Privacy Policy

1. About this Policy

1.1  This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about our members instructors, and application users, how we use it and how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it.

1.2  We may collect, use and store your personal data, as described in this Data Privacy Policy and as described when we collect data from you.

1.3  We reserve the right to amend this Data Privacy Policy from time to time without prior notice. You are advised to check our website or our Club noticeboard regularly for any amendments (but amendments will not be made retrospectively).

1.4  We will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your personal data. Further details on the GDPR can be found at the website for the Information Commissioner ( For the purposes of the GDPR, we will be the “controller” of all personal data we hold about you.

2. Who are we?

2.1 We are the North Wales Cruising Club. We can be contacted at:

Lower High St, Conwy, LL32 8AL
[email protected]
+44 (0)1492 593481

3. What information we collect and why.

Type of informationPurposesLegal basis of processing
Member’s name, address, telephone numbers, e-mail address(es).Managing the Member’s membership of the Club. Managing the duty roster.Performing the Club’s contract with the Member.
For the purposes of our legitimate interests in operating the Club.
The names and ages of the Member’s dependantsManaging the Member’s and their dependants’ membership of the ClubPerforming the Club’s contract with the Member.
Emergency contact detailsContacting next of kin in the event of emergencyProtecting the Member’s vital interests and those of their dependants
Date of birth / age related informationManaging membership categories which are age relatedPerforming the Club’s contract with the Member.
GenderProvision of adequate facilities for members.For the purposes of our legitimate interests in making sure that we can provide sufficient and suitable facilities (including changing rooms and toilets) for each gender.
Reporting information to the RYA.For the purposes of the legitimate interests of the RYA to maintain diversity data required by Sports Councils.
The Member’s name, boat name and sail numberManaging race entries and race results.For the purposes of our legitimate interests in holding races for the benefit of members of the Club.
Sharing race results with other clubs, class associations, and the RYA, and providing race results to local and national media.For the purposes of our legitimate interests in promoting the Club.
Photos and videos of Members and their boatsPutting on the Club’s website and social media pages and using in press releases.Consent. We will seek the Member’s consent on their membership application form and each membership renewal form and the Member may withdraw their consent at any time by contacting us by e-mail or letter.
Radio call signs and/or MMSI numbersCollected for a rally and shared between those participating in the rally.For the purposes of our legitimate interests in ensuring that boats on a rally can maintain contact with each other.
The Member’s name and boat nameCreating the Club’s annual printed and online Yearbook.Consent. We will seek the Member’s consent on their membership application form and each membership renewal form. The Member may withdraw their consent at any time by contacting us by e-mail or letter to tell us that they no longer wish their details to appear in the Yearbook.
Bank account details of the member or other person making payment to the ClubManaging the Member’s and their dependants’ membership of the Club, the provision of services and events.Performing the Club’s contract with the Member.
Member’s and former member’s name and e- mail addressPassing to the RYA for the RYA to conduct surveys of Members and former members of the Club (and other clubs affiliated to the RYA). The surveys are for the benefit of the Clubs (and other clubs) and / or the benefit of the RYA.For the purposes of our legitimate interests in operating the Club and / or the legitimate interests of the RYA in its capacity as the national body for all forms of boating.
Instructor’s name, address, email addresses, phone numbers and relevant qualifications and/or experience.Managing instruction at the Club.For the purposes of our legitimate interests in ensuring that we can contact those offering instruction and provide details of instructors to members.
In the case of our Mobile App, AnchorBuddy (iOS / Android), we use Advertising Identifiers for in-app ad targeting.We do not collect any data relating to mobile app targeting, although our advertising platform, Google AdMob, may collect anonymised data.Consent. Users of the Android and iOS platforms are able to switch off mobile advertising tracking in their operating system settings.

4. How we protect your personal data

4.1  We will not transfer your personal data outside the EU without your consent.

4.2  We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration or destruction.

4.3  Please note however that where you are transmitting information to us over the internet this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

4.4  For any payments which we take from you online we will use a recognised online secure payment system.

4.5  We will notify you promptly in the event of any breach of your personal data which might expose you to serious risk.

5. Who else has access to the information you provide us?

5.1  We will never sell your personal data. We will not share your personal data with any third parties without your prior consent (which you are free to withhold) except where required to do so by law or as set out in the table above or paragraph 5.2 below.

5.2  We may pass your personal data to third parties who are service providers, agents and subcontractors to us for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (e.g. to print newsletters and send you mailings). However, we disclose only the personal data that is necessary for the third party to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own purposes.

5.3 In the case of our mobile application, AnchorBuddy, our advertising partner Google Admob has access to mobile advertising tracking data via the unique Android Advertising ID and Apple IDFA.

6. How long do we keep your information?

6.1  We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as you are a member of the Club and for as long afterwards as it is in the Clubs’ legitimate interest to do so or for as long as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations. We will review your personal data every year to establish whether we are still entitled to process it. If we decide that we are not entitled to do so, we will stop processing your personal data except that we will retain your personal data in an archived form in order to be able to comply with future legal obligations e.g. compliance with tax requirements and exemptions, and the establishment exercise or defence of legal claims.

6.2  We securely destroy all financial information once we have used it and no longer need it.

7. Your rights

7.1  You have rights under the GDPR:

(a)  to access your personal data

(b)  to be provided with information about how your personal data is processed

(c)  to have your personal data corrected

(d)  to have your personal data erased in certain circumstances

(e)  to object to or restrict how your personal data is processed

(f)  to have your personal data transferred to yourself or to another business in certain circumstances.

7.2  You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the Information Commissioner:
0303 123 1113.
Information Commissioner’s Office Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Cheshire SK9 5AF

Consent Form

If you are a club member and wish to give consent for your boat name to be published in the yearbook, or for photos and videos to be published by the club, you can download the form here:

adobe-acrobat-pdf-file-512 GDPR Consent Form

Please either email the completed form to [email protected] or print it and post to:

Data Protection Officer
Lower High St
LL32 8AL

For more details, please address any questions, comments and requests regarding our data processing practices to our Data Protection Manager at [email protected].