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GDPR & Data Protection

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018 and in addition to the Data Protection Act this is designed to protect any data that we hold relating to you.


Any enquiries should be directed by telephone to 01666 510277 or via email




Your have certain rights under GDPR


To be informed that we hold personal data about you


To have access to your records on request


To be able to provide updates on your recorded information safe in the knowledge that our systems will be updated


To request that personal data you are not happy for us to hold is deleted


To complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you feel that we are not complying with GDPR




As a Golf Club we collect personally identifiable data through:


Membership application forms – names, address, dob, contact numbers, email address


Open Competition entry forms – name, address, CDH number, email address


Junior Medical forms – name, address, dob, contact numbers, email address, medical details


Photographs taken of events that can identify players which are published on our website and social media. Images recorded on our CCTV system for security purposes.




We only process information that is necessary to establish or maintain your membership, handicap and competition entries and results.


We provide England Golf with information for handicapping purposes, which includes your name, address, telephone number, CDH number and current handicap.


We produce contact lists of current members which includes telephone numbers and email addresses and we only give out your contact details to other members on request for the purposes of arranging matches etc and only with your consent. We do not supply outside callers with your details, we take their contact details and then forward those on to you.


We will only contact you by email about matters relating to Brinkworth Golf Club and your membership here with us. We email out ad hoc information giving details of competitions, we also contact you by email to let you know of other events and information that may be relevant to your membership. We also send out a quarterly newsletter which is also pinned to our clubhouse noticeboard. Please contact us in writing if you do not wish to receive this kind of correspondence.


Your data is stored on our computer using Handicap Master and BRS Golf software, which is password protected, as is the computer and we use basic McAfee antivirus software, which is updated regularly. Both software companies have confirmed that they comply with all Data Protection and Congu requirements.


We keep paper membership application forms and Junior Medical forms in files in a locked office. Any cheques are securely locked away until they are sent to the bank.


We only keep personal data relating to you on our computer system for as long as you are a member with us. If you terminate your membership we delete your records from our computer system and the information is then kept in paper format in a locked office until it is no longer required. A note of your name and CDH number are kept on the computer for handicap reference purposes only. Results of previous years competitions are kept both on computer and in paper format.


In the event of a security breach we aim to contact the Information Commissioners Office immediately and certainly within 72 hours of a breach coming to light.

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