Privacy policy

Summary of how we and the SRU use your data

  • ROSS HIGH RFC uses your personal data to manage and administer your membership and your involvement with its teams and club, and to keep in contact with you for these purposes.
  • Some data is shared with the SRU, who use your data to regulate, develop and manage the game.
  • Where we or the SRU rely on your consent, such as any consent we seek for email marketing, you can
  • withdraw this consent at any time.
  • Amongst the data we collect from you may be medical (including injury) information. We will hold this where you (or your parent) have given consent, so that we can ensure we are aware of your condition and can that you are supported appropriately.

Where you work in a particular role within the game, you may be required to undergo a disclosure check. The result of this check will be input into your membership record.

What does this policy cover?
This policy describes how ROSS HIGH RFC (also referred to as “the Club”, “we” or “us”) will make use of the data we handle in relation to our members and players, including our use of the player registration system (“SCRUMS”) provided by the Scottish Rugby Football Union (“SRU”). The policy also describes the SRU’s use of data on SCRUMS.
It also describes your data protection rights, including a right to object to some of the processing which we carry out. More information about your rights, and how to exercise them, is set out in the “What rights do I have?” section.

What information do we collect?
We collect and process personal data from you or your parent when you join and when we carry out annual renewals of your membership. This includes:

  • your name
  • your gender,
  • your date of birth,
  • your SRU ID (as assigned in SCRUMS)
  • your home address, email address and phone number;
  • your type of membership and involvement in particular teams, or any key role you may have been allocated,
  • such as Coach, Membership Secretary etc.;
  • your payment and/or bank account details, where you provide these to pay for membership;
  • your marketing preferences, including any consents you have given us;
  • your medical conditions or disability, where you provide this to us with your consent (or your parent’s
  • consent) to ensure we are aware of any support we may need to provide to you.
  • Some information will be generated as part of your involvement with us as a player, in particular data about your performance, involvement in particular matches in match reports and details of any disciplinary issues or incidents you may be involved in on and off the pitch, such as within health and safety records.

What information do we receive from third parties?
Sometimes, we receive information about you from third parties. For example, if you are a child, we may be given information about you by your parents.
We may receive information relating to your existing registrations with other clubs or rugby bodies or disciplinary history from the SRU through SCRUMS. Additionally, for certain role holders or those working with children, we may receive information from Disclosure Scotland and SRU on the status of any disclosure check you have been required to take.
How do we use this information, and what is the legal basis for this use?
We process this personal data for the following purposes:

  • To fulfil a contract, or take steps linked to a contract: this is relevant where you make a payment for your membership and any merchandise. This includes:

o taking payments;
o communicating with you;
o providing and arranging the delivery or other provision of products or services;
  • As required by the Club to conduct our business and pursue our legitimate interests, in particular:

o we will use your information to manage and administer your membership and your involvement
with its teams and club, and to keep in contact with you for these purposes;
o we will also use data to maintain records of our performances and history, including match reports, score lines and team sheets;
  • Where you give us consent:

o we will send you club information by email, e.g. K.O. times or updates on results;
o we will send you invitations to purchase International, & other, tickets by email;
o we may handle medical or disability information you or your parent provides to us, to ensure we support you appropriately;
o on other occasions where we ask you for consent, we will use the data for the purpose which we explain at that time.
  • For purposes which are required by law:

o we maintain records such as health and safety records and accounting records in order to meet specific legal requirements;
o we ensure, where you will work with children, that you have undergone an appropriate disclosure check – this is also carried out with your consent.
o where you hold a role at the Club requiring us to check your right to work, we may process information to meet our statutory duties;
o we may respond to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

How does the SRU use any of my information?
All players must be registered with the SRU to play rugby in Scotland. The SRU provides SCRUMS for this purpose, and can make its own use of the following information:

  • your name;
  • your gender;
  • your date of birth;
  • your SRU ID (as assigned in SCRUMS);

The SRU uses this information as follows:

  • As required by the SRU to conduct its business and pursue its legitimate interests, in particular:

o administering and ensuring the eligibility of players, match officials and others involved in Scottish rugby – this may involve the receipt of limited amounts of sensitive data in relation to anti-doping matters;
o maintaining records of the game as played in Scotland, in particular maintaining details of discipline and misconduct;
o monitoring use of SCRUMS, and using this to help it monitor, improve and protect its content and services and investigate any complaints received from you or from others about SCRUMS;
o maintaining statistics and conducting analysis on the make-up of rugby’s participants;
o ensuring compliance with the current SRU Rules and Regulations including those on the affiliation of clubs, referee societies, constituent bodies and other rugby bodies, and registration of players; and o communicating with you to ask for your opinion on SRU initiatives.
  • For purposes which are required by law:

o The SRU will ensure, where you will work with children and where this is required, that you have undergone an appropriate disclosure check – this is also carried out with your consent.
o The SRU may respond to requests by government or law enforcement authorities conducting an investigation.

