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Life’s a Beach GDPR Policy:

Last updated: June 29, 2023

At Life’s a Beach, we are committed to protecting the privacy and personal data of our supporters, volunteers, and all individuals with whom we interact. This GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) policy outlines how we handle, and process personal data collected through our email communications. We ensure compliance with applicable data protection laws, including the GDPR, to safeguard the privacy and rights of individuals.

Data Controller:

Life’s a Beach acts as the data controller for the personal data we collect and process. Our contact details are as follows:

Website: Lifesabeach.org

Email: hello@lifesabeach.org

Address: Unit 10, St Modwen’s Park, Gloucester, GL10 3EZ

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests relating to the processing of your personal data, please contact us.

Types of Personal Data Collected:

Life’s a Beach collects and processes personal data for the purpose of managing and maintaining email communications. The types of personal data we may collect include:

Name:

To personalize our communications and address you correctly.

Email address: To send updates, newsletters, event invitations, and other relevant information.

Optional additional information:

We may ask for additional information to tailor our communications, such as your interests, location, or participation in previous events.

Lawful Basis for Processing:

We will only process personal data when we have a lawful basis for doing so. The lawful bases we rely on for email communications include:

Consent:

We will seek your explicit consent before adding you to our email list and sending you communications. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by using the unsubscribe link provided in our emails or contacting us directly.

Legitimate Interests:

In some cases, we may rely on our legitimate interests to send you relevant information, updates, and invitations based on your previous interactions with Life’s a Beach. We will always ensure that our legitimate interests are balanced with your rights and interests.

Purpose of Processing:

Life’s a Beach processes personal data collected through email communications for the following purposes:

  • Sending newsletters, updates, and information about our activities, events, and initiatives.
  • Sharing opportunities to volunteer or participate in beach clean-up activities.
  • Administering surveys or collecting feedback to improve our services and activities.
  • Responding to inquiries, requests, or concerns submitted via email.
  • Complying with legal obligations or regulatory requirements.

Data Sharing and Transfers:

Life’s a Beach will not sell, rent, or lease your personal data to third parties. However, in some cases, we may share your personal data with trusted service providers who assist us in managing our email communications or fulfilling our obligations. These service providers are contractually obligated to process your data only in accordance with our instructions and are subject to appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

Data Retention

We will retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this policy or as required by applicable laws and regulations. If you unsubscribe from our email list, we will promptly remove your contact details, unless we have a legitimate reason or legal obligation to retain the information.

Data Security

Life’s a Beach takes appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the security and integrity of the personal data we collect and process. We implement measures to prevent unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure of personal data. However, no data transmission over the internet or electronic storage method is entirely secure, and we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your personal data.

Your Rights

As an individual whose personal data we process, you have certain rights under the GDPR, including:

  • The right to access and obtain a copy of your personal data.
  • The right to rectify inaccurate or incomplete personal data.
  • The right to erasure (right to be forgotten) under certain circumstances.
  • The right to restrict processing in specific situations.
  • The right to object to processing based on legitimate interests or direct marketing.
  • The right to data portability, where applicable.
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
  • To exercise your rights or make any requests related to your personal data, please contact us using the details provided in section 2 of this policy.

Updates to this Policy:

Life’s a Beach may update this GDPR policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal obligations. The updated policy will be posted on our website, and we encourage you to review it periodically.

Last updated: 29/06/2023

By providing your personal data to Life’s a Beach, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this policy and consent to the processing of your personal data as described herein.