Data Protection

The Data Protection Act 2018 (incorporating the General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR) has at its core the fundamental right of people to be able to know how their data is being used, by whom and for what purpose.

At About Dereham Partnership we want to make sure that all of our members are happy with the way we communicate with them.  A copy of our privacy policy is set out below.  If at any time you want to change the communications you receive from us, please let us know.


About Dereham Partnership is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy: we will never sell your details.  Neither will we pass them on without your permission, unless obliged by law to do so.  You can change how you hear from us or unsubscribe from our mailing lists at any time, just let us know.  This policy explains why we collect information from you, what information we need, how we use it and keep it safe.

How we collect information about you


You give us your personal information in order to become a member.  The personal information we collect include contact names, an address, phone numbers and email addresses.  We collect this information in order to send you information about our activities and your membership.  Details that members provide to promote their organisation on the About Dereham website are also stored securely on the website and members have access at any time to update or remove this information which is in the public domain.

Website usage and Cookies

Use of the About Dereham website is subject to our terms and conditions of usage. Please read these and understand them (here).

We also collect non personal information when you access our website through cookies.  A cookie is a small file, typically of letters and numbers, sent from our website to your computer to help us identify you quickly.  They cannot be used to identify you personally.  If you prefer not to accept cookies your browser will let you do so.  For more information about cookies, please see

There is more detail about how we use cookies contained in our cookie policy, here.

How this information is used, who has access to it, where it is stored and how long we keep it for

Any personal data relating to you will be used and recorded by us in accordance with current data protection legislation and this policy. It is required for internal record keeping and so that we can communicate with you about services and offers.  We may periodically send emails about new events, meetings, fund-raising, offers or other information which we think you may find of interest, or in order to carry out market research and find out more about what people want and their preferences.

The information that you submit to us is held in secure conditions in the UK.  We do not transfer any data outside of the European Union.  Emails sent to you will not reveal your email address to any other recipient unless you have agreed to this.

Should you cancel your membership and no longer wish to hear from us, we will delete any contact details in accordance with the law (unless required under UK law to keep any basic personal data for a period of time).

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Consent and keeping your information up to date

By giving us your personal information you give your consent to the collection, storage, processing and use of your personal information by us as described in this policy.  If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us.

Your rights to access, make changes or asking us to stop using your data

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies in your information corrected.  You also have the right to ask us to delete any personal information we hold about you.  If at any time you wish to access your personal data held by us, please contact us as below.

Changes to this policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time.  If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information we will make this clear on our website or by contacting you directly.

Further information

Please note the type of consent About Dereham Partnership uses is ‘legitimate interest’. To find out more about ‘legitimate interest’ please visit:

For more information about GDPR generally, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office for further information at:  The data Protection Act can be seen at

For questions to or notifications from About Dereham Partnership, please contact


The About Dereham Partnership, August 2018