2. The Data Protection Act 1998
Shortmead makes every effort to comply with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
3. Personal Information
Personal information provided to Shortmead via shortmead.com, friendsofshortmead.com, membership forms, fundraising responses, emails and telephone calls will be used for the purposes outlined at the time of collection and/or registration in accordance with the preferences you express.
Personal data collected and processed by Shortmead may be used, for the following purposes:
a. Administration of membership (s)
b. Fulfilment of orders for goods and services requested
c. In-house research and statistical analysis
d. Communication about conservation, restoration, membership, fundraising and other activities
Personal data processed for the above purposes may entail sharing the information with volunteers, contractors, and professional advisors of Shortmead and other carefully selected parties.
5. The DPA & GDPR May 2018
We and this website complies to the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and already complies to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into affect from May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
6. Use of data by post and telephone
At each point of data collection or registration you are given options to opt-out from being sent future direct marketing material from Shortmead or other carefully selected organisations by post or telephone. Where you do not opt-out of such communications, Shortmead may send you information on its conservation, restoration membership, fundraising and other activities and those of other carefully selected organisations.
If at any time you want to alter your preferences or request to stop communicating with you in this way then you should write to the address shown in section 8.
7. Use of data for email
At each point of data collection or registration you are given the option to opt-in to receiving email marketing from Shortmead. Where you do opt-in to such communications, Shortmead may provide information on its conservation, restoration, membership, fundraising and other activities and those of carefully selected organisations.
If at any time you want to alter your preferences or request that Shortmead stop communicating with you in this way then you should write to the address in section 8.
8. Accessing your personal data held by the Shortmead
You have the right to ask Shortmead, in writing, for a copy of all the personal data held about you. If you would like to access your personal data held by Shortmead, please apply in writing to:
Beds SG18 0FG
9. Links to third party websites
Shortmead have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorised access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.