Burley Dementia Action Group (BDAG)
Consent to hold and use data
BDAG has always ensured that the privacy of our supporters and Memory Tree members is not compromised and that the data we hold (names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses) is only used for the purposes for which it has been given. The Action Group has recently agreed the following statement in order to clarify how BDAG processes personal data. Please let us know if you have any queries:
1. BDAG is required to implement the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) on 25th May, 2018. This is to ensure that the organisation has the consent of individuals to hold and use their data.
2. BDAG holds the name and contact address of members and supporters, plus email address and phone numbers on a secure electronic database. This is used to send out periodic news updates and notices about fundraising events, and notices of Annual General Meetings and other General Meetings that may be called by the committee.
3. BDAG will offer a means of unsubscribing in each of its emails but will assume that, unless a member or supporter advises the organisation that they wish to be removed from the database, they continue to consent to being contacted by BDAG for the purposes detailed under paragraph 2.
4. When a member of supporter advises BDAG that they wish to be removed from the database, then their personal details will be permanently removed.
5. Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential. We use it to enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of people affected by dementia and it will be shared with other members and supporters of BDAG only for that purpose. Other than this, BDAG will not pass on personal information to third parties other than where this may be required by law.
6. If any member or supporter wishes to check what information is held by BDAG, then they are entitled to see this on request and to correct or update any information held by BDAG.
Policy agreed at BDAG meeting on 27th September 2018 and updated on 2nd May 2019