Your privacy is important to us and we will not do anything to violate your trust.
This privacy notice sets out the ways in which the REC collects and uses personal data in connection with its business.
2. About Us
The Religious Education Council of England and Wales represents the collective interests of a wide variety of professional associations and faith and belief communities in deepening and strengthening the provision for religious education. We provide a multi-faith and belief forum where national organisations with an interest in supporting and promoting religious education in schools and colleges can share matters of common concern. We are open to all organisations committed to our aims and who fulfil our membership requirements.
The Religious Education Council of England and Wales is a charity and a company limited by guarantee under company number 5907308, and charity number 1116543, with our registered address as set out below.
You can contact us as follows:
FAO Chief Executive Officer
Religious Education Council of England and Wales
49-51 East Road
London N1 6AH
4. Information we may collect
4.1 The REC holds data to enable it to function as a membership organisation.
4.2 It collects information submitted upon application for membership of the REC and any subsequent update to that information.
4.3 It collects data in order to process any job applications.
4.4 It collects contact details of anyone requesting to receive a monthly email update of our activities.
5. How we look after your information and for how long we retain it
5.1 Current Member Organisation data is retained for as long as the organisation remains a member of the REC. Superseded data is deleted when we are advised of new data. Data relating to a member organisation that leaves membership of the REC is deleted.
5.2 Data collected when recruiting staff is retained for that member of staff engaged. Data relating to unsuccessful applicants is retained securely only in accordance with statutory requirements.
5.3 Data is kept securely on our email server, in password protected files, or in locked files at the company office and is only accessible to the Chief Executive Officer and any REC employee authorised by the CEO who requires the information in order to communicate with a Member Organisation.
6. How we may use your information
6.1 Current data provided by Member Organisations is used in order to communicate news of meetings and of the work of the REC and may be used to share matters of national interest related to Religious Education.
6.2 Staff data is retained in order to fulfil our statutory duties and to ensure correct payment by our bank.
7. Your rights to information we hold about you
7.1 You have rights in respect of the information that we hold about you including:
7.1.1 the right to request access to the information that we hold about you.
7.1.2 in certain circumstances, the right to ask us to stop processing information about you.
7.2 You may exercise your rights above by contacting us using the details in paragraph 3 of this Privacy notice.
7.3 Please note that we may need to retain certain information for our own record-keeping and research purposes.
7.4 Note that if you make a request to access information that we hold about you we will not charge you for this. However as per ICO guidelines, we will charge a ‘reasonable fee’ when a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly if it is repetitive. The fee will be based on the administrative cost of providing the information.
7.5 From 25 May 2018, in accordance with new data protection laws which will be in force from that date, you will have certain additional rights in respect of the information that we hold about you, including:
7.5.1 the right to lodge a complaint about us to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk/).
7.5.2 the right to object to our using your information on the basis of our legitimate interests
7.5.3 the right to receive a copy of any information we hold about you in a structured, commonly-used, machine readable format
7.5.4 the right to ask us to limit or cease processing or erase information we hold about you in certain circumstances
7.6 You may contact us with the details at the top of this Privacy notice if you wish to action any of these additional rights and we will comply with your requests unless we have a lawful reason not to do so.
8. Changes to this Privacy Notice
8.1 We may make changes to this Privacy notice from time to time. We will post any changes on our site or notify you of any material changes by email. This Privacy notice was updated on 24 May 2018.