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Changes to the Data Protection Regulations effective from 25 May 2018

From the 25 May 2018, new Data Protection Regulations, known as the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), come into effect.

Looking after the personal information (known as “personal data”) that we hold for you and all members of the Schemes is very important to us as the Trustee of the Schemes. We hold certain personal data about Scheme members and, where applicable, their dependants and beneficiaries. The Trustee is the “data controller” for data protection purposes. Most of the information held about you and processed by the Trustee in running the Schemes will be personal data – in other words, because we hold information from which you as an individual can be identified, information we hold in respect of you will be subject to certain protections. Your personal data will generally be collected directly from you or from your employer whilst you are an employee member of the Schemes.

The Trustee has a legitimate interest in holding and processing the above information about you as it is needed for us to properly administer the Schemes and to calculate and pay benefits. To enable us to administer the Schemes, we share personal data with various third parties and professional advisers. We may also share personal data with the employer. Further information on this can be found in our full Data Protection Notice, which is available to view on the Data Protection page of the website.