Privacy policy

Teddington RFC Ltd Privacy Policy May 2018
Summary of how Teddington RFC Ltd (hereafter referred to as ‘the Club’) and the Rugby Football
Union (RFU) use your data:

  • The Club uses your personal data to manage and administer your membership and your involvement with its teams and the Club, and to keep in contact with you for these purposes.
  • Some data is shared with the RFU, who use your data to regulate, develop and manage the game.
  • Where the Club or the RFU rely on your consent, such as any consent the Club might seek for email marketing, you can withdraw this consent at any time.
  • Data is also shared with suppliers approved by the club committee for the purposes of administering the club's activities. These include, but are not limited to, Meliora Medical Group Limited for the provision of the Return2Play injury tracking system.
  • Amongst the data the Club collects from you may be medical (including injury) information. The Club will hold this where you (or your parent) have given consent, so that the Club can ensure the Club is aware of your condition and that you are supported appropriately.
  • Where you work in a particular role within the game, you may be required to undergo a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check using the RFU’s eDBS system. The result of this check will be input into your Game Management Service (GMS) record.

Withdrawing consent or otherwise objecting to direct marketing
Wherever the Club relies on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although the Club may have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above and in the Data Policy. In some cases, the Club is able to send you direct marketing without your consent, where the Club relies on our legitimate interests. You have an absolute right to opt-out of direct marketing or profiling the Club might carry out for direct marketing, at any time. You can do this by contacting the Club using the details set out below in the ‘How do I get in touch with you or the RFU?’ section.

How do I get in touch with Teddington RFC Ltd or the RFU?
The Club hopes that this privacy policy satisfies any concerns you might have about the way the Club processes your data. If you have any ongoing concerns about how the Club processes your data, you can get in touch via the contacts page on Teddington RFC Ltd website or by writing to the Club Secretary, Teddington RFC, Teddington, TW11 0EA or by emailing GDPR@teddingtonrfc.co.uk

If you have any concerns about how the RFU process your data, you can get in touch at legal@rfu.com or by writing to The Data Protection Officer, Rugby Football Union, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, TW2 7BA.

Data policy

Teddington RFC Ltd Data Policy May 2018

This policy describes how the Club will make use of the data it handles in relation to our members and players, including our use of Game Management System (GMS) provided by the RFU. The policy also describes the RFU’s use of data on GMS.

This policy also describes your data protection rights, including a right to object to some of the processing which the Club carries out. More information about your rights, and how to exercise them, is set out in the ‘What rights do I have?’ section.

What information does the Club collect?
The Club collects and process personal data from you or your parent when you join the Club and
when the Club carries out annual renewals of your membership. This includes:

  • your name;
  • your gender;
  • your date of birth;
  • your RFU ID (as assigned in GMS);
  • your home address, email address and home and/or mobile phone number;
  • your passport and NI details, where the Club has to check your eligibility or ability to work for the Club;
  • your type of membership and involvement in particular teams, or any key role you may have been allocated, such as Chair, Safeguarding Lead, Membership Secretary etc.
  • your payment and/or bank account details, where you provide these to pay for membership;
  • your marketing preferences, including any consents you have given to the Club;
  • your medical conditions or disability, where you provide this to the Club with your consent (or your parent’s consent) to ensure the Club is aware of any support the Club may need to provide to you.

Some information will be generated as part of your involvement with the Club, in particular data about your performance, involvement in particular matches in match reports and details of any disciplinary issues or incidents you may be involved in on and off the pitch, such as within health and safety records.

What information does the Club receive from third parties?
Sometimes, the Club receives information about you from third parties. For example, if you are a child, the Club may be given information about you by your parents.
The Club may receive information relating to your existing registrations with other clubs or rugby bodies or disciplinary history from the RFU through GMS. Additionally, for certain role holders or those working with children, the Club may receive information from the DBS and the RFU on the status of any DBS check you have been required to take.

We may also receive information from the Return2Play system, where information has been shared about you by another organisation (subject to your consent within Return2Play)

How does the Club use this information, and what is the legal basis for this use?
The Club processes this personal data for the following purposes:

To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract: this is relevant where you make a payment for your membership and any merchandise or enter a competition. This includes:

  • taking payments;
  • communicating with you;
  • providing and arranging the delivery or other provision of products, prizes or services.

As required by the Club to conduct our business and pursue our legitimate interests, in particular:

  • the Club will use your information to manage and administer your membership and your involvement with its teams and club, and to keep in contact with you for these purposes;
  • the Club will also use data to maintain records of our performances and history, including match reports, scores and team sheets;
  • the Club uses CCTV cameras to maintain the security of our premises and may use this video to investigate incidents at the Club or its premises.

Where you give the Club consent:

  • the Club will send you direct marketing or promotional material by email;
  • the Club may handle medical or disability information you or your parent provides to the Club, to ensure the Club supports you appropriately;
  • on other occasions where the Club asks you for consent, the Club will use the data for the purpose which will be explained at that time.

