We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
What is a cookie?
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
Using your personal data
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - Lawful Basis
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) take effect on 25 May 2018. The requirement to have a lawful basis in order to process personal data is not new. It replaces and mirrors the previous requirement to satisfy one of the ‘conditions for processing’ under the Data Protection Act 1998 (the 1998 Act). The GDPR does however place more emphasis on being accountable for and transparent about our lawful basis for processing.
Lawful bases for processing are set out in Article 6 of the GDPR. At least one of these must apply whenever we process personal data:
(a) Consent: the individual has given clear consent for us to process their personal data for a specific purpose.
(b) Contract: the processing is necessary for a contract we have with the individual, or because they have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract.
(c) Legal Obligation: the processing is necessary for us to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations)..
We will retain and manage your nominal information, with this extending to and including payroll and/or bank details where provided, to administrate your membership and/or support any services provided by the Association or otherwise subscribed to by you. For example, this includes ensuring you remain a member of the Association as and when you attempt to login to 'members-only' pages on this website, attempt to reserve services dependent upon membership of the Association and/or reviewing and renewing annual membership subscription types.
Controlling information about you
When you fill in a form or provide your details on our website, you will see one or more options allowing you to opt-in to receive marketing communications from us by email, telephone, text message or post.
If you have agreed that we can use your information for marketing purposes, you can change your mind easily, via one of these methods:
We will never lease, distribute or sell our mailing list or your personal information to third parties.
Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Security of your personal data
We will always hold your information securely.
To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.
We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.
Third party websites
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
You can update your personal information in the ‘My Account’ Section of the website. This will be transferred to our secure internal members’ database with only limited information held on the SPRA website.