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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club (BCSC) uses and protects any information that you give BCSC when you use this website.

BCSC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

BCSC may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page periodically to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st March 2018 and was last updated 12th January 2020

What we may collect

We may collect the following information:

  • contact information including email address. This is only obtained through our contact form. This information is not passed/sold to any third party.
  • analytical information including demographics, behaviour and acquisition.
  • other information relevant to member surveys
  • Completion of downloadable member forms.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about membership, club events, training or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

BCSC is committed to using as few cookies as possible, however, some are strictly necessary for technical reasons in order for the web user to get full use of the website and the features within it.   BCSC puts small files (known as ‘cookies’) onto your computer to collect information about how you browse the site.

BCSC cookies are NOT used to identify you personally.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

Cookies currently in use on our website

  • WordPress– built into the website platform to check if your browser has cookies enabled or disabled. A cookie is also set if you leave a comment on our website. Currently this feature is disabled on BCSC website
  • Google Analytics – Helps us improve our site. It gives us information on the  pages you visit while on our website. How long you spend on each, how you got to the site and what you click on while you’re visiting the site.
  • BCSC is hosted on WordPress.com and make use of different third party applications and services to enhance the experience of website visitors. These include social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter (through the use of sharing buttons), or embedded content from Youtube or Google Maps. As a result, cookies may be set by these third parties, and used by them to track your online activity. We have no direct control over the information that is collected by these cookies.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to Commodore, Babbacombe Corinthian Sailing Club. Fore Street. St Marychurch. Torquay. Devon.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.