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Name: John Showers
From: Northants
Registered: 2008-02-28
Posts: 73

Dipterists Forum Data Protection Policy

Dipterists Forum Data Protection Policy


This policy describes how membersí data is held and used by Dipterists Forum. The policy has been agreed by the Dipterists Forum Committee and forms part of the societyís compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Personal Data Held

In order to provide membership services, Dipterists Forum hold all or part of the following personal information on a computer:
Memberís name
Memberís address
Memberís email address
Memberís home and/or mobile phone number. (Optional but kept if provided)
Memberís membership type (eg Bulletin only, Dipterists Digest only or both)
Date of subscription payment
Amount of subscription received
Free-form comments about the subscription (eg if several years have been paid in advance or subscriberís reference where paid by a separate agent)
Whether the subscription was paid for the previous year. (Needed to distribute the Bulletin as it is published before all subscribers have paid and is also needed to identify defaulters)

Uses of Personal Data

The primary purpose of holding this data is for Dipterists Forum to fulfil its obligation to send members their subscribed journals to the address they supplied.
Occasionally, other communications regarding Dipterists Forum business may be sent either electronically or by post. In these cases the communication will only concern the proper functioning of Dipterists Forum. Examples might be: subscription change or reminder notices or notices of special Dipterists Forum events.

Dipterists Forum will not use its membership list to supply third parties with address lists or other information unless required to do so under UK law. Nor will Dipterists Forum use the data for fund-raising or direct marketing.

Storage of Membership Data

The membership data is held in a spreadsheet on a personal computer. The computer is password protected and the data only accessible to the logged on user. The computer is also kept up to date with anti-virus protection.
A backup copy is made periodically by sending the spreadsheet to a nominated Committee member via encrypted email or password-protected file on other media. Access to that data is only available to the backup copy holder. The back up data will only be used to restore corrupted or lost primary data.
In order to enable query handling, the year end membership details are held in a separate spreadsheet for two years. Thereafter all data is deleted and a note made of that fact.

Access to the Data

Only the nominated manager of the data ďData ManagerĒ (normally the Membership Secretary) may directly access the data and only for official Dipterists Forum business. If the Data Manager is indisposed the Chairman of Dipterists Forum may appoint another Committee Member to take on that role. If this happens it will be documented.

The Data Manager may pass membership details to other DF committee members for the purpose of fulfilling DF business, for example in posting journals to late subscribers.

Members may request in writing access to their own details for their own purposes. Proof of identity will be required before passing this information on. (For example if a request is received the email address or postal address must match those we hold).

Changes to the Data

Members can request changes such as address changes in writing and must include proof of identity such as providing the old address or by sending from the email address we hold.

Deletion of Data
When membership has lapsed the details of the member will be deleted after two years. This is to allow subscribers who have forgotten to renew to catch up.
If a member resigns then their details will be removed within one month of receipt of resignation.



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