Privacy Statement

About us

Sheffield Beekeepers’ Association (SBKA) is a Charitable Incorporated
Organisation registered in England & Wales, No. 1174443.

What data we will collect


In becoming a member of SBKA, SBKA will collect store and process the
following information about you: your name, British Beekeepers
Association (BBKA) Number (if known), email address, postal address,
telephone number(s), names of any other  BBKA affiliated clubs that
you are a member of.

Newsletter subscribers

We collect, store and process the email address and name of anyone
subscribing to the SBKA newsletter.

Training & Hands-on Sessions

Trainees on our courses

We collect your name, email address, postal address, telephone
number(s), name of beekeeping association or organisation of which you
are a member, the name & contact number of someone we can contact in
an emergency

Hands-on session participants

We collect your name, email address, telephone number(s), the name &
contact number of someone we can contact in an emergency

Why we will collect it

We will collect and process your data for the purposes of registering
you as a member of SBKA or to provide you with the SBKA newsletter. We
will process it on the basis of legitimate interests. The legitimate
interests are the interests of registering you as a member and to
administer the needs of  association beekeepers.

We will collect and process your data if you register for one of our
training courses for the purposes of communicating with you with
regard to the course in question and to notify you of other courses
which my be relevant to you. We will use the name and contact number
of your named emergency contact to notify them if you become ill
during a training session and are unable to contact them yourself.

How long we will keep it

We will retain your data for as long as you are registered with us and
will then delete your information as follows: Data will be kept for 6
years as we are required to keep records when we claim gift aid.
Beyond this time we keep only name and postal address data as an
archive for historical and statistical interest.

If we have collected your data because you registered for a training
course or attended a hands-on session, we will delete the name and
contact number of your emergency contact within one calendar month of
the end of the course or session in question. We will retain your name
and email address in order to inform you of events relevant to the one
you attended if you request this.

Your rights

You have the following rights under data protection legislation:

to access a copy of the information comprised in your personal data;
to object to processing of your personal data that is likely to cause
damage or distress;
to prevent processing for direct marketing;
to object to decisions being taken by automated means;
to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed;
to claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of data
protection legislation.
To request that we “forget you”. We will comply with such a request
and erase all your data up to a limit dictated by any legal obligation
or need we may have to retain some of your data.

Sharing your data

We may share your data with partners such as the BBKA, the National
Bee Unit and subscription magazines such as Beecraft if you have given
us permission. We will not transfer your data to any other third
parties without obtaining your consent.

If you have registered for training then external trainers may also
have access to data if required for the training program.


If you have any concerns or complaints in relation to how SBKA
collects and/or processes your personal data, you should contact the
membership secretary in the first instance or alternatively, any other
committee member. If you are dissatisfied with how your
concern/complaint is dealt with by SBKA, you have  the right to report
your concern or complaint to the Information Commissioners Office