Privacy Policy


The Eastern Africa Association Privacy Policy

Updated: May 2022


Our contact details

Name:               The Eastern Africa Association, the ‘EAA’

Address:           Harlow Enterprise Hub, Edinburgh Way, Harlow,

Essex CM20 2NQ


The type of personal information we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)
  • Professional position, employer, country of residence.
  • Information on your country and sector expertise.

How we get the personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • You have applied for Membership in the Eastern Africa Association and are filling in our ‘Join Us’ form or other means of contacting us from our website;
  • You are joining our LinkedIn Membership group;
  • You are interested in joining the EAA and provide your contact details so we can forward you information on the Association.

We use the information that you have given us in order to contact you for the purposes of:

  • formalising your membership in the Association, including so we can provide you with contractual documents;
  • providing you with information in the case that you are interested in joining the EAA;
  • informing you of events organised by the EAA and our partners;
  • providing you with any of the services that form part of your membership, including regular newsletters;

As members, you may also consent to us displaying your information to other members of the EAA (not to the public) through our website, in a section accessible to other members of the Association only.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting the EAA at this address:

(b) We have a contractual obligation.

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored.

We keep your contact details and other relevant information, needed for the purposes of providing the EAA’s services, for the duration of your membership.  We will then dispose your information by deleted your information from our systems.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing – You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us at if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: