The purpose of this Data Privacy Notice is to outline Laughing Women’s approach to and responsibilities regarding the legal protection of data collected, handled and stored throughout the course of the organisation’s activities. It is also to ensure compliance to the European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Laughing Women strive to ensure accountability and transparency with regards to the handling of personal data at all times. The organization’s policies and processes are designed to ensure that we provide data subjects with easily accessible and meaningful information to ensure that they know what personal data is collected about them, as well as why and how it is being processed, their rights in connection with that processing and the exercising of those rights. All activities relating to personal data (e.g. collection, structuring, alteration, storage, retrieval, consultation, use, adaptation, disclosure, erasure or destruction), whether using automated means or not, are known as “processing” for the purposes of the data protection legislation.

The data protection legislation makes a distinction between those who process data as “controllers” and those who process it as “processors” and imposes different obligations on controllers and processors.”Controllers” are individuals or organisations that determine the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.”Processors” are individuals or organisations that process personal data on behalf of a controller.