Privacy Policy

Your membership of Poole u3a - a contractual relationship - allows us to maintain a computer database of the personal information you have supplied on your membership application form and the details of the classes you have chosen to attend. The database is stored securely and used for keeping you informed. about the programme of classes, events and activities that are offered, at local and national levels.

The database also allows us to produce mailing labels, class lists and accurate management statistics. It helps us to contact members rapidly, whether by post, telephone or email. Without it, effective communication with members is impossible. Only the Poole u3a office and some members of Poole u3a Committee will use the database.

The information held by us will only be shared with:
(i) Pu3a’s electronic-mailing company to facilitate email communication
(ii) the Third Age Trust (TAT), the national office to which all u3as are affiliated, which uses an external company to send you their publications ‘Third Age Matters’ and ‘Sources’
(iii) HMRC in the course of mandatory financial management (e.g. Gift Aid)
Other than that it will not be disclosed to any other third party.

Please also be advised that you can at any time (i) request a copy of the your data that we hold (ii) update your data that we hold; (iii) request that it be deleted or (iv) request that your data be not used for either bulk electronic-mailing or for the direct mailing of TAT magazines, by contacting Poole a3u Office on 01202 678113 or email [email protected].

Poole a3u website

: We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

The list below describe the cookies we use on this site and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Edge, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.).
Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are.
You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at
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If you have any queries about the website, please contact [email protected].

Updated: 29 Jul 23

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