Privacy Notice

The Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling (SFCA), will be a “controller” of the personal information that you provide to us by post, email or phone or on our online membership system (known as Go Membership), unless otherwise stated.

When you register as a member of SFCA or renew your membership (including if you are registering or renewing on behalf of a child under the age of 16), we will ask you for the following personal information:

  • contact details – full names, address, email address (for children under 16 this is the email address of the parent), date of birth and gender.
  • membership criteria/category:
    • Club
    • Junior
    • Concession
    • Adult
  • We will ask clubs for the contact details of any Child Protection Officer where applicable
  • Clubs will also be asked for the total the number of members against the following categories – Male, Female, Juniors, Disabled persons and those of ethnic origin. These categories are required for reporting purposes to sportscotland.
  • equality information

You will also have the option to provide additional information such as a telephone contact number, details about your angling interests, the types of venue you prefer to fish, your qualifications and any credentials.  The provision of this information is optional and is only used to make you aware of opportunities or competitions that you may be interested in; and only if you have consented to us contacting you for this purpose.

Why we need your personal information – contractual purposes

We need to collect our members’ personal information so that we can manage their membership.  We will use our members’ personal information to:

  • provide you with core member services, including, insurance, licensing and PVG checks;
  • set up your online membership account and administer your account online
  • send you membership communications by post, email or SMS in relation to essential membership services, including but not limited to, membership cards, membership renewals and information on membership benefits

If you do not provide us with all of the personal information that we need to collect then this may affect our ability to offer the above membership services and benefits.

Why we need your personal information – legitimate purposes

We also process our members’ personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests to:

  • promote and encourage participation in angling by sending members’ communications and booking information for upcoming competitions and events. Our competitions and events may be filmed for live streaming purposes and your personal information may also be used in images captured from our competitions and events, which we use for promotional, education and development purposes
  • provide competitive angling fixtures by accepting and managing entries for our competitions and checking your personal information to ensure you are entered into the correct category
  • monitor and develop participation in angling by monitoring members’ engagement and participation through attendance and inviting our members to participate in surveys for researching and development purposes
  • develop and maintain our members’ qualifications, including sending email communications to members to inform you of upcoming courses, renewal requirements and verify that you have completed any mandatory training and PVG / child protection requirements
  • respond to and communicate with members regarding your questions, comments, support needs or complaints, concerns or allegations in relation to aquatic sports. We will use your personal information to investigate your complaint, to suspend membership and take disciplinary action where appropriate

Where we process your personal information in pursuit of our legitimate interests, you have the right to object to us using your personal information for the above purposes.  If you wish to object to any of the above processing, please contact us at info@sfca.co.uk.   If we agree and comply with your objection, this may affect our ability to undertake the tasks above for the benefit of you as a member.

Why we need your personal information – legal obligations

We are under a legal obligation to process certain personal information relating to our members for the purposes of complying with our obligations under:

  • the Companies Act 2006 to maintain a register of our members, which includes our members’ name, address, the date they were admitted to membership and the date on which they ceased to be our member, and hold general meetings, including issuing notices and voting arrangements
  • our sportscotland regulatory requirements to report on the size, achievements and profile of our members
  • the Equality Act 2010, which requires us to process personal information to make reasonable adjustments where necessary

Why we need your personal information – equality monitoring requirements

We are required to use our members’ personal information relating to your disability (if any), or (ethnic group, religious belief, gender identity and sexual orientation where collected) for equality monitoring purposes as required by sportscotland.

We will process such personal information through aggregated and anonymised reports to identify and keep under review the existence or absence of equality of opportunity or treatment between groups of people within the same categories to promote or maintain equality within our sport.


Other uses of your personal information

We may ask you if we can process your personal information for additional purposes.  Where we do so, we will provide you with an additional privacy notice with information on how we will use your information for these additional purposes.

We may be asked by our member clubs to collect and store personal information about their individual members.  Where we do this, the clubs have a responsibility as “controllers” to provide their members with privacy notices and we will not use such personal information for any other purpose.


Who we share your personal information with

If your personal information is included in any images or videos taken by us at our competitions and events, we may share this with members of the Scottish media, sponsors, sportscotland and Sports Partners for promotional and/or journalistic purposes. We will also make use of our websites and Social media pages.

For active competitive members selected for our International Representative Teams, your basic personal information (name, gender, year of birth if over 16 and passport details as well as photographs to FIPSeD for international competition registration purposes.

We may be required to share personal information with statutory or regulatory authorities and organisations to comply with statutory obligations.  Such organisations include the Health & Safety Executive, Disclosure Scotland, and Police Scotland for the purposes of safeguarding children.

We may also share personal information with our professional and legal advisors for the purposes of taking advice.

In the event that we do share personal information with external third parties, we will only share such personal information as is strictly required for the specific purposes and take reasonable steps to ensure that recipients shall only process the disclosed personal information in accordance with those purposes.

The SFCA use Azolve (Go Membership) to administer our membership database, as part of which Azolve contracts third party payment providers to process your payments of our behalf.  Azolve and its payment providers process our members’ personal information on our behalf as “processors” and are subject to written contractual conditions to only process that personal information under our instructions and protect it.

We also use paper membership forms.  These are destroyed by shredding as soon as the data captured on them is entered into the GoMembership system.  We may also use voice recording at some meetings. This is purely for the purpose of accurate minute production and the recordings are deleted and cannot be used for future reference.


How we protect your personal information

Your personal information is stored on our electronic filing system, on paper records and software programmes.  We use Google Drive Stream as part of our backup strategy and they uphold the EU Privacy Shield to certify their data security. Mailchimp may distribute some of our email communications. Their servers are based in the US and they uphold the EU Privacy Shield to certify their data security


How long we keep your personal information

We will 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 possibly delete your personal information where you have not renewed your membership with us for four years.


Your rights

You can exercise any of the following rights by writing to us at info@sfca.co.uk

Your rights in relation to your personal information are:

  • you have a right to request access to the personal information that we hold about you by making a “subject access request”
  • if you believe that any of your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you have a right to request that we correct or complete your personal information
  • you have a right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information for specific purposes
  • if you wish us to delete your personal information, you may request that we do so

Any requests received by the SFCA will be considered under applicable data protection legislation.  If you remain dissatisfied, you have a right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk