Data Protection

GDPR: What you need to know

From May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will be in place, replacing the current Data Protection Act. The new regulations will apply to all types of organisations – including small charities and leisure time music groups – and so it is something you should be aware of and may mean making some changes.

Exactly what those changes are will depend on what you currently do.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We have had a few enquiries recently about the new data protection regulations –GDPR– due to take effect from May 2018.

Data Protection Policy template

We have developed a template Data Protection policy for use by our member groups. It has been designed as a starting point so that you can simply add your specific details (e.g. group name) in the relevant places, or use it as a structural guide for tailoring it more substantially.

Top tips for email marketing, part 1: Getting started and building a list

In an era with more and more options available for communicating with your audiences, email remains one of the most effective - 91% of adults check their email at least once per day, and promotion via email is reckoned to be 40 times more effective than social media.

Data Protection: what are your responsibilities?

Any individual or organisation processing data is obliged to abide by certain rules, even if you are just keeping a list of members and regular concert attendees in a spreadsheet.