GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is due to come into effect on the 25th May. We've been making changes across the ClubSpark platform to ensure all consents are opt-in, in-line with GDPR requirements. In the latest release we've updated your venue consents so they're now opt-in.
These are the consents presented to your members and players when they register with your venue. We also updated the wording accordingly so you don't have to. You can view and manage your consents in the ClubSpark admin area in your venue profile section.
Get up to speed with the upcoming changes in data protection legislation, see below answers to key GDPR questions:
What is GDPR?
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for EU residents. This legal framework replaces the current EU Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC) with additional requirements that you need to be aware of. The new EU data protection regime extends the scope of the EU data protection law to all companies even outside the EU when they process data of EU residents.
When does GDPR apply?
GDPR will officially apply from 25th May 2018.
Who does GDPR apply to?
GDPR applies to persons or entities of all sizes that process personal data of EU residents, regardless of location. These regulations apply to both data controllers and data processors, including third parties such as cloud providers. Therefore, it applies to all venues and coaches and it is important that you are familiar with the requirements.
Want more information about GDPR?
The following 12-step guidance and self-assessment checklist are provided by the Information Commissioners Office. They are very helpful and set out what you are required to do to be compliant.
For further information, check out our GDPR support guides for venues and coaches:
A guide to GDPR for venues
A guide to GDPR for coaches
Please note this is a general summary of the Law and should not replace legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.