On 25th May 2018 new regulations regarding data protection came into force. The regulations are designed primarily to apply to large organisations who may wish to share data with other groups.
Worcester Civic Society does not share your personal data with anyone, even other members, without your express permission.
Your personal data is stored on computer or paper purely for the purpose of managing your membership and keeping in contact with you. The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) permits this under ” justification of Legitimate Interest”. In other words, you have joined the society because of your interest in the aims of the Society and would expect us to contact you about membership matters and also keep you up to date with details of our activities. Under this justification, we do not need to ask you for permission to hold your contact information, as this permission is implied by your membership.
The personal information we hold is limited to:
- Telephone Numbers
- Email Addresses
- Date joined the society
- Membership category (individual or Family/joint) and renewal dates
- Copies of Standing Order forms (in case of query)
If you cease to be a member of the Society you may request that your personal information is deleted. We are not required to do this automatically as retention of some information for historical purposes is also permitted by the regulation. The Membership Secretary is the only committee member who holds a full list of member details and extra security measures have been put in place to keep your data secure.
From time to time the Membership Secretary will forward information received from other organizations which may be of interest to our members. If you would like to receive this please contact us.