The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it controls how we use your personal information.
Like everyone responsible for using personal data we follow strict rules called
‘data protection principles’. We make sure the information is:
- used fairly, lawfully and transparently
- used for specified, explicit purposes only
- used in a way that is adequate, relevant and limited to only what is necessary
- accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date
- kept for no longer than is necessary
- handled in a way that ensures appropriate security, including protection against unlawful or unauthorised processing, access, loss, destruction or damage
There is stronger legal protection for more sensitive information, such as:
- ethnic background
- political opinions
- religious beliefs
- trade union membership
- biometrics (where used for identification)
- sex life or orientation
There are separate safeguards for personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences.
Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the right to find out what information the government and other organisations store about you. These include the right to:
- be informed about how your data is being used
- access personal data
- have incorrect data updated
- have data erased
- stop or restrict the processing of your data
- data portability (allowing you to get and re-use your data for different services)
- object to how your data is processed in certain circumstances
GIFT AID TERMS
Terms and Conditions
- You can cancel the declaration for Gift Aid at any time in writing by using the email form on the contact page.
- To make this declaration without cost to yourself you must currently be paying an amount of income tax or capital gains tax at least equal to the amount of tax being reclaimed by the Group.
- If you make this declaration now but in the future, you cease paying sufficient tax on your income or capital gains, you should then cancel the declaration.
- If you pay tax at the higher rate you can claim tax relief in your Self Assessment tax return.
- If you are unsure whether your donations qualify for Gift Aid tax relief, please ask the tax office.
- Inland Revenue leaflet IR65 Giving to Charity by Individuals has further information on Gift Aid.
- If you change your name or address, please notify the Group Membership Secretary (contact details in the Group Newsletter)