This policy is to be read in conjunction with the BF Website Privacy Statement which describes how data is collected and used on the BF Website
British Fencing Association Ltd(BF) is a private company limited by guarantee, incorporated and registered in England and Wales with company number 1917099. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is British Fencing Association Ltd.
BF is the owner of www.britishfencing.com and the website which it maintains.
BF is committed to protecting your privacy and processing your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 up to 24 May 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on and from 25 May 2018 (Data Protection Legislation). This policy explains how the information we collect about you is used and kept securely.
We may collect the following information about you through our website at www.britishfencing.com:
By joining British Fencing as a member you are joining British Fencing Association Ltd (and your Home Country Association) and you or your legal guardian consent to the member being bound by all relevant rules, codes and policies governing the activities and conduct of the membership including, without limitation, the Byelaws, Technical Regulations, Codes of Conduct, Child Protection and Anti-Doping Policies of The Associations. Codes of conduct and other relevant policies can be found by clicking here.
When you register with us as a member you will create an online account on our membership portal which includes a section for your subscription preferences.
If you choose to become a member we will collect the following information (Fencing Data) about you through our online membership portal at https://bf.sport80.com
· Name, date of birth, gender, email address, address, up to 2 telephone numbers, affiliated Home Country, affiliated Region, affiliated clubs with which you are registered, whether or not you are a student and if so at which University. We will also assign you a unique Membership number. We refer to this data as ‘Fencing Data’.
You may also choose to provide us with other information on your online user profile which is accessible to you online at all times you hold a valid membership.
We may also be provided with information about you from clubs or partners with which you are registered.
In some cases clubs or partners will register you for membership. They will ask your permission to pass the necessary information onto us.
That information may include: BF membership number, name, date of birth, gender, email address, address, telephone number, Home Country/Regional affiliations, name of the BF affiliated Clubs with which you are registered and any coaching or officiating licenses that you hold. (Fencing Data).
We will collect and process your personal data on the basis of legitimate interests - for the purposes of providing the services that you have requested from us (including registering you as a member of BF), performing the legitimate functions of a National Governing Body and administering your involvement in the sport.
On the basis of legitimate interests we may use your personal information for a number of purposes, including:
We will process your Fencing Data on the basis of the following legitimate interests:
o transfer of membership number, name and date of birth via an API to check licence validation at point of entry to fencing events
o transfer of membership number, name and date of birth to match against competition results
o Changes to rules and regulations
o Information regarding the governance of the sport – eg elections, AGM
o Updates to advice and guidance relating to specific roles held within fencing
o Transactional information relating to club affiliation and transfers, athlete registration, representative teams, competition and events, coach and officiating licenses, event licensing, courses, CPD events and qualifications.
When we collect information from you, we will tell you if we would like to send you information about our products and services. We will give you the opportunity to opt in to any such communications and will tell you how you can opt-out at any time.
If you choose to opt-in to additional communication we will use your personal data on the basis of consent.
Where you have opted in to additional communications either
A) in your subscription preferences section of your online membership portal, or
B) by opting into communications through Social media, website, responding to emails
we will process your Fencing Data on the basis of consent.
Please see the Communications section below for more information.
Much of the work that is performed by British Fencing is performed by a combination of staff, independently contracted coaches and member volunteers. In order to perform their roles it may be necessary to pass on personal information to people that are not employed directly by British Fencing. Depending on the information requirements of the role that they perform, volunteers and independent contractors may be given access to elements of the membership system.
We will share only what is needed for the purposes of performing BF duties and, where possible, will anonymise the data before sharing. If we would like to share your information for any other purpose we will ask for your consent.
If you become a registered member with BF, we will share your Fencing Data with the following bodies as part of the administration of your involvement in the sport:
England Fencing Ltd, Company number 06506009http://englandfencing.co.uk/
Scottish Fencing Limited, Company Number SC265956http://www.scottish-fencing.co.uk/
Welsh Fencing Limited, Company Number 07583044 https://www.welshfencing.org/
NI Fencing Ltd, Company number NI603784 https://www.nifencing.com/
Guernsey Union d'Escrime LBG, Company number 49883
We will share only what is needed for those purposes and, where possible, will anonymise the data before sharing. If we would like to share your information for any other purpose we will ask for your consent.
