Privacy Policy

1st Hardingstone Scout Group respects your privacy
What is this privacy notice/policy?

This Data Privacy Notice/Policy describes the categories of personal data 1st Hardingstone Scout group process and for what purposes. 1st Hardingstone Scout group are committed to collecting and using such data fairly and in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the regulations set by the European Union, and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2021), the UK law that encompasses the GDPR.

This Privacy Notice/Policy applies to members, parents/guardians of youth members, volunteers, employees, contractors, suppliers, supporters, donors and members of the public who will make contact with 1st Hardingstone Scout group

Any personal information you provide to us including and similar to your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address will not be released, sold, or rented to any entities or individuals outside of The Scout Association (UK).

Who We Are

1st Hardingstone Scout Group are a Charity registered by the Charity Commission in England and Wales Charity number 1038382.

The Data Controller for 1st Hardingstone Scout Group is the Executive Committee who are appointed at an Annual General Meeting and are Charity Trustees. The Chair of the Charity Trustees is Claire Willis (Claire.Willis@1sthardingstone.org.uk)

From this point on, 1st Hardingstone Scout Group will be referred to as “we”

As a small charity we are not required to appoint a Data Protection Officer

The Data We May Process

The majority of the personal information we hold, is provided to us directly by you or by the parents or legal guardians of youth members verbally or in paper form, digital form or via our online membership systems Compass and Online Scout Manager (OSM). The privacy and security notice for OSM can be found here: https://www.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk/security.html.  In the case of adult members and volunteers, data may also be provided by third parties, such as the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Where a member is under the age of 18, this information will only be obtained from a parent or guardian and cannot be provided by the young person.

We may collect the following personal information:

  • Personal contact details such as name, title, address, telephone numbers and personal email address – so that we can contact you.
  • Date of birth – so that we can ensure young people are allocated to the appropriate Section for their age and that adults are old enough to take on an appointment with Scouting.
  • Gender – so that we can address individuals correctly and accommodate for any specific needs.
  • Emergency contact information – so that we are able to contact someone in the event of an emergency.
  • Government identification numbers e.g. national insurance, driving licence, passport – to be able to process volunteer criminal record checks.
  • Bank account details, payroll information and tax status information – so that we are able to pay any staff that might be employed by us and collect gift aid from HMRC where donations are made.8
  • training records – so that members can track their progression through the Scout programme or adult training scheme.
  • Race or ethnic origin – so that we can make suitable arrangements based on members cultural needs.
  • Health records – so that we can make suitable arrangements based on members medical needs.
  • Criminal records checks – to ensure Scouting is a safe space for young people and adults.
The lawful basis we process your data by

We comply with our obligations under the GDPR and DPA 2021  by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

In most cases the lawful basis for processing will be through the performance of a contract for personal data of our adult volunteers and legitimate interest for personal data of our youth members. Sensitive (special category) data for both adult volunteers and our youth members will mostly align to the lawful basis of legitimate activities of an association.  Explicit consent is requested from parents/guardians to take photographs of our members. On occasion we may use legitimate interest to process photographs where it is not practical to gather and maintain consent such as large-scale events. On such occasions we will make it clear that this activity will take place and give individuals the opportunity to exercise their data subject rights.

We use personal data for the following purposes:

  • to provide information about Scout meetings, activities, training courses and events to our members and other volunteers in 1st Hardingstone Scout Group
  • to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution
  • to administer membership records
  • to fundraise and promote the interests of Scouting
  • to manage our volunteers
  • to maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications)
  • to inform you of news, events, activities and services being run or attended by 1st Hardingstone Scout Group
  • to ensure and evidence your suitability if volunteering for a role in Scouting
  • to contact your next of kin in the event of an emergency
  • to ensure you have and maintain the correct qualifications and skills.

We use personal sensitive (special) data for the following purposes:

  • for the protection of a person’s health and safety whilst in the care of 1st Hardingstone Scout Group
  • to respect a person’s religious beliefs with regards to activities, food and holidays
  • for equal opportunity monitoring and reporting.
Our retention periods

We will keep certain types of information for different periods of time in line with our retention policy.

The Scout Association’s Data Protection Policy can be found here and the Data Privacy Notice here.

Joint control of membership data

The Scout Association and 1st Hardingstone Scout Group process the data of members, parents/guardians of youth members, volunteers on our membership databases (OSM and Compass). This data is processed between the local Scout Groups and The Scout Association. Information The Scout Association and 1st Hardingstone Scout Group hold about members, parents/guardians of youth members, volunteers may include the following:

  • name and contact details
  • length and periods of membership and volunteer service (and absence from membership and service)
  • details of training you receive
  • details of any youth badges and awards
  • details of your experience, qualifications, occupation, skills and any awards you have received
  • details of Scouting events and activities you have taken part in
  • details of next of kin or parents details (in the case of youth members)
  • age/date of birth
  • details of any health conditions
  • details of disclosure checks
  • any complaints we have received about the member
  • details about your role(s) in Scouting
  • details about your membership status
  • race or ethnic background and native languages
  • religion
  • nationality
Processing Activities

The following is a list of common data processing activities for members, parents/guardians of youth members, volunteers data on the membership systems. This includes an indication of which entity carries out this activity which is shared with the other.

