Thank you for trusting us with some information about you. We take that trust seriously and we want you to know how we use your information and why. If you have queries about how we use your data, or comments or questions about this Policy, please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Policy updates: We keep this Policy under regular review, and this page may be updated from time to time. Please come back here to check the latest version. This Policy was last updated on 1st January 2021.
2. WHO ARE WE?
We are the Beckenham Business Association(“BBA”), an unincorporated voluntary association of businesses based in or interested in Beckenham. We do not have any premises. The current Executive Committee members are: Jane Rogers - Chair Elizabeth Wakeling - Treasurer Colin Hughes - Secretary You can contact us on: email@example.com
3. WORDS WITH SPECIFIC MEANINGS
In this Policy, there are words and phrases that have a specific meaning or that we are using in a special way. They are: “personal data” any information about an identifiable living human being. “process” we “process” your personal data when we do anything with it, which might include: collecting, recording, organising, storing, adapting, altering, retrieving, using, combining, disclosing, or deleting it. “special category data” means personal data that reveals racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sex life or sexual orientation, health, genetic or biometric data.
4. WHAT THIS POLICY DESCRIBES
This policy describes how we will collect and use personal data about you. We process information about: “Prospects”potential members and non-member meeting attendees; “Members” current or past members of BBA; “Suppliers”, “Associates” suppliers or potential suppliers of goods or services to us.
5. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE PROCESS, AND WHY?
c) Supplier and Associates
6. SOCIAL MEDIA
7. NEWSLETTERS AND AUTOMATED EMAILS
We may monitor who opens what in our newsletter lists, and pre-set sequences of information we send you. We do this so we can see if content is popular and generate more of it, or if it is not read. There may be sub-routines that trigger if you click on links or articles. These are designed to offer you more information about things you are interested in. You can unsubscribe from these sequences at any time. From time to time, we contact individual email newsletter subscribers but this is rare. This would normally be if something odd were going on and we wanted to check you could see and use the content or find out what was causing a problem.
8. DATA SHARING –3RD PARTIES
We do not sell or exchange your personal data with organisations who may want to sell you something or use your data for research or other purposes.
As described above, we are processing data on Mailchimp, Eventbrite, and Outlook/Microsoft 365. These are all EU-US Privacy Shield compliant.
We are a micro-organisation. The Chair is the principal processor of personal data. Other Executive Committee members may have access to data when they need it to fulfil their function in the Association. If we need to use external suppliers (for example, IT support), they may have some access to your data–which will be limited to what is necessary for them to provide their services to us.
9. WHERE IS YOUR DATA LOCATED?
Like most micro-organisations, we do not have any tailor-made software – we use mainstream packages for everything from our customer records, to email, to accounting. Some of your data may be held in the EEA, and some may be held in services in the USA (with suitable data privacy shields). We have picked mainstream suppliers with appropriate security standards.
10. RETENTION PERIODS
Your information will be kept during and after membership, and on the newsletter list until you unsubscribe. We retain our meeting attendance data indefinitely, on ICO advice that your attendance at meetings might be relevant in your defence of legal proceedings. Data on Eventbrite and Constant Contact is retained in accordance with their policies. The Treasurer determines how long we need to keep financial information to satisfy the authorities
11. YOUR RIGHTS
You have the right to know what information we are collecting on you, and to amend it if it is inaccurate. If you feel for some reason we have information we should not be keeping, or it is out of date or otherwise wrong, please let us know and we will take appropriate action. Most of the information we hold is not based on your individual consent but is based on our needing the information to grow and run our Association. If you want to know what information we have about you (if any) email us at the email address set out above and give us your name, email address(es) and we will happily do a search and let you know what information we hold on you and how we are using it/have used it. You have a “right to be forgotten”- but that does have some legal limits to it. If you want us to remove information about you, let us know. If you have been a Member, we may not be able to remove all data as we will have to ensure that we can continue to comply with legal, accounting and taxation requirements. The generally applicable rights always apply: right to be informed, right of access, right to rectification, right to erasure, right to restriction and so on. For more information please see Your rights in relation to your personal data.
If you have a complaint about the way we are handling your information or how we have responded to a request for information or removal, you can take this up in the first instance by emailing us at the email address set out above. If we can’t sort it out, the relevant supervisory authority for us is the Information Commissioner for the UK. You can contact them here.
Beckenham Business Association
Beckenham Business Association Membership is open to all businesses, workers and traders in Beckenham.
BBA Members can meet at least four times a year to network and discuss important local matters, enjoy presentations on topics of interest to help your business, and occasional relevant training. The meetings provide great opportunities for you to exchange opinions with other businesses as well as networking.