GDPR Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

1.1. The Afghan Hound Association is committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy.


1.2. This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from or about you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.


1.3. For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation [the GDPR], the data controller is The Afghan Hound Association.


1.4. We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time. Please check back regularly to see any updates or changes to this Notice.



2. Data Protection Contact

2.1. The contact details for our Secretary for any data protection queries are as follows:


2.1.1. Claire Parker - secretary@ahaonline.co.uk


2.1.2. +44 (0) 77 9566 6100



3. Data Protection Principles

We will comply with data protection law. This says that the personal information we hold about you must be:


1. Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.


2. Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.


3. Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.


4. Accurate and kept up to date.


5. Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.


6. Kept securely.



4. Particulars of processing

4.1. We process personal data about members, judges, ring stewards and competitors/exhibitors to our events. The categories of person about whom we process personal data are described in more detail in the Annex to this Privacy Notice.



5. Your rights as a data subject

5.1. The General Data Protection Regulation provides the following rights (subject to some exemptions):


5.1.1. The right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you;


5.1.2. The right to request rectification of the personal data that we hold about you;


5.1.3. The right to request erasure of the personal data that we hold about you;


5.1.4. The right to request restriction of processing about you;


5.1.5. The right to object to processing; and


5.1.6. The right to data portability.


If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Secretary at the details above.


If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) full contact details for which can be found at https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/



6. How we will use information about you

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:


1. Where we need to perform the contract we have entered into with you.

2. Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.


We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:

1. Where we need to protect your interests (or someone else's interests).

2. Where it is needed in the public interest [or for official purposes].


6.1 We will generally process your personal data for contractual necessity in providing membership services and events. We may also use personal information for additional relevant and related purposes where you might reasonably expect us to do so, where the benefits of doing so are not outweighed by your own interests or fundamental rights or freedoms. This may include:


6.1.1. To maintain our records and other administrative purposes, including updating your details and preferences:


6.1.2. To assist with queries, complaints and dispute resolution;


6.1.3. For communications related to membership and invitations to participate in canine market research or canine health studies:


6.1.4. To assist with upholding our club constitution and taking action in cases where there may be a breach of the Club rules or Codes of Ethics.



7. Recipients of Data

7.1. We may use service providers to help us provide you with our services. Personal data may be transferred to such service provider, who act for or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data was originally collected or may otherwise be lawfully processed.


7.2. These data processors agree to implement reasonable contractual and technical protections, to keep your data confidential, not sell your personal data to third parties and to not disclose your personal data to third parties except as may be required by law, as permitted by us or as stated in this Privacy Policy.


7.3. In appropriate circumstances we may disclose data to authorised bodies as required by law.



8. Contact details

8.1. Please contact the Secretary above if you have any questions or concerns about personal data and privacy matters.



To view the Annex that sets out the Afghan Hound Associations processing of personal data relating to members (including committee members), judges and exhibitors/competitors at our events.


In addition, feel free to review our Data Retention Policy.