a third party and you have provided permission to pass your information on to us.
From publicly available sources (where possible) to keep your information up to date
that you discourage your child from providing any information without your consent.
If you would like to change the way you hear from us or no longer wish to receive communications from us, then please contact us using the information below or on our Contact Us page.
We have a number of lawful reasons that mean we can use your personal information. One of these is something called 'legitimate interests'. Legitimate interests means we can process your personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests.
Sharing your information
We do not share your information with any other organisations unless we are obliged to by law, for purposes of security, taxation and criminal investigations and in the following instances:
If you have agreed that we may do so.
We may disclose aggregate statistics about our site visitors, supporters, customers and sales to describe our services and operations to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics won’t include any personally identifying information.
Retaining your information
We hold your information only as long as necessary for each reason that we use it. If you decide not to support MEFA any more or request that we have no further contact with you, we will keep some basic information in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future.
This website may include links to third-party websites. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of the website you visit.
What are your rights?
You have a number of rights about how the personal information you provide can be used. These are:
Transparency over how we use your personal information (right to be informed).
The ability to request a copy of the information we hold about you (right of access).
Update the information we hold about you if it is wrong (right of rectification).
Ask us to stop using your information (right to restrict processing).
Ask us to remove your personal information from our records (right to be 'forgotten').
Object to the processing of your information for marketing purposes (right to object).
Obtain and reuse your personal information for your own purposes (right to data portability).
Not be subject to a decision when it is based on automated processing (automated decision making and profiling).
If you would like to know more about your rights under the data protection law, you can find out more by visiting the Information Commissioners Office website (www.ico.org.uk).
How to contact us
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can contact the Head of Membership who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal information in accordance with the law, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
By email – email@example.com
By post: Media for All CIC c/o The Map Partnership, 3rd Floor North, 74-90Camden Street, London Nw1OEG
This document was last updated: November 2021
The new data protection requirements have a number of reasons by which we can use the personal information you provide to us. One of these is called ‘legitimate interests'.
This means that we have the potential to use your personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests.
When you provide your personal details to us, we may use your information to keep you informed of news and events from the MEFA. Before doing this, we will carefully consider any potential impact on you and your rights.
The main reasons we would use your personal information in this way would be when we might use the approach for preventing fraud, direct marketing, maintaining the security of our system, data analytics, improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our campaigns.
How we may use your personal information
Direct Marketing: We will send postal or email marketing which further the aims and objectives of the MEFA. When you have been a member or attended one of our events we are keen to keep you informed of our other news and events.
Online subscription: In order for us to process your membership subscription, payment has to be taken and contact information collected, such as name, delivery address and telephone number.
Your best interest: Processing your information to protect you against fraud when transacting on our website, and to ensure our website is secure.
Personalisation: Where the use of the information enables us to personalise, enhance or otherwise improve our services and communications for the benefit of our members.
Analytics: To use your personal information for the purposes of customer analysis, assessment, profiling and direct marketing, on a personalised or aggregated basis, to help us with our activities and to provide you with the most relevant information as long as this does not harm any of your rights and interests.
Research: To determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising and to develop our products, services, systems and relationships with you.
Due Diligence: We need to undertake due diligence on potential customers and business partners to determine if those companies and individuals have been involved or convicted of offences such as fraud, bribery and corruption.
We will also hold information about you so that we can respect your preferences for being contacted by us.
Before we use your personal information for our legitimate interests, we will always consider any potential impact on you and your rights under data protection legislation and any other relevant law. Our legitimate business interests do not automatically override your interests – we will never use your personal data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law).
Remember, you can change the way you hear from us or withdraw your permission for us to process your personal details at any time by contacting us.
Last Review Date: January 2020
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Cookies and how they benefit you
Our cookies help us make our website work, improve the speed and security of the site, allow you to share pages with social networks and make our marketing more efficient.
How long do cookies last?
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