Looking after people’s data: GDPR for community volunteers

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November 17th, 2021 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM
Are you looking to better understand the GDPR and what this means for you in your role as a community volunteer? This online workshop, for community volunteers from across the country, will explore data protection legislation and the key principles it covers.

The session will be run by Communities Prepared in partnership with Susi Calder from Susify, a consultant who supports small organisations across the voluntary and private sectors in areas including crisis management, conflict control, health and safety, GDPR, and long-term sustainability.

Topics to be covered include: 

•    Data protection and GDPR principles 
•    How to gather and store information as a community volunteer group 
•    Sharing information with other organisations
•    FAQs and where to go for help/support

A workbook will be provided, which complements the session content. 

Event Privacy Statement

Groundwork South manages and runs the Communities Prepared programme. As both ‘Data Controller’ and ‘Data Processor’, Groundwork South safely collects and processes the data you provide upon registration. The data you provide in registering for this event will be shared securely for the purpose of legitimate interest with the following partner organisations:

  • ERS Ltd (the independent evaluator for the Communities Prepared programme. This is for monitoring and evaluation purposes to improve community volunteer engagement and training across the UK)

Your rights in respect to data processing

You are entitled to request us to erase any personal data we hold about you under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We will do our best to respond promptly and in any event within one month of the following:

• Our receipt of your written request; or

• Our receipt of any further information we may ask you to provide to enable us to comply with your request, whichever happens to be later.

If you have questions or wish to raise a complaint about how we handle your data, you can contact Groundwork South’s Data Protection Officer on HRSouth@groundwork.org.uk or write to Lockleaze Youth and Play Space, Romney Avenue, Bristol, BS7 9TB.

If you still have concerns about how your data is being handled, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or visit https://ico.org.uk/.


At any time, you may have the right to object to the processing of your personal data where processing is conducted for legitimate business reasons. If you exercise this right, then unless we have compelling reasons not to, we shall cease to process your data wherever data protection laws allow.

How long we retain your personal data

We may retain your data for up to ten years, after which time it will be destroyed.

November 17th, 2021 6:00 PM   through   8:00 PM

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