SBC General Data Protection Regulations

Swindon Bowls Club – Our Privacy Policy and the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Swindon Bowls Club processes, stores and uses personal information which will only be used or disclosed for the primary purposes for which it was collected, in accordance with the principles set out in our Privacy Policy. Individual members’ data is held only for as long as required in order for the Club to conduct its business and in the event of membership not being renewed for any reason, will be removed from the Club’s database within 30 days of non renewal.

In the event of any questions, queries or correctons to personal information contained within this website, please contact the club Secretary.

Privacy Policy

Swindon Bowls Club (SBC) is an applicable organisation under the General Data Protection Regulations (2018). This Policy applies to Personal Information collected by SBC and sets out the principles governing our processing of that information, in the way that it is used, kept secure and disclosed.

By providing Personal Information about yourself to SBC, you agree to our processing, storing and using that information in accordance with the principles set out in this Privacy Policy. We will always deal with your personal information fairly and in accordance with your instructions.

The Personal information that is necessary for us to operate our membership is your title, full name, full postal address including postcode, home telephone and /or mobile numbers and email address.

By submitting Personal information to the SBC website (, you agree that we may process this in the manner described in this Policy.

This Policy does not apply to third party links beyond this website. If you select a third party link, we advise you to review the Privacy Policy and terms and condition of that site.

We will only process your personal information with your consent as the lawful basis for controlling and processing the data. Authorisation for processing your personal information, as described below, will be requested at the time of application for membership and this will also be reviewed annually at renewal of membership.

You have the right to refuse to give consent to any of the individual requests without effecting your membership of SBC.

Use of Personal Information:
We limit the collection and use of your personal information. When we ask you for Personal Information, we will inform you of the purposes for which we will process that information. Such purposes include the following:-

  • maintaining our membership database, to facilitate the administration and management of the Club
  • contacting you with information relating to your membership, or application for membership, and details of events and other matters which we think will be of interest to you
  • communicating membership information to Bowls England, Bowls Wiltshire and Swindon & District Bowls Association.
  • communicating information for producing and printing in the members fixture book.

We will not reveal any of your information to any external organisation unless we have previously informed you that this will happen through disclosures or agreement, and we have obtained your authority to do so.

We will store your personal information in both electronic and paper-based form, from the point of collection for as long as you are a member of the Club. If you cease to be a member, your personal information will be retained for a period of 30 days, before being deleted and destroyed. After cessation of membership, you will have the option of giving your express consent for your Personal Information to remain on our database, as a Social Member, relating to SBC news and events only.

Opt out Clause:
You have the right to withdraw at any time your agreement to any of the individual consent options, by writing to The Secretary.
If at any time now or in the future you decide that you no longer wish to receive information from the club, please inform the Secretary in writing and withdrawal of your consent will be acted upon within 30 days.

We will strive to protect the privacy and security of our database, maintaining the reliability and accuracy of Personal Information. The information collected by us us will be held on a computer and in other forms. Although we cannot guarantee the security of all transmissions of personal information, especially where the internet is involved, we will take all reasonable steps to prevent this from happening. You accept the inherent security implications of providing information and will not hold us responsible for any breach of security or disclosure of information unless we have been proved to be negligent.

Information Access and Corrections:
You have a right of access under the General Data Protection regulations to information we hold about you on our records.
The accuracy of personal information depends on the information you provide to us, so we recommend that you:
a) let us know if there are any errors with this information.
b) keep us up to date with changes to your personal information.

If photographs of you attending matches or other events are taken and we wish to use them for marketing and advertising purposes, or publishing on our website, we will not include details of the individual(s) unless we have the consent of the person(s).

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, Swindon Bowls Club may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and at our sole discretion. We encourage members to check this policy frequently for any changes.

Cookie Policy

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We only use harmless cookies that are essential for the website to function correctly.

We do not use cookies to track you or personally identify you.

By using and browsing our website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using any website.

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