General Data Protection Regulation information (GDPR)

This page contains information relating to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018. It continues to be expanded, with further documents added and existing documents updated as necessary. 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. We use this 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 minimal amount of data for use by scoring programs to ensure that they correctly identify members. The below documents and policies (which will be expanded in the coming weeks) give further information. If you have any further queries please contact EBU Chief Executive, Gordon Rainsford -

Communication with members

Clubs are welcome to use the content of either of these, and incorporate it into any emails they circulate to their members.

EBU Policy

  • EBU Privacy Policy (updated 09/02/2022 to include details about device collection of information) - PDF version; webpage

EBED Privacy Policy

Data processor and data controller arrangements

Information/documents for clubs/counties

Please note that the data protection regulations may differ slightly in the Channel Islands and the Isle Man. They will mostly be similar, but will be overseen by different bodies (i.e. not the ICO). Please seek advice as necessary from the relevant body.

General information

All documents added prior to 29/1/18 (when clubs were first contacted by email about the GDPR) except where stated