We really want to keep in touch with you so that we can involve you in the development of the orchard. We also need to be able to ask our volunteers to help.
But on the 25th of May the law on data privacy is going to change. This means that we are going to have to make sure that you really do want to receive the e-mails and news that we send you.
The new law is called the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – you have probably already had quite a few messages about it.
What is GDPR?
GDPR is a piece of legislation which builds on the Data Protection Act, 1998 (DPA). It relates to personal data concerning identifiable, living individuals. The eight principles of the DPA remain the same but the GDPR gives individuals a greater level of control over how their data is managed and requires organisations which hold personal data to explain and justify how this is done. The shift is to greater transparency and accountability.
Under GDPR an organisation needs to be able to demonstrate why it collects personal data and what it is used for. They must be able to show the individual whose data they hold has clearly given his or her consent. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. Subjects have the ‘right to be forgotten’.
Confirm your Permission
To comply with the law you we need you to confirm that we still have permission to keep and use your contact details. Therefore we are asking you to complete the form on line at: