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RLSS UK Sussex Branch Privacy Notice for Volunteers

This notice applies to volunteers who engage with this Branch of the RLSS UK and who are not members of the RLSS UK. Volunteers who are members of the RLSS UK can find details of the Society’s Privacy Notices on the RLSS UK website – http://www.rlss.org.uk/privacy-policy

RLSS Sussex Branch are committed to respecting your privacy. This notice is to explain how we may use personal information we collect before, during and after your relationship with us as a volunteer. This notice applies to current and former volunteers and this notice is not a contract of employment or other contract to provide services. This notice explains how we comply with the law on data protection, what your rights are and for the purposes of data protection we will be the controller of any of your personal information

References to we, our or us in this privacy notice are to RLSS UK – Sussex Branch

We have not appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee our compliance with data protection laws as we are not required to do so, but our Data Protection Compliance Officer has overall responsibility for data protection compliance in our Branch. Contact details are set out in the “Contacting us” section at the end of this privacy notice.

When you sign up to become a volunteer with us, you may provide us with or we may obtain personal information about you, such as information regarding your:

We may also collect, store and use the following “special categories” of more sensitive personal information regarding you:

We may not collect all of the above types of special category information about you. In relation to the special category personal data that we do process we do so on the basis that:

In the table below, we refer to these as the “special category reasons for processing of your personal data”.

We may also collect criminal records information from you. For criminal records history we process it on the basis of legal obligations or based on your explicit consent.

We typically collect personal information about our volunteers through the application process. We may sometimes collect additional information from third parties including former clubs or other organisations you may have volunteered for or via background check agencies. We will also collect additional personal information throughout the period of you volunteering for us and when you make a query and/or complaint or when you correspond with us by phone, e-mail or in some other way

We also may collect personal information about you from any third party references you provide as part of the application process for becoming a volunteer or from any feedback provided to us about your performance as a volunteer.

If you are providing us with details of referees, next of kin, beneficiaries, family members and emergency contacts they have a right to know and to be aware of how what personal information we hold about them, how we collect it and how we use and may share that information.  Please share this privacy notice with those of them whom you feel are sufficiently mature to understand it. They also have the same rights as set out in the “Your rights in relation to personal information” section below.

The table below describes the main purposes for which we process your personal information, the categories of your information involved and our lawful basis for being able to do this.

Purpose Personal information used Lawful basis
Non- ‘special categories’ of Personal Information
Making a decision about your appointment as a volunteer and managing the appointment process All the personal information we collect from you as part of the application process. Records of volunteering history. Referee details and any references. We need this information to be able to perform and administer your contract with us as a volunteer.
To produce and maintain our website and any external campaigns in order to promote volunteer opportunities and to recognise the value created by our volunteers across the local community Images in video and/or photographic form and voice recordings Where you have given us your consent to do so.
Paying you for any out of pocket expenses Transaction and payment information. We need this information to make any out-of-pocket expense payments to you.
Assessing experience for a particular role or task Records of your volunteering history. All information included as part of the volunteering application process. We have a legitimate business interest to ensure that our volunteers are suitable for the role.
Complying with health and safety obligations Recording presence at events We have a legal obligation to comply with Health and Safety laws.
Dealing with legal disputes involving you, or any other volunteers, including accidents All non-‘special categories’ of personal information We have a legitimate business interest to ensure that all legal claims are managed effectively. We also have a legal obligation to report any accidents in accordance with health and safety laws.
To prevent and detect criminal or improper acts Identification documents   We may have a legal obligation to do so, otherwise we have a legitimate business interest to protect our organisation against criminal or improper acts.
Storage of records relating to you and also records relating to our organisation All non-‘special categories’ of personal information We need this information to be able to fulfil our duty of care to you and be able to recognise your contribution through our honours system
To send you information we think you might find useful or which you have requested from us, including our newsletters, information about volunteering opportunities and other ways of supporting our organisation or the sport, provided you have indicated that you are happy to be contacted for these purposes. Personal contact details such as name, title, email addresses and telephone numbers   Only where you have given us your consent to do so
To arrange and administer your attendance at an event you have volunteered for Personal contact details. Details of family members and emergency contacts.   This is necessary to enable us to register you on to and properly manage and administer your attendance at the event.
For the purposes of equal opportunities monitoring Name, title, date of birth; gender, location of volunteering. We may have a legal obligation to do so and we have a legitimate interest in doing so to make sure our organisation is offering fair volunteering opportunities to everyone.
To assess your performance as a volunteer Performance including any feedback provided to us by yourself, members of staff or other third parties.   We have a legitimate interest to ensure your suitability for any future volunteering roles and to ensure that your volunteering experience with us is positive and worthwhile.
‘Special categories’ of Personal Information and Criminal Records
Storage of records relating to you and also records relating to our organisation. All ‘special categories’ of personal information. We process special category personal data on the basis of the “special category reasons for processing of your personal data” referred to in section 2 above
For drug and alcohol testing and to assess your suitability for any activities or events we host. Information about your health, including any medical condition.   We process special category personal data on the basis of the “special category reasons for processing of your personal data” referred to in section 2 above.
To use information you have provided about your physical or mental health (including any injuries) or disability status, to ensure your health and safety and to provide appropriate adjustments to our sports facilities. Information about your health, including any medical condition, health and sickness records, medical records and health professional information.   We process special category personal data on the basis of the “special category reasons for processing of your personal data” referred to in section 2 above
To comply with legal obligations, for example, regarding people working with children or vulnerable adults to comply with our safeguarding requirements Information about your criminal convictions and offences. For criminal records history we process it on the basis of legal obligations or based on your explicit consent.

