Privacy Policy

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 personalized service. This privacy policy explains our data processing practices and it applies to the following websites: www.randa.org and www.theopen.com (the Websites).

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 Websites:

  • We collect personal information from you if you sign up to receive our newsletter. We also collect personal information about people who provide feedback in relation to the Websites.
  • We collect personal information that you provide in relation to any Website user account you may hold with us, transactions you carry out through either of the Websites, including ticket sales for The Open Championship, and the fulfilment of your orders.
  • We use software that collects personal information that you provide in relation to inquiries, orders or transactions that you start on either of the Websites 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 either of the Websites. 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 either of the Websites. We will only collect such data in aggregate form (so that no individual user is identified).
  • We collect personal information from you if you complete and submit the Player Information Form on the WAGR section of www.randa.org.

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

Use of Cookies


We would like to make you aware that cookies may be used on the Websites. 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 services that you request from us or 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 either of the Websites 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 may also use information we collect about you via the Player Information Form on the WAGR section of www.randa.org for the purposes of providing biographical information on the WAGR section of www.randa.org about any individual player ranked on the WAGR system that we operate and maintain. 

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

Linking to other websites

The Websites contain 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 Websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices within any other websites. You should always be aware of this when you leave either of the Websites 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 either of our Websites you indicate that you accept any updates to this privacy policy. This privacy policy was last updated on 17 September 2010.

Law enforcement

We fully co-operate with the police and other law enforcement agencies in identifying those who use our service for illegal activities. We reserve the right to report to the police or any such other agencies 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.