General Privacy Notice

For individuals not covered by a specific privacy policy

This notice applies to you if we process your personal information and you are not an employee, volunteer or worker of ours, or a member of British Rowing to whom we have provided a specific privacy notice.  You may be, for example, a fan, participant or supporter of rowing who has contacted us to purchase any of our online merchandise and/or signed up to receive updates about upcoming events, offers and ways to get involved further with rowing or applied for a job at British Rowing, an attendee at one of our events, or someone who is affected by any of our activities.

References to we, our or us in this privacy notice are to British Rowing Ltd (company number 1706271) and British Rowing Events Ltd (company number 79C283), registered address 6 Lower Mall, London W6 9DJ.

We have not appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee our compliance with data protection laws as we are not required to do so, but our Company Secretary has overall responsibility for data protection compliance in our organisation.

Contact details are set out in the “Contacting us” section at the end of this privacy notice.

We are committed to respecting your privacy. This notice is to explain how we may use personal information we collect before, during and after your relationship with us. This notice explains how we comply with the law on data protection and what your rights are and for the purposes of data protection we will be the controller of any of your personal information.

1. Personal information we collect

We may collect the following types of personal information about you:

  • Contact details: information that allows us to identify and contact you directly such as your name, address email address, telephone number and addresses.
  • Identification information: passport and other official identification details, information from a third party money laundering check provider, Companies House information, national insurance number.
  • Details of your work history: This may include positions, roles, responsibilities, professional qualifications.
  • Personal history and information: This may include your gender, date of birth, rowing clubs you are a member of, family details,  and dietary requirements.
  • Advisors appointed by you: including lawyers, financial advisors.
  • Business information: including transactions, amounts paid or owed.
  • Responses to surveys, competitions and promotions: we keep records of any surveys you respond to or your entry into any competition or promotion we run.
  • Creditworthiness: We may undertake investigations into your creditworthiness in order to establish whether to enter into or continue a business relationship with you.
  • Records of your attendance: at any events or competitions hosted by us or jointly with third parties.
  • Details of your performance: when working with or for us or in relation to any project or work we are engaged in.
  • How you use our website: we collect information about the pages you look at and how you use them, usernames and passwords.
  • Videos, photographs and audio recordings: which you or other people take and provide to us or we take ourselves.
  • Details of the correspondence (including e-mail correspondence) you send and receive from us and details of any claims: this includes letters and emails, SMS, MMS and other electronic communication and may in some cases include audio recording of telephone conversations.
  • Subscription information: for example when you subscribe to one of our newsletters or other materials.
  • IP address information: your computer’s IP address allows us to track your usage of our website.

2. Special categories of personal information

We may also collect, store and use the following “special categories” of more sensitive personal information regarding you:

  • information about your race or ethnicity, religious beliefs and sexual orientation; and
  • information about your health, including any medical condition, health and sickness records, medical records and health professional information.

We may not collect all of the above types of special category personal information about you.

In relation to the special category personal data that we do process we do so on the basis that

  • the processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, on a lawful basis;
  • it is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims;
  • it is necessary for the purposes of carrying out the obligations and exercising our or your rights in the field of employment and social security and social protection law; or
  • based on your explicit consent.

In the table below, we refer to these as the “special category reasons for processing of your personal data”.

We may also collect criminal records information from you. For criminal records history, we process it on the basis of legal obligations or based on your explicit consent.

3. Sources we collect your personal information from

We will collect personal information from a number of sources. These may include the following:

  • Directly from you: when you indicate that you may wish to apply for a job, attend an event, complete forms we provide to you, respond to a survey, use our website, enter our competitions and promotions, make a claim, make a complaint or communicate with us directly in some other way.
  • From referrals and recommendations: usually given by other people who know you or have a working relationship with you.
  • Our website: provides us with information about how you use it and the devices that you use to connect to our website.
  • Providers of information: which may include professional bodies, credit reference agencies, Companies House, the Land Registry, LinkedIn and other web platforms.
  • Journalists or other investigators: they may provide us with details or make enquiries about you or matters concerning you or ourselves.
  • Your employer or the organisation you work for: they may provide us with your name, position contact details and background information about you.
  • Our professional advisors: such as lawyers, accountants and other consultants and advisors.
  • Any other governing bodies, Regional Councils or clubs for the sport: to allow us to properly administer the sport on a local, regional and national level.

4. What we use your personal information for

The table below describes the main purposes for which we process your personal information, the categories of your information involved and our lawful basis for being able to do this.  Which will apply will depend upon the nature of your relationship and interactions with us.

PurposePersonal information usedLawful basis
Making a decision about your recruitment or appointment as an employeePersonal contact details, information included in your CV and application, copies of right to work in the UK documentation, references from other employersWe have a legitimate interest in performing and managing the recruitment process of employees. We have a legal obligation to ensure you are entitled to work in the UK
To collect data of those interested in volunteering for usPersonal contact details, date of birth, details of previous volunteering experienceWe have a legitimate interest in performing and managing the recruitment process volunteers
To collect data of those interested in rower development programmesPersonal contact details, date of birth, gender, club membership, health and medical informationWe have a legitimate interest in administering your application to develop  programmes. We process special category personal data on the basis of the “special category reasons for processing of your personal data” referred to in section 2 above
Identity and money laundering checks and passing details of our money laundering checks to third parties and to carry out credit checksAll the personal information we collectWe may have a legal obligation to undertake identification and money laundering checks and to provide those details to third parties. We and a third party also have a legitimate interest in knowing your identity and carrying out money laundering checks and ensuring that we are likely to be paid
To enter into and perform contracts, where we may be supplying products/services to you and/or you may be supplying products/services to us or we may be involved in similar arrangements with third partiesAll the personal information we collectTo enter into and perform contracts with either yourself or the organisation that you represent. We have a legitimate interest to properly perform contracts with third parties
Deal with your queries or complaints, claims, legal disputes or raise queries, claims, legal disputes or complaints with youAll the personal information we collectThis may be necessary to perform a contract with you or the organisation that you represent. We have a legitimate interest to improve the services and/or products we provide. To defend, bring or establish legal claims
Maintain and improve  our services and/or productsAll the personal information we collectWe have a legitimate interest to improve the services and/or products we provide
Data analytics and statistical analysis to help us improve our online servicesHow you use our websiteWe have a legitimate interest to improve the online services we provide and user experience
Determine services and/or products that may be of interest to youAll personal information we collectWe have a legitimate interest to improve the services and/or products we provide and to determine which products and/or services you may be interested in
To provide you with requested informationContact details and services and products or other information that you have requested we provide to you or your organisationTo comply with any request made by you
For the purposes of promoting the sport, our events and membership packagesImages in video and/or photographic formWhere you have given us your consent to do so
Direct marketingContact details and services and products that we have determined may be of interest to you or your organisation and/or which you or your organisation has purchased in the pastWe may ask for your consent to process your data for this purpose, you may revoke your consent at any point. Alternatively if you or your organisation has purchased similar services or products from us previously we may market similar products or services as a legitimate interest in developing our organisation.  You have the right to opt out from such marketing at any time.
Holding any eventsYour contact details, details of attendance, your comments in response to any surveys or forms and dietary requirementsWe have a legitimate interest in holding events and tracking attendance and providing appropriate food and drinks at events. We may also have a legal obligation to comply with health and safety requirements
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligationsAll the personal information we collectTo comply with any legal and regulatory obligation or requirement
Fraud, crime prevention and debt collectionAll the personal information we collectWe have a legitimate interest to detect and prevent crime and to collect debts.
To manage our relationship with you and to operate our organisationAll the personal information we collectWe have a legitimate interest to operate our organisation in an efficient way and to expand our organisation. To enter into and perform contracts with either yourself or the organisation that you represent
Storage of records relating to you and also records relating to our organisationAll the personal information we collectTo be able to manage and fulfil any contract with you, we may have a legal obligation to do so and we also have a legitimate interest to keep proper records
Purpose:
Making a decision about your recruitment or appointment as an employee
Personal information used:
Personal contact details, information included in your CV and application, copies of right to work in the UK documentation, references from other employers
Lawful basis:
We have a legitimate interest in performing and managing the recruitment process of employees. We have a legal obligation to ensure you are entitled to work in the UK
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Purpose:
To collect data of those interested in volunteering for us
Personal information used:
Personal contact details, date of birth, details of previous volunteering experience
Lawful basis:
We have a legitimate interest in performing and managing the recruitment process volunteers
We have a legitimate interest in performing and managing the recruitment process volunteers
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Purpose:
To collect data of those interested in rower development programmes
