Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy for the Northern Inuit Association

Privacy policy 27.09.2019

The Northern Inuit Association is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website and becoming our member, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. 


In order to provide you with membership of our organisation we will collect and hold personal data about and on you. We are also required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the “GDPR)) and below we set out the details relating to your rights and how we process your data.


We need your data in order for us to be able to offer you membership in our organisation.
Where we collect data directly from you, we will undertake:
● To inform you and make clear the purposes for which the data is to be processed
● To inform you of the recipients or categories of recipients of data.
● To inform you of the period for which we propose to hold the data, or where this is not possible, the criteria which we will apply to data retention.
● To remind you of your rights whereby you may:
● request access to data of which you are the data subject
● object to, or withdraw consent for, the processing of the same
● obtain rectification of inaccurate data
● prevent data processing for the purposes of direct marketing
● object to decisions being taken by automated means and to have the logic behind those decisions clearly explained
● request data erasure
● You may have the right to have your data transferred to another service provider in an appropriate electronic format.
You may at any time, by giving notice to us in writing, request that we cease to process your data. We will undertake to comply with any such request as soon as is reasonably practicable. We will inform you as to the consequences of failing to provide such data.


We do not obtain your personal data in any other way than directly from you.
You have the right to complain in regard to any aspect of the processing of your data and any breach of the above rights to the relevant supervisory authority, who in the case of the United Kingdom is the Information Commissioners Office, whom may be contacted at:
● Online: www.ico.org.uk
● Phone: 0303 123 1113

Holding your data:
We undertake to review the data we hold on you on a regular basis to ensure compliance with data protection law. In the course of any review, we will:
● Update the data to ensure that any errors or inaccuracies are corrected.
● Subject to the data retention periods, as detailed below, securely delete the data when it is identified that we no longer need to hold it.
● We may retain and process your data for the following periods. In the event that more than one period applies to the same data, we will retain the data to the last such period to expire.
● We will process data relating to your membership throughout the entire period you are and remain a member of the Association and for a period of not less than 3 years following the cessation of your membership.

Data Security:
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is retained securely and processed in a confidential manner. Your information may be accessed by chosen members of the Committee for the purposes of providing you with membership.
Information may be transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information that passes between us, and you should consider the risk of this. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.
We will not use your data for marketing purposes.
We will not share your data with any third parties without your prior written consent.

Links to other websites:
Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.
In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

Transferring your information outside of Europe:
As part of the membership offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country outside of the EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with membership.

Legal Terms:
If any provision, or part thereof, of this agreement is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal, the other provisions shall remain in force.
In the event of any change in Data Protection Law occurring after the date of this agreement, which requires the adoption of revised provisions dealing with data retention or portability, the parties will use all reasonable endeavours to agree such consequential changes to this agreement as may reasonably be required to comply with the requirements of Data Protection Law and incorporate the same as an amendment to this agreement.