If we wish to share your data with third parties (eg event sponsors) for marketing purposes, we will tell you about this and only do so if we get your consent. You can opt out at any time either by notifying us or by updating your privacy preferences on your online membership portal.
BF may also share your personal information with the police and other law enforcement and statutory agencies for the purposes of crime prevention or investigation and supporting work to safeguard children and vulnerable adults participating in sport.
If we disclose your information, we ask the organisation to demonstrate that the data will assist in the prevention or investigation of crime or that BF is legally obliged to disclose it.
This is done on a strictly case by case basis and through a tightly controlled process to ensure we comply with Data Protection Legislation.
The data that we collect from you may be transferred to a destination external to BF’s own secure network.
We will retain your Fencing Data for such time as you are a member registered with us and will then delete your information on a staged basis as follows:
Type of info
Date of deletion
Seven years after an individual has not played an active part in the sport.
Name and date of birth, postcode, Home Country
This information will be anonymised after the seven year period referred to above.
Name, gender, and date of birth where athlete has competed in any ranking tournament and represented GBR at any level
Indefinitely (see results and rankings below)
Where you have participated in a fencing event your result at that event will be stored as a matter of historical record. Where you participate in ranking events and earn ranking points your name will appear in the associated rankings and these are retained by BF as a matter of historical record.
Results and rankings will be published on the BF website.
If you are selected for BF and/or GBR squads and teams your name will be stored indefinitely as a matter of historical record and published on the BF website.
If you apply for discretionary selection the information that you supply will be retained by BF for the period of 6 years from the date of decision.
If you are sanctioned as a result of a disciplinary case, we will store your name and your membership number, alongside a copy of the final decision for the following periods
U18 at the time of application of the sanction – 3 years from expiration of sanction.
Over 18 at the time of application of the sanction – 5 years from expiration of sanction.
We will retain anonymised disciplinary case information indefinitely.
We may also publish sanctions applied to persons age 18 or over on the BF website. Disciplinary sanctions will be removed from the website 12 months after the expiry of the sanction.
Information in regards to a disciplinary case instigated as a result of the outcome of a Safeguarding or Welfare Case Management Group meetings will be retained indefinitely whether or not a sanction is applied.
Other information relating to disciplinary cases (whether a sanction is applied or not) will be retained for 3 years from the date of the final decision in relation to that case.
Safeguarding case information and concerns will be stored indefinitely.
Only in exceptional circumstances will it be necessary for British Fencing to store and access medical records.
Athletes representing GBR will be expected to provide appropriate medical details which will be shared with BF staff members and volunteers with welfare responsibility for the events that the athlete is attending.
Medical records which are a material part of a selection decision will be retained for 6 years.
BF does not typically retain copies of certificates. BF will note the date on which the check has been performed and the status of the check.
In some cases a certificate contains information which impacts a recruitment or registration decision. Once a recruitment (or other relevant) decision has been made, we do not keep certificate information for any longer than is necessary. This is generally for a period of up to six months, to allow for the consideration and resolution of any disputes or complaints.
We will communicate with you through email, notices posted on our websites and other means. By joining British Fencing you are indicating your consent to receive statutory notices to the email address you supply and accept that you are responsible for updating our records if your email address or other personal details change.
If you are a member of British Fencing you will receive communications about the sport and have a voice about the governance of your sport.
You will therefore automatically receive some key items to the email address you have supplied – including AGM & voting notifications where applicable.
You can opt-in to receiving other partner communications containing news and special offers within your online membership portal.
Where the membership type includes a subscription to the Sword this will be sent to you. If at any time you wish to stop receiving this membership service you can log into your online account and change your settings.
You can also choose to opt-out of receiving The Sword – which is the magazine for BF members delivered as part of the Membership services.
