Data Privacy Policy

This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about our members, how we use
it, how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it.
We may collect, use and store your personal data, as described in this Policy and as described when
we collect data from you.
We will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your
personal data. Further details on the GDPR can be found at the website for the Information
Commissioner ( For the purposes of the GDPR, we will be the “controller” of all
personal data we hold about you.

Personal Data retained by the Society comprises the following:
(A) Member's name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address
– For managing the Member’s membership of the Society (including logistical
arrangements, pastoral support, membership finances and administration).
– For the purposes of our legitimate interests in operating the Society.
(B) Photos and videos of members
– For promoting the Society’s activities on its web site, on social media, and in press
releases that may be issued.

We will seek new members’ consent for these details to be retained and processed by way of the
Member Details form. Existing members are provided notification of changes to Data Privacy
policies, and have the opportunity to withdraw their consent at any time by contacting us by e-mail
or letter. At the point of implementing this policy, consent is assumed, in the absence of any notification otherwise.
We will not transfer your personal data outside the UK without your consent.
We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order
to protect personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration or destruction. Please note
however that where you are transmitting information to us over the internet this can never be
guaranteed to be 100% secure. Any payments to the club will be made by secure means, such as
BACS, and member’s bank details will not be known to, or stored by, the Club.
We will notify you promptly in the event of any breach of your personal data which might expose
you to serious risk.
We will never sell your personal data. We will not share your personal data with any third parties
without your prior consent (which you are free to withhold) except where required to do so by law.
We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as you are a member of the Club and for
as long afterwards as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations. We will review your personal
data every year to establish whether we are still entitled to process it. If we decide that we are not
entitled to do so, we will stop processing your personal data except that we will retain your personal
data in an archived form in order to be able to comply with future legal obligations e.g. compliance
with tax requirements and exemptions, and the establishment exercise or defence of legal claims.
Should we receive any financial information, we will securely destroy it once we have used it and no
longer need it.
Under the GDPR, you have rights to access your personal data, to be provided with information
about how your personal data is processed, to have your personal data corrected, to have your
personal data erased in certain circumstances, to object to or restrict how your personal data is
processed, and to have your personal data transferred to yourself or to another business in certain
You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the
Information Commissioner:
Tel: 0303 123 1113).
Address: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9

For more details, please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data
processing practices to the Society’s Secretary.

Responsibility Statement
The information contained in this Guidance represents BDCS’ interpretation of the law as at the date
of this edition. The Society takes all reasonable care to ensure that the information contained in this
Guidance is accurate and that any opinions, interpretations and guidance expressed have been
carefully considered in the context in which they are expressed. However, before taking any action
based on the contents of this Guidance, readers are advised to confirm the up to date position and to
take appropriate professional advice specific to their individual circumstances.