What is this document about?
To support our work with young people, we need to collect and retain certain data about those young people. The "General Data Protection Regulation" (GDPR) dictates how we must treat this data, and one of the things it requires is that we publish a Privacy Notice, that describes to you (the "data subject" - the person whose data we hold) what data we hold, and what we do with it. This document is that Privacy Notice.
The "Data Controller" is the person or organisation responsible for managing the data. For the purposes of this Privacy Notice, the Data Controller is the 4th Eastcote Scout Group. We can be contacted by clicking the Contact Us button on the menu above.
Why do we collect data?
The information we collect is used to ensure that we provide the best service to our members, by ensuring that our leaders have all the information they need to deliver that service. If you are a member of the Scout Group, or a parent or guardian, then we collect and use your personal data in our legitimate interests (specifically, it helps us to provide Scouting to you, in a safe, effective and appropriate manner).
What data do we hold?
We keep data about our members, leaders and their immediate family members. The data includes some or all of the following: names, date of birth, ethnicity, religion, disabilities, health and dietary issues, address, contact details and history within the Scout Group. The only financial data we hold is to record the payment of subscriptions and whether each individual is eligible for Gift Aid.
Where do we get the data from?
In most cases, the information we hold about a data subject is provided by the subject themselves, or by their parents, carers or immediate family.
We also retain data about the history of members within the Group, such as dates of transition between Sections, and participation in events.
Who has access to the data?
The data is generally accessible to the leaders of the Scout Group, and to no one else. We may share this information with the wider Scout Association, but we do not share this information with other organisations (unless legally required to do so).
The information is held on a computer system, to ensure that it is readily accessible to everyone that may need it, and that it can easily be kept up to date and accurate. The data is protected by a system of permissions and passwords, to ensure that the data is not accessible to people who should not have access.
How can a subject know what data is held?
You may see a copy of the data we hold about you and you may ask that we correct any inaccuracies.
You may ask that we delete the data. However, we may deem that the data (or some of it) should be retained, for example, financial records.
If you want to do either of these things, or if you require any further information, please contact the Data Controller by clicking the Contact Us button on the menu above.