Privacy Policy

 

Who is collecting and using your personal data?

The North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is a Partnership of organisations with a small staff team hosted by Devon County Council. The AONB will act as a “data controller” for any personal data that you provide to us.  As such, we will ensure that the data you give us is processed in line with our organisation’s Data Protection Policies and in line with your rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulations and associated data protection laws currently applicable in the UK.  

The purpose of the AONB Partnership and team is to conserve and enhance the nationally designated North Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty through implementing the AONB Management Plan, a statutory document reviewed every five years. Further information on the AONB is on our website – www.northdevon-aonb.org.uk

Should you wish to find out more about our policy, please contact us on aonb@devon.gov.uk or write to North Devon Coast AONB, Taw View, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1EE

 

How do we collect information from you?

You may provide information in a digital form, in person or on paper. This may be information from when you contact us by email, letter or telephone or from signing up to get involved in activities, volunteering or to receive information. We run a range of projects and public activities and you may sign up to be involved in or receive information on these projects. You can sign up for our regular E-News bulletin and will need to provide basic information to be added to our mail list.

 

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect from you may include your name, address and telephone number, your email address and IP address. If you work for us or volunteer with us, we may request additional information on medical conditions, your doctor and next of kin.

 

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • Inform you of events and activities in the AONB you have expressed an interest in

  • Process a job application or a volunteering application

  • Process a grant application

  • Seek and/or process comments and feedback you have provided to us

  • Notify you of changes to our services or activities

  • Process a payment or donation you have made to us

 

Who we will share your personal data with?

We will never sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will never share your information with third parties for marketing purposes

 

How long will we hold your personal data?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as it is required for legal reasons (financial or personnel requirements) or as long as is necessary for relevant activities you have chosen to be involved with.

 

Exercising your rights

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations you have the following rights;

  • The right of access to your own data
  • The right to request rectification or deletion of your personal data

  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data

  • The right to request a copy of the information you provide us in machine readable format

  • The right to withdraw your consent to any processing that is solely reliant upon your consent

 Should you wish to exercise any of your rights, you should contact us at aonb@devon.gov.uk  

 

Your right to complain

If you wish to complain about the way that your personal data has been handled you should write to the AONB Partnership Chairman in the first instance and clearly outline your case.  Your complaint will then be investigated.  If you remain dissatisfied with the way your personal data has been handled, you may refer the matter to Devon County Council’s Data Protection Officer by email: accesstoinformation@devon.gov.uk or in writing to: Information Governance Manager Data Protection Officer Room 120, County Hall Topsham Road Exeter EX2 4QD

 

Policy Updated: May 2018