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Halstead 21st Century Group


The processing of personal data is governed by the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) which came into force on 1 January 2021 following the UK's departure from the European Union. It replaces the GDPR, which was enacted throughout the European Union on 25th May 2018. 

According to UK GDPR rules, we have a Legitimate Interest in obtaining personal information from those wishing to become members of Halstead 21st Century Group. The information we seek is minimal and the least that can reasonably be expected in order for us to provide information relating to the Group’s aims of promoting and preserving our local heritage and green spaces.

What Information do we collect from you?

When you join Halstead 21st Century Group (H21C) we ask for: 

  • your name
  • the first part of your postcode
  • an email address or a home address if you have no email address

We use the information in the following ways: 

  • to promote our heritage and green spaces by sending, or delivering, our quarterly newsletter
  • to inform members about news and events related to our local heritage and green spaces.
  • The first part of your postcode does not identify you in person but provides an overview of the geographical distribution of our membership 

Data control and processing

No third party is involved in controlling and processing the information you provide. The Group decides how much personal data is needed, for what purposes, and how it is processed.

An annual audit of information assets is carried out by the GDPR officer (a Trustee), who is responsible for ensuring the security of the data held by H21C and compliance with the  UK GDPR.

How do we process your personal data?

Consent to hold your personal data is provided when membership is requested online, or by completing a manual member consent form.

The information we collect is filed according to membership type,  up-to-date records are maintained and personal information is destroyed permanently if details become out-of-date or members unsubscribe.  Our membership list and address book are password protected and access is limited to the GDPR Officer, Secretary and Membership Secretary.

How do we store your data?

H21C securely stores your data in secure, password-protected, electronic files.  We keep subscribers’ and Friends’ contact details until they unsubscribe, or the contact details provided are no longer valid (two consecutive Failure Delivery notices for email addresses). Once this time period has expired, we will delete any data you have provided from our records.

Sharing personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential.  Every effort is made to ensure that emails are sent as blind copies..

Your information is not shared with third parties. If we wish to use any personal information for a new purpose, (such as crediting you for a photograph or newsletter article) we will seek your consent prior to doing so.

Memberships’ contact details are kept until members request that their information be deleted, or contact details are no longer valid (two consecutive Failure Delivery notices for email addresses).

Your rights and your personal data  

You have the following rights with respect to any personal data we hold:

  • to request a copy of the personal data which H21C holds about you  
  • to ask that we correct any information that is inaccurate or out of date  
  • deletion of your personal data at your request
  • withdrawal of your consent by unsubscribing at any time
  • to request that we provide you with a copy of your personal data
  • the right to object to the processing of personal data
  • the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email: will take place within a week of unsubscribing. We will respond to other requests within a month. you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at

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How do we use cookies?

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Contact Details

For all queries or complaints please, in the first instance, contact Eileen Penn, Chairperson,

You can telephone the Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or write to:
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.