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Our commitment to Privacy
We collect personal information from you in various ways, for example:
when you join the OEA as a life member;
if you supply personal information when using the Website;
when you supply personal details in the course of registering for an event;
when you sign-up to receive newsletters or email notifications from us;
if you order any merchandise; and/or
if you raise a question or issue with us.
Use of Personal Data
Personal data is used by us for the following purposes in accordance with your rights under applicable law:
to keep you informed of OEA related news and upcoming events;
providing you with access to the Website as well as administering or developing Website features or content;
where you have agreed to take part in a survey or research; and/or
other purposes that you consent to from time to time.
We collect and process your Personal Data in observance of applicable laws that regulate data protection and privacy. This includes, but is not limited to, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (2016/679); the Data Protection Act 2018 and other UK privacy legislation. The legal basis that we primarily rely on for processing your Personal Data are our legitimate interests in being able to operate and manage the OEA, but we will always balance these against the legal rights and freedoms of our members. In some cases, we may need to process Personal Data to meet a particular legal obligation or for a specific purpose with your consent.
Disclosing Personal Data to Third Parties
We never sell, trade or rent, or otherwise disclose Personal Data. Furthermore, we strictly prohibit the use of any personal contact details of OEA members as set out in our published membership list for any commercial or other purpose, without OEA's written consent.
No International Transfers
Personal Data will be processed by staff, volunteers and contractors who are based at our offices in the UK and Personal Data will not be transferred outside the UK.
Your Data Rights
In accordance with your legal rights under applicable law, you can request to receive information regarding the Personal Data that we collect about you; what we use that Personal Data for, who it may be disclosed to and other related information. You can also object to us continuing to process your personal data and/or ask for it to be erased, if we have no legitimate reason for continuing to handle it or you can ask us to limit how we are using it in certain cases. You can also request that we correct inaccurate or incomplete Personal Data we hold. To do this, please write to our data protection manager at the email address in the ‘Contact’ section below.
Where applicable law allows, we may request a fee to cover our administrative expenses in responding to a request which is manifestly unreasonable or excessive. We may also require further information to verify your identity or locate the specific information you seek before we can respond in full (usually within one month).
Security to Protect Personal Data
We employ appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect Personal Data from being accessed by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We also endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect Personal Data from external threats. However, please be aware that there are always inherent risks in sending information by public networks or using public computers and we cannot 100% guarantee the security of all data disclosed or transmitted to us.
The criteria we use to retain Personal Data are based on specific OEA needs, any record keeping obligations under applicable law and relevant UK Information Commissioner's Office guidance. We will retain certain Personal Data in respect of financial transactions for as long as the law requires us to for tax or accounting purposes (which in the UK may be up to 6 years after a particular transaction).
If you have further queries or requests relating to how we use Personal Data please contact our data protection manager at OEA, Eton College, Windsor SL4 6DW (email:
). If, following our response, you are still not satisfied or believe we are processing your Personal Data not in accordance with applicable law you can raise your concern or complaint with the UK Information Commissioner's Office – for more information on this, see
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