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Privacy Statement

The Society for Liturgical Study (SLS) is the ‘Controller’ of the personal data you provide to us. The Officers of the Society act as the data processors.

1.        We collect personal data from Members of the Society for Liturgical Study, such as name, institutional details, address, telephone details, e-mail address(es) and special dietary and other requirements.

2.        The personal data we hold is processed by the Officers of the Society for Liturgical Study. If a booking is made to attend an Annual Conference, we will share basic personal data (such as name and special dietary requirements) with the conference venue.

3.        The personal data is used by the Society for Liturgical Study to circulate information about its core activities (conference, publications etc). If you wish to stop receiving these e-mails, please inform us by contacting

4.        The Society for Liturgical Study, on occasion, passes on to its Members news of non-Society events which may be of interest.  If you would like to stop receiving news of non-Society events, please inform us  by email to

5.        If you are a Member of the Society for Liturgical Study we will maintain a record of your information until you inform us that you no longer wish for us to hold your data.

6.        You have the following rights:

(a) The right to be informed: the Society for the Liturgical Study has an obligation to provide transparent ‘fair processing information’. This Privacy Notice meets this need, as it tells you how we use your personal data.

(b) The right of access. You have the right to obtain:         
    (i) confirmation that your data is being processed; and                                           
    (ii) access to your personal data. You can e-mail us to ask about what information we hold about you.

(c) The right to rectification. You are entitled to have personal data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete. If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect, you can e-mail us to ask for it to be corrected. If you would like your data to be corrected then please email us at

(d) The right to erasure. You may request the deletion or removal of your personal data from our database where there is no compelling reason for its continued processing. If you inform us that you want to exercise your ‘right to be forgotten’, we will only keep a basic record of the withdrawal.

(e) The right to restrict processing. You have a right to ‘block’ or suppress the processing of your personal data. When processing is restricted, Officers of the Society are permitted to store your personal data, but not further process it, to ensure that the restriction is respected in future.

(f) The right to object. You have the right to object to:     

     (i) processing based on legitimate interests;
    (ii) direct marketing (including profiling); and
    (iii) processing for purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.

7.         If you wish to complain about how we have handled your personal data, you can contact the Society’s Secretary and/or Treasurer, who will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or do not believe we are processing your personal data in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).

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