Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Privacy Policy


This privacy notice describes how Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain & Ireland (“we”, “us”, “the Society”) collect and use personal information about you while we provide membership services to you and afterwards, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.

We are a “data controller”.  This means that we are responsible for deciding how we hold and use personal information about you.  We are legally required to notify you of the information contained in this privacy notice.  This notice does not form part of our letter of engagement to provide our services.  We may update this notice at any time.


To comply with data protection law, the personal information we hold about you must be:

Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
Accurate and kept up to date.
Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
Kept securely.


Personal data, or personal information, means any information about you from which you can be identified. 

We will collect, store, and use the following personal information about you:

Personal contact details such as name, title, addresses, telephone numbers, and personal  and business email addresses
Information to enable us to verify your identity, including in certain cases your date of birth
Where necessary, your bank account details


We will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

Where we need to provide membership services to you in accordance with our rules and regulations.
Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
Where it is consistent with or necessary for our legitimate interests as a membership organisation and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

We will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it and reasons that are compatible with that purpose. 


We may have to share your data with third parties, including other professionals involved in our work for you, our regulators where necessary and IT service providers.  We do not allow our third party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes.  We require third parties to respect the security of your data and to treat it in accordance with the law.

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.  Details of these measures are available on request.  We limit access to your personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know.  They will only process your personal information on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.  We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected data security breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of this where we are legally required to do so.

We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.  Details are available on request. 



Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

Request access to your personal information and to receive a copy of it.
Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. 
Request erasure of your personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it.
Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. 
Request the restriction of processing of your personal information.  This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.

To assert any of these rights please contact us in writing.  You will not have to pay a fee to exercise your rights.  However, we may charge a reasonable fee or refuse to comply with your request if your request for access is clearly unfounded or excessive. 



In limited circumstances where you may have provided your consent to the collection, processing and transfer of your personal information for a specific purpose, you have the right to withdraw your consent for that specific processing at any time.  To withdraw your consent, please contact us in writing.  Once we have received notification that you have withdrawn your consent, we will no longer process your information for the purpose or purposes you originally agreed to, unless we have another legitimate basis for doing so in law.


If you have any questions about this privacy notice please contact

Claire Kimm, General Manager, Ayrshire Cattle Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1 Racecourse Road, Ayr, KA7 2UP, Tel: 01292 471292, e-mail: [email protected]