This Statement explains how FICTA will process its memberships data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR) which comes into effect on May 25th. 2018. As a data controller, FICTA employs appropriate technical and organisational measures to meet the requirements of GDPR.
FICTA will never use its memberships data for marketing purposes, nor will it sell or share the data it holds for direct marketing or other purposes. It should be noted that the communication methods FICTA employs do not fall under “direct marketing”.
The data FICTA collects is obtained from membership application and annual membership renewal forms. As a federation of CAM therapists associations and learning programme providers, FICTA respects the autonomy of its membership and their obligation to ensure the full exercise of their responsibility concerning the requirements of the GDPR.
What data is used for
FICTA uses the data it obtains to communicate effectively and successfully with its membership as it is contracted to do.
Review and up-dating data.
Annual membership renewals provides FICTA with the opportunity to review, up-date and/or amend a members data. The Membership Secretary furnishes the General Secretary with the contact details necessary for the performance of her/his duties. FICTA is not responsibility for a member or Delegates failure to keep their data up to-date and relevant.
Erasure of data
As a matter of course FICTA will, in a timely manner, erase the data it holds on Delegates who are no longer their associations appointed member of the General Committee. Exceptions will apply in the case of a Delegate’s request that their data be retained, and where there is a perceived legitimate reason for retaining any data.
FICTA® Data Protection Policy May 2018