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Colchester United Football in The Community - Privacy Notice for Processing Manual Data

Who are we?
We are Colchester United Football Club (the Club). References to “we”, “us” and “our” in this Notice are all references to the Club.

Address: JobServe Community Stadium, United Way, Colchester, Essex CO4 5UP
Registered Company Number: 2705301. Club VAT number: 974892456

What does this Notice cover?
This Notice applies only to personal data collected by the Club when a Participant attendance form or work experience form is completed. Where personal data is collected and used for the purposes set out in this Notice the Club is a ‘data controller’ under data protection law applicable in the EU (“Data Protection Law”). 

This Notice should be read together with any other privacy information which may be provided on specific occasions when personal data is collected by the Club. That will ensure data subjects are fully aware of how and why we are using their data. This Notice supplements any other notices and is not intended to override them. A separate Notice is published on our website at, to cover data collected online.

What personal data do we collect under this Notice and why?
Mostly we collect only the personal data necessary to identify Participants and work experience students, and to help keep them safe and well whilst with us, which is in our, and your, legitimate interest and forms part of your contract with us: this includes name and contact details, medical details, health and safety/child protection information and emergency contact details.  We ask for consent to use photographs of Participants to support promotion and publication of our services. To support our aim of inclusion and diversity we also ask for consent to record ethnicity.

How do we collect your personal data?
Participants’ personal data is collected when an attendance form is completed.

Work experience students’ personal data is collected by their school and handed manually by students to us.

How do we store your personal data and for how long?
When in use (during activities) Participants’ data from the attendance forms is held by coaches in a paper file.  When not in use it is stored in a locked cabinet for the duration of the season in which you are participating. At the end of the season your attendance form data is permanently deleted.

Work experience students’ data is scanned and electronically sent to our Human Resource (HR) team. Original hard copies are returned to the student. Copies are held by HR for 7 years before being permanently destroyed.

All data is stored and processed within the EU.

To whom do we provide personal data?  
Personal data is provided to the Club’s authorised personnel and also shared with our IT partners during electronic transmission and storage.  We do not allow our IT providers to share your data other than to comply with applicable laws. For your health or safety, or to comply with any legal obligation, we may share your data with health/medical providers, law enforcement agencies or other government agencies.

We may also provide anonymised aggregated data to third parties, for example, to measure trends of where participants live or their ethnic background.

What are your rights?
Under the Data Protection laws you may have the following rights in relation to your personal data in certain circumstances: you can contact us to ask for access or object to use of your data; have your data corrected, erased, transferred or used only in a restricted way; complain to us or to the Information Commissioner (ICO); withdraw consent to use your data. Some rights are available only in limited circumstances. 

Who can you contact for further information about your rights, your data or to make a complaint?
Data Protection Officer, EFL Digital Limited, EFL House, 10-12 West Cliff, Preston, Lancashire, England PR1 8HU or Please include your name and postal address or email address when you contact us.

This Notice was last updated September 2019