We use the information we hold about you for a variety of purposes which are outlined below. Data protection law requires us to tell you what our legal reason is for each purpose.
When you ask us to provide you a service, such as club [membership or registration], gymnastics classes, competitions, trips or other activities [or you buy a product from us] we usually need to use information about you to provide this or service, for example:
- To contact you to confirm arrangements;
- To notify you about changes to terms and conditions;
- To tell you when it is time to renew membership or re-register for activities
- To process payments or send you receipts required.
- To provide you with the benefits and services to which you have subscribed.
We do so because it is necessary for the performance of a contract.
We have a duty of care to ensure it is safe for you or your child to take part in gymnastics activity and to keep you/them safe while participating. Some individuals may be at risk of harm from participating in gymnastics activity as a result of a pre-existing condition. It is vital that you let us know if there is any reason why taking part in gymnastic activity may be unsafe prior to participation. With your agreement, we will review any information you provide and undertake risk assessments in consultation with yourself and any appropriate trained professionals e.g. medical consultants. When we ask participants to provide relevant health information such as details of medical conditions, medication needs, allergies or injuries, this is because we have a legal obligation.
If you are selected for a role at the club, we will usually obtain a reference from any appropriate organisation or individual you have nominated.
When you tell us about any special needs such as disabilities or other support information we may use relevant information to comply with our legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010. We will review any information you have provided to help us identify any actions we can take to support inclusion. We may need to ask you for more information to help us to best meet your or your child’s needs. We will keep a record of any steps we take to support inclusion.
If you are wishing to volunteer or work for us, we may need to ask you to complete a criminal record check as we have a legal obligation to do so. We jointly control the checking process with [British Gymnastics or Scottish Gymnastics] who is responsible for the assessment of any content on the check and will only share information with us where it is appropriate. For example, if you are considered by British Gymnastics to be unsuitable to take on the role, we may share relevant and proportionate information about criminal offences where it is deemed that while you are not considered unsuitable to take on the role, if it is considered necessary for safeguarding purposes.
When we retain information about you, even after you are no longer taking part in gymnastics activity, this is often because we are required to do so by law such as records we are required to keep for business and accounting purposes. Sometimes we are also legally obliged to share information about you with third parties. More information it provided below.
We rely on legitimate interests for the following purposes:
- Responding to communications, concerns or complaints and seeking feedback from you about our services.
We will use the information you provide to respond to any comments or questions you raise and where appropriate to undertake investigations into any complaints or concerns. On occasion, we may contact you to seek your views on the services we provide.
- Holding emergency contact information
When you join the club, we collect contact details. We also ask you to provide an emergency contact which we will only use in exceptional circumstances if we are unable to contact your primary contact e.g. a parent.
- Maintaining attendance registers, achievement records and waiting lists
For health and safety purposes and club records, we need to maintain a register of those in attendance at training or other club activities.
[Explain this if relevant e.g. records of progress against an award scheme]
If there are no places in the club, we can place you on our waiting list and will contact you using the details you provide to inform you when a place is available.
- Entering you into a competition and providing results
If you wish to take part in a club competition, your information (usually your name, date of birth and gender) will be used to enter you into the appropriate category and your score will be recorded. Results of competitions are normally published [on our website].
If you wish to enter a competition organised by another gymnastics body, including [British Gymnastics, home country NGB, Regional and County Gymnastics Association] we will provide your information to the organiser to enable you to take part in the competition or event that they are organising.
- Collecting additional information to support a participant attending a club trip
Occasionally we organise residential events or trips. If you or your child registers for one of these events, we will need to collect additional information, that may vary dependent on the specific activities and whether they involve meals and travel. Additional information we require may include passport information and any other relevant information necessary to provide support whilst away from home.
- Monitoring performance and undertaking fitness assessments
If you or your child are/is a [competitive/elite/squad] gymnast, we will need to collect additional information about you/them. We track and monitor gymnast’s performance in training, trials and competition and undertake regular fitness assessments. We may require additional information about lifestyle and education if you or your child are/is training at an elite level and requires time out of school or lifestyle.
- To monitor that you have completed any required safeguarding training and criminal record checks
If you undertake a role where a criminal record check and safeguarding training are required, we will receive confirmation from British Gymnastics if your check is approved and that you have completed the required safeguarding training.
- Filming for coaching purposes
On occasion, we may film gymnasts e.g. during a gymnastics session for coaching purposes. Videos taken at training sessions for individual coaching purposes will not be used for any other purpose without prior consent.
- Photography and filming [at large club events] to promote the club
We may take photos at club events to promote the club on our website, club social media account and in communications. At our [large club events such as our annual club competitions and club display] we may film the event to create a DVD. Any images of children will be published in line with our safeguarding policy.
OR use the following if you are relying on consent – you can choose to do this just for small events and then rely on legitimate interests for large events
At our large club events such as our annual club competitions and club display, we take photos to promote club activities and may film the event to create a DVD. We publish images on our website, social media account and in our communications. Any images of children will be published in line with [British Gymnastics/other] safeguarding policy.
Let us know if you do not wish to be filmed or photographed or do not want your image to be published. While we can usually take steps to prevent you from being photographed or filmed at small club events, please bear in mind that at our large public events, it may be difficult to avoid capturing you in footage. However, we always review all photographs prior to publication and we will ensure any images of you are deleted.
If we are filming or taking photos for any other purpose, we will ask for your consent.
- Running and monitoring our club website and social media
We will monitor how our website is used by tracking the articles that you open and how you move around the site. This will help us to understand what information is most useful and helps to improve the site. We use [insert details of the analytics service that you use].
We do not use any tracking or analytics on our website. Your IP address will be logged by our webserver but we would not be able to identify you from this information alone.
- Using CCTV for security and crime detection/prevention
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We have carried out a legitimate interest assessment (LIA) to ensure that the above processing is necessary and is carried out in a way that ensures a balance between the club’s interests and your individual interests, rights and freedoms with appropriate safeguards, especially to protect the interest of data subjects who are children. We can provide details of these assessments on request.
You have a right to object to the use of your information for any purposes we undertake based on legitimate interests. Further information is provided in the section below on individual rights.
We rely on consent in the following circumstances:
- To use your email or telephone numbers for marketing purposes
- To take photographs and video at a small club event or training for publication.
With your consent, we may also take photos during training or at [small] club events to promote the club on our website, club social media account and in communications. All film and photos of children will be published in line with our safeguarding policy.
As a registered charity we are eligible to claim gift aid on any donations from donors who pay tax in the UK with your agreement.
When you have given us your consent for your personal information to be used for a particular purpose, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time, which you may do by contacting us using the contact details below. If you provided (any) consent(s) for a specific purpose as part of the information you provided on our behalf through the British Gymnastics membership platform, this (these) consents can be withdrawn at any time by logging into your British Gymnastics account. Your withdrawal of consent will not affect any use of the data that was made before you withdrew your consent.
Special categories of personal data
Special categories of personal data are a category of information that is more sensitive and requires greater protection. Some of the information we process falls into this category (e.g. health/medical data or any information you provide to us about a disability or your religion, race or gender identity). It is unlawful for organisations to process this type of information unless an additional legal condition applies. We will only process this type of information if one of the following applies:
- You have given your explicit consent or have made this information public;
- We are required to do so to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim;
- We are required to do so to comply with employment or social security or social protection law;
- Legitimate activities of a ‘not for profit’ organisation;
- There is a substantial public interest in doing so; or
- It is in your vital interests and you are unable to provide consent e.g. if you are unconscious or do not have sufficient mental capacity.