YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
On 25 May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force. These new laws affect all organisations holding personal information about individuals, including charities (therefore the Friends) moreover govern our obligations and your rights regarding this information.
Importantly, the new regulations require us to obtain your written permission to continue to hold and use personal information about you.
They also give you the Right to request a copy of what we hold about you and, should you so choose, that we delete it, that is cease holding it. Our Privacy Notice (see link below) elaborates.
Please be assured that there has been no change to the information we hold about you or how and for what we use it. The only change is that from May 25th 2018m the law required us to have your consent in writing to hold your data and to advise you of your rights relating to it.
Unfortunately if you do not consent (by completing the slip in the letter (link below) and returning it to us) it will no longer be possible for us to hold or use your information, which in turn would oblige us to terminate your membership. We do greatly value your membership and support, so would certainly not wish such a situation to arise. However if we continued to hold your personal information without consent even if only to correspond with you, we would be acting illegally.
We look forward to receiving your consent,
Stephen STANFORD, Chair, Friends of Elstow Abbey,
34 Wood End Road