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GDPR Privacy Statement

Midland Whippet Club (MWC) Data Protection Statement 


To comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we must tell you what personal data we hold about you, why we hold it and how it will be used. We must also have your permission to retain your personal details and undertake to delete them if requested by you.

Any data we hold will be used only for purposes directly related to the activities and effective administrative running of the MWC and will not be provided to any other person, organisation or business for any other purposes, except where required by law.


MWC Data Protection Principles 

The MWC will comply with data protection law. Any personal information we hold about you will be:

✓ Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way;

✓ Collected only for valid purposes (as explained below) and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes;

✓ Relevant to the purposes we have explained and limited only to those purposes;

✓ Accurate and kept up to date;

✓ Kept securely;

✓ Kept only for as long as necessary, for the purposes we have told you about, and in accordance with our data retention policy (see below).


Personal Data Held by the MWC

For the efficient running of the MWC we need to keep a record of:

-Your name; Your address; Your home and/or mobile telephone number(s); Your email address; Your registered Kennel Club affix may also be required; Your MWC membership category: (Single or Joint); Your  current or most recent year of MWC membership;

Note: You are not obliged to provide the personal data in question. However, if you do not provide such data, we will be unable to perform any contract we have with you for the provision of MWC services.


MWC Use of Personal Data 

The MWC will generally process your personal data in providing membership services and organising events. We may also use personal information for additional relevant and related purposes where you might reasonably expect us to do so, where this is not outweighed by your own interests, fundamental rights or freedoms. This may include:

• Maintaining our records and other administrative purposes, including updating your details and preferences;

• Contacting you with relevant information (e.g. show schedules) by mail, telephone or email;

• Use of your personal data in annual Membership Lists;

• Publication of your personal data and dog information in MWC show/event catalogues;

• Publication of show/event results on the MWC website or other MWC social media sites;

• Administration and communications relating to judging lists and MWC judging appointments;

• Communications related to membership and invitations to participate in canine health studies;

• Assistance with upholding our Society objectives and taking action in cases where there may be a breach of the MWC Rules or Codes of Ethics;

• Assistance in ensuring compliance with Kennel Club Rules and Regulations;

• Assistance with queries, complaints and dispute resolution.

You may request to see all the personal data we hold on you (we are allowed 30 days to provide it).

We only keep your data for the reasons outlined above. We undertake to delete your personal data, or withhold it from publication, if you request us to do so in writing.


MWC Disclosure of Personal Data to Other Third Parties

The MWC may use service providers (web site/ISP/show printers) to help us provide you with our services. Personal data may be transferred to such service providers, who act for or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data was originally collected or may otherwise be lawfully processed. This may include:

• Production of MWC show/event catalogues;

• Other MWC publications. Such third parties have contracted with us as data processors under the requirements in the GDPR. They are contractually bound to only use personal data for the agreed purpose(s). Relevant persons working for these third parties will have access to your personal data under the terms of the data processor contract, but only to the extent necessary to perform their services for us.


MWC Data Retention Policy 

The MWC will only retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Personal data may be further processed and stored for archiving in the interests of statistical and historical purposes. When doing so, we will consider any link to the initial purpose, the context the data was collected in, the reasonable expectations of members, the nature of the data, the consequences of further processing and the existence of appropriate safeguards.

Old membership lists and other electronically held data may have some historical value and/or statistical value. The MWC will consider how long is practically useful.


Contact Details 

Please contact the MWC Secretary if you have any questions or concerns about personal data and privacy matters.

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