How we use your data

General Data Protection Regulations

The Data Protection Act (DPA) was replaced by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018 and creates new responsibilities for organisations that use personal data, as well as new rights for individuals. The advice we have received is that a small organisation such as ours does not need to seek signed consent forms from existing members where our activities simply continue the arrangements that existed under the DPA.

What personal data do we hold?

For all members we may hold:

  • Name and salutation
  • Address
  • Landline and/or mobile phone number
  • Subscription and donation records
  • email correspondence about Society activities, membership and events

How do we use your data?

We use personal data only to enable us to administer the membership functions of the Society and to notify you of news, activities and events. We may also tell you about events organised by others and circulate information from other organisations e.g. West Yorkshire Police, that we think may be of interest. Personal data is principally used by the Membership Secretary and the Treasurer, but it may be passed on a need-to-know basis to any member of the Committee for use only in connection with the Society's activities. Subscription and donation data may be passed to the Society's Independent Examiner or Auditor. We shall not share your information with any other person or organisation except as required by law.

We will never share your information with any other person or organisation except as required by law.

When joining the society please read our Privacy Policy and then complete a membership form and the Policy Consent form.

Please click the links below to open the forms [they will open in a separate window]

SVS Membership Form our Privacy Policy and our Privacy Policy Consent Form

Please return your membership form and Policy Consent Form to the Membership Secretary, Lee House, Lee Lane, Halifax, HX3 6UJ or email a copy to: