Privacy and Data Protection Policy

Position relevant to Data Protection Act 1998

Following consultation with the Angling Trust’s Fish Legal service, R&DAS linked two courses of action to comply with provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. These included a brief statement on the front of the society’s permit and a broader policy statement on the society’s website. 

Permit statement

In providing personal details on this permit, including your email address, you agree to R&DAS using the information for the purposes of administration and as a means of contacting you. The society takes all reasonable steps to keep secure information held about members. More information is available on our website.

Website Data Protection Privacy Statement

  1. Although R&DAS is not obliged to notify itself to the Information Commissioner’s Office as it is exempt as a not-for-profit organization, the Society is bound by the requirements of the Data Protection Act and takes its responsibilities seriously.
  2. The society holds basic information about members for administrative purposes and for contacting members when appropriate.
  3. As far as is practicable information will be updated annually.
  4. It is the member’s responsibility to keep the society updated about any significant changes in their details.
  5. The Society Secretary is the point of contact for any issues or queries relating to data protection or to update information.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018

At its meeting on 10th April 2018, the society’s committee discussed implications of the GDPR due to come into effect on 25th May 2018. The committee believed that what was in place currently was a good starting point.  It was agreed to leave the permit statement as it was and to amend the website statement to bring the society into line with requirements of GDPR 2018.
 

  1. The Society is bound by the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (2018) and takes its responsibilities seriously.
  2. The society holds basic information about members (name, address, phone and email) for administrative purposes and for contacting members when appropriate.
  3. The information will not be used for purposes other than efficiently managing the society and will not be shared with third parties.
  4. As far as is practicable information will be updated annually.
  5. It is each member’s responsibility to keep the society updated about any significant changes in his/her details.
  6. The Society Secretary is the point of contact for any issues or queries relating to data protection or to update information.