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GDPR and Fife Contemporary

Five weeks today the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force, replacing the 1998 Data Protection Act. There must now be very few people who haven’t at least noticed that something is about to happen as far as data protection is concerned, even if they’re unsure of the specifics! If you’ve ever signed up to a mailing list, you’re likely to have been receiving requests to rejoin them before 25 May.

Fife Contemporary is no different.  As a small arts charity, we have been busy auditing the various types of personal data we currently hold and sending out emails to our mailing lists, requesting recipients to opt back in or face deletion by 25 May. In fact, though it may have sounded a daunting prospect at the start, it’s been a very useful undertaking for us.  It’s too easy to hang onto information that you just don’t need and altogether, this has been (and will continue to be for some time probably!) a ‘cleansing’ experience!

We’re not a health service; we don’t hold sensitive information about hundreds of thousands of individuals; so what we’re doing is fairly straightforward (and no doubt being repeated across the country by other similar organisations).  But the fact is plain: if you want to continue receiving the information we send out – news and opportunities specially selected from a variety of sources for visual and craft artists, our programme news, invites to our exhibitions and events including artists’ CPD events – you need to opt back into our mailing list, because the existing lists really will all be deleted by Friday 25 May. And if you’re not already on our mailing list, but would like to be, just click one of these links too and sign up!

Click the link above or below to opt back in – we operate a double opt-in scheme, so you’ll get an email asking for your confirmation.  Look forward to seeing you on the other side!!



2 thoughts on “GDPR and Fife Contemporary

  1. You don’t need to go to the extreme of deleting your mailing list. I already gave you consent by subscribing in the first place. I’m experiencing GDPR fatigue because I’m constantly getting this kind of request from companies and organisations that I have already given my consent to.

  2. As a follow up comment. I followed your link to re-subscribe and got an error message saying that I was already subscribed. So instead of asking people to resubscribe you should be offering them the opportunity to update and check their preferences, if you’ve changed how your sign up works. If you’ve not changed anything about that there’s no need to do anything.

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