How is your information is used
Who is collecting the data?
The APA(A) collects the data and it is normally controlled and processed by the officer designated as the treasurer. The Chairman and Secretary may also access the data if there is a business need to do so, on occasion.
What data is being collected?
We store your name, email address, contact number and place of work
as well as when you have paid a fee to the association for example for conferences or membership to the association. We ask for you place of work, so we can track the spread of the PA(A) role in the UK.
What is the legal basis for processing the data?
We use your data with your consent. When you join the Association, you are agreeing to it collecting and storing the details listed in ‘What data is being collected’.
Will the data be shared with any third parties?
We will not share your name, email address or contact number with any third party without your explicit consent. We may share the name of your place of work to interested parties and in any promotional material. Interested parties may include the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Health Education England, the Department of Health and Social Care and Trusts/individuals interested in training PA(A)s
How will the information be used?
Your information will be used to further the aims of the Association, primarily the promotion of the PA(A) role and goal to work towards regulation of PA(A)s. This may mean sharing of employer names.
We will use your email address as the Associations main method of contacting you. We will use it to inform you of important developments regarding PA(A)s, when we need your feedback, to inform you of activities of the Association.
How long will the data be stored for?
We may store your details for up to 6 years from your last payment with the association. We will ask for your confirmation (via email) if we wish to extend this time so that we may continue to contact PA(A)s who are not members of the Association.
What rights does the data subject have?
You have the right to request any data we hold about you. You can ask for this to be deleted or amended if incorrect at any time. You can do this by using the contact form or email address at the bottom of this page.
How can the data subject raise a complaint?
You can raise a complaint directly with the Association’s Chairman who will investigate any complaint regarding your data, this may include discussion with the data controller and/or the committee. The outcome of the complaint will be fed back to the complainant.
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