Privacy Policy

GDPR – We are committed to ensuring your personal information is protected


This privacy notice describes how the RSCM, the data controller, collects, uses and protects information relating to various groups.

How we collect your information

The information we hold about you comes from the way you engage with us, such as:

Privacy Notice – Members and Friends
Privacy Notice – Staff and Volunteers
Privacy Notice – Donors
Privacy Notice – Education
Privacy Notice – Customers (Music Direct)
Privacy Notice – Newsletters

However, sometimes we will collect your information during the course of our normal business or from correspondence with you.

The type of information we hold

The information we may require from you could include name, address, contact telephone numbers and email address.

How we use your information

We process your personal data for the legitimate business interest of corresponding with you and providing you the necessary information to support the work of the RSCM.

Who we will share your information with

Our suppliers who manage some of our IT and web services.

Storing your information

Your personal information will be stored in paper files and on systems owned or operated by RSCM and will only be stored inside the European Economic Area (EEA), or a country approved by the EU.


We will retain your personal information in accordance with legal and regulatory requirements which can be found in the retention schedule of our Privacy Policy.

How you can access your information

You have the right to request access to the information we hold about you.  To make a request for your personal information, please contact

Your Rights

You have the right to:

  • •  object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress;
  • •  have inaccurate personal data rectified;
  • •  request your information to be deleted or destroyed and if we can we will but sometimes we must maintain some records for legal reasons.

If you are not happy how we are using your information or how we have responded to your request, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at

How we will tell you about future changes to this privacy notice

Any changes we make to our privacy notice will be put on our website.  Please check for updates from time to time so you are always fully aware of what information is collected and how it is used.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or concerns about our use of your personal information, please email

Social Media Policy

This document describes our policy regarding the use of social media at the Royal School of Church Music, RSCM, and how this can be done safely and effectively.

You can view our Social Media Policy here RSCM Social Media Policy 2018