Trust bids to comply with new data protection laws

The Government has made clear that there is no exemption for small charities such as the Trust when it comes to compliance with new data protection laws. This has placed an onerous regulatory burden on these bodies and the unpaid volunteers who give their time and effort to run them.

Nevertheless, preservation of your privacy is important to the Trust and we are committed to letting you know how we use your personal information and to making only responsible use of your data.

To this end, we would like to draw your attention to the Privacy Statement and Terms & Conditions pages that have been added in the About section of the Trust’s website.

Please be aware that the Trust needs to hold the data of alumni and supporters who have made donations to the Trust – specifically: name, address, email address and, in the case of donations by standing order or by bank transfer, bank details. This applies particularly where a donation has been gift aided.

To avoid any doubt, we have added a tick-box on the Trust’s giving form so you can provide explicit permission for us to hold this personal data. Please make sure you tick this box when making a donation using the form, which can be downloaded from the Donate page.

Please make permission explicit in any email communication with us, particularly if it relates to a donation by bank transfer.

If making a donation using Virgin Money Giving, their privacy policy applies: see www.virginmoneygiving.com

We always have asked in our newsletters that you should make sure the Alumni Relations Office and the Trust have your up-to-date contact details. This is now more important than ever. Remember to email alumni@ukzn.ac.za and info@ukznuktrust.org to advise of changes.

You have the right to request access to the personal data we hold about you in our records. We will be glad to meet any such request.

Please contact us if you have any queries.

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