Applegarth Privacy Policy

Data Protection Policy 

Applegarth Dog Rescue 


Last updated 

8th August 2021 



Non-profit organisation 

Meaning - Applegarth Dog Rescue is an organisation not seeking to make a profit and will be applying for charitable status in the future. 




Meaning - The General Data Protection     Regulation. 



Responsible person  

Jo Lord. 

Register of systems 

Meaning - A register of all systems or contexts in which personal data is processed by the Non-profit organisation. 



1. Data protection principles. 


The Non-profit organisation is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the GDPR.  


Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be: 


·       Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals.

·       Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes.

·       Adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.

·       Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable  

step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay.

·       Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals. 

·       Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data,  including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.” 


2. General provisions 


·       This policy applies to all personal data processed by the non-profit organisation. 

·       The Responsible Person shall take responsibility for the Non-profit organisations ongoing compliance with this policy.

·       This policy shall be reviewed at least annually.  

·       The non-profit organisation shall register with the Information Commissioner’s Office as an organisation that processes personal data.

·       Organisation that processes personal data.  


3. Lawful, fair, and transparent processing  


·       To ensure its processing of data is lawful, fair, and transparent, the non-profit organisation shall maintain a Register of Systems.              

·       The Register of Systems shall be reviewed at least annually.  

·       Individuals have the right to access their personal data and any such requests made to the non-profit organisation shall be dealt with in a timely manner.  



4. Lawful purposes 

·       All data processed by the charity must be done on one of the following lawful bases:  Consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task or legitimate interests. 

·       (see Non-profit organisation guidance for more information).  

·       The Non-profit Organisation shall note the appropriate lawful basis in the Register of Systems. 

·       Where consent is relied upon as a lawful basis for processing data, evidence of opt – in consent shall be kept with the personal date. 

·       Where communications are sent to individuals based on their consent, the option for the individual to revoke their consent should be clearly available and systems should be in place to ensure such revocation is reflected accurately in the Non-profit organisations systems.   



5. Data minimisation 


·       The Non-profit Organisation shall ensure that personal data are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed 


6. Accuracy 


·       The Non-profit organisation shall take reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate.  

·       Where necessary for the lawful basis on which data is processed, steps shall be put in place to ensure that personal data is kept up to date.  

·       [Add considerations relevant to the Non-profit organisation’s particular systems] 



7. Archiving / removal 


·       To ensure that personal data is kept for no longer than necessary, the Non-profit Organisation shall put in place an archiving policy for each area in which personal data is processed and review this process annually.  

·       The archiving policy shall consider what data should/must be retained, for how long, and why.  


8. Security 


·       The Non-profit organisation shall ensure that personal data is stored securely using modern software that is kept up to date.   

·       Access to personal data shall be limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security should be in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information.  

·       When personal data is deleted, this should be done safely such that the data is irrecoverable.  

·       Appropriate backup and disaster recovery solutions shall be in place.  


9. Breach 


·       In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, the Non-profit organisation shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the Non-profit organisation (more information on the Non-profit organisation website).