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Our website address is: https://thesf.org.uk
GDPR – Legitimate Interest
Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into effect on 25 May 2018, The Somerville Foundation (The SF) relies on Legitimate Interest.
This permits The SF to contact those that have provided their details to us, although individuals are free to opt out of contact at any time, or change their contact preferences by making contact with us.
Broadly speaking, Legitimate Interest means we can process your personal information if we have a genuine and legitimate reason and we are not harming any of your rights and interests. We carefully consider and balance any potential impact on you and your rights.
In providing your personal details to us we use it for our legitimate interests as a charity to carry out our mission, to ensure The SF is able to continue to help ACHD/GUCH patients enjoy access to every opportunity, are free from discrimination, and are supported throughout their life.
Some typical examples of when we might use your details are sending out GUCH News, letting you know about workshops, conferences and events, fundraising, direct marketing, maintaining the security of our system, improving our services, identifying trends and determining the effectiveness of our campaigns.
In order to achieve these, it may require us to share your data with a third party, for example to send out a mailing. We make every effort to ensure all data in this instance is securely transferred and we use reputable suppliers within the EU who comply with GDPR regulations.
We will retain your data for as long as we have no reason to believe the relationship between us no longer exists, and also as necessary for historical need such as Gift Aid.
The personal information we hold might include title, full name, full address, email address, transactional details such as event attendance, donations and receipt of support.
By accessing our support, you automatically become a ‘Friend’ of the Somerville Foundation, which is, of course, free to join and you will have access to all the support and we provide. This means we are able to keep in touch with you and provide other kinds of support.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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If you want to know more about our data protection or you want to be removed from our mailing lists, fill out our contact form or contact the office. | Updated: 12 January 2021