1. PRIVACY POLICY
1. Essex Police Choir (EPC) promise to respect the confidentiality of any personal data that is given to us, we will keep it safe and we will always take every effort to protect your privacy.
2. We pride ourselves on our honesty and openness and will always be clear how, when and why we collect and process your information. We promise we will never do anything with your details that you wouldn’t reasonably expect us to do in the course of our work.

2. NOTICE:
1. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. It sets out the terms under which this website (i.e., the website operated by EPC) together with the content and any search facilities, directory services, downloads, links and other internet services provided by EPC from time to time, is made available to you.
2. By accessing the website you agree to be bound by these terms. The following provides details of our Privacy Policy.
3. In general, we use the personal information that we collect through this website, or through any other means, to identify you and, where relevant and for which we have any information, your personal preferences so that we can match your needs with relevant services.
4. This policy only applies to EPC’s website and not to the websites of other companies, individuals or organisations to which we may provide links.

3. COOKIES
We do not use “cookies”

4. CONSENT
1. You signify your consent to us collecting information by your use of this website and by your use of any contact form or other e-mail sent to us.  2. Should for any reason we elect to change our Policy, we will notify you of those changes here, so that you are always kept informed of how we collect and use the information and when we would disclose it.
3. We will collect only information when you send us a contact form, e-mail us direct or give us your details by other means. We do not capture any information except basic contact details.
4. We use information collected to let you know about functionality changes to our website, concert dates, new services or news that you might find interesting.
5. Under GDPR, if you do not wish to receive this information, please send an e-mail to us via the contact form.

5. WILL WE DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT TO THIRD PARTIES?
Your privacy is important to us. We will not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose your personal information to any third party.
EPC reserves the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate its systems properly or to protect itself or its users.

6. YOUR RIGHTS
1. The General Data Protection Regulations give you certain rights and these are listed below for your convenience, further clarification of your rights is available on the Information Commissioner’s website
2. You have a right to be informed when your personal data is being collected, what is collected and how it will be used or shared – which we have indicated above.
3. You have a right of access to your personal data: the right of access allows you to be aware of what we hold and to verify the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data.
4. You can also request a copy of the information which we hold on you. This information will be provided free of charge, unless the request is found to be manifestly unfounded or excessive then a reasonable fee will be charged. The application should be made in writing, by letter (addressed to Essex Police Choir, Essex Police Headquarters, PO Box 2, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 6DA) or by email va the Contact page, enclosing two proofs of identification.
5. Applicants should be aware that where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because they are repetitive, EPC can charge a reasonable fee taking into account the administrative costs of providing the information; or refuse to respond.
6. You have a right in certain circumstances to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked (restrict processing), erased (right to be forgotten), or destroyed.
7. You have a right in certain circumstances to object to the processing of your personal data for such reasons as direct marketing, automated decision making and profiling; although we can confirm we will not use your information for any of these matters.
8. You have a right in certain circumstances to data portability.  In certain situations, these rights may not apply, for example if you have requested to be, and are, on our list of ‘Friends of EPC’ we will need to communicate with you about our concerts and other news as part of that service.
9. We collect and process your personal data through legitimate interests or because you have provided it to us to enable us to deliver a service to you.
10. We will only process your personal data as you would reasonably expect us to. You can opt out of our general mailings at any time by requesting to have your details deleted, as per 6.4 above.
11. Finally, if you are unhappy with how we have processed your information, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Office of the Information Commissioner.

7. HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?
1. We have strict security procedures covering the storage and disclosure of your information in order to prevent unauthorised access to comply with the UK Data Protection Acts of 1984 and 1998 and GDRP.
2. Your information, or parts of it, is held by various Officers of EPC (e.g. membership, Publicity, secretary etc) on their personal computers which are secured by anti-virus software.
3. Also to protect your information, we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose personal information to you.

8. FEEDBACK AND COMPLAINTS
We welcome your questions and comments about privacy issues and the design of our website.
Should you have such comments or have a complaint about how we are using your personal data, please contact us as per 6.4 above.