For some of your personal information you may have a legal or other requirement or obligation for you to provide us with your personal information. If you do not provide us with the requested personal information we may not be able to admit you as a volunteer or we may not be able to properly perform our arrangements with you or comply with legal obligations and we may have to terminate your position as a volunteer. For other personal information you may not be under an obligation to provide it to us, but if you do not provide it then we may not be able to properly perform our arrangements with you as a volunteer.

Where you have given us your consent to use your personal information in a particular manner, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, which you may do by contacting us as described in the “Contacting us” section below.

Please note however that the withdrawal of your consent will not affect any use of the data made before you withdrew your consent and we may still be entitled to hold and process the relevant personal information to the extent that we are entitled to do so on the basis other than your consent. Withdrawing consent may also have the same effects as not providing the information in the first place, for example we may no longer be able to provide certain benefits to you as a volunteer.

Email and post: from time to time, we may contact you by email or post with information about products and services we believe you may be interested in. The Branch does not use SMS messaging for marketing purposes.

We will only send messages to you in accordance with the preferences you set. You can then let us know at any time that you do not wish to receive marketing messages by emailing us at info@rlss-sussex.co.uk

We share personal information with the following parties:

We do not disclose personal information to anyone else except as set out above.

The personal information we collect is not transferred to and stored in countries outside of the UK and the European Union without your specific approval.

The duration for which we retain your personal information will differ depending on the type of information and the reason why we collected it from you. However, in some cases personal information may be retained on a long-term basis: for example, personal information that we need to retain for legal purposes will normally be retained in accordance with usual commercial practice and regulatory requirements.  Generally, where there is no legal requirement we retain all physical and electronic records for a period of 7 years (if you are currently volunteering with us, this may be for 7 years after you last volunteered for us).  Exceptions to this rule are:

You have the following rights in relation to your personal information:

You should note that some of these rights, for example the right to require us to transfer your data to another service provider or the right to object to automated decision making, may not apply as they have specific requirements and exemptions which apply to them and they may not apply to personal information recorded and stored by us.  For example, we do not use automated decision making in relation to your personal data.  However, some have no conditions attached, so your right to withdraw consent or object to processing for direct marketing are absolute rights.

Whilst this privacy notice sets out a general summary of your legal rights in respect of personal information, this is a very complex area of law. More information about your legal rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.

To exercise any of the above rights, or if you have any questions relating to your rights, please contact us by using the details set out in the “Contacting us” section below.

If you are unhappy with the way we are using your personal information you can also complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office or your local data protection regulator. We are here to help and encourage you to contact us to resolve your complaint first.

  1. Changes to This Notice

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. When we change this notice in a material way, we will update the version date at the bottom of this page. For significant changes to this notice we will try to give you reasonable notice unless we are prevented from doing so. Where required by law we will seek your consent to changes in the way we use your personal information.

In the event of any query or complaint in connection with the information we hold about you, please email at info@rlss-sussex.co.uk or write to us at Sussex Branch at RLSS UK, Redhill House, 227 London Road, Worcester WR5 2JG.

Version dated 10th August 2018