Any personal data that we may ask you to provide on any of our web pages will be held and processed in accordance with the requirements of the 1998 Data Protection Act. Wherever we ask you to submit personal data, such as an e-mail address, it will only be used for the express purposes as stated below:
- If you provide a contact name and e-mail address when submitting a query through the website contact system, it will only be used to answer your query. We save copies of all queries (in case a follow up is required at a future date) - please state if you do not wish us to retain your details. Your contact information may be passed on to another volunteer in our club if the original recipient is unable to answer your query, but will never be passed on to any third persons without your explicit consent (and even then only in very rare circumstances).
- If you provide a name, username, password and contact e-mail as part of the sign-up process for a team account, these details will be used for the management and administration of that account. This may include receiving automatic e-mails from the site sign-up process, and from any site features that you subscribe to. Since this is an internal club system, these details will never be passed on to any third persons. Website administrators can reset passwords to new values but are unable to view existing passwords.
If you submit your personal data via these methods, you are giving your consent for the data to be held and processed for the stated purpose(s).
When you complete an application to join our club, personal data is collected which is kept in paper form and on a protected electronic database. This includes data which is classified as 'sensitive' by the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office), since we collect medical and disability information relevant to the health, safety and wellbeing of our swimmers. This data is held to enable swimming club operations and activities.
If your application is successful, basic details (including your e-mail address) will be passed on to Swim England to enable them to start their registration process - all swimmers must be members of Swim England to provide insurance to be a club member and take part in club activities. Further interaction with Swim England is in accordance with their own data protection policy.
Application data is retained while the swimmer is on the waiting list and for a period of time of up to a year after our last contact (in case reference needs to be made to a previous application). If the swimmer's application is successful, the data is used to start the club membership record (whose use is described below).
The club has a legitimate interest in holding this data and in sending you applicable communications relevant to your application. Although we can assume opt-in for such 'legitimate interest' communications, you have the option of opting out of any or all methods by contacting us (see below), although this may mean that your application may be cancelled. This will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
For the purposes of club record keeping personal data is kept about each swimmer, which is kept in paper form and on a protected electronic database. This includes data which is classified as 'sensitive' by the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office), since we collect medical and disability information relevant to the health, safety and wellbeing of our swimmers. This data is held to enable swimming club operations and activities.
We will not pass any information to anyone outside the club except to Swim England (who require the same data for their membership) or limited information (name, date-of-birth) to other clubs for the purpose of gala entries. This data is retained for the duration of the swimmer's membership with the club and up to a year afterwards (while the Swim England registration is still current). Basic details (name, date of birth, date / reason for leaving) are kept indefinitely when the swimmer leaves the club in case they wish to re-join.
The club has a legitimate interest in holding this data and in sending you applicable communications relevant to your membership. Although we can assume opt-in for such 'legitimate interest' communications, you have the option of opting out of any or all methods by contacting us (see below), although this may mean that you/your swimmer can no longer be a member of our club. This will be discussed on a case-by-case basis.
We don't send marketing e-mails. We're never going to send them. We use your e-mail address to communicate with you about your club membership or prospective membership.
Data subject requests
You’re free to ask us at any time to see the data that we hold about your membership and ask for it to be corrected or updated. We’ll comply as soon as possible (usually within a week but absolutely within 30 days), and won’t charge for this.
If you have any reason to believe that a data breach has occurred with respect to any personal data that we hold about you or your swimmer, please contact us immediately (see below).
Right to be forgotten
You have a ‘right to be forgotten’ – for us to erase all data we hold about you. Obviously, you can’t be a member of the club any more if you do this. There are details above for how long we hold data for once a membership is terminated. If you want us to erase the personal data we hold, let us know in writing and we will confirm back to you if this is necessary, possible and when it has been completed.
Queries and contact
Our club secretary David acts as our data protection officer. You can see him at most club night sessions, or submit a query or request through this form.
Updates to this statement will appear on this webpage. Major changes will be communicated to club members via newsletter.
Last updated: 04th June 2018