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
  • EBED Spring Sim Pairs

    The EBED Spring Simultaneous Pairs has taken place and you'll be able to find all the results and commentaries at the links below. Master Points will be credited as soon as all the results are in and checked.

    Profits from the event go to the charity English Bridge Education & Development, to help its work in creating the new bridge players, and bridge teachers, which are necessary for the game to thrive. Thank you for taking part, and we hope you will support the EBED Autumn Sim Pairs, 3rd-7th September.

    Monday 30th April Commentary Booklet
    Tuesday 1st May Commentary Booklet
    Wednesday 2nd May Commentary Booklet
    Thursday 3rd May Commentary Booklet

    U16 & U21 teams for China selected

    The England U16 and U21 teams to compete in the 2018 World Youth Team Championships, in China in August, have been selected.

    The teams will be:
    U21s - Sam Anoyrkatis & Theo Anoyrkatis; Harry Madden & Kripa Panchagnula; Liam Sanderson & Daniel Winter; NPC Michael Byrne
    U16s - Jasmine Bakhshi & Henry Rose; Jamie Fegarty & Liam Fegarty; Oscar Selby & Andy Cope; NPC Giorgio Provenza; coach Laura Porro.

    Giorgio has written a new blog, with updates on the U16 squad's training and on their participation in an online competition organised by the WBF. To read it click here.

    We are delighted by the number of members, clubs and counties which have made a donation to the fundraising effort to support the four England junior teams which will be competing in China, but there is still a long way to go. Fortunately, there is still plenty of time to make a donation, and all contributions, of whatever size, are gratefully received. See here for more details.

    Eight teams reach Garden Cities final

    The eight teams which will consist the final of the Garden Cities Trophy are known, after the Regional Finals took place on Saturday. The competition is for each county's teams-of-eight champions.

    The qualifiers are:
    Northern heat, at Bradford: Manchester BC, Manchester; Deva BC, Merseyside & Cheshire
    South West heat, at Bristol: Petersfield BC, Hampshire; Bristol BC, Avon;
    South East heat, at Richmond: Tunbridge Wells BC, Kent; Reading BC, Berks & Bucks
    Midlands heat, at Peterborough: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire; Peterborough BC, Cambs & Hunts;

    The final will take place on 23rd June.


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