Data Protection Section


Dartmoor Dog Training Club GDPR Privacy Notice


1. Introduction

1.1. DARTMOOR DOG TRAINING CLUB is committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy.

1.2. This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from or about you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

1.3. For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation [the GDPR], the data controller is the Club Secretary.

1.4. We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time. Please check back regularly to see any updates or changes to this Notice.


2. Data Protection Contact

2.1. The contact details for our Secretary for any data protection queries are as follows:


3. Data Protection Principles

We will comply with data protection law. This says that the personal information we hold about you must be:

1. Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.

2. Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.

3. Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.

4. Accurate and kept up to date.

5. Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.

6. Kept securely.



4. Particulars of processing


4.1. We process personal data about members, judges, ring stewards and competitors/exhibitors to our events. The categories of person about whom we process personal data are described in more detail in the Annex to this Privacy Notice.


5. Your rights as a data subject


5.1. The General Data Protection Regulation provides the following rights (subject to some exemptions):


5.1.1. The right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you;


5.1.2. The right to request rectification of the personal data that we hold about you;


5.1.3. The right to request erasure of the personal data that we hold about you;


5.1.4. The right to request restriction of processing about you;


5.1.5. The right to object to processing; and


5.1.6. The right to data portability.


If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Secretary at the details above.

If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) full contact details for which can be found at


6. How we will use information about you

We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:

1. Where we need to perform the contract we have entered into with you.

2. Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:

1. Where we need to protect your interests (or someone else's interests).

2. Where it is needed in the public interest [or for official purposes].


6.1 We will generally process your personal data for       contractual necessity in providing membership

6.2 To maintain our records and other             administrative purposes, including updating your details and preferences:

6.1.2. To assist with queries, complaints and dispute resolution;

6.1.3. For communications related to membership and invitations to participate in canine market research or canine health studies:

6.1.4. To assist with upholding our club constitution and taking action in cases where there may be a breach of the Club rules or Codes of Ethics.


6.2 We will ask for your direct consent IF we intend to use your personal data for marketing purposes. Where our processing of personal data is based on your having given consent, you have the right as a data subject to withdraw that consent at any time. If you wish to invoke this right, please notify the Secretary using the contact details set out in Section 2 above.


6.3 You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the United Kingdom, the supervisory authority is the Office of the Information Commissioner, full contact details for which can be found at


7. Recipients of Data


7.1. We may use service providers to help us provide you with our services. Personal data may be transferred to such service provider, who act for or on our behalf, for further processing in accordance with the purpose(s) for which the data was originally collected or may otherwise be lawfully processed.


7.2. Such third parties have contracted with us as data processors under the requirements in the GDPR. They are contractually bound to only use personal data for the agreed purpose(s). Relevant persons working for these third parties will have access to your personal data under the terms of the data processor contract, but only to the extent necessary to perform their services for us.


7.3. These data processors agree to implement reasonable contractual and technical protections, to keep your data confidential, not sell your personal data to third parties and to not disclose your personal data to third parties except as may be required by law, as permitted by us or as stated in this Privacy Policy.


7.4. In appropriate circumstances we may disclose data to authorised bodies as required by law.



8. Visitors to Dartmoor Dog Training Club website – Cookie Policy 


8.1. We use site analytics to monitor how people use our website and to see what visitors are viewing.  We collect no personal data through our website.



9. Contact details


9.1. Please contact the Secretary above if you have any questions or concerns about personal data and privacy matters.





This Annex sets out the Dartmoor Dog Training Club processing of personal data policy relating to members (including committee members), judges and exhibitors/competitors at our events.


What personal data do we process, why do we process it and what is the lawful basis?




