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Data Protection Statement


SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) is a volunteer led not-for-profit organisation based in Los Angeles but divided into International Chapters for its day-to-day activities. SCBWI British Isles is based in the United Kingdom and is therefore subject to the EU general Data Protection Regulations. As such, we take our responsibility to manage personal data diligence very seriously.


We collect personal data for the following reasons: 


  • To be able to contact our volunteers.

  • To be able to contact our members.

  • To be able to contact potential speakers for our events

  • To process payment transactions.


We do not sell data and will never share personal data outside of our organisation without express permission.


We follow the GDPR EU rules when asking for or handling information. This means:


  • Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully for the above reasons only.

  • Data is processed only for the purpose(s) for which it was collected.

  • Data is adequate, relevant and not excessive

  • Data is not kept longer than necessary. We will review data and cull all obsolete material at least every 12 months.

  • Data is kept secure against unauthorised access and loss or damage.

  • Data access requests from an individual wishing to know what we hold about them will be granted, free of charge, and the information returned to them within 8 weeks.

  • Any requests to delete data will be obliged within 8 weeks.

  • We do not hold data for anyone under the age of eighteen. 

  • We undertake to perform regular data audits to keep standards up to date.

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