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Bramhall u3a Privacy Policy

Bramhall u3a (hereafter ‘the u3a’) treats your privacy rights seriously.  This Privacy Policy sets out how we will deal with your ‘personal information’, that is, information that could identify, or is related to the identity of, an individual.


What personal information do we collect?

When you express an interest in becoming a member of the u3a you will be asked to provide certain information.  This includes:

·        Name

·        Postal address

·        Email address

·        Telephone number

·        Subscription preferences.


How do we collect this personal information?

All the information collected is obtained directly from you.  This is usually at the point of your initial registration.  The information will be collected via membership forms or online contact forms.  At the point that you provide your personal information for membership purposes, we will also request that you provide consent for us to store and use your data.  Your consent is required in order to ensure our compliance with data protection legislation.


How do we use your personal information?

We use your personal information:

·        To provide our u3a activities and services to you

·        For administration, planning and management of our u3a

·        To communicate with you about your group activities.


We’ll send you messages by email, other digital methods, telephone and post to advise you of u3a activities.


Who do we share your personal information with?

We may disclose information about you, including your personal information:

·        Internally – to Committee Members and Group Coordinators – as required to facilitate your participation in our u3a activities.

·        Externally – with your consent for direct mailing for the Trust magazines (Third Age Matters and Sources).  The Committee has satisfied itself that the Terms and Conditions of each supplier and their digital and physical systems and procedures are secure.

·        If we have a statutory duty to disclose it for other legal and regulatory reasons.


Where we need to share your information outside of the u3a, we shall seek your permission and inform you as to whom the information will be shared with and for what purpose.


How long do we keep your personal information?

We need to keep your information so that we can provide our services to you.  In most instances information about your membership will not be stored for longer than 36 months.  The exceptions to this are instances where there may be legal or insurance circumstances that require information to be held for longer whilst this is investigated or resolved.  Where this is the case then the member/s will be informed as to how long the information will be held for and when it is deleted.

 How your information can be updated or corrected
To ensure the information we hold is accurate and up to date, members need to inform the u3a as to any changes to their personal information.  You can do this by contacting the Membership Secretary at any time:



On an annual basis you will have the opportunity to update your information, as required, via the membership renewal form.  Should you wish to view the information that the u3a holds on you, you can make this request by contacting the Membership Secretary – as detailed above.  There may be certain circumstances where we are not able to comply with this request.  This would include where the information may contain references to another individuals or for legal, investigative or security reasons.  Otherwise, we will usually respond within 14 days of the request being made.


How do we store your personal information?

We have in place a range of security safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.  Security measures include technological measures such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, which creates a secure connection with your browser when you register and login into our online services.


Your membership information is held on a database and very restricted access is limited to specific Committee Members and the IT Manager.  Group Coordinators have controlled access to those members within the Group Coordinator’s Group.


Availability and changes to this policy
This policy is available on the Website or from the Business Secretary.  This policy may change from time to time.  If we make any material changes we will make members aware of this via the newsletter and/or the monthly members’ meetings.



If you have any queries about this policy, need it in an alternative format, or have any complaints about our privacy practices, please contact us:




Last Policy review date: March 2023