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Data Protection and Privacy Rules

Last updated 9 March 2023

The Data Protection Act 2018

The Data Protection Act received Royal Assent on 23 May 2018.  It updates our data protection laws for the digital age and affects the way in which the LDWA keeps your personal information.  We have published a Data Protection and Privacy Policy  to help the LDWA to comply with the Act.

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify Users, including full names, date of birth, sex, email and postal address, telephone numbers, personal health details, photographs, purchases of goods and services and credit/debit card details.

The LDWA has a firm commitment to comply with The Data Protection Act and particularly with your rights under the legislation.  Specifically:

  • We will not sell or transfer personal information to any third party without your permission.
  • We will make all reasonable efforts to protect your privacy and to maintain the security of all personal information held by the LDWA centrally and by its Groups.
  • We will treat your personal information in accordance with our Data Protection and Privacy Policy and The Data Protection Act 2018.
  • No personal information will be stored, processed or published relating to minors under the age of 16 without the consent of a parent or guardian or of an officer of an educational establishment. 

Please be assured that your data is now more secure than at any time in the past. You need take no immediate action.  You can withdraw from receiving publications as well as from emails if you wish.  Whenever you attend a walk or other LDWA event you will be asked to give your consent to the use of your data to manage these events.  We obviously need some limited personal details to run the organisation and to offer you the service you expect but we undertake to handle this data securely.

Data Protection and Privacy Policy

Data Protection and Privacy User Guide

For more information or for clarification of our policy, please email the data manager at


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