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A) RCA SOCIETY (brief description) The Royal College of Art Society was established in 1982 after a change of name from OSARCA - the "Old Students Association of the 'Royal College of Art'" - (first established in 1912). The Society continues its role of serving the benefit of graduates and associates of the Royal College of Art by providing a professional and social network. We are a democratic voluntary membership organisation. The administration of the organisation is undertaken voluntarily by an elected management committee. An important service we provide is a website which contains news and a search database with comprehensive information of members details accessible to the professional world of art and design.

B) Privacy + Terms The Royal College of Art Society is committed to maintaining the privacy of all visitors to our website. Our privacy policy contains information about how we will use your personal data. By registering, taking out membership and/or making a donation on our website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy. With reference to the Data Protection Act the RCA Society manages the processing of your data (as determined by you) for professional purposes.

1.Information that we collect from you as a visitor to this website. When you use the RCA Society website, we may collect information about your computer, such as your IP address and/or browser which we will use for administration purposes and statistical analysis. This information will not usually identify you personally. We do this by placing a 'cookie', which is a small file, on your computers hard disk. 'Cookies' are used for several reasons: to recognise you whenever you visit this website, to speed up access to this website (so you do not have to log on each time), to store your personal preferences, to build a profile about you, to better target our marketing and advertising campaigns. The vast majority of web browsers accept cookies. However, you can change your browser settings so that cookies are not accepted. If you do this, you may lose some of the functionality of this website.

2.Information we collect from you when you make a donation using this website. If you would like to make a substantial donation or pledge, we would prefer if you contact us directly.

3. Keeping your data Secure We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

4.Accessing and Updating You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us. We are entitled by law to charge non-members a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with the details of the information we hold about you.

5.Changes to our Privacy Policy Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the website and, where appropriate, through email notification.

6.Our Contact Details All comments, queries and requests relating to the use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to info@rcasociety.net

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