Data Protection Policy

Blackburn And District Camera Club (The Club) is established with the objects set out in its Constitution, to serve the interests of its Members. The Club is a data controller within the UK.

The personal information referred to in this Policy may include name, distinctions. contact details, affiliations, service records, records of entries to events, and such other information as may be necessary for the effective management of the legitimate interests of the Club Any person wishing to verity the information held by the Club, or who can correct or update that information, may apply to the Secretary.

The Club collects and uses personal information for several purposes:

1. Club e-newsletter

a. Club e-newsletter contains both editorial and marketing material, and may include contact details of those submitting material for publication

b. Club e-newletter is published on a web site, and is viewable by anyone.

c. Any individual can subscribe to receive each new issue of The Club Newsletter, and can unsubscribe at any time. The list of current subscribers is held and used by the Club independently of other personal data, and is not used for any other purpose.

3. Club Events

a. Photographers, as the creators of images, enter Club events directly.

b. This information is held and managed subject to the General Conditions for The Club Competitions.

4 General Business

a. The Club may hold personal information for anyone contacting The Club, or

whom The Club contacts for the purpose of conducting its general business.

b. This information is used to satisfy a requested service or a contractual


Data Retention

1. General business records will normally be held for a minimum of eight years.

2. The Club may retain historical archives indefinitely, for example but not limited to, records of meetings, handbooks, catalogues, awards and other event results.