The GDPR regulations introduce three principles of data processing
• minimum amount of data for the purpose, kept for no longer than needed
• only to be used for the purpose for which it was collected
• shared with no more people than needed
The following count as personal data (when attached to information identifying an individual either directly or indirectly):
• address • phone numbers • date of birth • email address • medical details • next of kin and their contact details • bank details • photographs and videos
Medical data is classified as special personal data and sharing of this is done strictly according to need. In the context of the regulations, processing means storing, sharing or using data. In order for the Club to operate, contact details (age in some cases) and Next of Kin (NOK) details are shared widely with • captains • vice captains • coaches • managers
Loss of personal data, including leaving a team-list with contact or medical details in a public place is a data breach. Under GDPR data breaches should be reported to the ICO, and they have the power to fine the Club.
By its very nature, a sports club encourages socialising and new social contacts. This data protection policy is not intended to stop members or volunteers making new friends or contacting them!
For more details please read our Data Protection Policy
Link to detailed Data Protection Policy
Photographs are personal data, and as such the Club has a duty to ensure that any individual whose photo is shown on the Club’s website, Facebook page or Twitter feed has given consent to have their image placed in the public domain. This is especially important for junior members, where additional safeguarding concerns may cause parents/carers to refuse to share their child’s image publicly, especially in Club kit.
Link to Safe Guarding policy
Team photographs and celebration of achievements are great ways to promote the Club, but the Club must still comply with the law and not share images publicly without ensuring that all involved give consent.
All those who post to social media and the Club website on behalf of the Club must follow the England Hockey’s Guidance for Taking and Using Photographic and Recorded Images of Young People - EH Photography.
The Club asks for photo permission at registration and junior coaches/captains who have a team member who has NOT given permission will be informed at the start of the season. Players and parents of players can take photographs for their own personal use but should gain consent of those in the photograph before publishing on social media.
Link to Social Media Policy