Processing Activity Description Processing entity
Scout Member capture Initial data load of a new Scout Member onto the membership database 1st Hardingstone Scout Group
Scout Member disclosure check Disclosure checks for any adult Scout Members that require them 1st Hardingstone Scout Group initiate

The Scout Association complete the check

Scout Member operational administration This may include:

Scout Member data updates

Maintaining training record

Events attended

Permits approved

Badges awarded

1st Hardingstone Scout Group and The Scout Association
Scout Member disciplinary Scout Member disciplinary detail capturing where a Scout Member has breached POR or any other Scout policy 1st Hardingstone Scout Group initiate

The Scout Association involved if severity meets a policy threshold

Scout Member leaving The updating of an individual’s membership status post leaving the association. 1st Hardingstone Scout Group
Scout Member data reporting Reporting on trends and monitoring data to be able to demonstrate The Scouts impact and to attract funding (this may include optional special category data of the Scout Members) The Scout Association

1st Hardingstone Scout Group may access special category data for Census and local Scouting delivery

Scout Member Training The addition of mandatory training for Scout Members, where applicable The Scout Association
Scout Member roles definition The definition of Scout Member roles on the membership databases The Scout Association
Sharing Your Information

Young people and other data subjects

We will normally only share personal information with adult volunteers holding an appointment in 1st Hardingstone Scout Group

Adult volunteers

We will normally only share personal information with adult volunteers holding appropriate appointments within the line management structure of The Scout Association for the 1st Hardingstone Scout Group as well as with The Scout Association Headquarters as data controllers in common.

All data subjects

We will however share your personal information with others outside of 1st Hardingstone Scout Group  where we need meet a legal obligation. This may include The Scout Association and its insurance subsidiary (Unity Insurance Services), local authority services and law enforcement.  We will only share your personal information to the extent needed for those purposes.

We will only share your data with third parties outside of the organisation where there is a legitimate reason to do so.

We will never sell your personal information to any third party.

Sometimes we may nominate a member for national awards, (such as Scouting awards or Duke of Edinburgh awards) such nominations would require us to provide contact details to that organisation.

Where personal data is shared with third parties we will seek assurances that your personal data will be kept confidential and that the third party fully complies with the GDPR and DPA 2018

How we Store Your Personal data

We generally store personal information in the following ways:

Compass – is the online membership system of The Scout Association, this system is used for the collection and storage of adult volunteer personal data.

Online Scout Manager – is the online membership system of Online Youth Manager, this system is used for the collection and storage of youth member personal data.

Other digital systems – Microsoft Office 365. We hold and use our own tennant.

In addition adult volunteers may hold some personal data on local spreadsheets/databases.

Printed records and data held while attending events – paper is sometimes used to capture and retain some data for example:

  • Gift Aid administration
  • Event registration
  • Health and contact records forms (for events)
  • Events coordination with event organisers
  • Cookie data for website management

Paper records for events are used rather than relying on secure digital systems, as often the events are held where internet and digital access will not be available.  We will minimise the use of paper to only what is required for the event.

Web Sites

External Sites

We are not responsible for the content of external internet sites. You are advised to read the privacy policy of external sites before disclosing any personal information.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small data text file that is placed in your browser and allows 1st Hardingstone Scout Group to recognise you each time you visit this site (customisation etc). Cookies themselves do not contain any personal information, and 1st Hardingstone Scout Group does not use cookies to collect personal information. Cookies may also be used by 3rd party content providers such as newsfeeds.

Forms related cookies

When you submit data through a form such as those found on our contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember you your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties.  The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience.  These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Privacy information page.

Remember The Risks Whenever You Use The Internet

While we do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to 1st Hardingstone Scout Group and you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of any passwords or other account information. In addition other Internet sites or services that may be accessible through 1st Hardingstone Scout Group have separate data and privacy practices independent of us, and therefore we disclaim any responsibility or liability for their policies or actions.

Please contact those vendors and others directly if you have any questions about their privacy policies.

Further Processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions.  Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

How we provide this Privacy Notice

A link to this website page is provided to those whose data is being processed by us.  A printed version is also available on request.

Your Rights

As a Data Subject, you have the right to object to how we process your personal information.  You also have the right to access, correct, sometimes delete and restrict the personal information we use.  In addition, you have a right to complain to us and to the Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk)12.

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR and DPA 20182, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • The right to be informed – you have a right to know how your data will be used by us.
  • The right to access your personal data – you can ask us to share with you the data we have about you. This is a Data Subject Access Request.
  • The right to rectification – this just means you can update your data if it’s inaccurate or if something is missing. Adult members will be able to edit and update some information directly on The Scout Association’s Compass membership system.
  • The right to erasure – this means that you have the right to request that we delete any personal data we have about you. There are some exceptions, for example, some information will be held by The Scout Association for legal reasons.
  • The right to restrict processing – if you think that we are not processing your data in line with this privacy notice then you have the right to restrict any further use of that data until the issue is resolved.
  • The right to data portability – this means that if you ask us we will have to share your data with you in a way that can be read digitally – such as a pdf. This makes it easier to share information with others.
  • The right to object – you can object to the ways your data is being used.
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling – this protects you in cases where decision are being made about you based entirely on automated processes rather than a human input, it’s highly unlikely that this will be used by us.
Who to Contact

If you have any queries relating to this Privacy Notice or our use of your personal data, please contact us byusing our contact form, or writing to privacy@1sthardingstone.org.uk

This Privacy Policy was last updated on Tuesday 3rd May 2022 at 08:30.

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