As you will no doubt be aware new EU wide data protection regulations come into force on 25th May this year.  The purpose of the regulations is to give each of us better protection against unauthorised or misuse of our personal data; something which is highly relevant in the light of the current issues with Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.

We are taking the steps needed to comply with the new regulations such that:

  • Arts Society Tenterden members’ details will be processed fairly and lawfully in order to satisfy the agreement entered with you on your admittance to membership. This will ensure that you receive the latest news and information about all upcoming events.
  • Members’ details will be passed to “The Arts Society” to enable inclusion on the mailing of the quarterly magazine and other communications including information about any upcoming national events or items of legitimate interest
  • Members’ details may be passed to “The Arts Society Area”, or other societies which, like us, are affiliated to the Arts Society for the purposes of disseminating relevant information of legitimate interest
  • Your details will be kept safely and securely and you have the ability to opt out of our communications at any time.

These statements will be included in your next renewal invitation and, at the same time, we shall ask you to reconfirm whether you prefer to be contacted by email or letter.