Bridge First Steps                   
Privacy Policy

Bridge First Steps
is the operating name for the Bridge lessons provided by Ian & Julie Grant. 


What personal data does Bridge First Steps collect?

The data we routinely collect includes students’ names, telephone numbers and email address.

What is this personal data used for?

We use students’ data for the administration of your learning program; the communication of information, and the organisation of events.

Who is your data shared with?

Your personal data is not passed on by us to any other organisation, whether or not connected with bridge.

Where does this data come from?

Data for our students comes from them when they join our teaching program.

How is your data stored?

This information is mainly stored in digital form on our computers and in the form of written documents stored at our home address.

Who is responsible for ensuring compliance with the relevant laws and regulations?

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we do not have a statutory requirement to have a Data Protection Officer.
Ian & Julie Grant are jointly responsible for ensuring
Bridge First Steps
discharges its obligations under the GDPR.

Who has access to your data?

Your teachers have access to students’ data in order for them to carry out their legitimate tasks for the organisation.

What is the legal basis for collecting this data?

Bridge First Steps collects personal data that is necessary for the purposes of its legitimate interests of the organisation and in order to teach students the game of bridge.

How you can check what data we have about you?

If you want to see the basic data we hold about you, you should contact Ian or Julie Grant.

You can contact us with a “Subject Access Request” if you want to ask us to provide you with any other information we hold about you. If you are interested in any particular aspects, specifying them will help us to provide you with what you need quickly and efficiently. We are required to provide this to you within one month.

There is not usually a fee for this, though we can charge a reasonable fee based on the administrative cost of providing the information if a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive, or for requests for further copies of the same information.

Does Bridge First Steps collect any “special” data?

The GDPR refers to sensitive personal data as “special categories of personal data”.  

We do not record any such special data of these categories.

How can you ask for data to be removed, limited or corrected?

There are various ways in which you can limit how your data is used.

  • ·    You could maintain your studentship with your correct name but with limited contact details. However, we do need to have at least one method of contacting you.

  • ·    You may choose not to receive information emails from Bridge First Steps (we do not send any out on behalf of other organisations). However, you would not then receive the lesson notes or hand records.

Any of these options can be implemented for your studentship by contacting Ian or Julie Grant.

How long we keep your data for, and why?

We normally keep student data after they finish their learning program in case they later wish to re-join. However, we will delete any former students’ contact details entirely on request.

What happens if a member dies?

We normally keep students’ information after they die. If requested by their next-of-kin to delete it we will do so on the same basis as when requested to remove data by a former member.

Can you download your data to use it elsewhere?