14 January 2020
Clubs have always been required to maintain a register of members, providing your name, date of birth and contact details is part and parcel of joining a club and maintaining your membership. Most clubs have a privacy statement as part of their membership application form and this has served us well for some time, however, as the world of data collection, storage and sharing has grown in complexity so to has the need for clubs to consider their approach to privacy.
Clubs are now collecting information above and beyond the basic details required to assess suitability for membership and thanks to technology we are now able to collect information from far more sources, websites, emails, phones calls, point of sale.
Once reviewed the policy should be introduced by the committee as a by-law of the club just as you would with other policies.
If you have any questions regarding privacy policies and how to go about introducing one please contact the team at National Office on 0800 4CLUBS