The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which replaces the Data Protection Act 1998, came into effect in May 2018. It applies to any ‘personal data’ relating to an ‘identifiable person’ held by organisations and updates how those organisations may collect, retain and use your information. To demonstrate that HHS is complying with the GDPR the Society must specify the data we hold on you, why we need it, how we use it and your rights in relation to it.
To communicate effectively with the membership, the Society obviously holds information (data) such as name,address, telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, or other personal data provided by the member. This information is collected solely because of its relevance to HHS membership and the Society’s need to continue communicating with members. Communication may be by various means including mail, telephone and email. The information held on individuals is never used for other purposes or disclosed to other organisations or third parties. It is held securely by relevant office-holder of the Society and is only used for normal HHS business. Should your membership of the Society lapse, the personal data held by us will be deleted from our system.
You have the right to see all the information we hold about you and you can request sight of this at any time. In most cases however it will simply be the information which you provided when joining the Society or renewing your membership. In doing so, you consent to the use of the information as outlined in this statement. We will continue to send you Society information as described above. You do not need to take any action unless you do not wish to receive further communication from us. You can contact the Society via the following email or website: