The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on the 25th May 2018, replacing the existing data protection framework under the EU Data Protection Directive.

This means that any organisations involved with data processing of any sort must be aware of the regulation and how it impacts them. 

The GDPR emphasises transparency, security and accountability by data controllers and processors, while at the same time standardising and strengthening the right of European citizens to data privacy.

The premise of the GDPR is that information that is collected is valid information and required for a service to be fulfilled. Whether you are a data collector or a data processor you need to be aware of and understand what the information is for. Consider the following questions: 

  1. Why is the personal data being held?
  2. How was it obtained?
  3. Why was it originally gathered?
  4. How long is it being retained for?
  5. How secure is it?
  6. Is it shared with any third parties?

Like all sports and organisations, Syls Cycling Club has measures and procedures in place in line with the new regulation, and have updated our privacy policy. 

Syls CC has always been careful to work in conjunction with data protection guidelines, and continue to do so. Syls CC members can be assured that their personal information is stored securely, and that all third party contracts also adhere to the GDPR regulations. 

Syls CC does not pass on personal details to any other company for marketing purposes, and communicate to members and ex-members by newsletter regularly.  If you have a data protection query, or have further queries you can contact the Syls CC Data Protection Officer, Leo Ryan at