Emails and Data Protection
Edgware & District Reform Synagogue endeavours to keep its members, friends and other contacts up to date with information about activities, events and other important information. However, it is aware of its legal obligations under the data protection act as well as acceptable usage of emails and the internet.
In order to keep control of synagogue expenses, EDRS is trying to reduce costs especially that of stationery and postage that appears to be ever increasing and therefore is making more use of email for general and specific communications.
Many organisations are now using email and the internet to keep people informed by regular, general and focused emails.
A number of other communications do and will be sent out by email instead of the regular postal service. Some of these communications are for information only and you do have the right to "unsubscribe" to these.
Communications for information only
- Regular eNewsletter
- New Options Social Group
- Odessa community twinning
- All Things Jewish (Adult Education)
- Israel Group
- Services and Festivals
- Torah Breakfast
- Religion School
- Youth Club
UNSUBSCRIBE as a subject line on its own or an email that just says that you don't wish to receive emails from EDRS will have no effect as it will be unclear.
Formal and legal communications
From time to time EDRS is required to communicate with its members notifying of certain formal information. These matters will not be restricted by any unsubscribe option. These areas may include (but not exclusively):
- Notification of AGM or EGM (members only)
- Term dates and time (focussed distribution only)
- Other important or legal announcements required by the Charities Act
- Communications one-to-one; ie not a distribution list
If you are a member of EDRS, your details are maintained on our membership database. It is very useful and important that we do have your email address just as we have you postal address and telephone details. Under the Data Protection Act, we are obliged to advise you that your details will be retained on our computer system for the purposes of maintaining these member records or focused distribution lists.