The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force on 25 May, 2018. It applies to all organisations (of whatever size, type and location) which store data on individuals and requires them to be open and transparent about personal data they hold. It is a condition of membership of the South Worcestershire Archaeological Group(SWAG)that members allow the Group to hold such data, since without it communication is not possible.
South Worcestershire Archaeological Group (SWAG):
- Takes seriously its obligations with respect to the data it holds on its members.
- Will only hold such personal data as is necessary for the purpose of the administration of the Group and its activities.
- Any data held by the Group about a member will not be communicated to any third party without the specific consent of that member.
- A member may at any time request a copy of the data held about them by the Group and may request that corrections or amendments be made to it.
- If an individual ceases to be a member of the Group, that individual may request that data held about them be deleted from the Group’s records. We are not required to do this automatically as retention of some information for historical purposes is also permitted by the GDPR.