If you change your mind down the line, all you have to do is complete the form again and indicate that you don't consent. Alternatively, you can contact us through our other channels.
You may have heard about the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and received emails from other organisations explaining how they use your data or revising their privacy policies. The GDPR, which comes into effect on the 25 May 2018, is about ensuring that organisations which hold information on you act as responsible stewards of that data. They need to be clear on what data they hold and what they use it for. We are writing to you in order to comply with GDPR requirements, and to ask you to confirm that you would like to receive information from us.
How EAB uses your personal details
Here at the Esperanto Association of Britain we take your privacy seriously. We principally use your personal details in order to administer your membership, for example, sending you La Brita Esperantisto, Update and official documentation such as the Trustees’ Annual Report.
From time to time we send out an email which we believe to be of general interest; examples from the past year include informing you that Marjorie Boulton, the most eminent Esperantist in the country, had sadly passed away and making you aware of her funeral details, and an email from the organisers of our annual conference inviting you to take part.
We do not pass your personal details on to any third parties. We hold your details in our database for three months if your membership lapses in order to be able to send you a reminder to renew; if you choose not to renew, we delete your details after those three months.
What you need to do: opting in to allow us to contact you
The GDPR allows EAB to use your details in order to administer your membership, send you information about an event you’ve signed up for, reply to your emails and so on. The GDPR considers it a reasonable assumption that when you became a member, you intended for us to send you your magazines, that you expect us to use your email address to reply to you, and so on.
However, we are not able to assume that you would like us to contact you about things we consider might be of interest to you, such as those examples mentioned above, or to make you aware of a similar course to one which we know you’ve attended before and enjoyed.
In order to be able to contact you from time to time about this sort of thing, we need to know that you have actively consented. In order to make it easy for you to do so and for us to record that you have, we have set up a form at [link]. Please do take a moment to complete it; if you don’t, we unfortunately have to assume that you don’t wish to be contacted.
If you change your mind in the future and decide to opt out, then you can simply contact the office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Esperanto House, Station Road, Barlaston, ST12 9DE. We will immediately remove your details from the general mailing list.