Privacy notice for Devon Association of Primary Headteachers (DAPH) and the Devon Association of Secondary Headteachers (DASH)

Who is collecting and using your personal data?

DAPH and DASH will act as a ‘data controllers’ for any personal data you supply to us.  As such, we will ensure that the data give us is processed in line with our organisation’s data protection policies which are currently aligned to those of Devon County Council.  Any personal data you supply to us will processed in line with your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations.

Why are we processing your personal data?

Your personal information is used by DAPH or DASH to administer your membership and to keep you updated with the latest news from DAPH, DASH, Devon County Council and the wider education sector.

The lawful grounds we rely upon for processing your personal data is regulation 6(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulations.

Who will we share your personal data with?

Your contact information may be shared with Devon County Council to ensure that you continue to receive communications updates from the Council’s Head of Education and Learning.  We will not share any other personal data with third party organisations without your consent unless we are required to do so by law.

How long will we hold your personal data?

We will retain your personal data for six years from the date that we become aware that you have ceased being a member of DAPH.

Exercising your rights

Under the Data Protection Act 2018 and the EU General Data Protection Regulations you have the following rights:

  • The right of access to your own personal data.
  • The right to request rectification or deletion of your personal data.
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to request a copy of the information you provide us in machine readable format.
  • The right to withdraw your consent to any processing that is solely reliant upon your consent.

Should you wish to exercise any of your rights, you should contact the Data Protection Officer.

Your right to complain

If you wish to complain about the way that your personal data has been handled, you should write to the Data Protection Officer and clearly outline your case.  Your complaint will then be investigated in accordance with the Council’s customer feedback procedure. If you remain dissatisfied with the way your personal data has been handled, you may refer the matter to the Information Commissioner’s Office whose contact details are below:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane


Changes to how we may process your personal data during the COVID-19 crisis

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it may be necessary for Devon County Council to change the way that we process your personal data, to ensure we can protect public health and deliver essential services to you and the public during this crisis. For more information read our COVID-19 privacy notice.