Related pages: Data safety
The safety of personal information is explained here on our Data Safety pages. The safeguarding responsibilities that BYM has both at its meetings and at events and activities are covered on our Meeting safety page.
Data protection for meetings
Advice on data protection and information is given in Data Safety and Information Security Guidance Notes for Meetings (updated in November 2008) [PDF: 114kb - new window].
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There is also an Information Sheet on the contact database (updated October 2008) [PDF: 46kb - new window] explaining how personal information on the database is used.
Paper copies of these documents are also available from Quaker Communications - please email email@example.com for more information.
Britain Yearly Meeting publish the Book of Meetings annually. Contact details published in the Book of Meetings are considered public information, Yearly Meeting staff may give these to an enquirer without asking for further permission.
Area meetings which have registered with the Charity Commission need to make their own arrangements to comply with the Data Protection Act for themselves and their constituent Local meetings. We have information on the options available for Area meetings and the process of notifying the Information Commissioners Office to register under the Data Protection Act.