Data Protection Statement

The Old Abingdonian Club (OA Club) is managed by the Old Abingdonian Club Committee (OA Club Committee) with support and funding from the OA Club Office, which is part of the Philanthropy Department at Abingdon School.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA), Abingdon School is the 'data controller' of data about Old Abingdonians (alumni). Alumni data will be processed strictly in accordance with the DPA in order to:

  • Communicate and promote the events and activities of the OA Club and Abingdon School
  • Send invitations and information about forthcoming events and activities of the OA Club and Abingdon School
  • Send publications, such as the Abingdon News (termly Abingdon School newsletter) and the Griffen (annual OA Club magazine)
  • Fundraise for bursaries, facilities, and various projects and activities critical to Abingdon School
  • Carry out any other tasks critical to achieving the constitutional objectives of the OA Club

Under the terms of the DPA, you have the right to opt out of the use of your data for any of purposes above. Should you wish to opt out, please contact the OA Club in writing.

Data about alumni is held securely in a database of Abingdon School and is treated confidentially and with sensitivity for the benefit of the OA Club and Abingdon School. Such data may be made available upon request to academic and administrative departments of Abingdon School, elected members of the OA Club Committee, OAs who assist the OA Club Committee as representatives from their respective year group, OAs who volunteer to lead alumni events, and volunteers who assist Abingdon School in fundraising. The data will not be disclosed to third parties or external organisations other than those acting as agents for the OA Club or Abingdon School. 

Where an Old Abingdonian makes his personal data visible (i.e. published) within the Old Abingdonian Club Members' Area, it will be accessible only to those who are approved and registered users of the Old Abingdonian Club Members' Area.  By registering with the Old Abingdonian Club Members' Area, users agree that they will not misuse any information published there, that their use of such published information will be for personal use only, and that they will not pass any information to third parties unless explicitly required to do so by UK law.  Any registered user of the Old Abingdonian Club Members' Area found to be violating any of these agreements will have his account suspended and access terminated indefinitely at the sole discretion of the OA Club.

Data about Old Abingdonians will usually be collected directly from Old Abingdonians, but some data may be collected from third parties. Old Abingdonians, as data subjects, have certain rights under the DPA, including a general right to be given access to data held about them by any data controller. If you wish to access your data, then please contact the OA Club in writing. You can find details of your rights under the DPA at this website:



Old Abingdonian Club, Abingdon School, Park Road, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 1DE
Telephone: +44 (0)1235 849098 Email:
 Data Protection Statement