GDPR Processing Notice

Last Revised 24/02/2019

Our Fair Processing Notice describes the categories of personal data we process and for what purposes.
We are committed to collecting and using such data fairly and in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Who we are
1st Dickens Heath Scout Group is a member of The Scout Association which is incorporated by Royal Charter, we are not required to be registered with the UK charity commission as we are classed as a sub branch in the Royal Charter, See for more information
Every year in April / June we hold an annual general meeting where members of the charity executive are elected, any parent of a youth members can choose to stand for election on the executive at the AGM and every parent has the right to attend the Annual General Meeting, no matter. We are based at Dickens Heath School, Three Acres Lane, Dickens Heath, Solihull, B90 1NA.

Your rights
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 data protection regulator.
Please contact a leader or the group scout leader for more information, in the first instance.
You can view and edit your personal information directly on our online membership systems Online Scout Manager and Compass.

How we gather personal information
The majority of the personal information we hold on you, is provided to us directly by yourself or by parents / legal guardian in either paper form or via our online membership systems, in the case of an adult member, data may also be provided by third party reference agencies, such as the disclosure and barring service (DBS).
Where a member is under the age of 10, this information will only be obtained from a parent / guardian and cannot be provided by the young person, however we will accept and potentially record any personal information, such as about any ongoing medical treatment from any member no matter their age.

How we use your personal information
We collect your personal and medical information for the protection of that Person whilst in the care of the Scout Group.
The collection a person’s religion data is necessary to respect their beliefs with regards to activities, food and holidays.
We process the data to have the ability to contact the member, parents and guardians, to inform them of meetings, events that the group itself may be running or attending.

Our legal basis for using your personal information
We only use your personal information where that is permitted by the laws that protect your privacy rights. We only use personal information where:
a) We need to use the information to comply with our legal obligations.
b) We need to use the information to contact with you, regarding meetings, events, collection of membership fee’s etc, i.e. for the day to day running of the group.
c) it is fair to use the personal information in your interests, where there is no disadvantage to you – this can include where it is in our interests to contact you about products or services within scouting.

Sharing and transferring personal Information
We will only normally share personal information within our scout group leaders and executive members.
We will however share your personal information with others outside 1st Dickens Heath where we need meet or enforce a legal obligation, this may include organisers of events and camps the member is attending, such as District or County Scouts, Scout Event organisers, I.e. Strategy, District Camp etc so they may fulfil any legal obligations although generally such an event will have its own data collection form which will be securely held and disposed of after the event.
We may also share a member’s personal detail with The Scout Association and its insurance subsidiary “Unity”, local authority services and law enforcement, along with any other insurance company 1st Dickens Heath has contracted to provide services, we will only share your personal information to the extent needed for those purposes.
If you move from 1st Dickens Heath, to another scout group or explorer group we will transfer your personal information to them.
We will never sell your personal information to any third party for the purposes of marketing.
Sometimes we may nominate a member for national award, (such as Scouting or Duke of Edinburgh award) such nominations would require we provide contact details to that organisation.

Third Party Data Processors
1st Dickens Heath, employs the services of the following third-party data processors: –
The Scout Association via its membership system “Compass” which is used to record the personal information of leaders, adults and parents who have undergone a Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS) check.
Unity Insurance ( The Scout Association Insurance company)
Online Youth Manager Ltd (Online Scout Manager) which is used to record the personal information, badge records, event and attendance records etc, we have a data processing agreement in place with online youth manager, more information is available at OSM
GoCardless used to process our online payments via the OSM system, more information is available at GoCardless
Microsoft Office 365 Used for email and occasionally used for secure transfer of limited personal information for events.

How long we keep your personal information for
We will retain your personal information, throughout the time you are a member of 1st Dickens Heath Scout Group.
We will retain your full personal information for a period of six months after you have left 1st Dickens Heath Scout Group, and in a much more limited form (name, badge and attendance records) for a period of up to 15 years (until age 21) to fulfil our legal obligations for insurance and legal claims.
We will also keep any Gift Aid Claim information for the statutory 7 years as required by HMRC (which may be beyond age 21)

Automated decision making
1st Dickens Heath does not have any automated decision-making systems.
Transfers outside the UK
1st Dickens Heath will not transfer your personal information outside of the UK, with the exception where an Event is taking place outside of the UK and it is necessary to provide personal information to comply with our legal obligations, although generally such an event will have its own data collection form which will be securely held and disposed of after the event.

Data Storage
1st Dickens Heath is committed to the protection of your personal information.
We generally store personal information in one of two secure digital online database systems, where access to that data is restricted and controlled.
Compass: – is the online membership system of The Scout Association, this system is used for the collection and storage of Adult personal data i.e. Leaders and Adult Helpers.
Online Scout Manager is an online membership system run by Online Youth Manager Ltd, this is a secure membership database where we store the personal information of Adults and Youth members for the day to day running of the group.
Printed records and Event data
Paper is still used within 1st Dickens Heath to capture and retain some data for example the following: –
• New joiners form.
• New joiners waiting lists.
• Health and contact records update forms.
• Gift Aid Collection forms.
• Events consent from parents.
• Events coordination with event organisers.
• Award notifications/nominations
In the case of Joining forms, health and contact update forms, this information is securely held by the leader or waiting list manager, and transferred to our secure digital systems as soon as possible before the paper form is destroyed.

Gift Aid collection forms, will be securely held by the Groups Treasurer to aid in the collection of Gift Aid for monthly membership fees, we have a legal obligation to retain this information for 7 years after our last claim.

As a member of 1st Dickens Heath it is hoped you will take up the opportunity to attend events and camps, where is necessary to fulfil our legal obligations we will be required to potentially have a less secure means to access personal information, such as printouts of personal contacts and medical information, (including specific event contact forms), 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/camp.
We will ensure
a) Transfer of paper is secure, such as physical hand to hand transfer or registered post.
b) Paper forms are securely destroyed after use.
c) Secure destruction will be through a shredding machine or securely burned.
d) Always keeping the paper records secure, especially when in transit, by using:
i. A lockable brief case.
ii. A lockable filing cabinet if long term stored.
e) If transferred to somebody, we will audit that they return them when the event is complete.
Sometimes we may nominate a member for national award, (such as Queens Scout or Duke of Edinburgh award) such nominations would require we provide contact details to the awarding organisation, this is most often done on paper via registered post.