Privacy Policy


From 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires  organisations holding your personal data to follow more rigid rules on privacy and security, giving you the right to have better control over the way your personal details are processed by the Solent Protection Society (SPS).

The personal data held by SPS is limited to contact details, including name, address, email address and telephone number, plus defined data, relating to subscription amounts and membership renewal dates. We believe that you would expect, as members, to receive your regular newsletters and invitations to events.  Under the new regulations, our use of your personal data represents what is termed our ‘legitimate interest’ and we do not need your formal consent to continue to contact you.

Please be assured that we take our responsibility for your personal data very seriously. We will only contact you about the business of the Society and we will never pass your personal information to other organisations without your consent.  Should you decide in future that you do not wish to receive communications from us, we are committed under the GDPR to respect your privacy and to amend your preferences on our records on request.


Further detail on our data protection policy can be found in the SPS Privacy Notice . This link will open in a new tab in your browser.


The SPS website cookie policy can be found at this link.


If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.