Personal information used:
Personal contact details, date of birth, gender, club membership, health and medical information
Lawful basis:
We have a legitimate interest in administering your application to develop  programmes. We process special category personal data on the basis of the “special category reasons for processing of your personal data” referred to in section 2 above
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Purpose:
Identity and money laundering checks and passing details of our money laundering checks to third parties and to carry out credit checks
Personal information used:
All the personal information we collect
Lawful basis:
We may have a legal obligation to undertake identification and money laundering checks and to provide those details to third parties. We and a third party also have a legitimate interest in knowing your identity and carrying out money laundering checks and ensuring that we are likely to be paid
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Purpose:
To enter into and perform contracts, where we may be supplying products/services to you and/or you may be supplying products/services to us or we may be involved in similar arrangements with third parties
Personal information used:
All the personal information we collect
Lawful basis:
To enter into and perform contracts with either yourself or the organisation that you represent. We have a legitimate interest to properly perform contracts with third parties
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Purpose:
Deal with your queries or complaints, claims, legal disputes or raise queries, claims, legal disputes or complaints with you
Personal information used:
All the personal information we collect
Lawful basis:
This may be necessary to perform a contract with you or the organisation that you represent. We have a legitimate interest to improve the services and/or products we provide. To defend, bring or establish legal claims
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Purpose:
Maintain and improve  our services and/or products
Personal information used:
All the personal information we collect
Lawful basis:
We have a legitimate interest to improve the services and/or products we provide
--
Purpose:
Data analytics and statistical analysis to help us improve our online services
Personal information used:
How you use our website
Lawful basis:
We have a legitimate interest to improve the online services we provide and user experience
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Purpose:
Determine services and/or products that may be of interest to you
Personal information used:
All personal information we collect
Lawful basis:
We have a legitimate interest to improve the services and/or products we provide and to determine which products and/or services you may be interested in
Purpose:
To provide you with requested information
Personal information used:
Contact details and services and products or other information that you have requested we provide to you or your organisation
Lawful basis:
To comply with any request made by you
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Purpose:
For the purposes of promoting the sport, our events and membership packages
Personal information used:
Images in video and/or photographic form
Lawful basis:
Where you have given us your consent to do so
--
Purpose:
Direct marketing
Personal information used:
Contact details and services and products that we have determined may be of interest to you or your organisation and/or which you or your organisation has purchased in the past
Lawful basis:
We may ask for your consent to process your data for this purpose, you may revoke your consent at any point. Alternatively if you or your organisation has purchased similar services or products from us previously we may market similar products or services as a legitimate interest in developing our organisation.  You have the right to opt out from such marketing at any time.
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Purpose:
Holding any events
Personal information used:
Your contact details, details of attendance, your comments in response to any surveys or forms and dietary requirements
Lawful basis:
We have a legitimate interest in holding events and tracking attendance and providing appropriate food and drinks at events. We may also have a legal obligation to comply with health and safety requirements
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Purpose:
To comply with our legal and regulatory obligations
Personal information used:
All the personal information we collect
Lawful basis:
To comply with any legal and regulatory obligation or requirement
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Purpose:
Fraud, crime prevention and debt collection
Personal information used:
All the personal information we collect
Lawful basis:
We have a legitimate interest to detect and prevent crime and to collect debts.
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Purpose:
To manage our relationship with you and to operate our organisation
Personal information used:
All the personal information we collect
Lawful basis:
We have a legitimate interest to operate our organisation in an efficient way and to expand our organisation. To enter into and perform contracts with either yourself or the organisation that you represent
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Purpose:
Storage of records relating to you and also records relating to our organisation
Personal information used:
All the personal information we collect
Lawful basis:
To be able to manage and fulfil any contract with you, we may have a legal obligation to do so and we also have a legitimate interest to keep proper records
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For some of your personal information you may have a legal, contractual or other requirement or obligation for you to provide us with your personal information.  If you do not provide us with the requested personal information we may not be able to properly perform our contract with you or the organisation you represent or comply with legal obligations and we may have to terminate our relationship.  For other personal information you may not be under an obligation to provide it to us, but if you do not provide it then we may not be able to properly perform our arrangements with you or the organisation you represent.

