UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) information

This page contains information relating to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018. This was later, following Brexit, replaced by the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), tailored by the Data Protection Act 2018, though the substance of it as it applies to the EBU and its clubs and counties, remained the same.

Documents listed below were all reviewed in July 2022 and updated as necessary.

The purpose of the GDPR was 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, and this remains the case with the UK GDPR. The EBU undertakes to collect and use your personal data in compliance with the UK 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 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

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