This policy covers the collection, processing and other use of personal data under the Data Protection Act 1998 and EU GDPR. It demonstrates the ‘legitimate interests’ the Chamber has relating to the ongoing processing of data and our policies relating to retention and disposal.
The policy is supplemented by the Chamber’s articles of association and Community Interest Company ‘Riders’ which specify the purpose for which the Chamber exists and forms the basis of its ‘legitimate interests.’
Definitions for marketing & communication contact
We divide our principal forms of communication into four categories, to which member company employees are signed up (but can opt-out of receiving) and non-member company employees who can opt-in to join. The classifications are:
1. Chamber newsletters – The distribution of Chamber business-related content including business news, information and intelligence.
2. Events – The distribution of information relating to the Chamber of Commerce (and affiliated business) events.
3. Chamber Partnership Services – The distribution of content relating to ancillory/affinity services offered to member companies as a benefit of membership.
4. Business Surveys – The distribution of dedicated snap polls and business surveys to aid the collection of quantitative and qualitative information about business performance and sentiment.