Where you have given us your consent to use your personal information in a particular manner, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, which you may do by contacting us as described in the “Contacting us” section below.  We will generally only ask for your consent for direct marketing.

Please note however that the withdrawal of your consent will not affect any use of the data made before you withdrew your consent and we may still be entitled to hold and process the relevant personal information to the extent that we are entitled to do so on bases other than your consent.  Withdrawing consent may also have the same effects as not providing the information in the first place, for example we may no longer be able to provide marketing information to you.

We may anonymise and aggregate any of the personal information we hold (so that it does not directly identify you).  We may use anonymised and aggregated information for purposes that include testing our IT systems, research, data analysis, improving our site and developing new products and services.

5. Who we share your personal information with

We may share personal information with the following parties:

  • Any party approved by you.
  • Our affiliated clubs or competitions: so that they can respond to your request for information about joining a club or attending a competition.
  • Companies in our supply chain: so that they can contact you about any issues in the supply chain or where your personal information is relevant to a subcontractor or party above us in the supply chain.
  • Credit reference and other identification agencies: so that we can assess your creditworthiness and to verify your identity.  These agencies may retain a footprint that a search has been undertaken.
  • Third parties who ask for or want referrals: we may provide your details to a third party who is seeking services/products which are the same or similar to those that you provide.
  • Marketing and public relations companies: to help us to develop, carry out and assess marketing and PR campaigns
  • Other service providers and advisors to us: such as companies that support our IT, help us analyse the data we hold, organise events for us, process payments, send communications to our customers, provide us with legal, property or financial advice and generally help us deliver our products and services to you or the organisation that you represent or for us to purchase them from you or the organisation you represent.
  • Information providers: which may include credit reference agencies, money laundering check providers, Companies House, the Land Registry.
  • Purchasers of our organisation: buyers or perspective buyers to whom we sell or negotiate to sell our organisation.
  • To any governing bodies, regional bodies or clubs for the sports: to allow them to properly administer the sport on a local, regional and national level or in relation to joint events.
  • Police, law enforcement agencies and security services: to assist with the investigation and prevention of crime and the protection of national security.
  • We also use Google Analytics which sets cookies to collect information about how visitors use our website.  We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website and blog, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.  To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.]

We may provide third parties with aggregate statistical information and analytics about users of our products and services but we will make sure no one can be identified from this information before we disclose it.

We do not disclose personal information to anyone else except as set out above unless we have your consent or we are legally obliged to do so.  We do not sell your data.

6. Direct Marketing

Email, post and SMS marketing: from time to time, we may contact you by email, post or SMS with information about products or services we believe you may be interested in.

We will only send marketing messages to you in accordance with the marketing preferences you set when you either create your account, that you tell us you are happy to receive or where you or the organisation you represent have purchased similar services or goods from us previously.

You can then let us know at any time that you do not wish to receive marketing messages by sending an email to us at website@britishrowing.org or by using the by using the details set out in the “Contacting us” section below.  You can also unsubscribe from our marketing by clicking on the unsubscribe link in any marketing messages we send to you.

