Privacy policy
Summary of how we and the RFU use your data
· Blandford RFC uses your personal data to manage and administer your membership and
your involvement with its teams and club, and to keep in contact with you for these purposes.
Additionally your contact details are used to send out offers for international tickets and
details of club activities/events such as annual dinner dance tickets or charitable fundraising
events that the club is undertaking.
· Some data is shared with the RFU, who use your data to regulate, develop and manage the
· Data may be published on the club website www.blandfordrfc.com if you are a lead point of
contact within the club.
· Where we or the RFU rely on your consent, such as any consent we seek for email
marketing, you can withdraw this consent at any time.
· Amongst the data we collect from you may be medical (including injury) information. We will
hold this where you (or your parent) have given consent, so that we can ensure we are aware
of your condition and can that you are supported appropriately.
· Where you work in a particular role within the game, you may be required to undergo a
Disclosure & Barring Service check using the RFU’s eDBS system. The result of this check
will be input into your Game Management Service (GMS) record.
What does this policy cover?
This policy describes how Blandford RFC (also referred to as “the Club”, “we” or “us”) will make use of
the data we handle in relation to our members and players, including our use of the Game
Management System (“GMS”) provided by the Rugby Football Union (“RFU”). The policy also
describes the RFU’s use of data on GMS.
It also describes your data protection rights, including a right to object to some of the processing
which we carry out. More information about your rights, and how to exercise them, is set out in the
“What rights do I have?” section.
What information do we collect?
We collect and process personal data from you or your parent when you join and when we carry out
annual renewals of your membership. This includes:
· your name
· your gender,
· your date of birth,
· your RFU ID (as assigned in GMS)
· your home address, email address and phone number;
· your passport and NI details, where we have to check your eligibility or ability to work for us;
· your type of membership and involvement in particular teams, or any key role you may have
been allocated, such as Chair, Safeguarding Lead, Membership Secretary etc.;
· your payment and/or bank account details, where you provide these to pay for membership;
· your marketing preferences, including any consents you have given us;
· your medical conditions or disability, where you provide this to us with your consent (or your
parent’s consent) to ensure we are aware of any support we may need to provide to you.
Some information will be generated as part of your involvement with us, in particular data about your
performance, involvement in particular matches in match reports and details of any disciplinary issues
or incidents you may be involved in on and off the pitch, such as within health and safety records.
What information do we receive from third parties?
Sometimes, we receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are a child, we
may be given information about you by your parents.
We may receive information relating to your existing registrations with other clubs or rugby bodies or
disciplinary history from the RFU through GMS. Additionally, for certain role holders or those working
with children, we may receive information from the Disclosure and Barring Service and RFU on the
status of any DBS check you have been required to take.
How do we use this information, and what is the legal basis for this use?
We process this personal data for the following purposes:
· To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract: this is relevant where you make a
payment for your membership and any merchandise, or enter a competition. This includes:
o taking payments;
o communicating with you;
o providing and arranging the delivery or other provision of products, prizes or services;
· As required by the Club to conduct our business and pursue our legitimate interests, in
o we will use your information to manage and administer your membership and your
involvement with its teams and club, and to keep in contact with you for these
o we will also use data to maintain records of our performances and history, including
match reports, score lines and team sheets;
o we use CCTV cameras to maintain the security of our premises, and may use this
video to investigate incidents at the Club or its premises;
o we use data of some individuals to invite them to take part in market research;
· Where you give us consent:
o we will send you direct marketing or promotional material by email;
o we may handle medical or disability information you or your parent provides to us, to
ensure we support you appropriately;
o on other occasions where we ask you for consent, we will use the data for the
purpose which we explain at that time.
· For purposes which are required by law:
o we maintain records such as health and safety records and accounting records in
order to meet specific legal requirements;
o we ensure, where you will work with children, that you have undergone an
appropriate DBS check – this is also carried out with your consent.
o where you hold a role at the Club requiring us to check your right to work, we may
process information to meet our statutory duties;
o we may respond to requests by government or law enforcement authorities
conducting an investigation.
How does the RFU use any of my information?
The RFU provides GMS, but make its own use of the following information:
· your name;
· your gender;
· your date of birth;
· your RFU ID (as assigned in GMS);
· your home address, email address and phone number; and
· your type of membership and involvement in particular teams at the Club, or any key role you
may have been allocated, such as Chair, Safeguarding Lead, Membership Secretary etc.
The RFU uses this information as follows:
· As required by the RFU to conduct its business and pursue its legitimate interests, in
o communicating with you or about you where necessary to administer Rugby in
England, including responding to any questions you send to the RFU about GMS;
o administering and ensuring the eligibility of players, match officials and others
involved in English rugby – this may involve the receipt of limited amounts of sensitive
data in relation to disabled players, where they are registered for a disabled league or
team, or in relation to anti-doping matters;
o maintaining records of the game as played in England, in particular maintaining
details of discipline and misconduct;
o monitoring use of GMS, and using this to help it monitor, improve and protect its
content and services and investigate any complaints received from you or from
others about GMS;
o maintaining statistics and conducting analysis on the make-up of rugby’s
o ensuring compliance with the current RFU Rules and Regulations including those on
the affiliation of clubs, referee societies, constituent bodies and other rugby bodies,
and registration of players; and
o communicating with you to ask for your opinion on RFU initiatives.
· For purposes which are required by law:
o The RFU will ensure, where you will work with children and where this is required,
that you have undergone an appropriate DBS check – this is also carried out with
your consent.
o The RFU may respond to requests by government or law enforcement authorities
conducting an investigation.
Withdrawing consent or otherwise objecting to direct marketing
Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may
have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above. In
some cases, we are able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where we rely on our
legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing, or profiling we carry out
for direct marketing, at any time. You can do this by following the instructions in the communication
where this is an electronic message, or by contacting us using the details set out below in the “How
do I get in touch with you or the RFU?” section.
Who will we share this data with, where and when?
Some limited information may be shared with other stakeholders in rugby, such as other clubs,
Constituent Bodies, referee societies, league organisers, so that they can maintain appropriate
records and assist us in organising matches and administering the game.
Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required
for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our or the RFU’s
legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws.
Personal data will also be shared with third party service providers, who will process it on our behalf
for the purposes identified above. Such third parties include the RFU as the provider of GMS and
providers of the club website hosting package.
Data may be sent outside the EEA if a club member decides to register with the relevant rugby
organisation and a Playing out of Union request is processed.
Where information is transferred outside the EEA, and where this is to a stakeholder or vendor in a
country that is not subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission, data is adequately
protected by EU Commission approved standard contractual clauses, an appropriate Privacy Shield
certification or a vendor's Processor Binding Corporate Rules. A copy of the relevant mechanism can
be provided for your review on request.
What rights do I have?
You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any
active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a
contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format.
In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in
particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement,
or where we are using the data for direct marketing).
These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about
another person, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have
compelling legitimate interests in keeping.
You have the same rights for data held by the RFU for its own purposes on GMS.
To exercise any of these rights, you can get in touch with us– or, as appropriate, the RFU or its data
protection officer – using the details set out below. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the
right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Much of the information listed above must be provided on a mandatory basis so that we can make the
appropriate legal checks and register you as required by RFU Rules and Regulations. We will inform
you which information is mandatory when it is collected. Some information is optional, particularly
information such as your medical information. If this is not provided, we may not be able to provide
you with appropriate assistance, services or support.
How do I get in touch with you or the RFU?
We hope that we can satisfy queries you may have about the way we process your data. If you have
any concerns about how we process your data you can get in touch at chairman@blandfordrfc.com or
by writing to Chairman, Blandford RFC, 53 East Street, Blandford Forum DT11 7DX.
If you have any concerns about how the RFU process your data, you can get in touch at
legal@rfu.com or by writing to The Data Protection Officer, Rugby Football Union, Twickenham
Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA.
How long will you retain my data?
We process the majority of your data for as long as you are an active member and for 3 years after
Where we process personal data for marketing purposes or with your consent, we process the data
unless you ask us to stop, when we will only process the data for a short period after this (to allow us
to implement your requests). We also keep a record of the fact that you have asked us not to send
you direct marketing or to process your data indefinitely so that we can respect your request in future.
Where we process personal data in connection with performing a contract or for a competition, we
keep the data for 6 years from your last interaction with us.
We will retain information held to maintain statutory records in line with appropriate statutory
requirements or guidance.
The RFU will maintain records of individuals who have registered on GMS, records of DBS checks
and the resulting outcomes and other disciplinary matters for such period as is set out in the RFU’s
privacy notice to be set out on www.englandrugby.com.
Records of your involvement in a particular match, on team sheets, on results pages or in match
reports may be held indefinitely both by us and the RFU in order to maintain a record of the game.