Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Old School Hall is owned by Almondsbury Parish Council who lease it to the Almondsbury Old School Village Hall charity – registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales Charity no. 301451. Our charitable objects are

For the purposes of a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of Almondsbury and the neighbourhood without distinction of sex or of political, religious or other opinions and in particular for use for meetings, lectures and classes and for other forms of recreation and leisure-time occupation with the object of improving the conditions of life for the said inhabitants.

The charity is run by a committee of unpaid volunteers that are elected and appointed on an annual basis.

Our website address is:  

We know how important it is for you to understand how we use your data. This Privacy Policy sets out how and why we collect, store, process and share your personal data. We will always be transparent with you about what we do with your personal data.

This Policy also tells you what your rights are in relation to the personal data you give to us. If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or your rights under it, please contact us by post at the above address or by email on

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Almondsbury Old School Village Hall uses personal data (name, address, telephone contact number, email address) for the purposes of managing the hall, its bookings and finances, running and marketing events at the hall, staff employment and its fundraising activities.

The lawful reason for processing data in this way is “contract” for the purposes of managing the hall, its bookings and finances, running and marketing events at the hall and staff employment.

The lawful reason for processing data for fundraising activities is “legitimate interest”.

The lawful reason for processing data in relation to the Regular Users is “consent”.

We won’t use your information for any other purposes unless we are required to do so by law.

Privacy on our booking system

No data captured by our booking system is used other than for contact with the hirer for the purposes of confirming, informing, and invoicing.

Privacy on our website


Our website does not support user comments; therefore no personal details are retained.


No cookies are set for website users, and if any are implemented, they will only be used for tracking usage of the website and no personal information will be used. Cookies are only used to track administrators – when they are logged in, and any specific settings they use.


If you provide images for use on the website, you should avoid providing images with embedded meta data (e.g. EXIF GPS, or IPTC caption or keywords) which might provide personal information. Although all media and text on the website is the property of Almondsbury Old School Village Hall and may not be used, copied, or distributed without express permission of the committee, we cannot prevent visitors to the website downloading and extracting any data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We may share your personal information with:

The booking secretary to confirm and facilitate your booking

The Treasurer to allow invoicing

Members of the committee or anyone contracted by the committee to support the work of the committee including booking, invoicing, and addressing specific queries and general contact with the committee

any other third-party entities who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us

any other third parties as required by law or for the purposes of crime (including fraud), to prevent or investigate breaches of, or to enforce, our Terms, to respond to or investigate security vulnerabilities, or to respond to emergencies, and to protect the rights of third parties.

Any third parties with which we share your personal information have entered into a legally binding data sharing agreement with us and comply with similar and no less stringent undertakings of privacy and confidentiality to those set out in this Privacy Policy.

How long we retain your data

Data collected for the purposes of managing the hall, its bookings and finances, running and marketing events at the hall, staff employment and its fundraising activities, may be retained for up to 7 years for accounts purposes and for longer where required by the hall’s insurers. If you would like to find out more about how we use your personal data or want to see a copy of information about you that we hold, please contact

What rights you have over your data

Rights What does this mean?
The right to be informed You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Privacy Policy.
The right of access You have the right to obtain access to your information (if we’re processing it), and other certain other information (similar to that provided in this Privacy Policy). This is so you’re aware and can check that we’re using your information in accordance with data protection law.
The right to rectification You’re entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.
The right to erasure This is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’ and, in simple terms, enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information where there’s no compelling reason for us to keep using it. This is not a general right to erasure; there are exceptions.
The right to restrict processing You have rights to ‘block’ or suppress further use of your information. When processing is restricted, we can still store your information, but may not use it further. We keep lists of people who have asked for further use of their information to be ‘blocked’ to make sure the restriction is respected in future.
The right to data portability You have rights to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes across different services. E.g., if you decide to switch to a new provider, this enables you to move, copy or transfer your information easily between our IT systems and theirs safely and securely, without affecting its usability.
The right to object You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing for direct marketing.

We will usually act on requests and provide information free of charge, but may charge a reasonable fee to cover our administrative costs of providing information for:

baseless or excessive/repeated requests

further copies of the same information.

Alternatively, we may be entitled to refuse to act on the request.

Please consider your request responsibly before submitting it.  We’ll respond as soon as we can.  Generally, this will be within one month from the time we receive your request, but if the request would take longer than that to deal with, we will let you know.

Making a complaint

If you are unhappy with how we’ve handled your information, or you would like to exercise your rights, contact us at

If you’re not satisfied with our response to your complaint or believe our processing of your information does not comply with data protection law, you can make a complaint to the UK data protection authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

How will we inform you about this Privacy Policy?

We may need to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time.  If we make any material change to how we collect, use or share personal information, we will update this Privacy Policy on our website.

This policy was last updated on 14 January 2019