Elmbridge Choir Privacy Policy


What is this guide for?
Elmbridge Choir is committed to protecting your personal data and will use any personal or sensitive data wecollect from you. This is in line with the UK General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

What data do you collect and what do you use it for?
Elmbridge Choir collects data from individuals to help us plan, organise and run the day to day operations of thegroup (e.g. co-ordinating rehearsals or collecting subscription payments) and to promote and market the group’s activities (e.g. marketing mailing lists and photography/video capture).

Members: for administering membership
When you join Elmbridge Choir as a member, or during your membership with us, we may need to collect some of thefollowing information on you:
Email address Phone number Address
Emergency contact details Age/gender
Photos/video footage
This data will be used by our admin team to manage your membership with Elmbridge Choir and to organise and run our activities.

Mailing list subscribers: for marketing and promotion
We offer everybody the opportunity to sign up (consent) to receive marketing and promotional
information on the group’s activities (e.g. emails about forthcoming events).

When you sign up to our marketing mailing list we will ask for your email address and will use this data to send you information about our events and activities (e.g. upcoming events, latest news, etc). We will only send you information that is related to Elmbridge Choir. (i.e. we will not use your data to send you marketing messages fromthird parties).

Anything we send you will include a clear option to unsubscribe and you can also do so at any time by replying to theemail.

When you purchase an event tickets or merchandise, or donate
If you purchase an event ticket, or Elmbridge Choir merchandise, or make a donation, we need to collect data on the person making the purchase. This data will only be used for administering your booking/purchase/donation and will not be used to send you marketing/promotional messages from the group.

Website visitors: for running and improving our website
When a person visits our website, we collect and analyse anonymised data on how many people have visited, what pages they have looked at and other statistical information. We also use cookies to allow members to log in and out in order to view our Members Only section. See the section below on cookies.

Do you share my data with anyone else?
We will never pass your details on to third parties for marketing purposes.

Our software provider, HarmonySite also has access to the data stored in our website. HarmonySite has theirown Data Protection Policy.

Are there special measures for children’s data?
We do not knowingly collect or store any personal data about children under the age of 13.

How I can I get you to update my data?
You can contact us at any time to update or correct the data we hold on you.

How long will you hold my data?
The Elmbridge Choir data retention policy is to review all data held on individuals at least every two years and removedata where we no longer have a legitimate reason to keep it.

Where you have withdrawn your consent for us to use your data for a particular purpose (e.g. unsubscribed from amailing list) we may retain some of your data for up to two years in order to preserve a record of your consent havingbeen withdrawn.

What rights do I have?
Under the UK GDPR, you have the following rights over your data and its use:
  • The right to be informed about what data we are collecting on you and how we will use it
  • The right of access - you can ask to see the data we hold on you
  • The right to rectification - you can ask that we update or correct your data
  • The right to object - you can ask that we stop using your data for a particular purpose
  • The right to erasure - you can ask us to delete the data we hold on you
  • The right to restrict processing - you can ask that we temporarily stop using your data while the reason forits use or its accuracy are investigated
Though unlikely to apply to the data we hold and process on you, you also have rights related to portability andautomated decision making (including profiling). All requests related to your rights should be made through our Contact page.  We will respond within one month.

You can find out more about your rights on the Information Commissions Office website

What will you do if anything changes?
If we make changes to our privacy statements or processes we will post the changes here. Where the changes are significant, we may also choose to email individuals affected with the new details. Where required by law, will we ask for your consent to continue processing your data after these changes are made.

Does Elmbridge Choir use WhatsApp?
Some members of Elmbridge Choir may choose to set up and use section or intra-choir WhatsApp groups. However, Elmbridge Choir is not responsible for the content of these groups, which are unmoderated.

Use of Cookies What are 'cookies'?
'Cookies' are small text files that are stored by the browser (for example, Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) onyour computer or electronic device. They allow websites to 'remember' you for a period of time so that they can storethings like user preferences and make the website quicker and easier for you to use.

Without cookies, some things on websites would not be able to work: e.g. without cookies it might not be possible toknow whether or not you are logged in on a website, which  would prevent you from being able to see contentrestricted to logged-in members.

How does Elmbridge Choir website use cookies?
The Elmbridge Choir website uses cookies to track whether you are signed in or not, and whether you wish to remainlogged in when you return to this website in your next browser session.

Anonymous analytics cookies
Further, every time someone visits our website, software provided by Google Analytics generates an 'anonymous analytics cookie'. These cookies can tell us whether or not you have visited the site before and what pages you visit.Your browser will tell us if you have these cookies and, if you don't, we generate new ones. This allows us to track how many individual users we have, and how often they visit the site. We use them to gather statistics, e.g. the number of visits to a page, to help us identify if visitors would benefit from more information on a particular area.

How do I turn cookies off?
It is usually possible to stop your browser accepting cookies, or to stop it accepting cookies from a particular website.

All modern browsers allow you to change your cookie settings. You can usually find these settings in the 'options' or'preferences' menu of your browser. To understand these settings, the following links may be helpful, or you can usethe 'Help' option in your browser for more details.

Please note: switching off cookies may prevent some aspects of our website from working fully (e.g. you may not beable to access our members’ area).

Useful links
You can find out more about cookies and their use on the internet from www.allaboutcookies.org