Privacy Policy

RDHT Privacy Policy

Ripley and District Heritage Trust (hereafter ‘RDHT’) treats your privacy rights seriously. This privacy policy sets out how we will deal with your ‘personal information’, that is, information that could identify, or is related to the identity of, an individual.

What personal information do we collect?

When you express an interest in becoming a member of RDHT, or joining our mailing list,  you will be asked to provide certain information. This includes:

  • Home address.
  • Email address.
  • Telephone number.

How do we collect this personal information?

All the information collected is obtained directly from you. This is usually at the point of your initial registration. The information will be collected via membership forms. At the point that you provide your personal information for membership purposes, we will also request that you provide consent for us to store and use your data. Your consent is required to ensure our compliance with data protection legislation.

How do we use your personal information?

We use your personal information:

  • To contact you about our activities and services.
  • For administration, planning and management.

We’ll send you messages by email, other digital methods, telephone or post to advise you of activities.

Who do we share your personal information with?

We may disclose information about you, including your personal information:

  • Internally – to committee members – as required to facilitate your participation in our activities.
  • If we have a statutory duty to disclose it for other legal and regulatory reasons.

If we need to share your information outside of the RDHT we will seek your permission and inform you as to who the information will be shared with and for what purpose.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We need to keep your information so that we can provide our services to you. In most instances information about your membership will not be stored for longer than 12 months. The exceptions to this are instances where there may be legal or insurance circumstances that require information to be held for longer whilst this is investigated or resolved. Where this is the case then the member/s will be informed as to how long the information will be held for and when it is deleted.

How your information can be updated or corrected

To ensure the information we hold is accurate and up to date, members need to inform RDHT as to any changes to their personal information. You can do this by contacting us at any time:

Email: via the Contact Us section of our website,

By post : to RDHT, c/o The Town Hall, Ripley DE5 3BT

On an annual basis you will have the opportunity to update your information, as required, via the membership form. Should you wish to view the information that the RDHT holds on you, you can make this request by contacting us – as detailed above. There may be certain circumstances where we are not able to comply with this request. This would include where the information may contain references to another individual or for legal, investigative or security reasons. Otherwise we will usually respond within 14 days of the request being made.

How do we store your personal information?

We have in place a range of security safeguards to protect your personal information against loss or theft, as well as unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.

Your membership information is held on a spreadsheet and accessed by committee members as appropriate.

Availability and changes to this policy

This policy is available is on our website. This policy may change from time to time. If we make any material changes we will make members aware of this via a newsletter.


If you have any queries about this policy, need it in an alternative format, or have any complaints about our privacy practices, please contact us as soon as possible.

Policy review date: April 2020 or if legislation changes.