This Data Privacy Notice/Policy describes the categories of personal data 1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group process and for what purposes. 1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group are committed to collecting and using such data fairly and in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the regulations set by the European Union, and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), the UK law that encompasses the GDPR.
This Privacy Notice/Policy applies to members, parents/guardians of youth members, volunteers, employees, contractors, suppliers, supporters, donors and members of the public who will make contact with 1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group.
1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group are a registered charity with the Charity Commission for England & Wales; charity number 3025292. The Data Controller for 1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group is the Executive Committee who are appointed at an Annual General Meeting and are Charity Trustees. The Chair of the Charity Trustees is Karen West, Karenorford@hotmail.com. From this point on 1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group will be referred to as “we”.
Being a small charity, we are not required to appoint a Data Protection Officer.
The majority of the personal information we hold, is provided to us directly by you or by the parents or legal guardians of youth members verbally or in paper form, digital form, via our online membership system Compass or via our online system Online Scout Manager (OSM). In the case of adult members and volunteers, data may also be provided by third parties, such as the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Where a member is under the age of 18, this information will only be obtained from a parent or guardian and cannot be provided by the young person.
We may collect the following personal information:
We comply with our obligations under the GDPR and DPA 2018 by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.
In most cases the lawful basis for processing will be through the performance of a contract for personal data of our adult volunteers and legitimate interest for personal data of our youth members. Sensitive (special category) data for both adult volunteers and our youth members will mostly align to the lawful basis of legitimate activities of an association. Explicit consent is requested from parents/guardians to take photographs of our members. If we ask for your consent, you may take it back at any time (though if an image has been published, it may be impossible to prevent its continued circulation).
On occasion we may use legitimate interest to process photographs where it is not practical to gather and maintain consent such as large-scale events. On such occasions we will make it clear that this activity will take place and give individuals the opportunity to exercise their data subject rights.
Every year we collect information about ethnicity and disability for the Scout census. This information is immediately anonymised and not stored in a way that allows us to identify you. Please give this information only if you are happy for it be used in this way.
In some cases, we may need to share or otherwise use information to protect your child’s vital interests or the vital interests of someone else, without obtaining your consent.
We use personal data for the following purposes:
We use personal sensitive (special) data for the following purposes:
Our usual means of communicating with parents is by e-mail and WhatsApp. If you have given us an e-mail address and mobile telephone number, we will use these to communicate with you, unless you request otherwise.
Whilst we hold personal information we will take appropriate steps to maintain its security. We will need to keep some medical information at all times, in case it is needed during a weekly meeting. Other information may only need to be collected and kept for a particular event. Information that was collected for the purposes of a specific camp or other event will be deleted promptly after the event has finished (within a few days at most). After a child has left the Group, we will keep his or her information for a short time.
Young people and other data subjects
We will normally only share personal information with adult volunteers holding an appointment in the 1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group.
We will share the personal data of parents/guardians of youth members with other parents/guardians of youth members for the purposes of running the Group such as the cleaning rota, hut maintenance, group-led activities and WhatsApp groups for communications about sessions and activities.
We will share the personal data of youth members and their parents/guardians with The Scout Association Headquarters for the purpose of managing safeguarding cases. The privacy and security notice for The Scout Association can be found here. The sharing of this data will be via the Online Scout Manager platform (OSM) which is used by 1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group to manage youth membership. The privacy and security notice for OSM can be found here. OSM is a Membership Management tool operated by a third party processor. We have a contract with OSM to ensure adequate safeguards are in place around data security. They process the information entirely to our instructions.
We will normally only share personal information with adult volunteers holding appropriate appointments within the line management structure of The Scout Association for the 1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group as well as with The Scout Association Headquarters as data controllers in common.
All data subjects
We will however share your personal information with others outside of 1st Harpenden (Methodist) Scout Group where we need to meet a legal obligation. This may include The Scout Association and its insurance subsidiary (Unity Insurance Services), local authority services and law enforcement. We will only share your personal information to the extent needed for those purposes.
We will only share your data with third parties outside of the organisation where there is a legitimate reason to do so, for example, we may need to give information to the organisers of a camp or other event that your child is taking part in. Or we may need to give it doctors or the emergency services in the event of an incident.
We may transfer or share your data with other Scout Groups, Explorer Units or the Harpenden & Wheathampstead District where there is a legitimate reason to do so. For example, a Scout moving on from 1st Harpenden to an Explorer Unit.
We will never sell your personal information to any third party.
Sometimes we may nominate a member for national awards, (such as Scouting awards or Duke of Edinburgh awards) such nominations would require us to provide contact details to that organisation.
Where personal data is shared with third parties we will seek assurances that your personal data will be kept confidential and that the third party fully complies with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), the regulations set by the European Union, and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), the UK law that encompasses the GDPR.
We generally store personal information in the following ways:
Compass - is the online membership system of The Scout Association, this system is used for the collection and storage of adult volunteer personal data.
Online Scout Manager - is the online membership system of Online Youth Manager, this system is used for the collection and storage of youth member personal data. Please see here for more information: https://www.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk/security.html
Our website – sometimes photographs and lists of names are published. Names can be entered onto our website for the purposes of our waiting list. We may also store information such as minutes of meetings which may contain personal information such as names, telephone numbers and email addresses.
DropBox – we use DropBox to store information such as minutes of meetings which may contain personal information such as names, telephone numbers and email addresses. Please see here for more information: https://www.dropbox.com/privacy
Google –we may use Google Workspace applications, such as Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Sites, Google Docs and Google Sheets to process information about events and activities. Please see here for more information: https://policies.google.com/privacy
In addition adult volunteers will hold some personal data on local spreadsheets/databases.
Printed records and data held while attending events - paper is sometimes used to capture and retain some data for example:
Paper records for events are used 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.
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
A link to this website page is provided to those whose data is being processed by us. A printed version is also available on request.
As a Data Subject, 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 Information Commissioner’s Office (www.ico.org.uk).
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR and DPA 2018, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
Forms related cookies
When you submit data through a form such as those found on our contact pages or comment forms, cookies may be set to remember you your user details for future correspondence.
If you have any queries relating to this Privacy Notice or our use of your personal data, please contact us our Group Scout Leader, Andy Wrentmore, on firstname.lastname@example.org
Version number and date of the last review
Version 2.3 - 13th March 2021