From today, Friday 25 May 2018, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into law and governs how we can contact our members and supporters. One of the aims of the regulation is to give citizens more control over their data and privacy.
In submitting an application form, our members have already given us consent to store some of their personal data and to contact them. Some of this data and contact is essential to manage memberships and to fulfil our obligations to members, for example, to process financial transactions and to send membership renewal reminders. Other communications are required to fulfill our duties to members, for example, sending copies of Camcycle magazine and notifying members of our AGM. Likewise, if members or supporters make additional donations to Camcycle, there may be additional data we need to hold and communications that we need to send in order to process and acknowledge these donations.