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Data Protection

Data Protection

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is operated by the Forestry Commission and East Dorset District Council. 

Within the park there are following private operators:

  • Signature Catering Group Ltd: – Operate the Visitor Centre café
  • Narogauge Ltd: – Operate the Moors Valley Railway
  • Mack Trading Ltd: – Operate the golf course
  • Moors Valley Trading: – Operate the ice cream kiosk
  • Adventure Forests Ltd: – Operate the Go Ape activities

Each operator will comply with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and have their own procedures for holding personal data.

For all activities run by East Dorset District Council, storage of personal data will follow the policy of East Dorset District Council and will comply with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018. These activities include: Event bookings, Car park season tickets, CCTV monitoring, Incident forms (occurring on EDDC land) and Marketing contacts.

Key elements

  • We will never transfer personal data to another organisation
  • We will not ask for more details than is necessary
  • We will always ask your permission to use your contact details for our own marketing purposes
  • Any data stored will be necessary, will conform to the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 and be stored securely
  • We will not keep your data longer than is necessary and it will follow an agreed disposal procedure
  • All staff will receive data protection training

Key data storage and retention information

  • Paper forms are held for the minimum time in a secure area before they are either scanned to a secure remote server and disposed of or directly disposed of without scanning.
  • All paper forms are disposed of through a confidential waste disposal scheme.
  • No data is held on personal computers.
  • East Dorset District Council’s computer network complies with the Public Services Network (PSN) security standard.

Key data disposal information

  • Season ticket data – Paper forms deleted within one month of purchase. Data stored on server will be deleted two months after the expiry date of the season ticket
  • First aid forms – All paper forms are digitalised within 1 week and stored on a secure server and kept for 6 years for adults or until the date of the 21st birthday for a child. All original paper copies are disposed of after 1 week
  • E-newsletters – Email addresses are stored on a secure remote server. Recipients are able to unsubscribe at any time.
  • Gladstone booking system – Members will be deleted after 3 years after the last know booking or subscription made
  • CCTV footage will be over-written within 30 days

Requests for information

If you would like to know what information we hold about you or would like data removed please go to the Dorset for You website and complete a Subject Access Request or GDPR individual rights form.