This page contains the Privacy Notice and the Terms and Conditions of Use for this website.
Anthroposophic Medicine UK is committed to safeguarding your privacy. We aim to respect any personal data you share with us, or that we receive from other organisations, and keep it safe at all times. This Privacy Notice (“Notice”) sets out our data collection and processing practices and your options regarding the ways in which your personal information is used.
This Notice contains important information about your personal rights to privacy. Please read it carefully to understand how we use your personal data.
The Anthroposophic Medicine UK website "The Website" is located at: http://www.anthroposophicmedicine.org.uk and may also be accessible at other URLs.
The provision of your personal data to us is voluntary. However, without providing us with your personal data, you will be unable to maintain your membership of certain organisations (see Membership) and will not receive appropriate communications regarding events which are of relevance to those working within Anthroposophic Health, Social Care and Education.
1. We collect information about you:
(1) When you give it to us directly
You may give us your personal data in order receive emails, become a member of one of the organisations, sign up to attend a course or communicate with other members.
(2) When you give it to us indirectly
Your information may be shared with us by others including users, event organisers, and organisations which use the website to manage your membership and events.
(3) When you give permission to other organisations to share it or it is publicly available
We may combine information you provide to us with information available from external publicly available sources, for example to verify your eligibility for professional membership by checking your details on a professional register.
2. What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(1) We will typically hold your name and contact details, including email address, telephone number and organisational affiliation. However, we may request other information where it is appropriate and relevant, for example
(2) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views;
(3) information about the services you use, services and products of interest to you or any marketing and/or communication preferences you give; and/or
(4) any other information shared with us as per clause 1
Do we process sensitive personal information?
European and UK law recognises certain categories of personal information as sensitive and therefore requiring more protection, including health information, ethnicity and political opinions. We will not collect sensitive personal data about you.
3. How and why will we use your personal data?
Personal data, however provided to us, will be used for the purposes specified in this Notice or in relevant parts of the website.
We may use your personal information to:
(1) Enable you to use all of the services we offer including registration for events which requires us to pass details of event registrants to event organisers;
(2) Send you information about the website, relevant educational events, organisations of interest to Anthroposophic Health, Social Care and Education and any other information we think will be of interest to you based on your profession, work and interest group subscriptions (if you have consented to receive such emails);
(3) Provide you with the services, products or information you have requested;
(4) Improve your browsing experience by personalising your interaction with our website;
(5) Handle the administration of any donation or other payment you make via credit/debit card, cheque, standing order or BACS transfer;
(6) Collect payments from you and send statements and/or receipts to you;
(7) Handle the administration of your request to share information using the mailing list;
(8) Assess readership and effectiveness of communications;
(9) Deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website or us in general;
(10) Make petition submissions to third parties, where you have signed the petition and the third party is a target of the campaign to which the petition relates; and/or
(11) Audit and/or administer our accounts.
4. Data Processors
Wild Apricot is the data processor for data stored on the website Anthroposophicmedicine.org.uk. For more information on this please visit https://www.wildapricot.com/gdpr.
For payment processing, we have linked the Wild Apricot platform to Stripe. For more information about Stripe, see https://stripe.com/gb/privacy.
For more information on how cookies are used on Wild Apricot websites such as this one, see Cookies below.
5. Communications, fundraising and marketing
Where you have provided us with your physical address, we may contact you by post; and where you have provided appropriate consent, also by e-mail, with targeted communications to let you know about our events and/or activities that we consider may be of particular interest.
6. Donations and other payments
All financial transactions carried out on our website are handled by Wild Apricot and their third party payment services providers. We recommend that you read the relevant privacy policies prior to effecting any transactions with us. We will provide your personal data to third party processors only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments for transactions you enter into with us. For security reasons, credit card information is not stored in Wild Apricot. Instead, the payment provider receives and processes the payment details, then returns the status of the payment transaction, which is recorded in your Wild Apricot transaction details..
7. Children’s data
We do not knowingly process data of any person under the age of 16. If we come to discover, or have reason to believe, that you are 15 and under and we are holding your personal information, we will delete that information within a reasonable period and withhold our services accordingly. You can only join the mailing list or apply for membership if you are aged 16 or over.
8. Other disclosures
In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy notice, we will disclose your information to regulatory and/or government bodies and/or law enforcement agencies upon request only when required to do so in order to satisfy legal obligations which are binding on us.
9. Security of and access to your personal data
We endeavour to ensure that there are appropriate and proportionate technical and organisational measures to prevent the loss, destruction, misuse, alteration, unauthorised disclosure or of access to your personal information.
Your information is only accessible by a small number of individuals who wish to provide you with relevant information, event organisations and other services of benefit to our membership as described in Section 11.
In certain professional groups or interest groups within the website, a membership directory is available to facilitate networking and communication. For example AMA, New Anthroposophic Medicine and Mistletoe Managed Clinical Network members have access to a directory which includes some basic details of other members within the same group. Only minimal data is visible by default including your name, workplace and professional interests/activities where these have been provided. What data is visible to others can be customised within your Profile (see Help).We may also use agencies and/or suppliers to process data on our behalf. We may also merge or partner with other organisations and in so doing transfer and/or acquire personal data. In particular, we work closely with professional organisations in the UK. Data is shared only to the extent that is necessary to achieve our purposes (see Section 11).
