Your Rights


The General Data Protection Regulation gives you certain rights that we need to tell you about. The rights you have depend on our reason for processing your data.

The right to complain works slightly differently to the rest of your rights, so the information contained in the next two paragraphs is not relevant to it. Please refer to the section on your right to complain for more details on this right.

We normally won't charge if you choose to exercise any of your rights. The law allows us to charge a fee in certain circumstances, such as if your request is "manifestly unfounded or excessive". We will judge these on a case-by-case basis, and the fee would only cover our costs when complying with your request.

You can exercise any of your rights by contacting flatearth@yusu.org. Once you send an email, we'll have one month to reply to your request.

Your right of access

You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. You always have this right, but there are some exemptions which means you might not receive all of the data we're processing about you. You can read more about your right of access here.

Your right to rectification

You have the right to request that we correct or complete data you think is incorrect or incomplete. You always have this right. You can read more about your right to rectification here.

Your right to erasure

You have the right to request that we erase your personal data. However, you don't always have this right. You can read more about your right to erasure here.

Your right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data. However, you don't always have this right. You can read more about your right to restriction of processing here.

Your right to object to processing

You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data. However, you don't always have this right—it only applies if we're processing your data because of a public task we're carrying out or because of our legitimate interests. You can read more about your right to object to processing here.

Your right to data portability

You have the right to ask that we transfer the data you have given us to another organisation, or give it to you.

However, you don't always have this right. Firstly, it only applies to data that you've given directly to us, rather than data we've received from other organisations.

Secondly, it only applies if we're processing your data because:

  • you consented to it,
  • if we're processing your data to perform a contract we've entered into with you and where we're using automated processing, or
  • if we're talking about entering into such a contract.

You can read more about your right to data portability here.

Your right to complain

If you have any questions or worries about how we're processing your data, please contact us first at flatearth@yusu.org.

If you're not happy with our response (or, for example, we didn't respond to you), you can complain to your local supervisory authority about how we process your personal data. In the United Kingdom (where we are located), you can make this complaint to the ICO.

You can read more about your right to complain here.