ORA Statement on Data Use

The UK Data Protection Act (1998) came into effect on 1 March 2000. The Act enhances the rights of the individual data subject in relation to the processing of personal data in an electronic or a paper form. It also lays out a series of basic principles that must govern the actions of data controllers and processors when handling personal data.

The Data Protection Act has required the Old Royals’ Association (ORA) to think carefully about the way in which it handles data such as postal addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers. When Old Royals provide ORA with personal data, they have expectations about how that data will or will not be used. The ORA wishes to ensure that it does not use personal data for purposes that Old Royals would not reasonably expect. In the interests of openness we have formulated the following statement:

All data is securely held by the ORA and will be treated confidentially and with sensitivity for the benefit of the Association and its members. Data will be used for a full range of alumni activities, including the sending of Old Royals’ Newsletters or other publications, the promotion of benefits and services available to Old Royals and notification of ORA or The Royal School Wolverhampton events and activities deemed to be relevant or of interest. Data will only be made available to officers of either ORA or The Royal School Wolverhampton for specific alumni-related projects. Data may be used in fundraising programmes, which might include an element of direct marketing. Under the terms of the 1998 Data Protection Act you have the right to object to the use of your data for any of the above purposes. If you would prefer ORA not to use your information in this way, please contact ORA’s Membership Secretary using the  “Contact Us” tab on the homepage.

Martin White

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