For purposes which are required by law:

  • the Clubs maintains records such as health and safety records and accounting records in order to meet specific legal requirements;
  • the Club ensures, where you will work with children, that you have undergone an appropriate DBS check – this is also carried out with your consent;
  • where you hold a role at the Club requiring the Club to check your right to work, the Club may process information to meet our statutory duties;
  • the Club may respond to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

How does the RFU use any of my information?
The RFU provides the GMS system, however makes its own use of the following information:

  • your name;
  • your gender;
  • your date of birth;
  • your RFU ID (as assigned in GMS);
  • your home address, email address and mobile/home/business phone number;
  • your type of membership and involvement in particular teams at the Club, or any key role you may have been allocated, such as Chair, Safeguarding Lead, Membership Secretary etc.

The RFU uses this information as follows:

  • as required by the RFU to conduct its business and pursue its legitimate interests, in particular:
  • communicating with you or about you where necessary to administer rugby in England, including responding to any questions you send to the RFU about GMS;
  • administering and ensuring the eligibility of players, match officials and others involved in English rugby – this may involve the receipt of limited amounts of sensitive data in relation to disabled players, where they are registered for a disabled league or team, or in relation to antidoping matters;
  • maintaining records of the game as played in England, in particular maintaining details of discipline and misconduct;
  • monitoring use of GMS, and using this to help it monitor, improve and protect its content and services and investigate any complaints received from you or from others about GMS;
  • maintaining statistics and conducting analysis on the make-up of rugby’s participants;
  • ensuring compliance with the current RFU Rules and Regulations including those on the affiliation of clubs, referee societies, constituent bodies and other rugby bodies, and registration of players;
  • communicating with you to ask for your opinion on RFU initiatives.

For purposes which are required by law:

  • the RFU will ensure, where you will work with children and where this is required, that you have undergone an appropriate DBS check – this is also carried out with your consent;
  • the RFU may respond to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

Who will the Club share this data with, where and when?
Some limited information may be shared with other stakeholders in rugby, such as other clubs, Constituent Bodies, referee societies, league organisers, so that they can maintain appropriate records and assist the Club in organising matches and administering the game.
Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our or the RFU’s legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws.
Personal data will also be shared with third party service providers, who will process it on the Club’s behalf for the purposes identified above. Such third parties include the RFU, as the provider of GMS; Pitchero, providers of our website and data management; and Meliora Medical Group Limited as providers of the Return2Play service.
Where information is transferred outside the EEA, and where this is to a stakeholder or vendor in a country that is not subject to an adequacy decision by the EU Commission, data is adequately protected by EU Commission approved standard contractual clauses, an appropriate Privacy Shield certification or a vendor's Processor Binding Corporate Rules. A copy of the relevant mechanism can be provided for your review on request.

What rights do I have?
You have the right to ask the Club for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to the Club for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format.
In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where the Club does not have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement, or where the Club is using the data for direct marketing).
These rights may be limited. For example, if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask the Club to delete information which the Club is required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping.
You have the same rights for data held by the RFU for its own purposes on GMS.
To exercise any of these rights, you can get in touch with the Club or, as appropriate, the RFU or its data protection officer, using the details set out below. If you have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Much of the information listed above must be provided on a mandatory basis so that the Club can make the appropriate legal checks and register you as required by RFU Rules and Regulations. The Club will inform you which information is mandatory when it is collected. Some information is optional, particularly information such as your medical information. If this is not provided, the Club may not be able to provide you with appropriate assistance, services or support.

How long will you retain my data?
The Club processes the majority of your data for as long as you are an active member. Where the Club processes personal data for marketing purposes or with your consent, the Club processes the data unless you ask the Club to stop, when the Club will only process the data for a short period after this (to allow the Club to implement your requests). The Club also keep a record of the fact that you have asked the Club not to send you direct marketing or to process your data indefinitely so that the Club can respect your request in future.
Where the Club processes personal data in connection with performing a contract or for a competition, the Club keeps the data for 6 years from your last interaction with the Club.
The Club will retain information held to maintain statutory records in line with appropriate statutory requirements or guidance.
The RFU will maintain records of individuals who have registered on GMS, records of DBS checks and the resulting outcomes and other disciplinary matters for such period as is set out in the RFU’s privacy notice to be set out on www.englandrugby.com.
Records of your involvement in a particular match, on team sheets, on results pages or in match reports may be held indefinitely both by the Club and the RFU in order to maintain a record of the game.

