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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Hackney Tennis is responsible for delivering tennis across the London Borough of Hackney. We currently administer tennis courts on six park and garden sites in Hackney. We manage court bookings and deliver a full coaching and social tennis programme with opportunities to play for all ages from 3 years to over 55s.

We appreciate how important your privacy is and recognise that we are being trusted with protecting it, so the purpose of this privacy notice is to give you a clear explanation about how we collect and use your personal data.



This privacy notice aims to give you information on how Hackney Tennis collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide when you use our website and apps, purchase products or services from us, and contact us over the phone or by email.

It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This privacy notice supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.

For all of our services, the data controller – the company that is responsible for personal data – is Hackney City Tennis Clubs Limited trading as Hackney Tennis.

You can contact us by emailing [email protected] If you’d prefer, you can also write to us at Data Protection, Hackney Tennis, Clissold Park Tennis Pavilion, 3 Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, London, N16 0BF.

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, you can contact us using the details set out in this notice.

Changes to the privacy notice

We may change this privacy notice from time to time, to reflect how we are processing your data.

If we make significant changes, we will make this clear on our website or by such other means of contact such as email, so that you are able to review the changes before continuing to use Hackney Tennis services.

This version of the privacy notice was last updated on the date set out at the bottom of the page and historic versions can be obtained by contacting us.

Third-party links

Our website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.



We collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you to enable us to manage your court and course bookings; to give you information on opening times and changes to our programme; to help us monitor and improve the services we provide and, where we are permitted to, to tell you about upcoming activities that we think you may like.

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

Hackney Tennis collects and processes a range of information about you. This includes, for virtually all individuals, your name and contact information (such as your home and/or business address (as applicable), email address and telephone number, and including a parent’s or guardian’s contact details (for example, for Hackney Tennis Members who are children, where communications are sent to their parent)), records of communications and interactions we have had with you by various means, basic biographical information including your date of birth and gender (where relevant) and financial information including bank account details (used for accepting payments from you or making them to you, as applicable).

In addition, we will collect the following categories of personal data depending on how you interact with us:

For Hackney Tennis Members:

  • Membership details (including BTM number, playing history and preferences relating to team tennis)
  • Rankings and ratings
  • Medical information
  • School or University (where applicable)
  • Wimbledon ballot entry
  • Competition entries and results
  • Payment information and details of returns or refunds, where relevant

For court booking customers:

  • Payment information and details of returns or refunds, where relevant
  • Court booking history

For course booking customers:

  • Payment information and details of returns or refunds, where relevant
  • Medical information
  • School or University (where applicable)

For coaches and officials:

  • Accreditations, qualifications and training
  • DBS information (criminal records checks
  • Disciplinary and safeguarding information, where relevant

For volunteers:

  • Records of activity such as volunteer role(s), length of service, awards and number of hours;
  • Application or registration details for the purposes of volunteering;
  • Reference checks;
  • Disciplinary and safeguarding information, where relevant

For website users:

  • Information provided through our website, including during the course of making a booking and via feedback forms

Our administration of Hackney Tennis may also require us to process special category data (including data relating to gender, racial or ethnic origin, health and disability) (“sensitive personal data”).

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific venue. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy notice.

If you don’t provide personal data

You don’t have to give us any of your personal data but, if you don’t, you are unlikely to receive our optimal customer service experience. In some cases, if you do not provide us with certain personal data, we may not be able to work with you or provide our products or services to you (as applicable), or it may adversely affect the provision of our services to you.

Keeping your personal data up-to-date

It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.



We may collect your personal information in a number of ways, principally:

  • Directly from you, for example when you sign up for Hackney Tennis Membership, purchase our products or services, enter a competition, join a performance programme as a player, provide coaching or officiating services, and make enquiries on our website, and when you interact with us during your participation in tennis in Hackney in various other ways
  • From someone else acting on your behalf, for example when a parent or guardian has purchased Hackney Tennis Membership for you as their child, or when a coach or official provides performance or results data to Hackney Tennis on behalf of a player, for example when coordinating a competition.
  • On rare occasions, we may receive information about you from others who are not acting on your behalf (for example, where someone makes a complaint about you which we then investigate)
  • When you make enquiries on our website, or when you interact with us (for example, where you volunteer to assist with a competition, tournament or league organised by us)

We also collect certain personal data by automated means, including about visitors to the Clissold Park Tennis Pavilion using CCTV monitoring.



We will use your personal data where we need to perform a contract with you, where it is necessary for our legitimate interests, where you have asked us to or where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

You will only receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us, purchased products or services from us or told us that we can send them to you. You can tell us that you want to stop receiving marketing communications from us at any time.

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  • For certain processing purposes, we may request your consent to authorise the processing. For example, if you are not a customer of Hackney Tennis and have not enquired about our products or services, we would need a clear consent from you in order to send any communications to you about our products or services.

Performance of Contracts. We will process your personal data where this is necessary for the performance of a contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract. For example, we need to process personal data in order to comply with the terms and conditions of membership with Hackney Tennis, other terms and conditions relating to the purchase of products or services including course bookings, funding and player support agreements with players, services contracts with coaches and officials, volunteer agreements and the terms and conditions applicable to the use of our website.

