Privacy Policy


Dark Horse Rifle Club is committed to protecting your privacy and security. This policy explains how and why we use your personal data, to ensure you remain informed and in control of your information.

This Privacy Notice applies to anyone interacts in an active membership or via the century club, including but not exclusive members, volunteers, the general public, professional contacts.

You can decide not to receive communications or change how we contact you at any time. If you wish to do so please contact the Club by emailing

We will never sell your personal data, and will only ever share it with organisations we work with where necessary for legally running the club.

Any questions you have in relation to this policy or how we use your personal data should be addressed

Personal data you provide

We collect data you provide to us in the course of our usual operations. This includes information you give when joining or communicating with us. For example:
personal details (name, date of birth, email, address, telephone etc.) when you become a member or supporter;
details of your interests and preferences (such as campaigns, the ways you support us or types of wildlife you enjoy).
Information created by your involvement with the Club

Your activities and involvement with the Club will result in personal data being created. This could include details of how you’ve scored in matches.
Information we generate

We conduct research and analysis on the information we hold, which can in turn generate personal data. For example, by analysing your interests and involvement with our work we may be able to build a profile which helps us decide which of our communications are likely to interest you. Section 7 contains more information about how we use information for profiling and targeted communications.
Information from third parties

We sometimes receive personal data about individuals from third parties. For example, if we are partnering with another organisation (e.g. you provide your information to another club we’re collaborating with in a match).

We may collect information from social media where you have given us permission to do so, or if you post on one of our social media pages.
Sensitive personal data

We do not normally collect or store sensitive personal data.


We only ever use your personal data with your consent, or where it is necessary in order to:

  • comply with a legal duty;
  • Where your consent is given to contact you.
  • for our own (or a third party’s) lawful interests, provided your rights don’t override these.
  • In any event, we’ll only use your information for the purpose or purposes it was collected for:


We will only use your personal information to promote the Club with your consent. This includes keeping you up to date with our news.


We use personal data for administrative purposes. This includes:

  • Club and Century Club Members and Club Supporters;
  • Maintaining databases of our members and supporters;
  • For identifying members who wish to shoot in competitions and using club facilities or other club activities;
  • To inform competition organisers of entries;
  • For liaising with governing bodies/ police/ home office to meet our obligations;


We will never sell your personal data. We’ll only share information when necessary and for the purposes that you have provided the data to us.


Where we store information

The Club based solely in the UK and we store our data within the European Union.

How long we store information

Under forthcoming data regulations, we will be required to make sure that we use and store information for so long as it is required for the purposes it was collected for. How long information will be stored for depends on the information in question and what it is being used for. We store information from initial probationary applications to six years after a member leaves the club.
We will regularly review what information we hold and delete what is no longer required.


We want to ensure you remain in control of your personal data. Part of this is making sure you understand your legal rights, which are as follows:

the right to confirmation as to whether or not we have your personal data and, if we do, to obtain a copy of the personal information we hold (this is known as subject access request);

the right to have your data erased (though this will not apply where it is necessary for us to continue to use the data for a lawful reason);

the right to have inaccurate data rectified;

where feasible, you have the right to request your personal data you have provided to us of a this will be provided electronically unless requested by other means. This information will be provided in a common electronic format.


If you are not happy with our response, or you believe that your data protection or privacy rights have been infringed, you can complain to the UK Information Commissioner’s Office which regulates and enforces data protection law in the UK. Details of how to do this can be found at


We’ll amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure it remains up-to-date and accurately reflects how and why we use your personal data. The current version of our Privacy Policy will always be posted on our website.

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 25th May 2018.