General Data Protection Regulations: MBNC Privacy Notice

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when MBNC collects personal information.

We may change this notice by updating this page. You should check from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This notice is effective from 25/05/18.


MBNC is committed to process any personal information it holds only in ways that are fair, transparent and meet its legal obligations, in other words, in accordance with the Data Protection Act and its successor the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

MBNC will take particular care over email addresses which in addition to the GDPR are subject to the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR).

Data protection principles

The legislation sets out various data protection principles. These include that personal information is:

  • used fairly and lawfully
  • used for limited, specifically stated purposes
  • used in a way that is adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • accurate
  • kept for no longer than is absolutely necessary
  • kept safe and secure
  • not transferred outside the European Economic Area without adequate protection

Your rights

The legislation conveys various individual rights. These include the following:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erase
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.

The sections towards the end of this Privacy Notice let you know how you can exercise your rights.

You can read more about your rights at

Information MBNC processes

The following sections describe the information that MBNC collects and how it is processed. The sections are split according to the type of information.

Legal basis for processing

The legislation requires that there is a clear legal basis for processing personal information. In general, MBNC relies on the individual’s consent in order to process their data. Where there are exceptions such as a legal obligation, contractual agreement or MBNC’s legitimate interest, they will be noted below.

Please note that if consent is withdrawn the level of service that we can offer might be severely curtailed.


We collect contact and membership details in order to provide membership services.

That includes, but is not limited to, the administration of joining and renewals, distribution of publications, organising events

E-news items

With consent we email items of news that we believe will be of interest to our members.

Email addresses

If an email address is provided we assume consent to use it for administrative purposes of membership (e.g. notification of membership renewal, notification of AGM, etc.).

We will not use it to send you marketing items without your explicit consent.

British Naturism

If you are member of BN, as part of administering your membership we may share your membership details, and contact details with them.

Data Retention

Once a member lapses, we retain sufficient information to identify the previous member if the member re-joins. MBNC relies on legitimate interest as the legal basis for retaining this information.

Silverglades visitors

We require members and guests to sign in when visiting Silverglades. We collect names and the dates of visits in order to monitor use of the site and for insurance purposes. Full names are not necessary, instead initials or part names are acceptable (e.g. “Joe B.” or “JB” for Joe Bloggs.

Website visitors

When someone visits our websites ( ,,  etc), we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone.


There are various forms on the website used to collect information. That information is only used for the stated purposes which are described in the relevant sections of this Privacy Notice.

Links to other websites

This Privacy Notice does not cover the links within this site linking to other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Suppliers / 3rd parties

Use of data processors

Data processors are third parties who provide services for us. They cannot legally do anything with your personal information unless we have instructed them to do it. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct. The following is a list of our main data processors. There may be others from time to time.


When sending letters or publications we will share your postal address with the delivery service (Normally Royal Mail).

Website hosting

We use third party services, WordPress  and Easily to host our websites. They are contractually obliged to treat any information on our private website as confidential and only use such information for the purpose of providing MBNC with web hosting.


In the event of a claim we will share your membership details, contact details and insurance status with our insurance company, currently Pen Underwriting Limited.

International Data Transfers

Your personal information will be stored in the EU and in accordance with the GDPR.

The GDPR applies to EU residents. If we share personal information of EU residents with suppliers or 3rd parties outside of the EU we will ensure that they meet the requirements of the GDPR.

We are committed to complying with the data regulations of non-EU residents according to their jurisdiction.

Data Security

MBNC shall implement technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised access, loss or misuse. [note: to be completed]

Complaints or queries

MBNC tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.

This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of MBNC’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the address below.

Confidentiality will be preserved during the investigation of a complaint to safeguard the interests of everyone concerned unless disclosure is necessary to progress the complaint.

If you want to make a complaint about the way we have processed your personal information, please contact us (see below).

Access to personal information

MBNC tries to be as open as it can be in terms of giving people access to their personal information. Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by asking. This is formally known as a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it
  • tell you why we are holding it
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form

To make a request to the MBNC for any personal information we may hold you see below.

If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.

If we do hold information about you, you can ask us to correct any mistakes.

Disclosure of personal information

Except as described in this Privacy Notice we will not disclose personal data without consent.

Legal Obligation

We may disclose your information to governmental agencies or entities, regulatory authorities, or other persons in line with any applicable law, regulations, court order or official request.

How to contact us

Email the Secretary at or

Please note: MBNC does not have a postal address for correspondence. Please use email or see the contact page

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