There is some information that you can choose not to receive electronically, please check the appropriate options which can be accessed on your online membership profile. If you believe you have received electronic communications in error please contact British Fencing Head Office immediately so that we can rectify the problem. It is not the intention of British Fencing to send you communication you do not wish to receive. In an effort to keep costs down we may not in all cases be able to provide you with an alternative communication method.
All email messages to or from British Fencing may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies and for our mutual protection.
We may use a third party provider to deliver our e-newsletters (eg Club Digest). These e-newsletters can be signed up to via the BF website or social media links. We may use a third party provider/software to deliver our e-newsletters and manage the opt-in/out and unsubscribe facilities.
If you (through the sign-up process) consent to us sending you these types of communications, we will let you know who the third party provider is at that time.
All newsletters will contain instructions about how to opt-out of that newsletter and also unsubscribe to all similar e-newsletters.
We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletters.
We regularly carry out surveys using a third party provider, Survey Monkey (www.surveymonkey.com). These surveys may be accessible through our website.
When we collect your personal data through our website (eg through newsletter sign-ups) we may ask you for your consent to participate in our surveys.
When we collect your personal data through our membership data we will ask whether you wish to receive these surveys.
If you have provided consent to participate, we will transfer your data to Survey Monkey for these purposes only.
In each survey, we will clearly tell you what personal data we are collecting, why we are collecting it and what it will be used for. We will provide a link to terms and conditions for any incentives offered to take part in that survey. We do not link any other information about your browsing activity with the survey data, which is stored separately.
As part of the club/region affiliation process, clubs/regions are required to nominate contacts who will automatically be sent information on behalf of the club.
This information may be in the form of a regular newsletter. If you are the named primary club contact or regional chair and you no longer wish to receive the newsletter you can unsubscribe using the link in the email. In this situation we strongly recommend that you nominate another primary contact for your club/region to receive relevant information on behalf of your club/region.
BF is not responsible for the actions or lack of action taken by a club or regional official as a result of unsubscribing from communications.
Our communications may include emails which help inform you about matters relevant to your membership terms and conditions and emails related to the proper functioning of your account.
If you are currently receiving service messages or marketing communications from BF and no longer wish to do so, please let us know by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All individuals who are the subject of personal data held by us are entitled to:
This right is subject to certain exemptions which are set out in the Act.
Under the Data Protection Legislation, you can ask to see any personal information that we hold about you. Such requests are called Subject Access Requests.
Subject Access Requests should be made in writing to the address given below.
We will not charge a fee for this. However, we will charge a reasonable fee when a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, particularly if it is repetitive.
We will also charge a reasonable fee to comply with requests for further copies of the same information.
The fee will be based on the administrative cost of providing the information.
We aim to comply with requests for access to personal information as quickly as possible. In most cases we will be able to provide a copy of the information within one month of receipt of your written request. In order to do this we may ask you to provide additional details about the source, location and timeframe of the information you are requesting.
We may on occasions extend the period of compliance by a further two months where requests are complex or numerous. If this is the case, we will inform the individual within one month of the receipt of the request and explain why the extension is necessary.
Manifestly unfounded or excessive requests
Where requests are manifestly unfounded or excessive, in particular because they are repetitive, we may:
If we refuse to respond to a request, we will explain why and inform you of your right to complain to the supervisory authority and to a judicial remedy without undue delay and at the latest within one month.
How will the information be provided?
We will verify the identity of the person making the request, using reasonable means.
Where the data is stored on the membership system you will be provided with direct access to your data via that system
Where the data is published on the BF website, you will be provided with the links to the website.
Requests for large amounts of personal data
If your request requires us to process a large quantity of information, we will ask you to specify the information the request relates to.
Rights and freedoms of others
The right to obtain a copy of information or to access personal data should not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others. If by providing the information requested we would have to disclose information relating to or identifying a third party, we will only do so provided the third party gives consent, otherwise we may edit the data to remove the identity of the third party.
Unless we are under a legal obligation to release data, or the individual has given us permission, personal information will only be released to the individual to whom it relates. The disclosure of such information to anyone else without their consent may be a criminal offence.
