International GP14 Class Association

Data Protection Policy

version 1.1 April 2018

1. About this policy
1.1 This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about our members and partners, how we use it and how we keep it secure and your rights in relation to it
1.2 We may collect, use and store your personal data, as described in this Data Protection Policy for the purposes described
1.3 We reserve the right to amend this Data Protection Policy from time to time without prior notice. You are advised to check our website regularly for any amendments, however amendments will not be made retrospectively
1.4 We will always comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when dealing with your personal data. Further details on the GDPR can be found at the website for the Information Commissioner ( For the purposes of the GDPR, we will be the “Data Controller” of all personal data we hold about you.

2. Who we are
2.1 We are the International GP14 Class Association, (the “Association”) a not for profit members association that promotes sailing and racing in the International GP14 sailing dinghy. We can be contacted at or by telephone on 01204 590325 ( office hours only)


3. The data we collect and the purpose it is used for.

Type of Data collected Purpose Legal basis of processing and consent to store this data
Membership Data
Member’s name, postal address, telephone number(s), email address(s), boat number, home sailing club, membership type, membership status.
-For managing the members membership of the Association

-Mailing out the Association Magazine “Mainsail”

-Mailing out electronic e-Newsletter to advise members of upcoming events and newsworthy articles

– This information is collected when a member joins the Association (and is deleted when a member leaves the Association)

– Performing the Association’s contract with the members

– To ensure we perform our obligations to inform members about the activities of the Association

– We will seek the members consent to collect this data during the membership renewal process.

Payments processing data

Members name, bank account number, sort code ( Direct Debit subscriptions only)

– For the specific purpose of collecting subscriptions by Direct Debit for those members choosing to pay by this method

– This information is collected when a member asks to pay subscriptions by Direct Debit, and is deleted when a members leaves the Association)

– Performing the Association’s obligation to efficiently collect members subscriptions on the due date at the contracted rate.
Event Entry Forms

Entrants name, address, email address, phone number, boat number, crew name, age,

– For the specific purpose of managing entries into organised Association sailing events, including racing and cruising activities and training.

– Age is only required for determination of qualification to age specific trophies and for compliance with Child Protection policies

– Data collected will be deleted periodically.

– Performing the Association’s primary objective of organising a calendar of sailing events for the member’s benefit
– To ensure legal compliance with Child Protection policies
– Age and Gender is only collected on an exception basis for specific requirements
Boat Data

Historical data of previous owners of GP14 dinghies including sail number, name and address of previous owners

– For purpose of maintaining a historical record of previous owners of GP14 sailing dinghies for the benefit of members. – Performing a service to members to be able to provide prospective and existing boat owners with a historical ownership record of GP14 sailing dinghies.
Classified Advertising

GP14 sailing dinghy adverts with detailed description of boats and and sailing equipment for sale including vendor’s contact details.

– For the specific member benefit of selling boats and sailing equipment on the Associations web site. Only data submitted by the members with the advert is displayed. – Performing a service to members to enable buyers and sellers of GP14 sailing dinghies and equipment to trade legitimately and at low cost.
Supplier Data

Supplier name and address, sales adverts, telephone numbers and email addresses

– For the specific purpose of displaying advertising from supporters and sponsors to the GP14 class.

– To enable members to find equipment and services relevant to their enjoyment of sailing a GP14 sailing dinghy.

– Adverts could be displayed on web-sites, in electronic newsletters, and in paper based magazines

– Performing a legitimate service to members to obtain sailing equipment and services

– Performing a legitimate activity to gain an advertising revenue stream for the Association

– Suppliers to the class will be asked to provide consent to display their data

General Data
Photographs, videos, commentaries and articles, including names of people and their activities within the Association.
– For the specific purpose of informing members of the activities of the class. This data will be displayed in various ways:
– Association website & social media sites
– Association newsletters & magazines
– general sailing press releases.
– Performing a legitimate service to members to demonstrate the activities of people involved with the Association and enjoying their use of GP14 sailing.


4. How we will protect your Data
4.1 We will not transfer your personal data outside the EEA without your consent
4.2 We have implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security in order to protect personal data from loss, misuse, or unauthorised alteration or destruction.
4.3 Please note however that where you are transmitting information to us over the internet this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure
4.4 For any payments which we take from you online we will use a recognised online secure payment system
4.5 We will notify you in the event of any breach of your personal data which might expose you to serious risk

5. Who else has access to the information you provide us?
5.1 We will never sell your personal data. We will not share your personal data with any third parties without your prior consent (which you are free to withhold) except where required to do so by law or as set out in the table above or paragraph 5.2 below
5.2 We may pass your personal data to third parties who are service providers, agents and subcontractors to us for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our
behalf (e.g. to print newsletters and send you mailings). However, we disclose only the personal data that is necessary for the third party to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own purposes

6. How long do we keep your information?
6.1 We will hold your personal data on our systems for as long as you are a member of the Association and for as long afterwards as is necessary to comply with our legal obligations. We will review our Data Policy every year
6.2 We securely destroy all financial information once we have used it and no longer need it to fulfil our legal obligations

7. Your Rights
7.1 You have rights under the General Data Protection Regulations ( GDPR ):
(a) to provide a copy of your membership data
(b) to be provided with information about how your membership data is processed
(c) to have your membership data corrected
(d) to have your membership data erased in certain circumstances
(e) to object to or restrict how your membership data is processed
7.2 You have the right to take any complaints about how we process your personal data to the
Information Commissioner: telephone – 0303 123 1113 , or Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House , Water Lane , Wilmslow SK9 5AF

For more details, please address any queries regarding our data policies to our Data Protection Officer who can be contacted on