Withdrawing consent or otherwise objecting to direct contact
Wherever we rely on your consent, you will always be able to withdraw that consent, although we may have other legal grounds for processing your data for other purposes, such as those set out above. You have an absolute right to opt-out of emails at any time. You can do this by following the instructions in the communication where this is an electronic message, or by contacting the club secretary/membership secretary.

Who will we share this data with, where and when?
Some limited information may be shared with other stakeholders in rugby, such as other clubs, Constituent Bodies, referee societies, league organisers, so that they can maintain appropriate records and assist us in organising matches and administering the game.
Personal data may be shared with government authorities and/or law enforcement officials if required for the purposes above, if mandated by law or if required for the legal protection of our or the SRU’s legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws.
Personal data will also be shared with third party service providers, who will process it on our behalf for the purposes identified above. Such third parties include the SRU as the provider of SCRUMS and are subject to written contractual conditions to only process that personal information under our instructions and to protect it.
None of your data will be sent outside of the EEA

What rights do I have?
You have the right to ask us for a copy of your personal data; to correct, delete or restrict (stop any active) processing of your personal data; and to obtain the personal data you provide to us for a contract or with your consent in a structured, machine readable format.
In addition, you can object to the processing of your personal data in some circumstances (in particular, where we don’t have to process the data to meet a contractual or other legal requirement).
These rights may be limited, for example if fulfilling your request would reveal personal data about another person, or if you ask us to delete information which we are required by law to keep or have compelling legitimate interests in keeping.

You have the same rights for data held by the SRU for its own purposes on SCRUMS.
To exercise any of these rights, you can get in touch with us– or, as appropriate using the details set out below. If you
have unresolved concerns, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Much of the information listed above must be provided on a mandatory basis so that we can make the appropriate legal checks and register you as required by SRU Rules and Regulations. We will inform you which information is mandatory when it is collected. Some information is optional, particularly information such as your medical information. If this is not provided, we may not be able to provide you with appropriate assistance, services or support.

How do I get in touch with you or the SRU?
We hope that we can satisfy queries you may have about the way we process your data. If you have any concerns about how we process your data you can get in touch at secretary@rosshighrfc.co.uk or by writing to The Secretary, Ross High RFC, Blawearie Road, Tranent EH33 2DB. If you have any concerns about how the SRU process your data, you can get in touch at feedback@sru.org.com or by writing to Scottish Rugby Union Limited, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, EH12 5PJ

How long will you retain my data?
We process the majority of your data for as long as you are an active member and for 2 years after this (to allow for potential re-activation of membership).
We will retain information held to maintain statutory records in line with appropriate statutory requirements or guidance.
The SRU will maintain records of individuals who have registered on SCRUMS, records of DBS checks and the resulting outcomes and other disciplinary matters for such period as is set out in the SRU’s privacy notice to be set out on www.scottishrugby.org.
Records of your involvement in a particular match, on team sheets, on results pages or in match reports may be held indefinitely both by us and the SRU in order to maintain a record of the game.

Terms and Conditions

Rugby brings fun and enjoyment to thousands of young people each year. It is a sport which is justifiably proud of the core values that it imparts ­- teamwork, diversity, fairness, discipline, respect, personal courage, fun and enjoyment.

Scottish Rugby & Ross High Rugby Football Club (RHRFC) recognise that all adults involved in the coaching or supervision of young people have a duty to safeguard their welfare. This duty extends to the prevention of physical, sexual or emotional abuse of any young person and will be applied regardless of a person’s gender, race, religion, sexuality or disability.

RHRFC works hard to deliver programmes of rugby activity for youngsters at all age groups and performance levels. RHRFC is committed to providing a safe and positive, quality experience to the young people involved and to support the volunteers who make this possible.

Child protection in sport is not just about protecting young people from others who may seek to harm them through sport. A trusted coach or leader may be the person a young person chooses to tell about something that is happening outside of their sport. In either case, we all have a responsibility to act on concerns.

RHRFC is commitment to safeguarding children.

The documents located here outline the policies and procedures with regards to Child Protection at RHRFC.

Should anyone have any questions or have the need to raise a concern please get in touch with the RHRFC Child Protection Officer:
Colin Brown | RHRFC Child Protection Officer| Ross High RFC | Blawearie Road |Tranent | EH33 2DB | cpo.rosshighrfc@gmail.com