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Hull and East Riding

Astronomical Society

Data Protection Policy (Data Privacy)

New regulations (General Data Protection Regulations, or GDPR) came into operation in May 2018.

Personal information provided to the Hull and East Riding Astronomical Society (henceforth “HERAS”) will only be used for the following purposes:

Management of Membership: HERAS will use your personal data to manage your membership and to allow us to contact you by post or telephone or e-mail regarding your membership of HERAS.

Contacting members with HERAS News:  HERAS will use your e-mail address to contact you regarding HERAS Events and other related news.    

Since May 2018, we are only be able contact you in this way if you have explicitly requested it.  

In order to fulfil their role on the committee, all HERAS Committee members have access to the personal details provided by HERAS members on the membership form.

The dataset is stored on Secure Laptop computers held by the Secretary and the Data Protection Officer, to whom all questions regarding your dataset should be addressed. Contact details are on the contacts page.

Your contact preferences are also listed on the Membership Registration Form. Please print and complete this form and bring it with you to any meeting. Copies of the form are available at the meetings.