Privacy Notice


The Vecinos Cooperando y Colaborando de España (Neighbourhood Watch in Spain) is a legal entity representing the interests of the members who are resident in Mainland Spain. It is registered in Autonómico de Asocianciones de la Comunidad Valenciana Unidad de Alicante con el número 08/66753 and with the Spanish Tax authorities. CIF Number: G53790465 de 16 de December of 2004.  The Vecinos Cooperando y Colaborando de España (also known as Neighbourhood Watch in Spain) hereafter referred to as the Association is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Notice explains when and why we collect personal information about people who join the Association, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this Policy from time to time but we will send any revisions to all members.


Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”) for more information about the GDPR please follow this link:

How do we collect personal Data from you?

We obtain information about you when you register to become a member, or e-mail us for any reason.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, telephone number and your reason for contacting us.

Who are we?

The Association is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. For practical purposes the elected committee of the Association exercises this responsibility.

How do we process your personal data?

The Association complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date by; storing and destroying it securely; not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: 

  • For administration of your membership of the Association.
  • To communicate with you about the activities of the Association and to provide information relevant to the aims and objectives of the Association.
  • To relay messages and information provided by the British Consulate or other Spanish Government Agencies

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Article 6 of the GDPR (Lawful basis for Data Processing)

  • Consent of the data subject;
  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract;
  • Processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation;

Article 9 of the GDPR (Processing of special categories of personal data)

  • Explicit consent of the data subject

Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential. It will be shared only with members of the Committee and, when required by law, with Spanish governmental bodies. We will not share your data with third parties without your explicit consent.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep your personal data for the duration of your membership of the Association and no longer than reasonably necessary up to a maximum of 12 months in order to update our records at the subsequent AGM.

Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: –

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the Association holds about you;
  • The right to request that the Association corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the Association to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data;
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data;
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

Transfer of Data Abroad

There is no intention to transfer personal data to countries or territories outside the EU. You must arrange this for yourself if such action becomes necessary.