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For the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and UK data protection laws, the controller is Essex Tennis (ECLTA) Forest Road, Barkingside, Essex IG6 3HD.

About this document

This privacy policy sets out the way we process your personal data and we have created this privacy policy to make sure you are aware of how we use your data as a supporter/associate of Essex Tennis.

How we collect your information

We may collect your personal data in a few limited ways, namely:

  • Directly from you, when you make enquiries on our website, when you provide information to us during your time as an LTA member in various other ways (for example, where you enter a competition, sign up for a course or workshop);
  • From someone else who has applied on your behalf (for example a family member or your tennis coach who has provided us with your contact details for that purpose);
  • From the LTA (for example, where the LTA passes on your details to us in connection with our function as Essex Tennis).

The types of information we collect

We may collect the following types of personal data about you:

  • Contact and communications information, including your contact details (including email address(es), telephone numbers and postal address(es) and records of communications and interactions we have had with you);
  • Financial information, including bank details;
  • Certain other information which you volunteer when making use of the County facilities (for example, when making court bookings).

We may also collect data about your health or medical conditions, where you have volunteered this, for example when you agree to represent an Essex County team or so that we can cater for you when you attend a Venue.

How we use personal data

Personal data provided to us will be used for the purposes set out at the time of collection and, where relevant, in accordance with any preferences you express.

More generally, we will use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • Administration of your membership including: payment of your Membership Fees
  • Administration, including: payment of expenses
  • Fulfilment of orders for goods and services.
  • Administration of the Wimbledon ballot;

Where this is necessary for the performance of a contract (including any written terms and conditions relating to your membership) with you;

  • Research and statistical analysis about who is playing tennis.
  • Communication about the County and activities that we think may be of interest to you;
  • Storing your details on the software platform we use for our online management database system.

Where this is necessary for our legitimate interests (for example in increasing participation in the game generally);

  • Promoting the County facilities, promoting goods and services of third parties (for example, equipment suppliers, facility services, operators of coaching courses, and organisers of tennis events) where we think this will be of interest to you; where this is necessary for our legitimate interests (or the legitimate interests of a third party), and/or where we have your consent, as applicable.

Your marketing preferences

We will always respect your wishes in respect of what type of communications you want to receive from us and how you want to receive them. There are some communications, however, that we need to send you regardless of your marketing preferences in order for us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you as a supporter/member /associate of our Essex Tennis. Examples of these essential service communications are:

  • Records of transactions, such as payment and receipts (as applicable).
  • County related mailings such as P2P and AE membership renewal reminders, notices of formal meetings, information regarding relevant courses, workshops, information to assist you to comply with registration formalities.
  • Details of eligibility to County Leagues and Cups.

You are in control of how we communicate with you. You can update your choices and/or your contact details by contacting us as below:

Sharing your information with others

We do not sell or share your personal data for other organisations to use other than as set out below.

Personal data collected and processed by us may be shared with the following third parties, where necessary:

  • Our employees and volunteers, for the purposes of administration and giving you access to benefits to which you are entitled.
  • Our suppliers, including coaches, any providers of management services

How long your information is kept

We keep your personal data only for as long as necessary for each purpose we use it. For most data, this means we retain it for so long as you have a valid LTA membership and for a period of six years after your last interaction with us (for accounting, tax reporting and record-keeping purposes).

Your rights

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes.
  • Request the restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal data about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it. You can also withdraw your consent, where this is the basis for our processing your data (without affecting the lawfulness of our previous processing based on consent).
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to another party.

Please note that the above rights are not absolute, and we may be entitled to refuse requests where exceptions apply. Data Subject Access, Data Correction and Data Erasure forms are available on request from Essex Tennis

Contact and complaints

If you have any queries about this privacy policy or how we process your personal data, or if you wish to exercise any of your legal rights, you may contact Joanne White:

  • by email:;
  • or by post: ESSEX TENNIS, Redbridge Sports & Leisure, Forest Road, Barkingside, Essex IG6 3HD.

If you are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal data, you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner. You can find out more about your rights under applicable data protection laws from the Information Commissioner’s Office website: