The Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society (The Society) is a membership organisation and a registered charity for “the advancement of education in literature, science and art”. The Society collects, stores and uses personal information supplied by its members and speakers for various purposes. This notice explains what we collect, how we use it and your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.

The personal data that we collect may include:-

  • Name
  • Address
  • Personal Email
  • Telephone Number
  • Eligibility for Gift Aid
  • Bank details
  • Titles, professional and academic qualifications and awards
  • Employment and positions held
  • Photograph

We collect information from the following sources:

  • The membership form you complete on joining the Society
  • The Gift Aid form you complete (if applicable)
  • Direct debit mandates you supply (if applicable)
  • Information provided by speakers or in the public domain.

How we use personal data

  • The Society takes privacy seriously and will never disclose or share personal information without your consent unless required to do so by law. We do not retain personal information for longer than is needed to fulfil membership or to meet legal requirements.
  • We collect and store personal data in the performance of the membership contract by giving notice of the Society’s programme and activities and as part of our legal obligations for accounting and tax purposes.
  • We may also send you notice of other events or activities that we have believe are consistent with the Society’s charitable objects. Such information will be non-intrusive and processed on the basis of legitimate interest.

Your rights

You have the right to access any personal information that the Society holds about you, to correct any inaccuracies or to request erasure of any information held. Please contact the joint Membership Secretaries or the President if you have any concerns regarding privacy.