Privacy Policy

Berwick Upon Tweed (Goswick) Golf Club Privacy Policy
We at Berwick Upon Tweed (Goswick) Golf Club (“we” or “our” or “us”) want to make sure all the personal information we have collected about you is safe and secure whether we collect it through our website at www.goswickgolfclub.com (“Site”) or from other sources. This Policy set outs our commitments to you, in compliance with and beyond the General Data Protection Regulation (commonly known as the GDPR) and explains how we collect, store and use your personal information.

We have not appointed a Data Protection Officer to oversee our compliance with data protection laws as we not required to do so, but our Secretary has overall responsibility for data protection compliance in our organisation. If you have any questions about this Policy or what we do with your personal information, their contact details are set out in the “Contact” section below.

Collecting specific, relevant personal information is a necessary part of us being able to provide you with any services you may request from us or in providing services to our customers and members or just managing our relationship with you.

Personal Information We Hold
You may initially provide us with or we may obtain personal information about you, which includes:

Personal contact details that allows us to contact you directly such as name, title, email addresses and telephone numbers
Date of birth (If Member)
Gender (If Member)
Membership start and end date (If Member)
Records of your interactions with us such as emails and other correspondence and your instructions to us
Details of the financial transactions with you
Records of your attendance at any events hosted by us
Any disciplinary and grievance information
Information about your health if you have informed us of this
How Do We Use Your Personal Information?
We will use your personal information to administer any account(s) you have with us or to send you information we think you might find useful, provided you have indicated that you are happy to be contacted for these purposes.

Who Do We Share Your Personal Information With?
We only share information in order to run our organisation. In such circumstances, we will put in place arrangements to protect your personal information. Outside of that we do not disclose your personal information unless we are required to do so by law. We do not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.

How Long Do We Hold Onto Your Personal Information?
We will only hold your information for as long as is necessary or where you ask us to delete records we may delete it earlier.

The duration for which we retain your personal information will differ depending on the type of information and the reason why it was collected. However, in some cases personal information may be retained on a long term basis: for example, personal information that we need to retain for legal purposes will normally be retained for at least six years in accordance with usual commercial practice and regulatory requirements.

What Are Your Rights?
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.
To exercise any of your rights, or if you have any questions relating to your rights, please contact us by using the details set out in the “Contact” section below.

You should note that some of your rights may not apply as they have specific requirements and exemptions which apply to them and they may not also apply to personal information recorded and stored by us.

If you are unhappy with the way we are using your personal information you can complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office or your local data protection regulator. More information about your legal rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/. However, we are here to help and would encourage you to contact us to resolve your complaint first.

Website Contact and Communication
Our Site and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. The Site complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Our Site uses any information submitted to assist in any questions or queries you may have submitted.

Linking With Third Party Sites
Our Site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our commercial partners, other regional bodies, advertisers and clubs. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and they will be a data controller of your personal information. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies and you should check these policies before you submit any personal information to these websites.

In addition, if you linked to this Site from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners or operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site and contact its owner or operator if you have any concerns or questions.

Security
We employ a variety of technical and organisational measures to keep your personal information safe and to prevent unauthorised access to, or use, or disclosure of it. Unfortunately, no information transmission over the Internet is guaranteed 100% secure nor is any storage of information always 100% secure, but we do take all appropriate steps to protect the security of your personal information.

Cookies
Certain parts of our Site use “cookies” to keep track of your visit and to help you navigate between sections. A cookie is a small data file that certain websites store on your computer’s hard-drive when you visit such websites. Cookies can contain information such as your user ID and the pages you have visited. The only personal information a cookie contains is information that you have personally supplied.

We use cookies on our Site to enable us to deliver content that is specific to your interests and gives us an idea of which parts of the Site you are visiting and to recognise you when you return to the Site. Reading cookies does not give us access to other information on your computer’s hard-drive and our Site will not read cookies created by other websites that you have visited.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. If, however, you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Site. Unless you have adjusted your browser settings so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you access the Site.

Please note providers of third party content may also use cookies over which we have no control.

Log Files
In common with most websites, our Site logs various information about visitors, including internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP) information, referring / exit pages and date / time stamp.

We may use this information to analyse trends, administer the Site, track your movement around the Site and gather broad demographic information.

Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this Site and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This Site nor its owners will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This Site may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Changes To This Policy
Any changes we may make to this Policy in the future will be posted on our Site and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. When we change this Policy in a material way, we will update the version date at the bottom of this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this Policy and should you object to any alteration, please contact us as set out in the “Contact” section below.

Contact
In the event of any query or complaint in connection with the information we hold about you, please email rory@goswickgolfclub.com or write to us at Berwick Upon Tweed (Goswick) Golf Club, Goswick, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 2RW.