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PRIVACY POLICY  (Updated April 2018)

The privacy and security of your personal information is extremely important to us. This privacy policy explains how and why we use your personal data, to make sure you stay informed and can be confident about giving us your information. 

We’ll never sell your personal data and will only share it with organisations we work with when it’s necessary and the privacy and security of your data is assured. 

Why are you receiving this email?

You are receiving this email because you have in the past received information from Brecon Singers about our concerts, events, workshops or other information.  

Who are ‘we’?

In this policy, whenever you see the words ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, this means Brecon Singers, Charity Number 519070,                            Registered address 1 Primrose Cottage, Aberbran, Brecon, Powys LD3 9NN. 

The Brecon Singers was founded as the Brecon Cathedral Singers in 1966 by the then Cathedral’s Director of Music, David Gedge, providing an opportunity for the people of Brecon and surrounding area to sing and perform major choral works and to augment the Cathedral’s choristers. Over this time, the choir has performed a broad repertoire of choral music including many of the major sacred works. Performances have taken place in Brecon, around the UK and overseas.

We have an open-door policy to new members, young and not so young, who are always welcome – there are no auditions. All we ask for is a love of singing and choral music, enthusiasm and commitment to our rehearsals and performances. We believe in high and stretching musical standards, but we also very much believe in keeping the fun in music making.

What is GPDR?

GPDR refers to EU General Data Protection Regulation (from 25 May 2018)/UK Data Protection Act and Privacy of Electronic Communication Regulation.

What personal data do we collect?

Your personal data (any information which identifies you, or which can be identified as relating to you personally for example, name, address, phone number, email address) will be collected and used by us. We’ll only collect the personal data that we need. 

We collect personal data in connection with specific activities such as registration or membership requests, ticketing, and indicating interest or participating in concerts or events.

You can give us your personal data on request or by filling in forms on our website, or in person, by entering a competition, promotion or survey or by corresponding with us phone or by email.

Personal data provided by you

This includes information you give when interacting with us.

Personal details (name, date of birth, email, address, telephone, and so on) when you join as a member or supporter.

Financial information (payment information such as credit or debit card, standing orders or direct debit details, and whether donations are gift-aided).  Bank details are not stored by Brecon Singers. 

Personal data created by your involvement with us

Your activities and involvement with us will result in personal data being created. This could include details of how you’ve helped us by volunteering or being involved with our campaigns and activities. If you decide to donate to us then we’ll keep records of when and how much you give to a particular cause.

Information we generate

We conduct research and analysis on the information we hold, which can in turn generate personal data. For example, by analysing your interests and involvement with our work we may be able to build a profile which helps us decide which of our communications are likely to interest you. The sections Research and Profiling gives more detail about how we use information for profiling and targeted advertising, including giving you more relevant digital content.

How we use your personal data

We’ll only use your personal data on relevant lawful grounds as permitted by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (from 25 May 2018)/UK Data Protection Act and Privacy of Electronic Communication Regulation.

Personal data provided to us will be used for the purpose or purposes outlined in any fair processing notice in a transparent manner at the time of collection or registration where appropriate, in accordance with any preferences you express. If asked by the police, or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities, we may need to provide your personal data.

Your personal data may be collected and used to help us deliver our charitable activities, help us raise funds, or complete your order or request. 

Marketing communications

Your privacy is important to us, so we’ll always keep your details secure. We’d like to use your details to keep in touch about things that may matter to you. 

If you choose to hear from us we may send you information based on what is most relevant to you. We may also show you relevant content online.

We’ll only send these to you if you agree to receive them and we will never share your information with anyone outside Brecon Singers for inclusion in their marketing. (We may however share cookie data with third parties to help with our own advertising targeting). If you agree to receive marketing information from us you can change your mind at a later date. 

However, if you tell us you don’t want to receive our communications, then you may not hear about concerts, events or other activities we do that may be of interest to you.

We may sometimes use third parties to capture some of our data on our behalf, but only where we are confident that the third party will treat your data securely, in accordance with our terms and in line with the requirements set out in the GDPR.

Disclosing and sharing information

When we allow third parties acting on behalf of the Brecon Singers to have access to your information, we will always have complete control of what they see, how long they see it for and what they can do with it. We do not sell or share your personal information for other organisations to use.

Personal data collected and processed by us may be shared where necessary with Brecon Singers Committee and appointed volunteers.

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HOW CAN I CHANGE MY PREFERENCES?