The Game Farmers' Association
....representing the UK's game farmers & promoting high standards
The Game Farmers’ Association (GFA) is the data controller for personal data relating to members – ordinary, associate and trade as well as suppliers and associates. Our contact address is PO Box 3629, Wokingham, RG40 9LG.
We do not trade personal data for commercial purposes and will only disclose it in the form of the annual membership list (GFA Constitution, paragraph 3.4), if required by law, as necessary to arrange event attendance and produce the annual Trade Directory, or with your consent.
To contact us with a data protection query regarding the processing of your personal data, please use the contact us or email@example.com
Details of our processing
We believe that all these purposes are justified, in line with our Constitution, on the basis of our legitimate interests in running and promoting a trade organisation. If you would like to know more, please read below:
As a member, we will hold the following information about you:
We process members’ personal data for the following reasons:
When your GFA membership ends, we will keep your membership data for 3 years, in case you have any follow up enquiries or want to re-activate your membership during that time.
We need to keep the details of financial transactions for a further 4 years after that financial year, in the event of a tax or banking enquiry.
Other than as implied above, we will not share any of the information you provide with any other organisation without your explicit written consent. The information you provide will be held securely by us whether the information is in electronic or physical format.
*Local printers (Jay Printers of Wokingham) photocopy the members list. We have an agreement in place which ensures the confidentiality and security of the membership data.
**Bournemouth Colour Press Ltd print the newsletter and trade directory. We have a contract in place with them which stipulates that they take responsibility to process GFA data appropriately. This includes implementation of appropriate security measures to ensure the security of the data including password protected access, daily back-ups and encryption and prompt reporting of a breach to GFA.
Suppliers and Associates
As a supplier or associate (subcontractor), we will hold the following information about you:
We process supplier and associates’ personal data for the following reasons:
When the relationship comes to an end, we will keep your personal data for 3 years. We need to keep the details of financial transactions for a further 4 years after that financial year, in the event of a tax or banking enquiry.
We will not share any of the information you provide with any other organisation without your explicit written consent. The information you provide will be held securely by us whether the information is in electronic or physical format.
We will always hold your information securely.
To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.
Links from our site
Our website may contain links to other websites.
Please note that we have no control of websites outside the firstname.lastname@example.org domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.
Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.
Visitors to our Website
When you visit our website, we use cPanel's standard logs to collect information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to various parts of the website. The information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone other than by the IP address that the site was visited from. Please note that GFA do not track or use IP addresses.
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As an individual whose personal data is processed by the GFA you have these rights
If, at any time, you want to verify, update or amend your personal data please email email@example.com.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint about our processing with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office www.ico.org.uk/
Changes to this privacy notice
We keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated on 15 April 2018.
You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this policy.