GDPR: information and guidance
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU legal framework which will come into operation on 25 May 2018 and introduces additional regulations for all organisations that process (collect, manage and use) personal data.
Below you will find information, guidance and resources you and your scheme will need to comply with the GDPR. If you have any questions, please ensure you read the FAQs below in the first instance. If you still have queries then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Legal note on Walking for Health GDPR compliance
This note provides information and guidance on how the Ramblers and local schemes need to work together for GDPR compliance and explains further about what GDPR means and what actions need to be taken by them as data controllers. It is provided by Ramblers to assist local groups but it is not legal advice and local groups should seek their own advice on any issues which they remain unclear about or which they have concerns about.
Walker Registration Form
We have made changes to the walker registration form in order to comply with the GDPR. Please familiarise yourself with the new form and guidance on how to use it.
New walker registration form - editable PDF versions:
New walker registration form - editable Microsoft Word versions:
Instructions for volunteers:
Click here to take a test version of the new health survey (please note this is not the final version). We will circulate a live link for volunteer use by 25th May to scheme coordinators.
Data sharing agreement
In order to ensure the lawfulness under GDPR of all data sharing, a data sharing agreement has been produced for the Ramblers and all local schemes that use the Ramblers Walking for Health database to sign.
Consent from walkers
Under GDPR, you are responsible for the way that your walkers’ data is collected, processed and maintained, and so you need to think about whether you have the correct permissions to continue to contact your walkers in the same way, or if you need to ask them to re-consent to you using their information.
GDPR: Managing personal data template
This template outlines common scheme activities and how related personal data should be managed.
Download the consent form for publishing volunteer details:
If you have queries about GDPR, please ensure you read through the FAQs below before getting in touch with us. Please note that these will be updated occasionally.