If you reside within the European Union you may well have been contacted by other organisations asking you to give consent to receiving future communications. This arises by virtue of a European Union Data Protection Regulation (known as GDPR). GDPR takes effect on 25 May 2018. The NBC is not exempt from GDPR and anyway we take very seriously the way we use your personal data (for example, using your name and email address) and the amount of information we send to you.
We have been advised that while the GDPR does not inhibit most of the ways we currently use your personal data, there is doubt over whether we can continue to provide you with all information about the NBC’s activities. For example, it seems that telling you about volunteering opportunities or fundraising activities is treated as direct marketing and therefore your prior explicit consent is required in order for us to correspond with you. As the NBC’s future success is dependent upon volunteers and income from fundraising it is imperative that we continue to be able to tell you about such initiatives.
We are therefore requesting your written consent to the NBC contacting you either by post or email (or preferably both) with regard to information and materials regarding the NBC’s:
– announcements (e.g. a new website address);
– events (e.g. any 25th Anniversary celebrations);
– fundraising (e.g. events, NBC trips, raffle tickets);
– volunteering opportunities to assist the NBC; and
– developments in your country or region.
The law says your consent (if you wish to give it) must be explicit so an opt-in is required. The law also says that in giving consent you must have the choice to select communication by post, email or both. To make this as easy as possible you can do this via the form below.
We appreciate that you may have questions about this, so we have placed a page of Frequently Asked Questions on this website. Please click here if you wish to read the FAQs.
Please express your wishes by completing this form.
IMPORTANT – If you change your email address we will not be able to contact you. Please ensure you update your details using the form below if this happens.
Remember that if you do give your consent you may at any time withdraw this by emailing or writing to the NBC c/o The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL, United Kingdom.