Who we are
Quaker Concern for Animals (QCA) is a volunteer-run Quaker Recognised Body within Britain Yearly Meeting working to raise the profile, within the Religious Society of Friends, of issues impacting non-human animals.
Personal information we collect and what we do with it
QCA act as a data controller when we collect personal data from our members for the purposes of responding to their enquiries; providing requested materials and information; conducting member surveys in the interest of planning our future work.
We do not maintain any contact list separate to our register of subscribing members. The register contains only basic contact information (name, phone number, email address, postal address, newsletter preference [e.g. digital only], subscription method/history [e.g. standing order, 2012-2018]) plus Quaker Meeting where applicable. Access to the register is restricted to our Clerk and Membership Secretary.
We collect this data in the legitimate interests of supporting our work and notifying members of QCA’s official business.
We never share personal information with third parties for marketing or any other purposes and we will not use anyone’s personal information for any purposes apart from those given above without their explicit prior consent.
For purposes of record keeping and to enable contact when beneficial to former members, we retain the basic contact information described above for a period of three years beyond the last year in which a member was enrolled.
How do we collect this information?
Non-members and members contact QCA via our online form, email, social media messaging or post. Such personal data as there may be in such correspondence is not recorded centrally, and is retained only passively in personal webmail accounts.
Personal data received by these means is transferred manually to our register of members when applicable.
Data collected through our periodic member surveys is manually reviewed and anonymised before being stored and summarised for publication.
Changes to this policy
We will review and update this as changes in legislation dictate.
We will endeavour to reply to and fulfil any request to view, correct or delete personal data within 48 hours of our receiving the request, subject to QCA’s own legal rights and obligations.
If you would like to make any such request or have any queries with regard to this policy, please email our Clerk via our Contact Form.
Should you fail to receive a prompt reply, please contact Britain Yearly Meeting’s data safety group. Details can be found on BYM’s Data Protection and Information Security page.
This policy was last updated on 22 May 2018.