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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for The Arts Society Ashdown Forest



We respect your privacy and are determined protect your personal data. The purpose of this privacy policy is to give you information on how we collect and process your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you, for example, sign up for one of our Memberships, opt in to receive our Newsletters and updates, subscribe to our events or courses, take part in a survey etc. We’ll also tell you about your privacy rights and how the data protection law protects you.


Most meetings are held at the Crowborough Community Centre, Pine Grove, Crowborough, East Sussex TN6 1FE. See the website at for further contact details.

The Society is affiliated to The National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies
Address: Nadfas House, 8 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DA
Phone Number: 020 7430 0730



We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together:

  • Identity Data includes your title, first name, last name, username, gender.

  • Contact Data includes your contact address, email address(es), telephone number(s).

  • Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from us and details of other products and services you have purchased from us.

  • Technical Data includes your IP address, login data, browser type and version, location, operating system and platform and may include details of any other technology on the devices you use to access this website.

  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.

  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.


We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your usage data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.


Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • Membership

  • Volunteering opportunities

  • Donations

  • Events

  • Courses

  • Newsletters

  • Education

  • Gathering of Personally Identifying Information


Certain visitors to the The Arts Society Ashdown Forest website ( choose to interact with the sites in ways that require The Arts Society Ashdown Forest to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that we gather depends on the nature of the interaction.


In each case, The Arts Society Ashdown Forest collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor's interaction with us.


The Arts Society Ashdown Forest does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.



The Arts Society Ashdown Forest collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference and the date and time of each visitor request. 

Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use our websites. From time to time, The Arts Society Ashdown Forest may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website. 

The Arts Society Ashdown Forest also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify our visitors, however, and do not disclose such information.



Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the lawful bases The Arts Society Ashdown Forest relies on for processing this information are: 

(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting:
(b) We have a contractual obligation.
(c) We have a legal obligation.
(d) We have a vital interest.
(e) We need it to perform a public task.
(f) We have a legitimate interest.


The Arts Society Ashdown Forest

Bob Arnold


24th October 2022

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