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Email to Members May 2018


Re: New General Data Protection Regulation & Our Commitment To Your Privacy

  • There are some changes in data protection law, so we wanted you to know that we’ve updated our Privacy Notice.

  • Your trust is important to us, and we want to make sure you understand what these changes mean for you.

  • So, if you'd like to find out more, take a look at our Privacy Notice below or visit our website at any time (

  • Please let us know if you no longer wish to receive emails or updates from the IAFP

GDPR May 2018: How we use your information

We process data relating to those we instruct to work or are otherwise engaged to work as a part of running our charity.
The collection of this information will also benefit both national and local users by:
• Informing the development of recruitment and retention policies  
• Allowing better financial modelling and planning
• Enabling monitoring or selected protected characteristics
The data includes identifiers such as names, addresses, VAT numbers, gender, qualifications, experience, bank details, hourly rates, and, assessments of work. We will not share information about you with third parties without your consent unless the law allows or requires us to. 
If you would like to find out more about how we use your data or want to see a copy of information about you that we hold, please contact Dr Reena Kapoor (President) or Dr Emma Went (Secretary).

In certain circumstances you can have inaccurate data rectified blocked erased or destroyed and claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of Data Protection.
If you have a concern about the way we collect or use your personal data, we ask that you raise your concern with us in the first instance. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at: 

The Categories of information that we keep:
• Name, address, telephone numbers, email addresses, membership details. 
Why we collect and keep this information:
• To enable us to contact you regarding your membership and related matters of interest regarding the IAFP and it’s members. 
The practice has robust processes in place to ensure the confidentiality of data and its maintenance and there are stringent controls in place regarding access to it and its use. 

Requesting Access:

  • Under Data Protection Legislation you have the right to request access to information that we hold about you. To make a request please contact the IAFP.

  • You also have the right to object to the processing of personal data if you feel it is likely to cause or is causing damage or distress.

  • You can prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing.

  • Object to decisions made by automated means

For more information, please visit:

Here you can find the official PDF of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation) as a neatly arranged website. All Articles of the GDPR are linked with suitable recitals. The European Data Protection Regulation will be applicable as of May 25th, 2018 in all member states to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe. 

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