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Under the new Data Protection laws, we cannot assume that you consent to us holding your details unless you actively confirm it by filling out a form. You may withdraw your consent at any time by emailing webmaster@friendswithme.org.uk

How we use your data

We hold a membership list which is made available to members of the Committee who are actively running the charity. When you apply to be added to our members-only Facebook group, your name (or a carer / family member you have designated) is checked against this list.

We use your name and email address as a unique identifier to give you access to the members-only section of the website.

We retain donations / membership joining fee payment information for regulatory purposes.

We do not pass membership data to third parties.

We will only make your contact details available to other members for mutual support via the members-only section of the website if you have requested us to do so via the Contact List form. We will not email you with meeting reminders or notifications unless you have registered to be on this Contact List.

You can visit our Noticeboard yourself at any time to see the latest charity news and upcoming events.

We may periodically need to contact members for administrative reasons or we may wish to update you about Charity news including notices about Annual General Meetings and Open Days.  To save on postage costs, we will use email wherever practical. If you wish to receive such information please indicate how.

 

Access to our Facebook group

We retain the name, email and postal address of all members who have access to our facebook group (for security purposes).

Following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation on 25th May, we have had to delete the personal details of any existing members who had not yet returned their data protection consent form. If you wish to be added to our Facebook group, please complete a new Membership Application form by filling out the form below.

If you were a member before the GDPR came into force on 25th May 2018, you do not need to pay our joining fee but please re-register your details with us (just ignore the next screen after clicking "submit").

New Member Application

  • Please note that if you choose not to be contacted, we will not be able to send you meeting reminders. You will only receive an initial welcoming email from us explaining how to access our website and services. If you want to join our members-only Facebook Group, please do a Facebook search for "Hampshire Friends with ME" and make a joining request. We cannot add you automatically.
  • If you're paying by BACS or PayPal, why not set up an annual standing order? This would be a great help in cutting down admin. Please give us the date that your first annual payment will be made. Your support is greatly appreciated.