British Gymnastics (BG) is committed to providing its members with the highest levels of membership service. This includes protecting the privacy of its members and ensuring a secure online experience. In general, members can view the British Gymnastics website and all the latest news and results without telling BG who they are or revealing any information about themselves. Sometimes however, BG needs to monitor website usage for web site and BG services development.
BG’s Privacy Statement contains the following important information regarding the use of personal information.
1. What is personal information?
Personal information is information about an individual who can be identified, or whose identity could be reasonably ascertained, from the information.
2. How BG collects personal information
To deliver and enhance the services offered by BG, certain personal information is collected. BG collects personal information from individuals when:
3. How BG uses personal information
BG will only collect information that is necessary for them to carry out the primary purpose of providing services relating to: membership, education, events and merchandise. Personal information may be used in order to:
If BG sends any information about services or products that are not required, or a member does not want personal information disclosed to any other organisation (including related organisations) they can advise BG accordingly by writing to the Customer Service Manager.
If the member does not advise BG otherwise, they will be deemed to have confirmed their agreement on their own behalf and/or on behalf of others that they represent.
4. When we disclose personal information
BG discloses personal information to other organisations that is necessary to assist in providing services. The organisations include:
Outsourced service providers who manage the services provided to members, including:
BG limits the use and disclosure of any personal information to such organisations for the specific purpose for which it is supplied.
When a member provides BG with personal information about other individuals, BG relies on that member to make the individual aware that the information has been provided to BG and for what purpose, and to whom it may be disclosed and also how they can access their information. This is extremely important for club secretaries who are providing the personal information on behalf of their members.
5. Storage and Security of personal information
BG stores personal information on a computer database. The personal information may be held in both paper file and computer file form. BG has implemented measures of a reasonable nature to ensure that all personal information is securely stored from misuse, loss and unauthorised handling.
6. Accuracy of personal information
BG takes reasonable steps to ensure that whenever personal information is collected or disclosed, it is accurate, complete and up to date.
7. Access to personal information
The member has a right to access their personal information, subject to some exceptions allowed by law. The member can gain access to their personal information by contacting BG. The member may also advise BG at any time about possible breaches of privacy, or inaccurate, incomplete personal information, that may have changed.