Derbyshire VCH Trust : GDPR Announcement

30 April, 2018 (All day)

From 25th May 2018, new data protection laws will take effect to give EU citizens greater control of how  use their personal information. With the increasing amount of data we create, capture and store on multiple devices, the old data protection laws are no longer fit for purpose, hence why these new regulations are necessary. GDPR will affect the way every company holds and uses personal and sensitive data, therefore business processes and strategies must be reviewed and amended in order to comply. When the new regulations are enforced, businesses must have recorded consent before they can use personal data or risk tougher penalties. A data breach can result in administrative fines of up to 4% of annual global turnover or €20 million – whichever is greater.

The Derbyshire VCH Trust are currently undertaking a process to work towards GDPR-compliance

Derbyshire VCH Trust collects information in a number of different ways for legitimate purposes.  This information will include: name, address, email and telephone contact information. We have never and will never share any member's data with any third parties and we do not hold any member's bank account information.

We ask for your consent to contact you on the grounds of either legitimate interest; or the service of a contract with Derbyshire VCH Trust; legal or fiscal obligation.

This legal ground for processing means that organisations can process your personal information if 

  1.  They have a genuine and legitimate reason for doing so and
  2. That use does not harm any of your rights and interests as an individual.

 We have categorised legitimate interest as having: 

  1. Demonstrated an interest in the work of the Derbyshire VCH Trust

  2. Demonstrated an interest in Derbyshire VCH Trust's products and services

  3. Demonstrated an interest in membership of Derbyshire VCH Trust

If you have given us your consent, we will contact you with information and updates on our work, services and products. Where we have a contract and/or service obligation categorised under “legitimate interest” we will continue to communicate with you. This may be by post, email or telephone depending on your preferences. We will also continue to ask about your marketing preferences, to ensure that you are still happy to be contacted by us and by which means.

You can withdraw your consent at any time by phoning 01246 554026 or by email When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone.

We do collect information from details you supply to us through the interactive sections on the site and from email messages you may send to us and also where you make an enquiry or send us an email message, we will collect your name and contact details, including telephone numbers and email addresses. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it. ICO Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations Guidance on the rules on use of cookies and similar technologies are available via email.