Data Protection law is changing on 25 May 2018 and as a not-for-profit foundation we need to be ready for the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We believe that the GDPR is a good initiative for the charitable and voluntary sectors because it confirms and enhances the rights of people who give their information to not for profit foundation like ours – you’ll have the right to be informed what data is held about you, for example, as well as the right to correct errors in the data held and the right to restrict what your data is used for (among many other provisions in the GDPR).
The foundation will collect only the minimum data about you, which we know is essential for us to provide our services to you. This data is used for the sole purpose of being able to communicate with you, our members. We will never sell your data to any third parties. We will never use your data to solicit individual donations directly – We will limit the data we collect about you to:
- Your name and postal address
- Your email address and/or your telephone number, if you have chosen to advice us of them
Unless compelled to do so by law, we will only share your data with a third party when it is necessary to produce our own communications to members.
You have the right to ask us what specific data we hold about you. You may want to do this to confirm we have the right information. You also have the right to request us to remove any of your data from our records at any time. If you want us to do this – or just want to make any enquiry at all about what data we hold about you – please do not hesitate to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will respond within 30 days of receiving your request.