Privacy Policy

Shefford Runners (The Club) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For any personal data you provide for the purposes of your membership Shefford Runners is the Data Controller and is responsible for storing and otherwise processing that data in a fair, lawful, secure and transparent way.

Shefford Runners (The Club) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For any personal data you provide for the purposes of your membership Shefford Runners is the Data Controller and is responsible for storing and otherwise processing that data in a fair, lawful, secure and transparent way.

What personal data we hold on you

You may give us information about you by filling in forms at an event or online, or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register with the Club, subscribe to our newsletters, or participate in discussion boards on our website. The information you give us may include your name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, phone number, name of other EA affiliated Clubs with which you are registered and gender (Athletics Data). We may also ask for relevant health information (such as whether you use an inhaler), which is classed as special category personal data as well as emergency contact details which is personal data.

Why we need your personal data

The reason we need your Athletics Data is to be able to administer your membership, and provide the membership services you are signing up to when you register with the club. Our lawful basis for processing your personal data is that we have a contractual obligation to you as a member to provide the services you are registering for.

Reasons we need to process your data include:
  • For training and competition entry

    • sharing personal data with club coaches or officials to administer training sessions.
    • sharing personal data with club team managers to enter events.
    • sharing personal data with facility providers to manage access to the facility (e.g. track).
    • sharing personal data with leagues, county associations and other competition providers for entry in events.
  • For funding and reporting purposes

    • sharing anonymised data with a funding partner as condition of grant funding e.g. Local Authority.
    • analysing anonymised data to monitor club trends.
    • sending club surveys to improve your experience as a club member.
  • For membership and club management

    • processing of membership forms and payments
    • sharing data with committee members to provide information about club activities, membership renewals or invitation to social events.
    • club newsletters or other forms of communication for promoting club activity.
    • Being able to contact an emergency contact in the event if an incident or accident you are involved with while attending a club event.
    • li>publishing of race and competition results.
    • Marketing and communications

      • sending information about promotions and offers from sponsors.
      • sending information about selling club kit, merchandise or fundraising.

    Any special category health data we hold on you is only processed for the purpose(s) of passing health data to coaches to allow the safe running of training sessions or other such club officials who could reasonably require it for their role. We process this data on the lawful basis of consent.

    Therefore, we will also need your explicit consent to process this data, which we will ask for at the point of collecting it.

    On occasion we may collect personal data from non-members, such as any non-member participant who fills in a health disclaimer or form at a taster event or individuals who sign up to find out more information about the club at local publicity events and non-members participating in social events.

    This information will be stored for 52 weeks after an event and then destroyed securely. Our lawful basis for processing data is consent. Therefore, we will also need explicit consent from non-members to process this data, which we will ask for at the point of collecting it.

    The club has the following social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Strava and may sign-up to other social media. All members are free to join these pages. If you join one of the Social Media pages, please note that the provider of the social media platform(s) has their own privacy policies and that the club does not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data on the club social media pages. The club website also gives access to a publicly viewable forum where many subjects are discussed including training, races, social and other events. You should be aware that this is a public forum which can be accessed by anyone on the web.

    Who we share your personal data with

    When you become a member of or renew your membership with Shefford Runners you can also choose to be registered as a member of England Athletics (you will have to register with England Athletics if you ever compete for the club under the UKA rulebook). If you agree, we will provide England Athletics with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you (called myPortal). England Athletics will contact you to invite you to sign into and update your myPortal (which, amongst other things, allows you to set and amend your privacy settings). If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with England Athletics, please contact dataprotection@englandathletics.org.

    If you do not join England Athletics and then decide to compete for the club, we will need to register you with England Athletics and we will inform you at that time. A valid email address is required So that we can confirm with the athlete that their data is correct and, so they can set their privacy settings we will need to have a valid email address for each member. By default, all athletes will be opted out of communications until they have accessed their myPortal account and chosen to opt in.

    We also share your data with RunTogether (or similar apps that the club my use) which allows for the booking of sessions for Shefford Runners.

    Your personal data will also be shared with STMA (Shefford Town Memorial Association) registered at Digswell Park, Shefford. As a member of Shefford Runners, you are required to be a member of STMA as we use their facilities. Your details will be shared to sign you up as a STMA member or checked with STMA to ensure you are a member.

    The Club does not supply any personal data it holds for this purpose to any other third party. The Club does not store or transfer your personal data outside of the UK.

    How long we hold your personal data

    We will hold your personal data on file for as long as you are a member with us. Athlete data is updated every year on annual membership forms. Any personal data we hold on you will be securely destroyed after four years of inactivity on that member’s account, in line with England Athletics Limited’s retention policy. Your data is not processed for any further purposes other than those detailed in this policy.

    Your rights regarding your personal data

    As a data subject you may have the right at any time to request access to, rectification or erasure of your personal data; to restrict or object to certain kinds of processing of your personal data, including direct marketing; to the portability of your personal data and to complain to the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office about the processing of your personal data.

    As a data subject you are not obliged to share your personal data with the Club. If you choose not to share your personal data with us we may not be able to register or administer your membership. If you have any questions about the way your data is managed by the club please contact the Club’s Data Protection Officer, currently the Membership Secretary.