Privacy Policy – GDPR




Merseyside HF Ramblers takes your privacy seriously and is committed to ensuring that all personal information handled by the club is processed according to the legally compliant standards of the General Data Protection Regulations which came into force on 25th May 2018. As a “controller” of the personal information that you provide to us, this privacy notice sets out how, why and for how long we will use your personal data, as well as who it is shared with. It also explains your legal rights as a data subject and how to exercise them.

What we need from you

When you join as a member of Merseyside HF Ramblers or renew your membership, we may ask you the following personal information:

Contact details – e.g. name, address, email address and phone number

If you do not provide us with the personal information that we need this may affect our ability to offer you our membership services.

When we collect your data, we will ask your consent to use it in different ways e.g. preferred means of contact.  We will only use your personal data in ways you have given us permission to do so.

Why we need your personal information


We collect and use personal data solely for administrative purposes in order to help us carry out our services to members.

This includes:

  1. Receiving membership subscriptions.
  2. Issuing membership renewal reminders
  3. Maintaining a contact database of our committee, leaders and members and their contact permissions.
  4. Fulfilling coach bookings placed on-line, over the phone or in person.
  5. AGM and Committee notices
  6. Organising club activities.

Legitimate purposes

We may also share personal information with professional and legal advisors for the purpose of obtaining advice.

We respect your privacy and will not sell or disclose your personal information to any third party, including other Ramblers groups locally or nationally.

How we protect your personal information

Your personal information is accessed by our, Membership Secretary, Bookings Secretaries (Saturday and Sunday Groups) and General Secretary only for the purposes set out above. It is stored by our club in a password protected computer database and paper based filing systems which are securely stored.

How long we keep your personal information

We only keep your personal information for as long as necessary to provide you with membership services. Unless you ask us not to, we will review and delete your personal information where you have not renewed your membership with us for one year.

You have a right to:

  • Change your communication preferences or restrict the processing of your personal data for specific purposes.
  • Request that we correct your personal data if you believe it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • Request that we delete your personal information.
  • Access the personal data that we hold about you through a “subject access request”.

You can contact us by e-mail:


If you are unhappy about how we have used your data, you can complain to the General Secretary of the club

If you are not happy with our response, or you believe that your data protection or privacy rights have been infringed, you can complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office which regulates and enforces data protection law in the UK. Details of how to do this can be found at

Notification of change of Privacy Policy

Merseyside HF Ramblers reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of any change will be posted on our website and will be deemed effective on publication.

Honorary General Secretary

Merseyside HF Ramblers

August 2019

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