Data Protection

The Data Protection Bill 2018 embodies the requirements of the EU General Directive on Data Protection and comes/came into force on 25 May 2018. This document describes our approach to the protection of your personal data as required by law. This Society is a small business and is entitled to use the derogations for micro organisations as set out in the law.

As a member of the society, we keep information about you to support you as a member and to support the operation of society activities and for health and safety records. As a member of the public, we keep information about you only as part of Health & Safety incident records. The above information is classed as our legitimate interest.  

We keep personal information about any person who contacts us for any reason as the decision by you to contact us requires we retain your personal details so we may respond and maintain a record of that response.

We have procedures to ensure the timely removal of this data but you do not have the right to require the removal of this data at an earlier date. If you provide us suitable proof of your identity at the time, you may request a copy of the information we hold about you.  It will be delivered to you electronically.  You may request we consider corrections you feel are necessary.

Please contact our committee member with lead data protection responsibility if you wish to see the data we hold about you. We do not receive personal data from external parties.  If this situation shall change in the future we will review our Data Protection Policy.

We are affiliated to the SFMES.  We do not share personal data from our records with the Southern Federation of Model Engineering Societies.  

If you are involved in boiler testing as examiner or as owner/carer of a boiler being tested, the records thereof are completed by us for and on behalf of the SFMES and we shall retain a copy of this information.