Privacy & Cookies Policy

1. Incorporation of Privacy Policy

1.1 Midland Sailing Club and its associated companies (‘Midland Sailing Club’) are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and Midland Sailing Club is compliant with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulations (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR). This privacy policy (‘Privacy Policy’) explains how Midland Sailing Club uses the information Midland Sailing Club collects about you and the procedures that Midland Sailing Club has in place to safeguard your privacy.

1.2 By using Midland Sailing Club’s website‘Website’), Midland Sailing Club is able to use the information it collects about you as a legitimate interest as defined in the GDPR. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions set out in this Privacy Policy, please ask us to delete all information held and do not continue to use the Website. Such requests can be made to Mark McKeever, Rear Commodore, Midland Sailing Club,

1.3 For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR, the data controller is Midland Sailing Club.

2. The information Midland Sailing Club collects and how Midland Sailing Club uses it

2.1 When you visit the Website, register with the Website for updates, and/or request brochures offered on the Website you will have provided Midland Sailing Club with information including your name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, brochures obtained and such other relevant information which Midland Sailing Club deems necessary to provide you with the brochures and provide maintenance and support services. Where necessary, the information collected is transmitted in a secure manner to third parties listed at the end of this page to assist Midland Sailing Club to provide you with the brochures requested by you and to maintain the support services of Midland Sailing Club.

2.2 Subject to the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, Midland Sailing Club protects all personal data from being disclosed to any third parties except when required by law. In addition, Midland Sailing Club may use your information to assist in the prevention of unlawful activities e.g. intellectual property infringement or activities which threaten Midland Sailing Club’s Website or are adverse to your or Midland Sailing Club’s interest.

2.3 Midland Sailing Club may also use aggregate information and statistics, (but which will not contain your personally identifying information) for the purposes of monitoring your usage of the Website in order to help Midland Sailing Club develop the Website and the services offered by Midland Sailing Club. Midland Sailing Club may provide such aggregate information to third parties.

2.4 Midland Sailing Club may collect information which is based upon your behaviour and navigation on the Website. This information allows Midland Sailing Club to carry out internal research on the users’ interest, demographics and behaviour so that Midland Sailing Club can better understand, and in turn provide better information, products and services to you and other customers or members which may be of a Legitimate Interest to them, as defined by GDPR.

2.5 Midland Sailing Club may also wish to provide you with information the same service or any similar services or products Midland Sailing Club thinks may be of interest to you.

2.6 If you do not wish Midland Sailing Club to send you any information set out in Clauses 2.3 to 2.5 above, please send an e-mail to

2.7 Subject to the other provisions of this Privacy Policy and such other provisions specified on the Website, Midland Sailing Club will not provide your information to other companies or organisations without your consent.

3. Use of cookies and other information gathering technologies

3.1 Midland Sailing Club uses ‘cookies’ and other technologies to collect information on site to assist Midland Sailing Club in monitoring Midland Sailing Club’s web page flow, promotional effectiveness as well as to promote trust and safety.

3.2 Certain features on the Website are only available if you enable the cookie. Midland Sailing Club also uses a cookie to assist it to provide information that is relevant to your interest.

3.3 You are free to decline Midland Sailing Club’s cookies although that may impair certain features on the Website.

3.4 You can delete any cookies from your computer – refer to your internet browser’s help files.

3.5 Midland Sailing Club may also track certain information through the use of JavaScript code and third party website analytics providers.

3.6 More detailed information on why we use cookies, the cookies set by this website and third-party cookies is provided below:

Why we use cookies

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer while you are visiting a website. We use cookies to:

  • Make our websites work as you would expect
  • Offer you the best browsing experience
  • Provide us with anonymous aggregated information about how users interact with our website
  • Remember any preferences and settings you select when you visit our website again

In no other context do we use cookies to collect information that identifies you personally. Most of the cookies we set are automatically deleted from your computer when you leave our website, or shortly afterwards.

Complete information about the cookies we may set on your browser appears below.

Cookies set by this website – third-party cookies

We use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to add value and convenience to your experience of our website. Google Analytics sets several cookies on your browser. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use the website. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the website. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the website from and the pages they visited.


Cookie name: _ga

Service: Google Analytics

Expiry: 2 years

Purpose: Used to distinguish users.


Cookie name: _ga_LRFJCPD2KE

Service: Google Analytics

Expiry: 2 years

Purpose: Used to persist session state.


Cookie name: _gid

Service: Google Analytics

Expiry: 24 hours

Purpose: Used to distinguish users.


4. Protecting your information

4.1 We do not control the use of these third-party cookies, and you should check Google’s privacy policy If you have concerns. Further information and how to opt-out can be found on Google’s website.

4.2 The internet is not a secure medium. However, Midland Sailing Club has put in place various security procedures and strict policy rules to safeguard and protect your information from unauthorised and unlawful access and use. These security procedures and policies, which are of the highest standards, are continuously improved.

4.3 Notwithstanding the above, it should be appreciated that no system is entirely foolproof and you should be careful when you reveal any confidential information to any third party.

5. Disclosure of your information

5.1 If Midland Sailing Club and/or part of its business is sold or integrated with another business, your details may be disclosed to Midland Sailing Club’s advisers and any prospective purchasers and their advisers and will be passed on to the new owners of Midland Sailing Club.

5.2 Midland Sailing Club reserves the right to disclose your data (and you consent to such disclosure) if Midland Sailing Club is under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply Midland Sailing Club’s Terms and Conditions and/or this Privacy Policy, and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Midland Sailing Club, Midland Sailing Club’s customers or members. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

6. Updating your details

6.1 If any of the information that you have provided to Midland Sailing Club changes, for example if you change your email address, name or contact details or if you wish to cancel your membership as a registered user, please contact Midland Sailing Club by sending an email to

7. Other Terms

7.1 Owing to the global nature of the Internet infrastructure, the information you provide may be transferred in transit to countries outside the European Economic Area that do not have similar protections in place regarding your data and its use as set out in this Privacy Policy. However, Midland Sailing Club has taken the steps outlined above to try to improve the security of your information. By using the Website, you consent to these transfers.

7.2 Midland Sailing Club supplies links to other websites. If you click on a link, you are not protected by this Privacy Policy and you are advised to read the privacy policy of the other website as they may differ from this Privacy Policy.

7.3 Midland Sailing Club reserves the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time to time as it deems necessary. In such event, Midland Sailing Club will post such changes on the Website.

7.4 Midland Sailing Club welcomes your views about the Website and its privacy policy. If you would like to contact Midland Sailing Club with any queries or comments please send an email to

External Third Parties

List of third parties we share your information with to provide you with the service you have requested:

  • Service providers acting as processors based in the United Kingdom who provide IT and system administration services.
  • Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based in the United Kingdom who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
  • HM Revenue & Customs, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in the United Kingdom who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
  • Cloud-based website hosting providers based in the USA.
  • Dropbox acting as processors based in the Philippines.
  • WeTransfer as processors based inside the EU.
  • Burst SMS acting as processors based in Australia.
  • Mailchimp acting as processors based in the USA.
  • Survey Monkey acting as processors based in the USA.