Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:
“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”
The data subject has rights under the GDPR. These consist of:
- The right to be informed
- The right of access
- The right to rectification
- The right to be forgotten
- The right to restrict processing
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
Each of these rights is supported by appropriate procedures within AKKAOB that allow the required action to be taken within the timescales stated in the GDPR.
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us via email.
We do not store your financial information.
Any personal data provided by you will remain confidential. We will only share your personal data with trusted third parties where necessary- for example, couriers, for fraud management (with law enforcement bodies), to handle complaints, marketing (with your consent) and so on.
We will retain your address, name and any email address provided with your membership application.
In certain circumstances we need your personal data to comply with contractual obligations – for example passing your address to a courier to ensure delivery of your membership pack. Your pack could be delayed if the relevant information is not provided with your application.
You can request the information we store at any time. We will get back to you within the time restraints of GDPR.
If you wish for your details to not be processed please notify us by email.
We collect your personal data when:
- You submit a membership application form
- When you engage with us on social media
- When you enter prize draws
- When you contact us by any means with a query or complaint or ask us to email information to you
- When you fill in any online form
- When you choose to complete any surveys we may send you
- When you sign up to our mailing list
- When you create any kind of appointment with us
We are committed to ensuring your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
If you sign up for our newsletter you will receive emails with news and offers regularly. You can unsubscribe from these emails by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ button on every newsletter, or by contacting us.
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Types Of Cookies
Strictly necessary cookies – these cookies are essential to enable you to move around our site and use features, such as accessing secure areas. Our site would not work for you without them.
Performance cookies – these cookies collect information about how visitors use our site, for instance, which pages visitors go to most often. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. We use this information to improve how our site works. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.
Functionality cookies – these cookies allow our website to remember the choices you make to improve your experience. They are used to remember usernames and accessibility settings.
Unless you have amended your browser settings so that it will block cookies, our site will issue cookies as soon as you visit our site. By using our site you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy.
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For further information on cookies, visit the official ICO website at www.ico.gov.uk
We take any complaints about how we collect and use your personal data very seriously. If you think that our collection or use of personal information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate, or have any other concern about our data processing, please raise this with us in the first instance.
You can also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office in one of the following ways:
- Report a concern online at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
- Call 0303 123 1113
- Or write to: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
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