Online Privacy & Cookies Statement
Online privacy statement
Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:
“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.
How we use your information
This privacy notice tells you how we, The National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) will collect and use your personal data for provision of membership services, cookies, complaints etc.
Why does SAIF need to collect and store personal data?
In order for us to provide you with the requisite membership services we need to collect personal data for fulfilment of the membership and any related correspondence. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.
In terms of being contacted for marketing purposes SAIF would contact you for separate consent.
Will SAIF share my personal data with anyone else?
We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to SAIF in the course of dealing with you. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide on behalf of SAIF When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with SAIF’s procedures. If we wish to pass your sensitive personal data onto a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise.
How will SAIF use the personal data it collects about me?
SAIF will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavor to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. SAIF is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific business-sector requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual business needs.
Under what circumstances will SAIF contact me?
Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.
Can I find out the personal data that the organisation holds about me?
SAIF at your request, can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If SAIF does hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:
- Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation that has determined how and why to process your data. In some cases, this will be a representative in the EU.
- Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
- The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
- If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of SAIF or a third party, information about those interests.
- The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
- Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
- How long the data will be stored.
- Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
- Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
- How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
- Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
- The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
- Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.
What are cookies?
‘Cookies’ are small text files that are stored by the browser on your computer or mobile phone. When you visit our site, we may send you a set of cookies which will collect certain basic information about you. The information in these files can be accessed when you visit our site in future.
Visiting a page on this website may generate a geotargetting cookie. These cookies are used by software which tries to work out which country you are in from information supplied by your browser when it requests a web page. This is completely anonymous.
How to delete cookies
If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.
How to control cookies
All recent versions of popular browsers give users a level of control over cookies.
Users can set their browsers to accept or reject all, or certain, cookies. Users can also set their browser to prompt them each time a cookie is offered.
Please visit www.aboutcookies.org for further information on how to delete or control cookies. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site.