GDPR – Made sure you have given consent by 25th May!

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on the 25th May  2018.

You will likely have seen emails from other organisations stating updating their terms and conditions, and requiring consent to be provided in order for those organisations to retain your data and contact you in the future.

As a charitable trust, the Derby and Sandiacre Canal (D&SC) Trust must receive consent from all its members to confirm you are all happy for us to retain your data and continue to receive information from us (including “The Packet”).

Over the last six months we have sent out a number of emails, and letters via post, to our members to help maximise compliance.

Oops, I haven’t done it yet!

It is not too late! – you can update your contact preferences to provide consent via the Update Your Contact Preferences option on the Membership page.

What is GDPR?

From the EU GDPR website:

“The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC and was designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organisations across the region approach data privacy.”

Who does it apply to?

From the EU GDPR website:

“The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.”

What do I need to do?

If you’ve already replied to an email from the D&SC Trust regarding this issue, or sent consent by post, or even verbally confirmed your consent with one of our membership representatives, that is sufficient.

If you still need to provide consent, the easiest method is to provide your updated contact preferences here.

What happens if I don’t provide consent?

We will not longer be able to retain your information, and we can no longer send you any information via email, post or phone; which includes “The Packet” publications – so if you don’t consent don’t be surprised if it no longer comes through to you!

For more information on GDPR, please see the EU website: