Privacy Satement

Privacy Statement




Plymouth Fencing Club collects personal information from their members to ensure the safe, smooth running of the club. This Privacy Statement demonstrates how the club is committed in keeping your information safe. It describes how your personal information is collected, stored and processed before, during and after your membership in keeping with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25 May 2018. It also outlines our privacy policy for volunteers, parents and supporters.

This statement, is to be read in conjunction with the British Fencing Privacy Policy and guidelines set out by the Sports and Recreation Alliance: Link >


Plymouth Fencing Club is not required by Law to have a Data Protection Officer (DPO) however we have a Data Protection working group to ensure the guidelines of the GDPR are upheld. Contact details are set out in the ‘Contact us’ section at the end of this privacy notice. 


When you become a member of Plymouth Fencing Club, join a beginners group or enrol in one of our camps or courses we collect the following information on a paper (hard copy) membership form: 

  • Your name, postal address, telephone number, email address, date of birth.
  • In Case of Emergency (ICE) number.
  • Your British Fencing membership number.
  • Any allergies or medical conditions together with any other information you voluntarily provide.
  • Athlete’s country of representation.

If you are aged under 18 we will ask your parent, carer or guardian for this information. 

In completing a membership form you are consenting to us using the information provided for the following….


We may use your personal information that you provide to us for a number of purposes, including:

  • To respond to your requests and enquiries.
  • To contact you to ensure your membership runs smoothly and you receive a good level of service. 
  • To help you if you have a question or are not happy with something we have done. 
  • To contact a nominated person if an emergency occurs.
  • To ensure you have the appropriate insurance cover as provided by British Fencing membership.
  • To best meet your medical requirements to keep you safe and give you the best fencing experience. 
  • To ensure club activities are fair to everyone. 
  • The club register is taken for safety purposes on club nights and to ensure appropriate payment of membership fees. 
  • Did you know Plymouth Fencing Club coaches are able to access British Fencing Sport80 to ensure British Fencing memberships are up to date?


  • Plymouth Fencing Club collects minimal data and does not share any information with third parties. 
  • We have taken every measure to ensure your information is safe and does not get used in a way it should not.
  • Membership forms are kept in a in a locked cabinet which coaches have access to, it is viewed only by those who really need to see it!
  • All membership forms, beginners’ forms and camp enrolment forms are shredded 12 months after a membership has ended.
  • Club registers are shredded 12 months from register date. 
  • Club computers are password protected and no information is stored on third party servers for example Dropbox, Cloud. 
  • The Internet is not generally a secure medium for communication and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to us via email over the Internet.
  • There is a process in place if any details are lost or mislaid (if this involves yourself you will be informed!).
  • Plymouth Fencing Club will review their GDPR on an annual basis. 
  • Members will be notified if there are any changes in the way their information is used. 


Please feel free to ask us about the information we have about you or to change and update you details as necessary. 

You are able to ask us:

How your details are being used.

To provide a copy of all details we hold about you (or just to have a look at it).

To delete all your information (unless we have good reason not to!).

To stop using your details in a certain way.

To stop using automated technologies such as Mailchimp for email. 

*Please don’t forget to also check out our photography and videoing policy*

If you have any questions please get in touch

Contact us

GDPR Working Party

Peter Barrett

Tina Black

Pete Barrett

Call: 07444254071