Release 2.19q
Privacy Policy
  What personal data does Blundellsands Bridge Club collect, and what is it used for?

We routinely collect members’ names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers. We collect this data when you join the club or renew your membership. We use this data for administration of your membership, communication of information and in the organisation of events.
We collect the scores from any duplicate games that you play. These are displayed on our notice board and on the results pages of our website. We share this information with the English Bridge Union (EBU) who use it for their Master Point Scheme and National Grading Scheme (NGS).

  How is your data stored?

This information is usually stored in digital form:

  • on our club computer protected by passwords; and

  • in encrypted form on remote servers using the Google Cloud Platform, in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

  • We use external partners to provide our website and scoring services. The website facility is provided by Bridgewebs whose own privacy policy can be viewed at The EBU provide our scoring partners with limited access to their membership data so that scores can be reported for their Master Point and National Grading Schemes, their privacy policy can be viewed at

  Who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations?

Under the GDPR we do not have a statutory requirement to have a Data Protection Officer. The person who is responsible for ensuring that our club discharges its obligations under the GDPR is our Council member, Gareth Thomas.

  Who has access to your data?

Members of the Council of Blundellsands Bridge Club Limited have access to members’ data in order to carry out their legitimate tasks for the organisation.

  What is the legal basis for collecting this data

We collect personal data that is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests as a membership organisation and to comply with our legal obligations as a company limited by guarantee.

  Who is your data shared with?

It is passed on to the English Bridge Union (EBU), of which you become a member when you join Blundellsands Bridge Club Limited. The EBU shares data with its associated charity, English Bridge and Development (EBED), since it shares offices and data systems with them, and also with Merseyside & Cheshire County Bridge Association (M&CBA) our nominated county of allegiance. Our results are routinely passed on to the EBU for use in their Master Point and National Grading Schemes (NGS), unless you have chosen to have your NGS grade kept private.

We also share contact information with other members of Blundellsands Bridge Club to facilitate finding bridge partners. This is done online through a password protected area of the website and in occasional lists that we

Your personal data is not passed on by us to organisations other than those indicated above, whether or not connected with bridge.

  How you can check what data we have about you?

If you want to see the basic membership data we hold about you, you should contact the director on duty.

You can contact us with a “Subject Access Request” if you want to ask us to provide you with any other information we hold about you.  If you are interested in any particular aspects specifying them will help us to provide you with what you need quickly and efficiently.  We are required to provide this to you within one month.

  How can you ask for data to be removed, limited or corrected?

Because the club is a company limited by guarantee we are legally obliged to keep a minimum amount of data to identify our members, including their names and addresses. Beyond this you may choose to be omitted from the contact lists made available to members. Please contact the club if you wish to restrict the use of the information which we hold.

Further you have the option to become an “anonymous” member of the EBU whereby the EBU will know you by a membership number and a pseudonym but that means you will not be eligible to enter EBU competitions or receive any EBU member benefits including the English Bridge Magazine.

If you believe that our records of your personal data are incorrect you have an ongoing right to request that this information be rectified. You can make a rectification request by contacting the Club Secretary.

  How long we keep your data for, and why?

We normally keep members’ data after they resign or their membership lapses in case they later wish to re-join. However, we will delete any former member’s contact details on request. Other data, such as that relating to accounting or personnel matters, is kept for the legally required period.

  What happens if a member dies?

We delete members’ information after they die but names will be retained in historic records of scores and competitions.