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The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland

– Legal Changes to the Handling of Personal Data

You may already have heard that Data Protection laws within the UK will change in May 2018 when the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes part of the legal basis for handling personal data.  As a result, The Hymn Society is required to obtain your permission (“consent”) to keep and process some of the details we hold about you as a member. 

Please note

  • This consent applies mostly to data you have already supplied to us.
  • If you do not provide consent as explained here, we will delete this data, to meet our legal obligations to you.
  • This consent does not apply to your name and address. We need those to fulfil our obligations to you as a member of the Society (for example, sending you the Bulletin and other mailings) so “consent” does not apply in that case. 
  • This consent applies to all individual members of The Hymn Society, including those who live outside the EU. It does not apply to institutional members (e.g. libraries). 

Please supply your consent no later than 16 May 2018.  You can do this: 

  • either by printing out this PDF form and sending it to the Secretary, Revd Robert A. Canham, Windrush, Braithwaite, Keswick CA12 5SZ;
  • or by filling in the Consent Form below.

The website also contains our Data Policy and our Privacy Notices where you can find further details of how we handle your data and of your legal rights under the new legislation. 

If you wish to change any of the consent details you provide to us, you may do this at any time, either by contacting the Secretary (as above) or by using the form below. 

Please enter your name and the date in the boxes at the top of this form and tick either “Consent” or “Do not consent” on each other row.  You do not need to provide details of name, address, telephone number and email on this form since this Consent Form relates to data already held by The Hymn Society.

I consent to The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland keeping and using my personal data as follows:

Master Directory: My telephone number(s) and email address, to be held on the Master Directory for administrative purposes and pastoral contact. Please note, your consent should allow for telephone number and email in the Master Directory to allow us to contact you in this manner, otherwise we will only be allowed to contact you via post:

My telephone number(s) and email address, to be held on the master membership list for administrative purposes and pastoral contact;

and to be shared with HSUSC and / or IAH, if I have joint membership(s) of those organisations

Members’ Directory: My personal data, on the Directory made available to individual members within the UK and EU on request and for their personal use only:

My Name and Address

My Telephone Number(s)

My Email Address

If you would like an email to confirm receipt of your form and your entries please enter your email address below. Please note, this is not a requirement, thank you.

Subject Access Request

In the first instance, please see our Data Policy for the types of information we hold on members or those who attend our Conferences. If you have an enquiry regarding the personally identifiable data the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland hold on you, please fill in the form below.

You can find our Data Policy, Privacy Notice, Privacy and Cookies Policy and our Terms and Conditions by clicking on the relevant buttons below.