The R&A - Working for Golf

Privacy Policy

R&A Championships Limited (We) take the privacy of our users seriously. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users while providing a personalised service. This privacy policy explains our data processing practices and only applies to the website at www.randa.org (the Website).

Data Controller

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is R&A Championships Limited, a company registered in Scotland under company number SC247047 and having its registered office at Beach House, Golf Place, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JA.

Information collected

We may collect the following personal and non-personal information from you in connection with the Website:

  • We collect personal information from you if you sign up to receive our newsletter.
  • We collect personal information about people who provide feedback in relation to the Website.
  • We collect personal information that you provide in relation to any Website user account you may hold with us.
  • We collect personal information (such as your name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address and credit/debit card number) that you provide in relation to any inquiry, order or transaction you carry out through the Website.
  • We use software that collects personal information that you provide in relation to inquiries, orders or transactions that you start on the Website but which you then abandon or do not complete, i.e. the data is captured regardless of whether you click “next” or “submit” on the relevant page.
  • We also collect certain non-personal information when you visit and use the Website. For example, we may collect and store your IP address, reference site domain name, and demographic information. We also may collect information including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data and usage while on the Website. We will only collect such data in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified).

The above information may be used by us solely as set out in the paragraph “Use of Personal Information” below.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our Website, we will be up front about this. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

Use of Cookies

Please be aware that cookies are used on the Website. Please refer to our policy on cookies which can be accessed here.

Use of personal information

We use information we collect about you for providing you with goods and/or services that you request from us.  We may use information we collect about you for providing you with information which we feel may interest you, if you have agreed to be contacted for such purposes. We also use information in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified) for statistical analysis.

We may also use information we collect about you in order to contact you by email in relation to any inquiry, order or transaction that you start on the Website but which you then abandon or do not complete. Such contact will be for the purpose of determining whether we can offer any assistance to help you complete the inquiry, order or transaction, or if we can provide alternative goods and services that may be of greater interest to you. We will not store your credit card number or financial details for this purpose.

We will not otherwise disclose personal information about you to any third party unless required to do so by law.

Linking to other websites

This website contains links to other websites. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. The operators of other sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their own data protection policy. This privacy policy applies only to our Website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices within any other websites. You should always be aware of this when you leave this Website and we encourage you to read the privacy statement on any other website that you visit.

Updating account information

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. To obtain a copy of this personal information please email or write to us at the address set out below. We may make a small charge for this service.

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.

Changes to this privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. By continuing to use our Website you indicate that you accept any updates to this privacy policy. This privacy policy was last updated on 8 December 2015.

Law enforcement

We fully co-operate with the police in identifying those who use our service for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to the police any activities that we reasonably believe to be unlawful.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you:

  • by email at info@randa.org; or
  • write to us at R&A Championships Limited, Beach House, Golf Place, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JA.