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The RFAA and the 2018 Data Protection Act

Published on Saturday, 17 February 2018 12:15 Hits: 3194

Category: General News


The law is changing.

For the RFA Association to function at both national and branch level it is essential that we can communicate with you.

The EU and UK laws are changing in May 2018 to provide greater protection for your personal data, so that even if you are a longstanding RFAA member


at both Branch and National level.

Below we have provided a privacy statement. This explains what information we need to hold on you in order to communicate and undertake our RFAA business, what we do with it and our commitment to you to protect your data whilst we hold it.

As a member based organisation the RFA Association needs to be able to contact its members on a range of business including membership issues, annual reunion, annual and extraordinary general meetings and social functions at both national and branch levels. We like to keep you informed of developments in the RFA and the Association, upcoming news, events and notifying you of those comrades who have ‘crossed the bar’. We do this using all modern communication media including Facebook, internet web site, e mail, telephone, post and text messages.

In order for us to do this we must have your contact details and so we hold your names, addresses, telephone numbers, e mail address and some bank account details to enable us to process your membership fees and donations. At any time you can ask us to provide details of any data we hold on you and you can amend or remove any details if you so wish.

Our Promise to you – Data Protection Policy

Your personal information is protected and processed securely and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. We will use your data to process your donations and to keep you updated on Association business. We will never sell, swap or pass your data onto any other organisation. Your data will be protected from compromise by use of strong and current computer security software and high security standards when handling and using it. Data will only be released to a government organisation in the highly unlikely circumstance that it is demanded by law.

In order for us to meet the increased standard of data protection required by the latest Data Protection Act (The General Data Protection Regulations 2018) we must hold your written consent to communicate with you.

The new joining form (Revised 02-2018) and Data Protection Act Authorisation form  can be down loaded here icon Joining Form (Rev 02-2018) (293.41 kB 2018-02-17 12:08:10)

It will also be circulated to all members with the new Year Book, AGM documentation and Reunion 2018 documentation due to be despatched soon.