The General Data Protection Regulation 2018 PDMHS Privacy Statement

This statement is drafted to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).
Members should note that the requirements of the GDPR do not require any change in the Society’s policies or practices compared to the preceding Data Protection Act 1988.

The GDPR requires the Society to clearly state the “Legal Basis” for its obtaining, holding and using personal data. By becoming a member of the Society you enter into a contract with the Society in which you agree to pay a subscription to the Society and abide by the conditions of membership, and the Society agrees to provide to you the benefits of membership.  Those benefits include: 

  • publications (The Bulletin of Mining History, and the quarterly newsletter)
  • free access to the Peak District Lead Mining Museum
  • field trips
  • free or discounted admission to events organised by the museum
  • access to the privileged members’ area of the website.

Article 6(1)(b) of the GDPR states that “processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract”. The Society’s Legal Basis is as under this Article.
The performance of this contract ensures that members are not required to give explicit consent for such use of their data, and also cannot object to or prevent its use without terminating their membership.
Members have the right to request a copy of the data held on them, to have errors in the data corrected, and to request deletion of the data after the termination of their membership.
The personal data, defined as data by which an individual may be identified, held by the Society consists of the names of members including both adult members and any under 18 members in Joint or Family membership, postal addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses (if provided by the member).
No data which is classified as “Sensitive” or “Special category Data” by the GDPR is held by the Society.