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Updated August 2022
We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide your personal data when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Collecting Personal Information
This website is free to browse through and read. However, on few occasions there is the opportunity to fill in a form and provide information on yourself:
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:
What does Kent Golf do with the information?
Personal information will be used solely for notifying you in relation to competitions that you have entered or advising you of changes to that competition or subsequent events which you may wish to enter or to respond to your questions or comments.
We may also use the information to:
Where you submit personal information for publication on the Kent Golf website, Kent Golf will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with your preferences.
Kent Golf will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing.
Legal Basis for Use
Kent Golf relies on your consent to send you direct marketing. We may rely on the lawful basis of contract if you enter a Kent Golf event.
Kent Golf relies on legitimate interest for all other communications with you via our online platforms, including when you complete a comment, ask for more information.
There may be occasions, such as safeguarding where Kent Golf has a legal obligation to use your personal information.
How long does Kent Golf keep your data?
Kent Golf will only hold your personal information for as long as necessary for business purposes or if required to keep it by law. We have a data retention policy that we use to manage how long we keep data for. Generally, we retain:
In addition, we may disclose your personal information:
(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
(b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings;
(c) in order to establish, exercise or defend Kent Golf’s legal rights.
Who processes my information?
Kent Golf (and those people employed by Kent Golf to help make this site, its content and services) use the information which you provide. In addition, personal information provided when subscribing to our newsletters mat be stored both in our internal IT systems and in those of Mailchimp.
Information IS NOT without your specific consent shared with or sold to any partner companies or other agents.
Security of your personal information
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
We will store all the personal information you provide on Kent Golf’s secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
International data transfer
Where you submit any personal information for publication on the Kent Golf website such information will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. Kent Golf cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
Where you have subscribed to our newsletters, we use Mailchimp, a US-based email service, to store your details and send you our newsletter. In the process of working with Mailchimp your data may be transferred outside the EEA, to the United States and processed there. (See next paragraph for more detail)
You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information.
Use of Mailchimp for Email Newsletters
Links to other sites
Kent Golf offers links to other sites. However, Kent Golf is not responsible for their policies regarding the collection of information. If you view a linked site, you should review their privacy and other policies.
You have the right to request:
We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.
These rights are not absolute and there may be circumstances where they do not apply. If this is the case, we will explain this to you and include our justification for why we are not able to complete your request in part or fully. We have one calendar month to respond to your request in most circumstances. If you are not satisfied, you can make a complaint about the way we process your personal information to the ICO using their website - ico.org.uk
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is the Kent Golf Limited.