Privacy Policy

  1. Data Protection

    This Data Protection Policy sets out how Brickendon Grange Golf Club (BGGC) obtains, uses and protects the information contained on the members section of the website, the information provided by members during their membership application process and financial transaction data.

    BGGC is committed to ensure that your information and privacy are protected. If we ask you to provide certain details by which you could be identified whilst using the website, then we will only use that information in accordance with this policy statement.

    BGGC may change this policy by updating this page from time to time. Such changes would be effected for reasons such as any new data protection legislation. The club advises that as a member you occasionally check to ensure that you are content with any changes made.

    The Data Controller for this website is: Brickendon Grange Golf Club, Pembridge Lane, Hertford, SG13 8PD

    The information that you provide will be held under the terms of the General Data Protection Regulations as implemented by the Data Protection Bill 2017-19 and may be used by BGGC to supply the services you have requested.

    Information we collect
    We may collect the following information:

    Contact information including email address
    Date of Birth
    Membership number
    Photographs (for the members list)
    Other information relevant to surveys, membership benefits and offers

    We require this information to keep internal records of membership; to enable BGGC to contact you; to provide services you are entitled to as a member of the golf club; to understand your needs and preferences in how we contact you, and to give a better service. Similar records obtained from visitors to our club or the Club’s web site are also kept.

    We may periodically send out electronic newsletters and information that we think that you as a member or visitor will find interesting.

    Storage of Personal Data
    By supplying your personal data, you agree that we can transfer, process and store your personal data. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information that you provide us with is stored in our secure servers. Where we have given you a password to commence your access to the site we expect you to change this as soon as possible and we would expect you to keep this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest, e.g.; National regulatory bodies and opportunities for membership benefits. However, you should note that we do not have any control over the other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and these external sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Third Parties
We will not pass your personal information to third parties unless we need to do so to fulfil the services to which you are entitled as a BGGC member, e.g.; providing your name and address for the despatch of competition entry forms, AGM documents etc. or we are required by law to do so. We may also use your personal information to send you promotional information about membership benefits which we think you may find of interest. Should you wish to prevent such promotional messages there is a facility to unsubscribe included in any such emails sent to you.

Information requests
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulations. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please write to the address shown on our contact page. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email the General Manager of the club as soon as possible, at the above address. We will correct any information found to be incorrect.

Contact us
Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to BGGC by email or write to us at the address on the contact us page of our web site.

  1. General Web site privacy policy

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. 

(1) What information do we collect

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation)

(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters

(2) Cookies

A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit;

Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We may use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one. 

(3) Personal Information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in our privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(e) send to you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you by email or similar technology (you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications);

(f) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

(g) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.

We will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.

(4) Disclosures

We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;

(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) International data transfers

Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy.

Information which you provide may be transferred to countries which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area.

In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.

You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.

(6) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and user details confidential. We will not ask you for your password (except when you log in to the website).

(7) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

(8) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

(a) the payment of a fee; and

(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address).

We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes.

(9) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(10) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

If you are a registered member you can amend some privacy settings via the Members Hub after loggin in.

(11) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please use the “Contact Us” page, write or call us using the details found on the footer of each page or from the information provided on the “How to find us” or “Contact Us” pages.

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