Data Protection, Privacy and GDPR

Avishek is the Data Controller for Utsav club

I declare that Utsav club being a religious non-professional non-commercial (non-profit) operation is likely out of scope of the GDPR, link1, link2, link3. Nevertheless, we shall endeavour to comply with it anyway, and it’s easy for us to comply with because Utsav highly values its patrons, and doesn’t misuse patrons’ data in the way that GDPR is designed to prevent. People by giving Utsav club their email address in the past have a reasonable expectation of this being stored safely, plus being periodically contacted with details (timing, venue, etc.) of Utsav functions, as well as Utsav’s general administrative purposes. I state that use of your details outside this scope shall be dealt with by Utsav club’s internal disciplinary procedures. I state that any sharing/selling of your details outside Utsav shall be dealt with by Utsav club’s internal disciplinary procedures followed by declaration to the people affected.

If you wish your email and/or other details to be removed from the store please contact us at info@durgapuja.org.uk

To query what details we store about you please contact us at info@durgapuja.org.uk

Currently, seeking opt-in consent is now regarded as one of the weakest justifications for showing GDPR compliance. For example Utsav regards it as unacceptable to receive an opt-in and use this opt-in as an excuse to spam someone a hundred times per day. Our (Utsav’s) justification is “legitimate interests” of the Utsav organisation which is a very strong justification, opt-in is not required for these legitimate interests, legitimate interests such as being periodically contacted with details (timing, venue, etc.) of Utsav functions, as well as Utsav’s general administrative purposes.

We are also currently in compliance with the UK’s ePrivacy regulations, as an opt-out has been provided on all emails sent to our mailing list. The mailing list consists only of recent attendees of Utsav functions. A soft opt-in satisfies this regulation which has occurred when the attendee of the Utsav function provided their email address to us on the paper form at our functions.