Data Protection Policy

The Society complies with the Data Protection Act 1998. Under the Act, the Society is a data controller exempt from notification. The Society collects and holds personal information about members.This includes name, address,telephone number, e-mail, membership duration, Images uploaded for competition, the IP address used for uploads, competition records, records of work shown at external competitions and permission to use images on the web site and social media.
Any member wishing to verify the personal information held by the Society should apply to the Secretary.
Personal contact details are used only for the administration of the Society and are distributed only to Committee members and to others approved by the Committee for specific purposes.
Contact details may be held about prospective members while they decide whether to join. Contact details are held about previous members for up to two years, in case they decide to re-join.