A new data protection law is coming into force on 25th May. We want to make sure that you know what data we hold and how we use it. Below you will find a statement about what we’re doing to ensure that we comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations.
Previously you have supplied us with your contact details in order to subscribe as a member or members of the Pygmy Goat Club, to register goats in the Herd Book, to record goats in the Pet Record, to transfer the ownership of goats and to receive copies of our quarterly magazine ‘Pygmy Goat Notes’. The personal identification information you have supplied is:
- Telephone Number
- Email Address
- Holding Number
- Date of Birth (Juniors Only)
The Pygmy Goat Club collects Date of Birth for under 16s to confirm Junior Membership status and Date of Birth is not saved on the database.
Members have the option to create an account by requesting a User Id to access the Members Login on the Pygmy Goat Club website and this is password protected.
We do not collect any personal information on visitors to our website who do not create an account with us.
The Pygmy Goat Club does not collect any non-business-related data or sensitive personal data from visitors to our website.
During shows and events, we may take photographs of the participants and their goats. We will be seeking permission from you to use these images.
Purpose and Use
The Pygmy Goat Club may process your information for direct mailing purposes in the legitimate interest of itself and members e.g. sending membership renewal reminders, communicating about a goat related issue e.g. Johnes disease, updating members in connection with a Pygmy Goat Club event, or making contact about a specific member query. Regional advisors may use the information to contact individuals regarding events within their region. The Pygmy Goat Club may use your photograph in printed publications including those produced for promotional purposes, on our respective websites and social media pages, in local newspapers and in television reports on media websites.
The Pygmy Goat Club endeavours to provide the most accurate information possible. Therefore, we seek to re-verify the accuracy of all of the information on an ongoing basis and we check contact details annually. We do this by requesting contact information at annual renewal. Data that is found to be inaccurate, out of date or not supplied is updated or removed from the database.
Access and Opt-Out Rights
With respect to the information the Pygmy Goat Club possesses about you, you have the rights of access, rectification, erasure, and restriction. You also have the right to object to processing. You may exercise any of these rights by contacting the Club’s Secretary at the addresses shown in the quarterly magazine ‘Pygmy Goat Notes’ or on the website www.pygmygoatclub.org.uk . You may request access to the information we have about you. You may also request the correction, amendment, or deletion of any information about you that is inaccurate, and you may request for you information to be deleted. The Pygmy Goat Club will treat requests for access, correction, amendment, or deletion of information in accordance with its internal policies and applicable legal requirements. If you feel that we have not complied with your requests, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority.
The Pygmy Goat Club maintains suitable safeguards, including reasonable physical, administrative and technical safeguards to protect its database from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction.
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