Privacy and Data Protection Statement.    

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society is a privacy conscious organisation and is strongly committed to your right to privacy. That is why we have drafted a Privacy and Data Protection Statement, which follows guidelines set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.   The Data Protection Act 1998 came into force on 1 March 2000. It set rules for processing personal information and applies to structured paper records as well as data held on computers.

How does the Data Protection Act affect West Yorkshire Astronomical Society?   The Data Protection Act states that those who record and process personal information must be open about how the information is used and must follow the eight principles of ‘good information handling’. 

These data protection principles say that personal information must be: 

1.      fairly and lawfully processed; 

2.      processed for specified purposes; 

3.      adequate, relevant and not excessive; 

4.      accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; 

5.      not kept for longer than is necessary; 

6.      processed in line with the rights of the individual; 

7.      kept secure; and 

8.      not transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area unless the information is adequately protected. 

By law, data controllers, including West Yorkshire Astronomical Society, have to keep to these principles.  If you believe in any way that West Yorkshire Astronomical Society is not processing your personal data in accordance with these principles, please contact The Secretary of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society.  

How does West Yorkshire Astronomical Society collect data? 

There are several means by which West Yorkshire Astronomical Society collects personally identifiable data, for example 

      Through a membership application form  

      Acceptance for inclusion on our mailing list or database 

      As a result of you interacting with West Yorkshire Astronomical Society  (e.g. by entering into email or telephone correspondence with a member of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society) 

All personally identifiable information provided to West Yorkshire Astronomical Society is processed in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Is information passed to third parties?  It is West Yorkshire Astronomical Society policy to only disclose information to third parties if explicitly required to do so by United Kingdom Law.  West Yorkshire Astronomical Society will obtain your consent before passing on any information to any third parties.  West Yorkshire Astronomical Society does not collect or compile personally identifying information for dissemination or sale to external parties for marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.

 Copyright and Trademarks      West Yorkshire Astronomical Society respects the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe your work has been used on this web site in a way that constitutes a Copyright or Trademark infringement, please contact us at once to report the violation. All copyright or trademark infringement claims should be made in writing and directed by e-mail or post using the contact details below. Each claim must include the following information for our investigation: 1. Identification or a list of the copyrighted or trademarked material claimed to have been infringed. 2. A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the material that is allegedly infringed. 3. Identification or information about the infringing material so that it may be removed from the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society Web site. 4. Information on how to contact the individual filing the complaint including name, address, phone number and if possibly, an e-mail address. 5. A statement from the individual claiming that in good faith belief that the use of the material in the manner stated is not authorized by the copyright or trademark owner, its agent, or the law. 6. A statement that the information in the complaint is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the material that is allegedly infringed. All intellectual property right violations will be treated seriously and investigated promptly.

Limitations and Liability      All of the information contained within the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society web site is intended for informational purposes only. West Yorkshire Astronomical Society it's owner(s), webmaster(s), author(s), producer(s) and affiliate(s), in no way guarantee the accuracy of the information contained or presented herein. The  information is presented as is with no express warranties or guarantees of any kind. West Yorkshire Astronomical Society it's owner(s), webmaster(s), author(s), producer(s) and affiliate(s), shall not be held liable for any damages caused by the use of this web site. Usage of this web site constitutes acceptance of these terms and any other referenced policies. Visitors use the Web site at their own risk.

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