Data Protection Policy

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25th May 2018. Whilst technically it only applies to Professional or Commercial Activities, it is not certain whether it would apply to Netball Leagues and Clubs.   In view of the level of data Colchester Netball League receives, it is considered, as a matter of good practice, that Colchester Netball League should adopt a Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR, both of which are available on the Colchester Netball League website


Colchester Netball League collects and retains data only for specific purposes of the administration of Colchester Netball League, which includes but is not limited to membership, competitions, matches, forums, education and general information.  Colchester Netball League does not use the data nor pass it on to third parties for marketing purposes or to create personality or user profiles, the exception being the data provided to England Netball in respect of which we would refer you to England Netball’s own Data Protection Policy.


There are Nine Data Protection Principles which the Colchester Netball League look to comply with when processing personal data, in the course of its activities, as a Non-Profit Association.  


Colchester Netball League will use reasonable endeavours to ensure the Data Protection Principles are complied with by all its committee members, personnel and suppliers.


CNL does not have a Data Protection Officer, however for information and queries about data protection compliance please email the CNL League Secretary


The Data Protection Principles

The association will look to uphold and comply with the following nine Data Protection Principles when processing personal data:


Fairness and Transparency

Data will be processed fairly, and individuals may be provided with information about how and why their personal data is processed on request.


Lawful Processing

Colchester Netball League will only process personal data, including sensitive personal data, lawfully where it has a valid basis for such processing.


Purpose Limitation

Colchester Netball League will only collect personal data for a specific, explicit and legitimate purpose.


Data Minimisation

Colchester Netball League will only process personal data that is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.


Data Accuracy

Colchester Netball League will take all reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate, complete and kept up to date.


Individual Rights

Colchester Netball League will permit individuals to exercise their rights in relation to their personal data including their rights of access, erasure, rectification, portability and objection.


Storage Limitation

Colchester Netball League will only keep personal data for as long as it is needed for the purpose for which it was collected.


Data Security

Colchester Netball League will use its best endeavours to protect the personal data its holds, including where third parties are processing the personal data on its behalf.



Whilst Colchester Netball League is technically not required to comply with the GDPR, as it is neither a professional nor commercial activity, as a matter of good practice Colchester Netball League will endeavour to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Principles and Policy set out above.

Colchester Netball League relies on the consent from the person with parental responsibility when collecting information and data for all minors under the age of 18 years.


Data subjects have numerous rights in relation to their personal data when held for professional or commercial purposes. For more information please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office website www.ico.org.uk

July 2020