Privacy Policy


This privacy policy applies between you, the User of this Website and the Civil Service Angling Society, the owner and provider of this Website.  Civil Service Angling Society takes the privacy of your information very seriously.  This privacy policy applies to our use or any and all data collected by us or provided by you in relation to your use of the Website.

This privacy policy should be read alongside, and in addition to, our Terms and Conditions, which can be found at:

Please read this privacy policy carefully.

Definitions and interpretation

  1. In this privacy policy, the following definitions are used:
Data Collectively all information that you submit to Civil Service Angling Society via the Website.  This definition incorporates, where applicable, the definition provided in the Data Protection Laws;
Data Protection Laws Any applicable law relating to the processing of personal Data, including but not limited to the Directive 96 46 EC (Data Protection Directive) or the GDPR, and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, for as long as the GDPR is effective in the UK;
GDPR The General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/769;
Civil Service Angling Society,

We or us

Civil Service Angling Society
User or you Any third party that accesses the Website and is not either (i) employed/volunteer by Civil Service Angling Society and acting in the course of their employment/voluntary or (ii) engaged as a consultant or otherwise providing services to Civil Service Angling Society and accessing their Website in connection with the provision of such services;
Website The Website that you are currently using,, and any sub-domains of this site unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.
  1. In this privacy policy, unless the context requires a different interpretation:
    1. the singular includes the plural and vice versa.
    2. references to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices are to sub-clauses, clauses, schedules or appendices of this privacy policy.
    3. a reference to a person includes firms, companies, government entities, trusts and partnerships.
    4. “including” is understood to mean “including without limitation”.
    5. reference to any statutory provision includes any modification or amendment of it.

Scope of this privacy policy

  1. This privacy policy applies only to the actions of Civil Service Angling Society and Users with respect to this Website and does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social websites.
  2. For purposes of the applicable Data Protection Laws, Civil Service Angling Society is the “data controller”. This means Civil Service Angling Society determines the purposes for which, and the manner in which, your Data is processed.

Data collected

  1. We may collect the following Data, which includes personal Data, from you:
    1. name
    2. date of birth.
    3. profession
    4. contact information such as email address and telephone numbers.
    5. financial information such as credit/debit card numbers.

In each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

How we collect Data

  1. We collect Data in the following ways:
    1. data is given to us by you; and
    2. data is collected automatically

Data that is given to us by you

  1. Civil Service Angling Society will collect your Data in a number of ways, for example:
    1. when you contact us through the Website, by telephone, post, email or through any other means.
    2. when you register with us and set up an account to receive our products and services.

In each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Data that is collected automatically

  1. To the extent that you access the Website, we will collect your Data automatically, for example:
    1. we automatically collect some information about your visit to the Website. This information helps us to make improvements to the Website content and navigation, and includes your IP address, the date, times and frequency with which you access the Website and the way you use and interact with its content.

Our use of Data

  1. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:

We need all the categories of information listed in section 5 primarily to allow us to conduct the running of the Society for your benefit. This will include:

  1. Contacting you when your membership is up for renewal.
  2. Informing you of events organised by the Society or events that affect the society.
  3. If you have registered your email address with us this will be used to contact you to send you our Newsletter, to send you any petitions, notices, information regarding important changes to fishery Legislation. You are entitled to ask us not to send you any notices except the newsletter. You do not have to respond to any of these and any decision you make to respond further to the information we send you will be your choice.

In each case we will only use your personal information for the purposes for which we collected it.

  1. We may use your Data for the above purposes if we deem it necessary to do so for legitimate interests. If you are not satisfied with this, you have the right to object in certain circumstances (see section headed “Your rights” below).
  2. When you register with us and set up an account to receive our services, the legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

Who we share Data with

  1. We may share your Data with the following groups of people for the following reasons:
    1. third party service providers who provide services to us which require the processing of personal data – to help third party service providers in receipt of any shared date to perform functions on our behalf to help ensure the website and membership system runs smoothly.

In each case, in accordance with this privacy policy.

Keeping Data secure

  1. We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your Data, for example:
    1. access to your account is controlled by a password and a username that is unique to you.
    2. we store your Data on secure servers.
    3. payment details are encrypted using SSL technology (typically you will see a lock icon or green address bar (or both) in your browser when we use this technology.
  2. Technical and organisational measures include measures to deal with any suspected data breach. If you suspect any misuse or loss or unauthorised access to your Data, please let us know immediately by contacting us via this email address:
  3. If you want more detailed information on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit org Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.

Data retention

  1. Unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law, we will only hold your Data on our systems for the period necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this privacy policy or until your request that the Data be deleted. Memberships will be annually reviewed for non-renewal and anyone leaving the club will be deleted from the system and will be required to re-join in the normal way through the membership system.
  2. Even if we delete your Data, it may persist on backup or archival media for legal, tax or regulatory purposes.

Your rights

  1. You have the following rights in relation to your Data:
    1. right to access – the right to request (i) copies of the information we hold about you at any time, or (ii) that we modify, update or delete such information. If we provide you with access to the information we hold about you, we will not charge you for this, unless your request is “manifestly unfounded or excessive”.  Where we are legally permitted to do so, we may refuse your request, we will tell you the reason why.
    2. right to correct – the right to have your Data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
    3. right to erase – the right to request that we delete or remove your Data from our systems.
    4. right to restrict our use of your Data – the right to “block” us from using your Data or limit the way in which we can use it.
    5. right to data portability – the right to request that we move, copy or transfer your Data.
    6. right to object – the right to object to our use of your Data including where we use it for legitimate interests.

Links to other websites

  1. This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. We have no control over such websites and are not responsible for the content of these websites.  This privacy policy does not extend to your use of such websites.  You are advised to read the privacy policy or statements of other websites prior to using them.

Changes of business ownership and control

  1. Civil Service Angling Society may from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or of the transfer of control of all or part of Civil Service Angling Society. Data provided by Users will, whether it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this privacy policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
  2. We may also disclose Data to a prospective purchaser of our business or any part of it.
  3. In the above instances, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring your privacy is protected.


  1. You may not transfer any of your rights under this privacy policy to any other person. We may transfer our rights under this privacy policy where we reasonable believe your rights will not be affected.
  2. If any court or competent authority finds that any provision of this privacy policy (or part of any provision) is invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision will, to the extent required, be deemed to be deleted, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of this privacy policy will not be affected.
  3. Unless otherwise agreed, no delay, act or omission by a party in exercising any right or remedy will be deemed a waiver of that, or any other, right or remedy.
  4. This Agreement will be governed by and interpreted according to the law of England and Wales. All disputes arising under the Agreement will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Changes to this privacy policy

  1. Civil Service Angling Society reserves the right to change this privacy policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website, and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the privacy policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.

You may contact Civil Service Angling Society by email to