Compliance with our legal obligations. In some cases, Hackney Tennis needs to process your personal data in order to comply with its legal obligations. For example, we need to process personal data in order to comply with health and safety legislation, carry out DBS (criminal records) checks on coaches, officials and volunteer roles (where relevant) for safeguarding purposes, and assist with investigations by police and/or other competent authorities.

Legitimate interests. In other cases, Hackney Tennis has ‘legitimate interests’ in processing personal information about individuals we interact with. We have many such interests, including commercial interests and those with a wider public benefit. In essence, our principal legitimate interests are in pursuing our mission to get more people playing tennis more often in Hackney and administering Hackney Tennis in a way that promotes and safeguards the integrity of the sport.

For example we need to process personal data in pursuit of our legitimate interests in order to:

  • Organise competitions and process results, including disciplinary data, records of code violations and other personal data which is necessary and required by the LTA
  • Market Hackney Tennis’ products and services (including court and course bookings, performance programmes and events), and promote tennis across Hackney more generally
  • Keep appropriate records of coaches, officials and volunteers
  • Administer our performance programme (for example, monitor player progress or make player selection decisions)

Where Hackney Tennis relies on legitimate interests as the legal basis for processing personal data, it has considered whether or not those interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights or freedoms of the individuals whose data are being processed and concluded that the processing is, on balance, fair.

Consent. Hackney Tennis may also process your personal data on the basis of consent you give, for example to send you certain direct marketing communications.

Processing special categories of data. Where we process sensitive personal data, other legal bases for processing may apply, including where our processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, for provision of medical care and treatment, for the purposes of equal opportunities monitoring or where you have otherwise given us your explicit consent (for example, where coaches or officials provide us with data relating to criminal convictions and offences as part of the DBS disclosure process).



Information may be sent to your computer in the form of an Internet “cookie” to allow the Hackney Tennis servers to monitor your requirements. The cookie is stored on your computer. The Hackney Tennis server may request that your computer return a cookie to it. These return cookies do not contain any information supplied by you.

This is necessary to allow Hackney Tennis to measure the usability of the system, which will help to improve the user experience of our website. Your browser software should however enable you to block cookies if you wish.

If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of the website may become inaccessible or not function properly.



We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.



We do not sell any of your personal data to any third party.

We do, however share your personal data with certain companies who play an essential part in enabling us to provide our products and services to you, such as payment providers, IT and system administration providers and others who help us run our business. You can rest assured, however, that we require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law and we do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes.

Personal information collected and processed by Hackney Tennis may be shared with the following recipients, or categories of recipients, where necessary:

  • Someone acting on your behalf, for example a parent or guardian who has purchased Hackney Tennis Membership for you as their child
  • Our employees and volunteers (as applicable), for the purposes of providing particular products or services to you
  • Competition organisers and officials involved in competitions you are taking part in
  • (Where you are a volunteer) with our employees and other volunteers, for the purposes of volunteer management and administration and any volunteering application or project
  • County or national tennis associations (LTA and Middlesex LTA) and/or the London Borough of Hackney, where relevant (for example, in order to resolve an issue raised by you that has been referred on to the relevant organisation/s)
  • Our contractors and suppliers, where they process personal data on our behalf (for example IT consultants and hosted software providers and professional providers) including OpenPlay (booking systems provider), Xero (accounting software), Mailchimp (marketing communications system)
  • The Disclosure and Barring Service, and safeguarding committees, HM Revenue and Customs, the police and/or other competent authorities as applicable

Typically, Hackney Tennis will not transfer your personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). On the limited occasions when this might occur, we will ensure that any such transfer meets the requirements of GDPR.



We’re committed to keeping your personal data secure and have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.


We may retain your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes set out in this privacy notice and/or Hackney Tennis’ reasonable requirements. On expiry of the relevant retention period, your personal data will be deleted, suppressed or anonymised, as applicable.



Under the GDPR, you have the right to:

  • Obtain access to, and copies of, the personal data that we hold about you
  • Require us to correct the personal data we hold about you if it is incorrect
  • Require us to erase your personal data in certain circumstances
  • Require us to restrict our data processing activities in certain circumstances
  • Receive from us the personal data we hold about you which you have provided to us, in a reasonable format specified by you, including for the purpose of your transmitting that personal data to another data controller
  • To object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to any of our particular processing activities where you feel this has a disproportionate impact on you
  • Where our processing is based on your consent, you may withdraw that consent, without affecting the lawfulness of our processing based on consent before its withdrawal

If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us in writing. Please note that these rights are not absolute and we may be entitled (or required) to refuse requests where exceptions apply.

If you are not satisfied with how we are processing your personal data, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). You can also find out more about your rights under the GDPR (and other data protection legislation) from the Information Commissioner’s Office website available at:



In some cases, described above, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement, and/or a statutory requirement if you wish to engage with Hackney Tennis in a certain way (for example, where you wish to work as a Hackney Tennis coach, and there is a statutory requirement for us to carry out a criminal records check on you, for safeguarding purposes). In those and other cases, if you do not provide us with certain personal data, we may not be able to work with you or provide our products or services to you (as applicable), or it may adversely affect the provision of our services to you.



If you have any queries about this privacy notice or how we process your personal data, you may contact us:

  • By email: [email protected]
  • Or by post: Data Protection, Hackney Tennis, Clissold Park Tennis Pavilion, 3 Queen Elizabeth’s Walk, London, N16 0BF


Published May 2018

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