Please read the below Privacy Notice. If you would like a copy for your records, you can download the Privacy Notice here.

GDPR – Privacy Notice Family Dog

The purpose of this Notice

This notice explains how Dogs for Good (the “Charity”), will collect and use your personal data.  “Personal data” means any information which can be used to identify you as an individual.

The Charity has appointed a Data Protection Officer, and her contact details are as below:

Donna Cook, Data Protection Officer at [email protected] or you can write to her using the postal address of:

Dogs for Good
The Frances Hay Centre
Blacklocks Hill
OX17 2BS

The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation require us to provide you with the information below.

If you have any questions concerning our collection or use of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer in the first instance 

The reason you have received this notice

You are either applying to attend a Family Dog workshop, or have already attended a Family Dog workshop, or have expressed an interest in a Family Dog workshop.

If you are applying to attend a Family Dog workshop, we need to collect personal data from you to enable us to respond to your request, and to decide whether we are able to help you in the way you have asked.

If you have already attended a Family Dog workshop and wish to continue to access to our aftercare service, we need to collect personal data so that we can continue to support you and your dog.

No obligation to provide personal data

If you are making an application to attend a Family Dog workshop, you are not under any obligation to provide us with personal data.

However, should you decide that you prefer not to provide us with the personal data we request, we may not be able to provide access to the Family Dog workshop.

The categories of personal data we may obtain and use

Most of the information we will collect and use will be directly provided by you, and you will therefore be aware what it is.

Examples of other categories of information which may be obtained from third parties, may include:

  • Title
  • Name
  • Contact number
  • E-mail
  • Child’s name and date of birth
  • Dog’s name and date of birth
  • If you have any special requirements for the workshop

The purposes for which we may use personal data

As a Charity bringing dogs and people together to help overcome challenges, enrich and improve the lives of both, we need to keep and process information about you and / or your child to pursue the legitimate interests of the Charity and for the proper provision of Family Dog workshops.

Examples of these legitimate interests are:

  • to give you and / or your child information about relevant services which we provide
  • to enable you to make an enquiry or express an interest in one of our services
  • to receive and process your and / or your child’s application to attend a Family Dog workshop
  • to follow on aftercare support
  • for administrative purposes

We will not use your data in a way which adversely affects your interests.

The legal basis we will rely on when using your data

Of the permitted legal reasons for “processing” (meaning “using”) your personal data, the following are the ones most likely to be relevant:

  • The legitimate interests of the Charity
  • A contract or proposed contractual relationship with you
  • Express consent
  • A legal obligation of the Charity.

The legitimate interests of the Charity

It will be in the legitimate interests of the Charity to use personal data for a purpose for which it was supplied, and any related purpose which in furtherance of the Charity’s objects.  Examples are given above.

A contract of proposed contractual relationship with you

Use of personal data is permitted where it is for the purpose of performing a contract or anticipated contract.

Express consent

Personal data can be used when we have your express consent to use it.

We will not process externally or share with others (except in a medical or other such emergency) any sensitive personal data without your prior consent. Examples of sensitive personal data are:

  • medical and biometric data
  • sexual orientation
  • information relating to your racial or ethnic origin
  • political opinions
  • religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Trade Union membership

Where your consent to processing data is relied on, you can withdraw it whenever you wish.

A legal obligation of the Charity

Sources of personal data

Much of the information we hold will have been provided by you.

Sharing personal data with others

Other than as mentioned below, we will only disclose information about you to third parties if we are legally obliged to do so, or where we need to do so to provide you with access to a Family Dog workshop.

This may include providing: your name and address to other service providers and venue management that require attendee’s names as part of their site security protocols.

Your rights regarding your personal data

Right to withdraw consent

Where the Charity is relying on your consent for its use of personal data, you may withdraw that consent at any time.

Additional rights

Please note that the following do not apply in all circumstances and that if you tell us that you wish to use any of them, we’ll tell you at that time whether they apply or not:

  • to be informed about the processing of your personal data
  • to have inaccurate data corrected
  • to have incomplete personal data completed
  • to restrict processing
  • to have personal data erased
  • to request access to your data
  • to move, copy or transfer to another organisation, your personal data
  • certain rights related to automated decision making (if and when applicable)


  • the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you consider that we have not adequately dealt with a request or complaint at Please also note the contact details of our Data Protection Officer on page 1 who should be contacted in the first instance.

Retention and storage of personal data

Your personal data will initially be stored securely within a password protected spreadsheet located on a secure terminal server.  Should you be unsuccessful in applying to attend a Family Dog workshop, or if the application is withdrawn, your personal data will be retained for a further period of three months before being destroyed.