The Hendon and District Archaeology Society (HADAS) personal data policy
May 2018
HADAS is committed to protecting your personal information, it’s your information, it’s personal and we respect that. Our privacy policy gives you detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it and how we keep it secure.
Who we are and what we do:
The Hendon and District Archaeology Society (HADAS) is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity no. 269949). Our web site is . Our purpose is the advancement of archaeological and historical research and education for the public benefit with particular reference to the archaeology and history of the London Borough of Barnet. Our members help us to achieve this by paying an annual subscription which we use to further our purpose.
The personal data we hold and how we collect it
We collect personal data when a new member completes the information on the membership form. This includes the member’s name, address, phone number, email address and payment details, including any Gift Aid declaration as well as stated archaeological skills. If during membership a member tells us of any changes, we will hold the new details in place of the old ones.
We hold members’ personal data for the following purposes:
• To keep a record of our members’ subscriptions paid and other payments for trips and events
• To claim Gift Aid on subscriptions and donations
• To send our regular newsletter to members either by post or email
• To inform members about events, lectures and other activities
We do not share information with other members (other than the Committee), or with other
organisations except the Charity Commissioners for Trustee’s details, the Inland Revenue for Gift Aid and the newsletter printer for names, postal addresses and email addresses). Our newsletters are deposited with the British Library.
Access to your personal information
You can request to see, amend or delete the current personal information that HADAS holds about you. We cannot delete archived information. If you ask us to delete all the current personal information that HADAS holds then we will not be able to provide you with the benefits of membership.
How we protect your information
Members’ information is stored on virus-checked computers and files are exchanged via Dropbox.
How long will we hold your personal information?
If you ask us to delete your details, resign, or your membership subscription remains unpaid for 12 months after it becomes due, we will remove you from the membership list and will not contact you in the future (unless you contact us to ask us to resume contact with you.
We keep records (Gift Aid) as long as required to comply with statutory requirements. In most cases this will be for 6 years from the end of the tax year you resigned.



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