RAF Police Association Privacy Policy


The Royal Air Force Police Association is committed to protect the privacy of individuals who visit the website and who make use of the on-line facilities.

This privacy policy reflects the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations effective from the 25 May 2018 by providing members of the RAF Police Association, visitors to this site and customers of the on-line shop greater transparency of how personal information is used by the Association and the your rights under the GDPR.

The RAF Police Association does not require or process Sensitive Personal Information

The policy is accessible via a link at the bottom of each web page.

Data Controller

The RAF Police Association is the Data Controller of  your personal information and is contactable using the email address dpo@rafpassociation.com.

Information collected and purpose

When you visit our website the following information will automatically be processed solely for the use of the Association:

  • The requested web page or download;
  • Whether the request was successful or not;
  • The date and time when you accessed the site;
  • The Internet address of the web site or the domain name of the computer from which you accessed the site;
  • The operating system of the machine running your web browser and the type and version of your web browser.


Cookies are small pieces of data that the site transfers to the user’s computer hard drive when the user visits the website. Our website uses only session cookies which are erased when the user closes the Web browser. The session cookie is stored in temporary memory and is not retained after the browser is closed. Session cookies do not collect information from the user’s computer. They will typically store information in the form of a session identification that does not personally identify the user.

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

Personal data provided by the data subject

When using this website you will be required to provide your personal data for the purposes of:

  • Applying for membership of the Association
  • Purchasing items from the RAFPA Shop,
  • Renewing Annual Membership
  • Paying for event refreshments.
  • Updating Membership Details

The following personal data is considered ‘sensitive’ and is subject to specific processing conditions:

  • personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • trade-union membership;
  • genetic data, biometric data processed solely to identify a human being;
  • health-related data;
  • data concerning a person’s sex life or sexual orientation.

The RAF Police Association does not require, process or retain ‘Sensitive Personal Data’  

Your rights as data subject

As an individual you may exercise your right to access the data held about you by the Royal Air Force Police Association.  Members of the Association are able to correct their on-line profile by visiting the Member Section of the website

Although all reasonable efforts will be made to keep your information updated, you are kindly requested to inform the Association Membership Secretary of any change referring to the personal data held by the Association.

In any case if you consider that certain information about you is inaccurate, you may request rectification of such data. You also have the right to request the blocking or erasure of data which has been processed unlawfully.

Links to other Web Sites

To give you a better service our site can connect you with a number of links to other local and international organisations and agencies. When connecting to such other websites you will no longer be subject to this policy but to the privacy policy of the new site.

Transaction Security Policy

This site uses Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to ensure secure transmission of your personal data when making purchases. You should be able to see the padlock symbol in the status bar on the bottom right hand corner of the browser window. The URL address will also start with https:// depicting a secure webpage. SSL applies encryption between two points such as your PC and the connecting server. Any data transmitted during the session will be encrypted or scrambled and then decrypted or unscrambled at the receiving end. This will ascertain that data cannot be read during transmission.

The Association  DO NOT take payments on the site.  The Association uses a PayPal as a 3rd party payment provider.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If there are any changes to this privacy policy, we will replace this page with an updated version. It is therefore in your own interest to check the “Privacy Policy” page any time you access our web site so as to be aware of any changes which may occur from time to time.


Any comments or suggestions that you may have and which may contribute to a better quality of service will be welcome and greatly appreciated.