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Privacy Statement


We are:

The New Forest Association, known as the Friends of The New Forest, a registered charity, No. 260328.
A membership association governed by our constitution and board of trustees adopted and elected by our members. The membership also elects an advisory council to support the work of the Association.

We may be contacted through the Honorary Secretary and some other officers. Full details are published in our magazine, Forest Matters, which is distributed to all members, and are set out on our website,

Personal Information we collect:

Member’s name, postal address, telephone number and e-mail address.
Gift Aid declarations.

This information is provided by the member on the membership application or renewal form.

This information is held by the Membership Secretary and we have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from, loss, misuse or unauthorised alteration.

For payments taken online we use a recognised online secure payment system.

Use we make of Personal Information:

Membership records and renewals

Postal addresses for mailing AGM papers and Annual Reports
Postal addresses for mailing our magazine – Forest Matters
e-mail addresses for sending occasional e-newsletters about our campaigns, forthcoming events, and New Forest issues.

There are ‘Opt-In’ explicit consents for use of postal and e-mail addresses for the above purposes. Members may contact us at any time by email or in writing to withdraw consent.

Access to Personal Information

Officers of the Association have access to membership information in order to communicate with members for purposes such as those above.

We may pass your data to third parties who are service providers for the purpose of providing services to you on our behalf. This includes, for example, sharing data necessary to print and distribute our magazine or to provide an email delivery service. We will only disclose that data necessary for the third party to deliver the service and we require them to keep your information secure and not use it for their own or any other purpose.

We will never sell your data. We will not share your data with any third parties without your prior consent except where required to do so by law or as set out above in order to provide our own Association services.

Retention and deletion of Personal Information

We will hold your personal data for as long as you are a member of the Association and for as long afterwards as necessary to comply with our legal obligations.

You have rights under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) to:
– Be provided with your personal data and be informed about how it is processed
– Have your personal data corrected
– Object to or restrict how your personal data is processed
– Take any complaints about how we process your data to the Information Commissioner
at the address below

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane