Melrose Golf Club
General Data Protection Regulations
Melrose Golf Club is a Club affiliated to Scottish Golf Limited (S.G.L) and a member club of the Border Golfers Association (B.G.A) and Border Ladies Golf Association (B.L.G.A). New Regulations protecting your personal data, and setting down new data protection rights, take effect from 25th May 2018. These are the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and this Notice summarises the key matters for you, as a member of the Club.
What we need
Melrose Golf Club will be a “controller” of the personal information that you provide to us either through completion of our membership application form or through completion of fields through our online competition booking software hosted by (HandicapMaster/Masterscoreboard) or Membership/Handicapping software “HandicapMaster”. When you register as a member of Melrose Golf Club, renew your membership (including if you are registering on behalf of a minor or register to compete in an open golf event) we may ask you for the following personal information:
- Contact details – name, address, email address, date of birth, telephone contact numbers
- Payment details – bank account number, sort code, card details etc.
- Golf Handicap details – previous club, C.D.H number, current golf handicap.
Why we need your data – Contractual Purposes
We need to collect personal information so that we can manage your membership. We will use our members personal information to: –
- Setup your Club membership account on our HandicapMaster system;
- Send you membership communications (By post and or by Email) in relation to essential membership services;
- Promote and encourage participation in golf by sending members’ communications and booking information for upcoming competitions and events.
- Provide competition in golf by accepting and managing entries for our competitions and checking your personal information to ensure you are entered in to the correct category;
- Monitor and develop participation in golf by monitoring members’ engagement and participation and inviting our members to participate in surveys for researching and development purposes;
- Invite our members as award winners or guests to our annual presentation evening;
- Communicate with members to relay information on coaching/training/awards by Scottish Golf or local area associations;
- Develop and maintain our members’ qualifications, including sending email communications to members to inform you of upcoming courses, renewal requirements and verify that you have completed any mandatory training and PVG / safeguarding requirements;
- Respond to and communicate with members regarding your questions, comments, support needs or complaints, concerns or allegations in relation to golf;
- When you book a place with us for and attend a coaching course, competition, event, training course, etc., we need to collect your personal information so that we can honour your booking and to enable you to participate in the course, competition, event, etc.; and where we process your personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to us using your personal information for the above purposes. If you wish to object to any of the above processing, please contact us. If we agree and comply with your objection, this may affect our ability to undertake the tasks above for the benefit of you as a golfer, volunteer or competitor.
Volunteers personal data
We will need to collect personal information relating to criminal convictions or alleged commission of criminal offences where you are required to complete a PVG check under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. This information will include your PVG certificate number, PVG membership number, date of issue and any relevant information in relation to your membership of the PVG Scheme. If your PVG certificate is not clear, we will have a legitimate interest to collect references and any other applicable information to allow us to consider whether you can volunteer in a regulated role with children and/or protected adults. Where we process your personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to us using your personal information for the above purposes. If you wish to object to any of the above processing, please contact us. If we comply with your objection, this may affect our ability to undertake the tasks above for the benefit of you as a volunteer.
Why we need your personal information – legal obligations
- We are under a legal obligation to process certain personal information relating to our golfers, volunteers, players, etc. for the purposes of complying with our obligations under:
- The Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 to check that our coaches and volunteers are able to undertake regulated work with children and protected adults;
- The Equality Act 2010, which requires us to process personal information to make reasonable adjustments where necessary;
Other uses of your personal information
We may ask you if we can process your personal information for additional purposes. Where we do so, we will provide you with an additional privacy notice with information on how we will use your information for these additional purposes.
Who we share your personal information with
Your personal information collected from participation in an event may be shared with our patrons, sponsors and partners for specific purposes only. We may be required to share personal information with statutory or regulatory authorities and organisations to comply with statutory obligations. Such organisations include the Health & Safety Executive, Disclosure Scotland, Children 1st, Professional Golfers Association (PGA) and Police Scotland for the purposes of safeguarding children and/or protected adults. We may also share personal information with our professional and legal advisors for the purposes of taking advice. Melrose Golf Club employs third party suppliers to provide services, including CDH, Golf box (Scottish Golf Limited), and Membership (HandicapMaster). These suppliers may process personal information on our behalf as “processors” and are subject to written contractual conditions to only process that personal information under our instructions and protect it. If we do share personal information with external third parties, we will only share such personal information strictly required for the specific purposes and take reasonable steps to ensure that recipients shall only process the disclosed personal information in accordance with those purposes.
Players personal data
We publish the results of our competitions on the Masterscoreboard website/mobile app. These may include competitors’ name, age category, home club or country, county/area, result. We may also be required to share personal information relating to players’ health in order to undertake activities to eliminate doping, at a sporting event, within our sport generally, or to provide information about doping, or suspected doping, to UK AntiDoping or another body with responsibility for eliminating doping in our sport.
How we protect your personal information
Your personal information is stored on our electronic filing system and our servers based in the UK and is accessed by our staff / volunteers for the purposes set out above. Some limited data may be held as hard copy in a secure location with restricted access.
How long we keep your personal information
On resignation from the club your personal data records will normally be retained by the club for up to 3 years, or longer in the event of legal actions against the club, or in the event that the member has outstanding subscriptions when leaving the club.
You can exercise any of the following rights by writing to us F.A.O the Data Protection Officer, Melrose Golf Club, Dingleton Road, Melrose Td6 9HS or by email to Info@Melrosegolfcourse.co.uk
Your rights in relation to your personal information are:
- you have a right to request access to the personal information that we hold about you by making a “subject access request”;
- if you believe that any of your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you have a right to request that we correct or complete your personal information;
- you have a right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information for specific purposes; and
- if you wish us to delete your personal information, you may request that we do so.
Any requests received by Melrose Golf Club will be considered under applicable data protection legislation. If you remain dissatisfied, you have a right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk