What are we all about?
We are a group of Cocker and English Springer Spaniel owners and lovers who have become increasingly concerned by the number of these wonderful dogs being offered for sale or even worse, free to a good home, on internet selling sites. Our aim is to advise owners of the dangers of this, help and advise owners who genuinely have to re home their dogs of better alternatives, encourage people to relinquish to rescue and take into our care any dogs whose welfare we are concerned about.
In October 2016, we became a UK Registered Charity here for the benefit of the public to relieve the suffering of dogs namely but not exclusively spaniels, who are abandoned, stray or otherwise in need of care and attention. We provide and assist in the provision of rescuing, rehoming and fostering of these dogs and treat and care for them where necessary.
When we see a ‘free to a good home’ dog advertisement, as well as any that are £150 or less, we will email, message or call and offer to help by taking the dog in to be fostered and subsequently adopted. Some people don’t reply, some people can be a little bit rude, but there are some who are simply grateful for the help and advice and it is these that make it all worth while.
So who are we?
From left to right: Nicola, Janice, Julie, Sheila, Allison, Maxine, Carol and Joanne.
Mair, Maxine, Hayley, Louise, Jane, Chloe, Maria, Debbie, Heidi & Maxien the others are coming shortly just a bit slow with their photos!
Spaniel Aid UK
This explains how and why we acquire and use your personal information in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).We may collect information about you:
•as part of your application to volunteer, foster or surrender dogs and for the purposes of managing your agreement
•from you, from public records, vets, pet ID databases, animal charity/welfare organisations and from other third parties with your consent
•this may include your name, address, date of birth, contact details, and your agreement history
We use your information to:
•communicate with you by telephone, email, SMS, private social media platforms, or post using the contact details you have provided
•rehome your dog
•manage your account and agreement
We may use your data for the above purposes to fulfil our legitimate interest of managing our agreement with you and where otherwise required to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations and where permitted by the GDPR. If you do not provide us with your personal information we will not be able to process your application.
We may also use your information for other purposes.
We may share your information with:
•third parties to which we transfer, charge or assign your agreement or which provide services for us
•vets, pet ID databases, animal charity’s/welfare organisations
•our volunteers (who will be trained to follow our GDPR policy to protect your data)
•law enforcement agencies or regulatory bodies where we are required to do so by law
We store your information:
•within the European Economic Area (EEA)
•if we transfer data outside the EEA we will ensure that before we do so, there is adequate protection in place to ensure the security of your data.
We keep your information:
•for as long as it is needed to manage your account and for a maximum of six years unless a longer period is required by law
You have the right to:
•access the information we hold about you
•ask us to make any changes to your information to make sure it is accurate and up to date
•ask us to stop or limit our use of or to delete your information (we are not obliged to do this in relation to information we need as part of our contractual relationship)
•receive your information in a format that suits you
•transfer your information to a third party
If you have question, want to exercise your rights or make a complaint, please contact us.
You also have the right to complain about the use of your personal data to the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. www.ico.org.uk.
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