Spade Glenrothes Bridge Club Club
Privacy policy and membership application form
Privacy policy

Privacy Policy for the GLENROTHES BRIDGE Club

May 2018

What personal data does our bridge club collect?

The data we routinely collect includes members’ name, address, email address, telephone number. We collect this data directly from each member when they join the club. For some of our members we may keep additional information such as committee memberships or tournament director roles, but only during their relevant tenure.

We collect the scores from games when you play at the club; these being displayed on the results pages of our website via bridgewebs.  Your name and SBU number will also be forwarded to the SBU and used by them for maintaining the SBU Master Point scheme.

What is this personal data used for?

We use members’ data for the administration of your membership; the communication of information; and the organisation of events. We provide your personal data to the Scottish Bridge Union (SBU) for their use as explained in the section below.

Who is your data shared with?

Your membership data is passed on to the SBU because you automatically become an SBU member when you join Glenrothes Bridge Club. The SBU shares limited data with the SBU District, of your home club.

Information regarding your results is given to the SBU for use in its Master Points scheme.

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

Where does this data come from?

Data for most of our members comes from them when they join Glenrothes Bridge Club.

Scoring data comes directly from the results of the club games in which you play.

How is your data stored?

This information is mainly stored in digital form on computers.  Any information that is stored remotely is stored in compliance with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

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.

Who has access to your data?

Members of the committee of Glenrothes Bridge Club have access to members’ data in order for them to carry out their legitimate tasks for the club. Tournament directors have limited access to members’ data for them to carry out their legitimate role when directing events/Scoring.

What is the legal basis for collecting this data?

 Glenrothes Bridge Club collects the personal data that is necessary for the purposes of its legitimate interests as a membership organisation and participant in an internationally recognised and regulated, competitive mind sport.

For some data, such as that relating to financial matters, the basis for its collection and retention is to allow the club to comply with its legal obligations.

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 Club Secretary.

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.

We will not usually levy a fee for this, though we can charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative cost of providing the information if a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, or for requests for further copies of the same information.

Does GLENROTHES BRIDGE CLUB bridge club collect any “special” data?

The GDPR refers to sensitive personal data as “special categories of personal data”.

We do not record any such special data.

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

There are various ways in which you can limit or specify how your data is used.

  • You could maintain your club membership with your correct name but with limited contact details. However, we do need to have at least one method of contacting you. You could for example simply maintain an up-to-date email address, but of course this would limit what we and the SBU are able to provide you with in the way of written information, so you would not be able to get any benefits that require a mailing address.
  • You do not need to provide us with your date of birth. If you are a junior (less than 25 years of age on 1st January of the membership year) you will need to divulge that fact in order to be eligible for the membership fee reduction and if you wish to enter junior events or gain other youth concessions.
  • You may choose not to receive information emails from our club.
  • Any of these options can be implemented for your club membership by contacting the club secretary.

How long we keep your data for, and why?

We normally keep members’ data after resignation, or lapsed membership, this in case they later wish to re-join. However, we will delete contact details entirely upon request.

Since underlying statistical data, like scores from bridge games, continues to be necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected and processed, results from events are not deleted by Glenrothes Bridge Club or the SBU, although they will no longer be attributed to a player who does not want their data to be kept.

Historical ranking lists and prize lists are required for archiving purposes and names cannot be removed from them.

What happens if a member dies?

We will normally delete deceased members’ personal data at the end of the season in course. If requested appropriately to delete it earlier we will do so.

Can you download your data to use it elsewhere?

To access your data held by Glenrothes Bridge Club contact the club secretary.

Membership application form

New Member/Renewal form for Glenrothes Bridge Club


SECTION ONE – Member Contact Details

Title (e.g. Mr/Ms)

First Name(s)


Home Address


Home Telephone

Mobile Number

Email Address

SBU/MP Number:

Home Club

Other club

Other club

If you have been a member of a bridge club in the past, even many years ago, please give details of your previous club, address, SBU or EBU number.  This information will help us to trace your SBU/EBU number and thus your points status.

Previous SBU/EBU number

Previous club

Previous postcode

By becoming a member of the XYZ bridge club you automatically become a member of the Scottish Bridge Union (SBU).


SECTION TWO – Declarations and Confirmation

I apply to become a member of Glenrothes Bridge Club. 

Your personal details will be held in accordance with the EU/UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, detailed in our Privacy Policy available on our from our club secretary

Tick here


I confirm that the information I have provided is accurate.




Annual Membership Fee for 2018-19 is £XX. The SBU membership fee for 2018-19 (£9) is also assumed payable unless you have a named SBU home club elsewhere.


Glenrothes Bridge Club will collect and use your personal data in compliance with the (GDPR) General Data Protection Regulation and all relevant UK legislation. Our legal basis for holding and processing your data is our legitimate interest and needs as a bridge club. Club officials will use this data for running the club and recording its membership, providing you the member with information, and to help us with the organisation of bridge events.

This information will be recorded in our membership file, which is stored in computer form in compliance with the GDPR. Our membership data is shared with the Scottish Bridge Union, the governing body of the game of duplicate bridge and the SBU District committee.

A restricted amount of your information (name, SBU number, post town and SU ranking) will be listed in the SBU’s database made available for use by scoring program providers and users. This is to allow the correct identification of players for scoring purposes and subsequent ranking promotion.

Your personal data is not passed on or sold by us to any third parties whether or not connected with bridge. Full information about our data use policies, including how you can see what data we hold about you, how you can limit its use and how you can ask for any inaccuracies to be corrected, is available on our website or can be obtained from the club secretary.

If you have not been a member of the SBU before, you will be allocated a membership number by the SBU.   You will receive an automated email from the SBU, inviting you to log onto the membership database (MEMPAD) and then to choose a password, enabling you to maintain and control your personal information.