HSS (UK) Privacy Policy

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (UK) (HSS (UK)) (Registered Charity No: 267309) takes the issue of privacy very seriously and is committed to protecting and respecting all personal data held on individuals. This policy explains how HSS (UK) collects and uses the personal information provided.

Who are we?

Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (UK) (referred as HSS (UK) from here on) is the “data controller” for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 and (from 25 May 2018) the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (“Data Protection Law”). This means that we are responsible for, and control the processing of, your personal information.

What Personal Data we collect about you?

Why we use your Personal Data?

What is the legal basis for processing your Personal Data?

The legal basis for processing your personal information is ‘legitimate interests” . Under “legitimate interests” we can process your personal information if: we have a genuine and legitimate reason to carry out our activities and conduct events.

Sharing your Personal Data

We will not sell or rent your information (including web browsing activity) to third party organisations, and we will not share your personal information for others to use for the purposes of marketing.

In line with key objectives, events and activities of HSS (UK), we may disclose your personal data to certain third party organisations who are processing data solely in accordance with our instructions (called ‘data processors’). This includes companies and/or organisations that work with us or on our behalf to deliver our objectives, events, activities and certifications (for example providers of mail management, payment providers, event organisers, agencies used to conduct DBS checks) as well as professionals we use such as insurers, auditors or accountants. We only use those data processors who can guarantee to us that adequate safeguards are put in place by them to protect the personal data they process on our behalf.

We may run an event or activity in partnership with another organisation and your details may need to be shared, should this be the case you will be notified in such circumstance.

We may disclose your information if required to do so by law (for example, to comply with applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice or in response to a valid request from a competent authority); or, in order to enforce our conditions of sale and other agreements.

How long do we keep your Personal Data?

We only keep it as long as is reasonable and necessary for the relevant activities and events. We are legally required to hold some personal data to fulfil statutory obligations, for example the collection of Gift Aid and DBS disclosure.

Your Rights and your Personal Data

Unless subject to an exemption, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:-

Changes to our Policy

We shall review this privacy from time to time and may update it. If we do so, the updated version will be uploaded here on our website so please check it from time to time.

Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance email us on webmaster@hssuk.org.