Otherwise than as set out in this Privacy Notice, we will only ever share your data with your informed consent.
10. Your rights
Where we rely on your consent to use your personal information, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This includes the right to ask us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes or to be unsubscribed from our email list at any time. You also have the following rights:
(1) Right to be informed – you have the right to be told how your personal information will be used. This Policy and other policies and statements used on our website and in our communications are intended to provide you with a clear and transparent description of how your personal information may be used.
(2) Right of access – you can write to us to ask for confirmation of what information we hold on you and to request a copy of that information. Provided we are satisfied that you are entitled to see the information requested and we have successfully confirmed your identity, we have 40 days to comply. As from 25 May 2018, we will have 30 days to comply. Alternatively, you can log in to your account and view your details there.
(3) Right of erasure – as from 25 May 2018, you can ask us for your personal information to be deleted from our records. In many cases we would propose to suppress further communications with you, rather than delete it.
(4) Right of rectification – if you believe our records of your personal information are inaccurate, you have the right to ask for those records to be updated. Alternatively, you can access your Profile and update your details there.
(5) Right to restrict processing – you have the right to ask for processing of your personal data to be restricted if there is disagreement about its accuracy or legitimate usage. You can contact us (see Section 16) or you can access your Profile and update your preferences there. Opting out of receiving communications will not remove you from the database or prevent your details from being viewed by administrators.
(6) Right to data portability – to the extent required by the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) where we are processing your personal information (i) under your consent, (ii) because such processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contact or (iii) by automated means, you may ask us to provide it to you – or another service provider – in a machine-readable format.
(7) Right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time. This effectively allows individuals to stop or prevent you from processing their personal data. An objection may be in relation to all of the personal data you hold about an individual or only to certain information. It may also only relate to a particular purpose you are processing the data for.
(8) Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
To exercise these rights, please send a description of the personal information in question using the contact details in section 16 below. You can unsubscribe from our email lists and withdraw consent for the processing of your data at any time via your Profile. You can find information and help on changing your settings on our Website Help page. Where we consider that the information with which you have provided us does not enable us to identify the personal information in question, we reserve the right to ask for (i) personal identification and/or (ii) further information.
Please note that some of these rights only apply in limited circumstances. For more information, we suggest that you consult ICO guidance or contact us using the details in Section 16 below.
You are further entitled to make a complaint about us or the way we have processed your data to the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). For further information on how to exercise this right, please see the guidance from the ICO.
11. Lawful processing
We are required to have one or more lawful grounds to process your personal information. Only three of these are relevant to us:
We require your consent to use your information to send you electronic communications such as newsletters and event information. We will ask you for consent if you have not previously given this.
(2) Legal obligations
Sometimes we will be obliged to process your personal information due to legal obligations which are binding on us. We will only ever do so when strictly necessary.
(3) Legitimate interests
Applicable law allows personal information to be collected and used if it is reasonably necessary for our legitimate activities (as long as its use is fair, balanced and does not unduly impact individuals’ rights). We will rely on this ground to process your personal data when it is not practical or appropriate to ask for consent. For members of professional associations, some processing of data and sending of electronic communications is necessary to administer and communicate with members and are an integral part of the activities of the professional organisation.
Achieving our purposes
These include (but are not limited to) promoting education and communication within Anthroposophic Health, Social Care and Education in the United Kingdom and worldwide.
Communication with members
Financial Management and control
When we use your personal information, we will consider if it is fair and balanced to do so and if it is within your reasonable expectations. We will balance your rights and our legitimate interests to ensure that we use your personal information in ways that are not unduly intrusive or unfair in other ways.
12. Data retention
In general, unless still required in connection with the purpose(s) for which it was collected and/or is processed, we remove your personal information from our records six years after the date it was collected. However, if before that date (i) your personal information is no longer required in connection with such purpose(s), (ii) we are no longer lawfully entitled to process it or (iii) you validly exercise your right of erasure, we will remove it from our records at the relevant time.
In the event that you ask us to stop sending you direct marketing/fundraising/other electronic communications, we will keep your name on our internal suppression list to ensure that you are not contacted again.
13. Notice amendments
We keep this Privacy Notice under regular review and reserve the right to update from time-to-time by posting an updated version on our website, not least because of changes in applicable law. We recommend that you check this Privacy Notice occasionally to ensure you remain happy with it. We may also notify you of changes to our privacy notice by email.
14. Third party websites
We link our website directly to other sites. This Privacy Notice does not cover external websites and we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of those sites. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of any external websites you visit via links on our website.
15. Updating information
You can check the personal data we hold about you, and ask us to update it where necessary, by logging in and managing your Profile or using the contact details below.
We are not required by law to have a “Data Protection Officer”. If you need to contact us, please us the Contact Us page or write to us at:
Anthroposophic Medicine UK Website
C/O Dr Simon van Lieshout, Camphill Wellbeing Trust, Murtle Estate, Bieldside, Aberdeen, AB15 9EP
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