Data Policy

Our Commitment:

Hope For Europe is committed to the protection of all personal and sensitive data for which it holds responsibility as the Data Controller and the handling of such data in line with the data protection principles and the Data Protection Act (DPA).

Changes to data protection legislation shall be monitored and implemented in order to remain compliant with all requirements.

The member(s) of our governing body responsible for data protection is: Andy Nash

Hope For Europe is also committed to ensuring that its members who handle data are aware of data protection policies, legal requirements and training is provided to them.


Personal and Sensitive Data:

All data within the Hope For Europes control shall be identified as personal, sensitive or both to ensure that it is handled in compliance with legal requirements and access to it does not breach the rights of the individuals to whom it relates.

The definitions of personal and sensitive data shall be as those published by the ICO for guidance:

The principles of the Data Protection Act shall be applied to all data processed:

  1. Processed fairly and lawfully
  1. Obtained only for lawful purposes, and is not further used in any manner incompatible with those original purposes
  1. Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date,
  1. Adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purposes for which it is processed
  1. Not kept for longer than is necessary for those purposes
  1. Processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the DPA
  1. Protected by appropriate technical and organisational measures against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage
  1. Not transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection of the personal information

Breaches of personal or sensitive data shall be notified immediately to the individual(s) concerned and the ICO.

Fair Processing / Privacy Notice:

 We shall be transparent about the intended processing of data and communicate these intentions via email.

Notifications shall be in accordance with ICO guidance.

The intention to share data relating to individuals to an organisation outside of our organisation shall be clearly defined within notifications and details of the basis for sharing given. Data will be shared with external parties in circumstances where it is a legal requirement to provide such information.

Any proposed change to the processing of individual’s data shall first be notified to them.

Data Security:

 In order to assure the protection of all data being processed and inform decisions on processing activities, we shall undertake an assessment of the associated risks of proposed processing and equally the impact on an individual’s privacy in holding data related to them.

Security of data shall be achieved through the implementation of proportionate physical and technical measures. Nominated Leaders or volunteers shall be responsible for the effectiveness of the controls implemented and reporting of their performance.

The security arrangements of any organisation with which data is shared shall also be considered and these organisations shall provide evidence of the competence in the security of shared data.

Data Access Requests (Subject Access Requests):

 All individuals whose data is held by us, has a legal right to request access to such data or information about what is held. We shall respond to such requests within 40 days and they should be made in writing to:  Insert Name of Responsible Staff Member

A charge may be applied to process the request.

Photographs and Video:

Images of members may be captured at appropriate times and as part of our activities and may be shared for publicity purposes. We will not name individuals except with permission, our Facebook page will have facial recognition turned off. We cannot guarantee this once it leaves our page.

Data Disposal: 

 Hope For Europe recognises that the secure disposal of redundant data is an integral element to compliance with legal requirements and an area of increased risk.