Making a Subject Access Request
If you would like to make a Subject Access Request, please contact BF’s Data Protection Officer:
Data Protection Officer
British Fencing Head Office
1 Baron's Gate
33-35 Rothschild Road
London W4 5HT
You will also need to provide two forms of identification, for example, driving licence, utility bill or passport and, if
appropriate, any particulars about the source, location and timeframe of the information you are requesting.
If you have any questions about this Policy, please contact BF’s Data Protection Officer:
Data Protection Officer
British Fencing Head Office
1 Baron's Gate
33-35 Rothschild Road
London W4 5HT
Sport:80 Services Limited (“We” / “Us”) is committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our visitors.
The data controller is Sport:80 Services Limited of Unit 3, Neepsend Triangle Business Centre, 1 Burton Road, Sheffield, England, S3 8BW.
In respect of our Client Sub Domains, the data controller is the relevant Client and the data processor is Sport:80 Services Limited of Unit 3, Neepsend Triangle Business Centre, 1 Burton Road, Sheffield, England, S3 8BW. For the avoidance of doubt, we are acting as data processor only in relation to those technological services we have agreed to provide to the relevant Client via the Client Sub Domain pursuant to the Supply of Services Agreement entered into between us and the relevant Client. It should be noted that other organisations may also be acting as data processor on behalf of the relevant Client.
In running and maintaining our website and providing services to you that will allow you to utilise the facilities on our website we may collect and process the following data about you:
2.1 Information about your use of our website with regards to each of your visits to our website. This may include: (i) details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access; and (ii) technical information, such as traffic data, location data and other communication data.
2.2 Information provided voluntarily by you. You may give us information by filling in forms on our website www.sport80.com or by corresponding with us by telephone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you use our website or if you report a problem with our website.
2.3 Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.
2.4 Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites or any of the Client Sub Domains which we operate or the other services we provide.
We may gather information about your general internet use by using cookies. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer’s hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.
You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can easily be done by activating the “reject cookies” setting on your computer. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our website.
We use the following cookies:
3.1 Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
3.2 Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
3.3 Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
3.4 Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
Except for essential cookies, all cookies will expire after 12 hours.
We use the information that we collect from you or you give to us to allow you to utilise the facilities on our website and access Client Sub Domains. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:
4.1 To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.
4.2 To provide information (or permit selected third parties to provide information) to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.
4.3 To inform you of any changes to our website, services or goods and products.
4.4 To ensure that the content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.
4.5 To administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes.
4.6 As part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure.
4.7 To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you.
4.8 To make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our website about goods or services that may interest you.
We will only ever use your personal data with your consent, or where it is necessary in order to:
enter into, or perform, a contract with you;
comply with a legal duty;
protect your vital interests;
remember your preferences e.g. if you ask not to receive marketing material, we will keep a record of this; or
for our own (or a third party’s) lawful interests, provided your rights do not override these.
In any event, we will only use your personal data for the purposes for which it is collected, or purposes which are very similar.
You can withdraw your consent at any time to our processing of your personal data for any purpose at any time, by contacting us at the email or postal address set out in paragraph 10.
We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.
5.1 In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
5.2 If Sport:80 Services Limited (or substantially all of its assets) are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by it about its customers will be one of the transferred assets.
5.3 If our ultimate holding company, Sport:80 plc (or substantially all of its assets), is acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about you will be one of the transferred assets.
5.5 To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
Unfortunately the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to us electronically; sending such information is entirely at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, affiliates and advertisers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
We want to ensure you remain in control of your personal data. Part of this is making sure you understand your legal rights, which are as follows
The right to confirmation as to whether or not we have your personal data and, if we do, to obtain a copy of it (this is known as a subject access request) within one month of our receiving your request;
The right to have your data erased (though this will not apply where it is necessary for us to continue to use the data for a lawful reason);
The right to have inaccurate data rectified;
The right to object to your data being used for marketing or profiling; and
Where technically feasible, you have the right to see any personal data you have provided to us which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or the performance of a contract. This information will be provided in a common electronic format.
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
Last Updated by Freeths LLP: 13th April 2018