Charity crackdown – Why 13 major charities were fined between 2015-17

by Michael in Charity, Lunchtime Read | posted:

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Cause of the fine The information commissioners office (ICO) is an independent UK authority. They work to protect the privacy rights of individuals. Between 2015-17 they oversaw an investigation into charities fundraising activities. In total, 13 major charitable organisations faced fines of £180,000 collectively. Charities breached donor privacy in the following ways to secure further […]

You couldn’t pay me to do it! Changing behaviour with gamification

by Michael in Lunchtime Read, Recycling | posted:

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What is Gamification? A computer programmer named Nick Pelling coined the term gamification in 2002. Nick said this is “applying in game-like accelerated user interface design to make electronic transactions both enjoyable and fast” [Nick Pelling]. This meant implementing games into devices like mobile phones to help new users become more comfortable with their device. […]

Keep your gym safe – How to get a hold on 2018

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The most common new year’s resolution in the UK as of 2017 was to lose weight and improve fitness [YouGov]. But you already know that, right? After the Christmas season, memberships will shoot through the roof, with people looking to fulfil their resolutions. The health and safety act (1974) works to ensure employers conduct proper […]