7. Transferring your personal information internationally

The personal information we collect may be transferred to and stored in countries outside of the UK and the European Union. Some of these jurisdictions require different levels of protection in respect of personal information and, in certain instances, the laws in those countries may be less protective than the jurisdiction you are typically resident in. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal information is only used in accordance with this privacy notice and applicable data protection laws and is respected and kept secure and where a third part processes your data on our behalf we will put in place appropriate safeguards as required under data protection laws.  For further details please contact us by using the details set out in the “Contacting us” section below.

Our directors and other individuals working for us may in limited circumstances access personal information outside of the UK and European Union if they are on holiday abroad outside of the UK or European Union.  If they do so they will be using our security measures and will be subject to their arrangements with us which are subject to English Law and the same legal protections that would apply to accessing personal data within the UK.

In limited circumstances the people to whom we may disclose personal information as mentioned in section 5 above may be located outside of the UK and European Union.  In these cases we will impose any legally required protections to the personal information as required by law before it is disclosed.

If you require more details on the arrangements for any of the above then please contact us using the details in the “Contacting us” section below.

8. How long do we keep personal information for?

We will keep your personal information for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it has been obtained and then for as long as there is any risk of a potential claim, which will be dependent upon the limitation period for the particular type of claim.  We have set out below the main retention periods which will apply:

  • For individuals applying for a job this will be for 6 months after the recruitment decision.
  • For individual contacts at customers and suppliers this will be for as long as we continue to have a relationship with that customer or supplier and then for a period of 6 years afterwards.
  • For marketing contacts it will generally be a period of 2 years after we were last in contact with you.
  • For website users it will generally be a period of 6 years after you used our website.
  • For individuals seeking information, making complaints or otherwise corresponding with us it will generally be 6 years.
  • For individuals attending an event it will generally be a period of 6 years after the event.

It is important to ensure that the personal information we hold about you is accurate and up-to-date, and you should let us know if anything changes, for example if you move position or work for a different organisation or change your phone number or email address. You can contact us by using the details set out in the “Contacting us” section below.

9. Security

We have numerous security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control, such as passwords and firewalls. We cannot, however, guarantee that these measures are, or will remain, adequate. We do, however, take data security very seriously and will use all reasonable endeavours to protect the integrity and security of the personal information we collect about you.

10. Your rights in relation to your personal information

You have the following rights in relation to your personal information:

  • the right to be informed about how your personal information is being used;
  • the right to access the personal information we hold about you;
  • the right to request the correction of inaccurate personal information we hold about you;
  • the right to request the erasure of your personal information in certain limited circumstances;
  • the right to restrict processing of your personal information where certain requirements are met;
  • the right to object to the processing of your personal information;
  • the right to request that we transfer elements of your data either to you or another service provider; and
  • the right to object to certain automated decision making processes using your personal information.

You should note that some of these rights, for example the right to require us to transfer your data to another service provider or the right to object to automated decision making, may not apply as they have specific requirements and exemptions which apply to them and they may not apply to personal information recorded and stored by us.  For example we do not use automated decision making in relation to your personal data.  However some have no conditions attached, so your right to withdraw consent or object to processing for direct marketing are absolute rights.

Whilst this privacy notice sets out a general summary of your legal rights in respect of personal information, this is a very complex area of law. More information about your legal rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.

To exercise any of the above rights, or if you have any questions relating to your rights, please contact us by using the details set out in the “Contacting us” section below.

If you are unhappy with the way we are using your personal information you can also complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office or your local data protection regulator. We are here to help and encourage you to contact us to resolve your complaint first.

11. Changes to this notice

We may update this privacy notice from time to time. When we change this notice in a material way, we will update the version date at the bottom of this page. For significant changes to this notice we will try to give you reasonable notice unless we are prevented from doing so. Where required by law we will seek your consent to changes in the way we use your personal information.

12. Contacting us

In the event of any query or complaint in connection with the information we hold about you, please email the Company Secretary at governance@britishrowing.org or write to us at The Company Secretary, British Rowing, 6 Lower Mall, London W6 9DJ.

Version dated 16 May 2018

 

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