Email address

Telephone number





We process your personal data for the following purposes:

Provision of membership services including administration and transactional communications relating to membership

Compliance with Kennel Club Rules and Regulations

Upholding the Club/Society Rules and Code of Ethics


Contacting you regarding newsletters, invitations and information about club events/meetings


Publication on the website (for Committee Members only)


Contacting you by email to provide related information and communications in relation to non-Club events/meetings

The Lawful Basis is:


Contractual Necessity




Contractual Necessity


Legitimate Interests















Data Processed:



Email address

Telephone number


We process your personal data for the following purposes:

Administration and transactional communications relating to judging appointments

Upholding the Club/Society Rules and Code of Ethics

Compliance with Kennel Club Rules and Regulations (including sharing relevant required information)

Publication in the Club/Society judges’ list and for appointments in the show/event schedules

The Lawful Basis is:



Contractual necessity




Contractual necessity



Contractual necessity




Legitimate Interests



Data processed:



Email address

Telephone number

Dog information

We process your personal data for the following purposes:

Administration and transactional communications for exhibitors/competitors entering our events

Provision of services relating to our events

Upholding the Club/Society Rules and Code of Ethics

Compliance with Kennel Club Rules and Regulations

Contacting you regarding future events

Publication of event results on our websites


The Lawful Basis is:


Contractual Necessity




Contractual Necessity


Contractual Necessity


Contractual Necessity


Legitimate Interests


Legitimate Interests

We also process personal data for the Clubs legitimate interests as we have outlined in the main Privacy Notice (paragraph 4.3). Please be assured that we will always take account of your personal data rights in doing so.

Where do we obtain your personal data from?

Most of the above personal data is received direct from you (the data subject). However, information may be received from third parties (e.g. show processors).

How long do we hold your personal data for?

Personal data will be retained in accordance with statutory requirements, Kennel Club requirements and recommendations and the club’s retention policy which is available on request and on our Club Website

 Are you obliged to provide us with your personal data?

You are not obliged to provide the personal data in question. However, if you do not provide the personal data, we will be unable to perform any contract we have with you for the provision of membership services, judging appointments or event services.

Recipients of your personal data

We disclose data to the following outsourced data processors in line with section 5 of our main Privacy Policy, for the purposes of show administration.

Show Processors including SWAP and AGILITY PLAZA and others as may be appointed.

Kennel Club records

The Kennel Club will hold the personal data of officers of the Club as a part of the implementation of Kennel Club Rules and Regulations.

We provide the Kennel Club with details of Club officers and KC Qualifier winners at our events in order to meet requirements in the Kennel Club Rules and Regulations.

We also provide the Kennel Club with details of any show incidents as required by Kennel Club rules which incident book includes the details of name, address and contact details of any party concerned.

Do we use your data for any automated decision-making?

No personal data is processed for automated decision-making

Any financial data arising from a transactional process will be held securely by the Club in accordance and compliance with all statutory and HMRC requirements.



Dartmoor Dog Training Club

Data Retention Policy 1st June 2018


“Data minimisation” is one of the overarching principles in the General Data Protection Regulation. It requires personal data to be retained only for so long as is necessary. Personal data should therefore only be kept as long as is strictly necessary.

Retention Policy Template

The Club will only retain personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

Personal data can be further processed and stored for archiving in the public interest and statistical and historical research purposes. When doing so we will consider: any link to the initial purpose, the context the data was collected in, the reasonable expectations of members/exhibitors/competitors/judges, the nature of the data, the consequences of further processing and the existence of appropriate safeguards. Also, whether such data can be ‘anonymised’ if being preserved for archives.

Financial Records:

There is statutory requirement to keep financial records for seven years. However, records may be kept for the last eight years, in order to ensure that year ends are available. Beyond the eight-year point, there is little justification in keeping bank statements, cheque stubs etc. unless there was an incident which was of particular significance.

Membership Lists:

Old membership lists may have some historical value and/or statistical value The Club will not retain membership lists that are more than 5 years old.


Out of date constitutions come into the same category. Whilst details of changes will be included in AGM reports, there may be a historical interest in retaining original versions where possible, and which can be displayed as part of commemorative exhibitions. The Constitution however does not contain personal data.

Show Schedules:

Show schedules can provide a gold mine of information and statistics, as well as forming an important historical record. Show entry forms must be retained for twelve months after the show and will be destroyed at the end of 12 months.  A copy of each schedule will be kept as part of the Club archive.

Committee and AGM/SGM Minutes and Documents:

Committee minutes and documents relating to AGMs and SGMs must be retained as the definitive record of all club business together with the decisions made and policies agreed and as an information resource to resolve any procedural issues or disputes.  They also form part of the Club archive.

Contact Address

Mrs Ann Hampshire


Dartmoor Dog Training Club

West Brushford Farm




EX18 7SJ


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