Privacy Policy

1.  About this Policy

1.1         This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about our members, how we use it and how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it.

1.2         We may collect, use and store your personal data, as described in this Data Privacy Policy and as described when we collect data from you.

1.3         We reserve the right to amend this Data Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice. You are advised to check our website [] regularly for any amendments (such amendments will not apply retrospectively).

1.4         We will always comply with applicable UK Data Protection legislation including GDPR when dealing with your personal data. Further details on the GDPR can be found at the website for the Information Commissioner ( For the purposes of the GDPR, we will be the “controller” of all personal data we hold about you.


2.  Who are we?

2.1         We are Yorkshire Slalom Committee. We can be contacted at c/o 27 Kistvaen Gardens, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NQ,


3.  What information we collect and why:


Type of Information Purposes Legal Basis of Processing
Name, email addresses and interest in slalom Keeping people with an interest in canoe slalom up to date on training days, events and volunteering in canoe slalom. Consent of the individual/parent

Legitimate interest to support people in their sport

Details of medical conditions/ history and injuries To ensure we can meet our duty of care to those participating in training days Legal obligation to provide a duty of care to the paddlers and coaches
Emergency Contact Details Contacting next of kin in event of emergency Legal obligation to provide a duty of care to the paddlers and coaches
Coaches contact details, qualification details, DBS check details To ensure we have appropriate details of those coaching for us Consent of the individual

Legal obligation to provide a duty of care to paddlers

Name, contact details, date of birth and data relevant to competition entries Processing data on behalf of British Canoeing Slalom Committee to enable us to run canoe slalom competitions Contractual obligation to run the competition  on behalf of British canoeing that individuals have entered
Event Booking information (inc name and contact details, workshop / session choices) To communicate with individuals about the event and ot run the event effectively Consent of the individual/parent


4.  How we protect your personal data

4.1         We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration or destruction.

4.2         Please note, however, that where you are transmitting information to us over the internet, then given the internet is not a secure medium, we cannot definitely guarantee the security of this information.

4.3         We will notify you promptly in the event of any breach of your personal data which might expose you to serious risk.


5.  Who else has access to the information you provide us?

5.1         We will never sell your personal data. We will not share your personal data with any third parties without your prior consent (which you are free to withhold) except where required to do so by law or as set out in the table in paragraph 3 above or paragraph 5.2 below.

5.2         We may pass your personal data to third parties who are service providers, agents and subcontractors to us for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (e.g. to send email newsletters, run events effectively). However, we disclose only the personal data that is necessary for the third party to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own purposes. Where third party service providers are outside the EEA we will only use organisations based in countries with EU approved


6.  How long do we keep your information?

6.1         We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as you are involved with Yorkshire Slalom and for as long afterwards as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations. We will review your personal data every year to establish whether we are still entitled to process it. If we decide that we are not entitled to do so, we will stop processing your personal data with the exception of retaining your personal data in an archived form in order to be able to comply with future legal obligations, including but not limited to compliance with tax requirements and exemptions, and the establishment exercise or defence of legal claims.

6.2         We securely destroy all information once we have used it and no longer need it.


7.  Your rights

7.1         You have rights under UK and EU data protection law, including:

  • to access your personal data
  • to be provided with information about how your personal data is processed
  • to have your personal data corrected
  • to have your personal data erased in certain circumstances
  • to object to or restrict how your personal data is processed
  • to have your personal data transferred to yourself or to another business in certain circumstances.

7.2         If you wish for us to erase your data as outlined in paragraph (3) above then please contact us at

7.3         If you have any concerns about how we process your personal data please contact us at

7.4         You also have the right to take any complaint about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner:

0303 123 1113.

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane


Cheshire SK9 5AF


For more details, please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to our Data Protection Officer: Les Ford,