Data Privacy and Protection Policy

Holocaust Learning UK Data Privacy & Protection Policy

Holocaust Learning UK aims to be as clear as possible about how and why we use information about you so that you can be confident that your privacy is protected. This policy describes the information that Holocaust Learning UK collects about you. This information includes personal data as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016 (and the Data Protection Regulations 2018).

The policy tells you how we manage and protect your information, when you register yourself, and/or your school/college/company/organisation to participate in our activities (including online, such as viewing of our film), when you contact us and when we contact you, and when you volunteer to help at our activities. We collect this information in accordance with all laws concerning the protection of personal data, including the Data Protection Act 1998 and the GDPR 2016.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office and our data protection officer is our Chair, Susan Krasner.

If you have any queries about this policy, please contact the Chair of Holocaust Learning UK. If you are not satisfied with the answers from the Chair, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):

1. Why do we need to collect your personal data?

We need to collect your personal information so that we know who you are, so that we can communicate with you personally and directly in any matter pertinent to Holocaust Learning UK activities. Legally we have a legitimate interest in so doing.

2. What personal data do we collect and when do we collect it?

In order for you to participate as a volunteer in our activities, to register yourself and/or your school/college/company/organisation for participation in our activities, including online such as viewing our film, we need to collect the following information about you:

Your name

Your email address, postal address and phone number(s)

3. How do we use the information that we collect?

We use the data we collect from you in the following ways:

Schools /college teachers /staff and those who represent a company/organisation:

  • To communicate with you about your school/college/company/organisation’s current and future registrations for our activities we may use your email address, your postal address and your telephone number(s).
  • On the day of any in person activities, we may contact you by mobile phone or by email.
  • To request feedback regarding your school’s participation in our activities, we will contact you by email.

Holocaust Learning UK Volunteers:

  • To communicate with you about our activities and training for activities, we use your email address and telephone number.
  • To request your feedback after you have participated as a volunteer in our activities, we will contact you by email.

4. Where do we keep the information we collect?

We keep the information we collect as follows:

  • All data is stored on secure cloud storage and on password protected computer storage. Data can only be accessed by Holocaust Learning UK committee members, Holocaust Learning UK trustees, Holocaust Learning UK team members and contractors.
  • Holocaust Learning UK does not share or give access to your data to any other organisations.

5. How long do we keep information?

We keep your contact information from year to year in order to inform you / your school/college/company/organisation about our activities, or to invite you to volunteer to help in our activities.

You can withdraw from this list of emails / phone numbers at any time. To withdraw from our email / phone / address list please email us at

6. How can I see the information you have about me?

You can request a copy of the information we store about you at any time. This will always be provided.

This policy will be reviewed annually or in response to changes in legislation and/or government guidance.

Holocaust Learning UK Committee, July 2023