Terms and Conditions
Terms and Conditions of Teddington Rugby Youth,
a section of TeddingtonRFC Ltd, Company No 07721127

  1. Responsibilities of Parents, Coaches, Managers and Helpers
  2. Under guidance from Middlesex Rugby Football Union, Coaches, Managers and Helpers cannot take legal responsibility or act in parentis loco for players whose parent or guardian leaves them during a session.
  3. Gumshields / Mouthguards / Protective Equipment and Studs
  4. Teddington Youth Rugby considers gumshields mandatory for contact rugby (U9 and above). A dental fitting service is available at home in the summer or at the club during September. Alternatively gum protectors may be purchased from kit shop. Players will not be allowed to take part in training sessions or matches if not wearing a gum protector/shield unless the parent or guardian specifically accepts the risk of so doing. All other safety equipment must carry the ‘IRB approved’ label or it will breech the IRB standards and will not be permitted. Studs with jagged edges pose a serious danger to other players. Only studs conforming to BS6366 1983 or equivalent are allowed. Studs should be examined regularly to ensure there are no missing studs or rough edges.
  5. Severe Weather Clothing
  6. Parents or guardians are responsible for ensuring players come adequately equipped to cope with the weather conditions that can occur during the winter months. Parents or carers should provide additional clothing, gloves, hats and waterproof equipment.
  7. Tetanus Injection
  8. Middlesex RFU recommend that, if not already done so, mini-rugby players should have a preventative course of tetanus injections.
  9. Players Under 6 years old at 1st September in year of joining
  10. The Mini Rugby section is not a crèche. Any child of this age who is found without a Parent, Guardian or Carer on the premises will be stopped from training during that session and the matter brought to their parent/guardian’s attention. If repeated the child and parent/guardian will be asked to leave the club for the remainder of the season, with the option of rejoining the following season.
  11. Medical Consent
  12. Should a Parent or Guardian not be present when a child suffers an injury then you consent to your child being taken to Hospital and receiving medical treatment if this, in the opinion of a Coach or qualified First Aider, is considered the appropriate action.
  13. Child Protection
  14. All coaches, helpers and administrators will be vetted as a condition of joining Teddington Youth Rugby. Failure to agree to this requirement will automatically lead to their application for membership being rejected. Any suspicious incident must be reported immediately to the Child Welfare Officer and/or Chairman.
  15. Management and Coaches
  16. The operation of TeddingtonRFC Ltd is governed by the Articles and Rules of the Club. Teddington Youth Rugby is run by a Youth Section Management Team elected in accordance with the Articles and Rules. Decisions of the Management Team are final in the operation of the section. Parents, guardians or carers are encouraged to raise any issue with the Club Directors or the Youth section Management Team. Lead Coaches are to be supported in their leadership of their age group. Any issues regarding a child (health, attendance, etc) should be brought to the Lead Coach’s attention. Membership does not guarantee selection, which is the responsibility of the age group coaching team and is dependent upon a number of factors including perceived ability, behaviour, safety, availability and attendance. Lead Coaches have the final say in selection matters and organization of the age group. Parents should accept the selection policy and must accept the decisions of Lead Coaches graciously. Any of the Youth Section Management Team may be consulted should a parent have any issue with a coach or the approach of a Lead Coach.
  17. Behaviour
  18. Players, coaches and supporters of any Teddington RFC team are expected to uphold the traditions of the game in terms of behaviour and generosity to all players and the officials. Specifically players and supporters must not question the decisions of match officials. Swearing and abuse is specifically discouraged. Players, coaches and parents will be reprimanded for foul language and inappropriate behaviour, resulting ultimately in expulsion from the club, at the discretion of the Management Team. Codes of conduct are published on the Club website.
  19. Fees
  20. Parents or guardians must promptly pay for registration fees and for kit, equipment. Failure to pay registration fees within 4 weeks of a request will lead to the suspension of the family membership to TeddingtonRFC Ltd. In cases of difficulty in paying the fees, please consult the Treasurer or Chairman.
  21. Club Premises
  22. Parents and guardians are responsible for their children at all times. Specifically all parents, guardians and children must abide by the rules of Bushy Park. No one will be allowed into the bar area in dirty clothing. Changing facilities and showers are available and must be used if a child is to enter the main club area. Entry will be refused at Teddington RFC’s discretion. Whilst on club premises all club members are expected to behave courteously to fellow users of Bushy Park. Parents and guardians are responsible for their child’s safety on club premises and should acquaint themselves and their child with the out of bounds areas, and hazards, eg rivers, drops etc.
  23. Smoking
  24. TeddingtonRFC Ltd has banned smoking on club premises. Furthermore smoking near children is discouraged and specifically coaches are asked not to smoke whilst coaching or training.
  25. Club Support and Communication
  26. The Youth section is a volunteer organisation. All parents and guardians are expected to support the club by actively participating in the functioning of the club. Parents must notify the Registration Manager of any changes to their email, phone number and home address and update their Pitchero registration.
  27. Photography
  28. Several authorised sports photographers operate within the club. By registering with the club parents are giving permission for the images captured by these photographers to be published on the club or their websites. If you have specific objections then please raise your concerns with the Child Welfare Manager or Chairman. Parents taking photographs of their own children should not share these on social media where other children are shown in the image.
  29. Data Sharing
  30. TeddingtonRFC Ltd reserves the right to share its database of adult member names and addresses with third party sponsor organisations from time to time. Contact the sponsorship manager if you wish to have your details to be removed from the sponsorship database.
  31. Amendments
  32. TeddingtonRFC Ltd may amend these terms and conditions at any time subject to approval from the Youth Section Management Committee.