Understanding how your data is used in compliance with the GDPR

You may already have seen reference to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May 2018, either in English Bridge magazine or in the wider media. We have made a start on implementing it with information on this webpage, not only for individual members but also to help clubs and counties comply with their legal obligations.

Update: All members for whom we hold an email address were emailed with information on 27th April*. Please check your inboxes, however please note that action is only required if you wish to change your information, or how we use it.
* - a follow-up email to those to whom the original email bounced, and addresses were subsequently corrected, was sent on 18th May

The purpose of the GDPR is to provide a set of standard data protection laws across the EU, making it easier for you to understand how your data is being used and to give you greater control over its use.

The EBU undertakes to collect and use your personal data in compliance with the GDPR. Our legal basis for processing this data is our legitimate interest as a membership organisation.

We use the data for the administration of your membership, the communication of information and the organisation of events. We only share your contact details with English Bridge Education & Development (EBED) and your county of affiliation; we provide a limited amount of data for use by scoring programs to ensure that they correctly identify members.

We have a Privacy Notice which is where you can find full details of all these matters including:

  • What data we collect and what we use it for
  • Where we get it from and to whom we give it
  • What we do to ensure its security
  • How you can see what data we hold about you and limit its use
  • How you can ask for inaccuracies in data to be corrected

Your club and county will likely contact you in due course with information on their policies.

For further help or information please contact Gordon Rainsford - gordon@ebu.co.uk.

  • GDPR information; Privacy Notice