1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group

Fair Processing Notice

Our Fair Processing Notice describes the categories of personal data we process and for what purposes.

We are committed to collecting and using such data fairly and in accordance with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Who we are

1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group is a youth charity, incorporated by royal charter, registered charity number 522428.

Every year between April and June we hold an annual general meeting where members of the charity executive are elected, any parent of a youth members can decide to run to join the executive committee at the AGM upon there being a vacancy and every parent has the right to attend the Annual General Meeting.

We are based at 1 Attenborough Lane, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 5JP

Your rights

You have the right to object to how we process your personal information. You also have the right to access, correct, sometimes delete and restrict the personal information we use. In addition, you have a right to complain to us and to the data protection regulator.

Please contact a leader or the group scout leader for more information, in the first instance.

You can view and edit your personal information directly on our online membership systems Online Scout Manager and Compass.

How we gather personal information

The majority of the personal information we hold on you, is provided to us directly by yourself or by parents / legal guardian in either paper form or via our online membership systems, in the case of an adult member, data may also be provided by third party reference agencies, such as the disclosure and barring service (DBS).

Where a member is under the age of 18, this information will only be obtained from a parent / guardian and cannot be provided by the young person.

How we use your personal information

We collect your personal and medical information for the protection of that Person whilst in the care of the Scout Group.

The collection a person’s religion data is necessary to respect their beliefs with regards to activities, food and holidays.

We process the data to have the ability to contact the member, parents and guardians, to inform them of meetings, events that the group itself may be running or attending.

Our legal basis for using your personal information

We only use your personal information where that is permitted by the laws that protect your privacy rights. We only use personal information where:

  1. We need to use the information to comply with our legal obligations.
  2. We need to use the information to contact with you, regarding meetings, events, collection of membership fee’s etc, i.e. for the day to day running of the group.
  3. it is fair to use the personal information in your interests, where there is no disadvantage to you – this can include where it is in our interests to contact you about products or services within scouting.

Sharing and transferring personal Information

We will only normally share personal information within our scout group leaders and executive members.

We will however share your personal information with others outside 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group where we need meet or enforce a legal obligation or for other purposes that we are obliged to, this may include, SW Notts District Scouts, Nottinghamshire County Scouts, The Scout Association and it insurance subsidiary “Unity”, local authority services and law enforcement, we will only share your personal information to the extent needed for those purposes.

If you move from 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group to another scout group or explorer group we will transfer your personal information to them.

We may also have to share your information with event and activity organisers.

We will never sell your personal information to any third party for the purposes of marketing.

Sometimes we may nominate a member for national award, (such as Scouting or Duke of Edinburgh award) such nominations would require we provide contact details to that organisation.

Third Party Data Processors

1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group employ the services of the following third-party data processors: -

The Scout Association via its membership system “Compass” which is used to record the personal information of leaders, adults and parents who have undergone a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Online Youth Manager Ltd (Online Scout Manager) which is used to record the personal information, badge records, event and attendance records etc, we have a data processing agreement in place with online youth manager, more information is available at https://www.onlinescoutmanager.co.uk/security.php

GoCardless Ltd which is used for Direct Debit Payments. Personal information is inputted when setting up a direct debit.

Dropbox inc occasionally used for secure transfer of limited personal information for events.

Google occasionally used for secure transfer of limited personal information for events.

How long we keep your personal information for

We will retain your personal information, throughout the time you are a member of 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group.

We will retain your full personal information for a period of upto six months after you have left 1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group, and in a much more limited form (just name, badge and attendance records) for a period of upto 25 years to fulfil our legal obligations for insurance and legal claims as well as incase you return to Scouting.

We will also keep any Gift Aid Claim information for the statutory 7 years as required by HMRC (which may be beyond age 21)

Automated decision making

1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group does not have any automated decision-making systems.

Transfers outside the EU

1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group will not transfer your personal information outside of the EU, with the exception where an Event is taking place outside of the EU and it is necessary to provide personal information to comply with our legal obligations, although generally such an event will have its own data collection form which will be securely held and disposed of after the event.

Data Storage

1st Chilwell and Attenborough Scout Group is committed to the protection of your personal information.

We generally store personal information in one of two secure digital online database systems, where access to that data is restricted and controlled.

Compass: - is the online membership system of The Scout Association, this system is used for the collection and storage of Adult personal data.

Online Scout Manager is an online membership system run by Online Youth Manager Ltd, this is a secure membership database where we store the personal information of Adults and Youth members for the day to day running of the group.

Printed records and Event data

Paper is still used within 1st Chilwell and Attenborough to capture and retain some data, for example the following: -

In the case of Joining forms, Health and contact update forms, this information is securely held by the leader and transferred to our secure digital systems as soon as possible before the paper form is destroyed.

Gift Aid data, will be securely held in Online Scout Manager to aid in the collection of Gift Aid for monthly membership fees, we have a legal obligation to retain this information for 7 years after our last claim.


As a member of 1st C&A it is hoped you will take up the opportunity to attend events and camps, where is necessary to fulfil our legal obligations we will be required to potentially have a less secure means to access personal information, such as printouts of personal contacts and medical information, (including specific event contact forms), rather than relying on secure digital systems, as often the events are held where internet and digital access will not be available. We will minimise the use of paper to only what is required for the event/camp.

We will ensure

  1. Transfer of paper is secure, such as physical hand to hand transfer or registered post.
  2. Paper forms are securely destroyed after use.
  3. Secure destruction will be through a shredding machine or securely burned.
  4. Always keeping the paper records secure, especially when in transit, by using:
  1. A lockable car.
  2. A lockable filing cabinet if long term stored.
  1. If transferred to somebody, we will audit that they return them when the event is complete.


Sometimes we may nominate a member for national award, (such as Queens Scout or Duke of Edinburgh award) such nominations would require we provide contact details to the awarding organisation, this is most often done on paper via registered post.

Data Protection Lead

Our data protection lead can be contacted by email data@1st-canda.org.uk