The Diecasting Society, DCS, is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
Information we may collect from you
When you provide information to DCS, either because you are a Member of the DCS, work for a company that is a Member of DCS, or to request a service or make an enquiry, we may ask for specific information from you in order to provide that service to you.
We may collect and process the following data about you:
All individuals have the right to access the information The Diecasting Society holds about them. The Diecasting Society will also take reasonable steps ensure that this information is kept up to date by asking you whether there have been any changes to information.
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.
We use the following cookies:
Uses made of Information
We use information held about you in the following ways:
Information we collect about you. We will use this information:
Disclosure of your information
We may share your information with selected third parties including:
We share your personal data with your consent or as necessary to complete any transaction or provide any product you have requested or authorised. When you provide payment data to make a purchase, we will share payment data with banks and other entities that process payment transactions or provide other financial services, and for fraud prevention and credit risk reduction.
We will share your information with third parties to carry out a service, for example carrying out secretariat services, publishing an article or to process your application for membership. Deceased member’s details maybe passed on for the purpose of obituaries but this will not be done without the consent of the immediate family.
We also share personal data with vendors or agents working on our behalf for the purposes described in this statement. For example, companies we’ve hired to provide customer service support or assist in protecting and securing our systems and services may need access to personal data to provide those functions. In such cases, these companies must abide by our data privacy and security requirements and are not allowed to use personal data they receive from us for any other purpose.
Where we store your personal data
Information and records will be stored securely and will only be accessible to authorised staff. We ensure that staff are trained and understand the contractual requirement for following good data protection practices.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share the password.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Our website site contains links to and from the websites of partners and members. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data.
Our Retention of Personal Data and your Right to Removal
DCS retains personal data for as long as necessary to provide the products and fulfil the transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, resolving disputes and enforcing our agreements. Because these needs can vary for different data types in the context of different products, actual retention periods can vary significantly. The criteria used to determine the retention periods include:
The DCS has a Retention and Disposal policy that is followed and copies may be requested from DCS.