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Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

Introduction

This Privacy Policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you, including when you visit our website. Personal data is information that can be used to identify or contact a single person.

By visiting http://www.britishweightlifting.com you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

By joining British Weight Lifting (BWL) as a member you are joining British Weight Lifters’ Association Ltd and you or your legal guardian consent to the member being bound by all relevant rules, codes and policies governing the activities and conduct of the membership including, without limitation, the Byelaws, Technical Regulations, Codes of Conduct, Child Protection and Anti-Doping Policies of BWL. Codes of conduct and other relevant policies can be found by clicking here.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is British Weight Lifters’ Association Ltd.

What personal data do we collect?

We collect the minimum data that we can to enable us to deliver the services that we offer.

You may give us this information by filling in forms on our (or our partners) website(s), by corresponding with us by telephone, e-mail, by completing surveys or otherwise.

Where we ask you for personal data we will make it clear why the data is being requested.

You are not required to provide the personal information that we have requested. If you chose not to do so, in some cases we will not be able to provide you with our products or services or respond to any queries you may have.

In some cases we are required to collect sensitive personal information (e.g. equality information) in order to provide anonymised reports to Public Funding Bodies. Where possible, we will always give you the option to ‘Prefer not to say’.

In addition to the data you choose to provide us with, BWL (or organisations acting for us) may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information about your use of our website with regards to each of your visits to our website. This may include: (i) details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access; and (ii) technical information, such as traffic data, location data and other communication data.
  • Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you from other organisations that we work closely with.

Any information you give us may be added to our database and will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. 

We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties (excluding those trusted organisations such as those that carry out functions or membership services on our behalf or partner organisations) unless you give us permission to do so, or we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it or where it is necessary for the purpose of or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights.

In certain circumstances your personal data may be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA) where data protection legislation may not offer the same protection as within the EEA.  If you would prefer you did not transfer your personal data outside the EEA please contact our Data Protection Officer.

Communications

We will communicate with you through email, notices posted on our websites and other means.  By joining BWL you are indicating your consent to receive statutory notices to the email address you supply and accept that you are responsible for updating our records if your email address or other personal details change.

Our communications may include emails which help inform you about matters relevant to your membership and emails related to the proper functioning of your account.

There is some information that you can choose not to receive electronically, please check the appropriate options which can be accessed on your membership profile. If you believe you have received electronic communications in error please contact BWL Head Office immediately so that we can rectify the problem. It is not the intention of BWL to send you communication you do not wish to receive. In an effort to keep costs down we may not in all cases be able to provide you with an alternative communication method.

All email messages to or from BWL may be monitored to ensure compliance with internal policies and for our mutual protection.

Keeping your data safe

All pages are encrypted via a 256-bit Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL) certificate

 Third Party/Partner Websites

From time to time we work with partner organisations to manage and deliver some of the services that we offer our membership. We will work with them to ensure that their Privacy Policies are aligned with ours, and you have the information that you need to make an informed choice about providing your personal data to these organisations.

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, affiliates and advertisers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

You have the right to access personal data that we hold about you on payment of a fee of (£10) and subject to some exceptions.  If you would like to obtain this data please contact the Data Protection Officer in writing stating what data you require.  (It would be helpful if you would include the words “Data Protection Act” or “Subject Access Requests” in the heading of your letter).

 

British Weight Lifting Returns Policy

Merchandise

BWL hope that all of our customers are happy with their shop purchases however occasionally you may need to return an item.

We would recommend that you return your items via registered post. Please clearly state on the returns form the reason for return and whether you require a refund or exchange.

If a full refund including original delivery costs is required then the entire order needs to be returned to us within fourteen (14) working days. However you will be responsible for the cost of returning the goods to us. If a refund is payable to you we will process the refund as soon as possible, and, in any case within fourteen (14) days. If items are returned after 14 days, a credit note will be issued or an exchange up to the value of the original purchase can be made.

The returned goods do not need to be in their original packaging however they need to be in a sellable condition. Return postage is at your own cost and risk.

You have a legal obligation to take reasonable care of the goods while they are in your possession. If you fail to comply with this obligation, we may have a right of action against you for compensation. This applies to all goods that are returned.

Our returns policy does not affect your statutory rights.

If you return goods claiming they are defective, we will examine the returned goods and will notify you of your refund via e-mail within a reasonable period of time. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case within thirty (30) days of the day we confirm via e-mail that you are entitled to a refund for defective goods.

If a refund or reimbursement is payable to you, we will transfer the money using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. If we cannot refund via the original payment then a cheque will be raised to the address on the order.

British Weight Lifting Refund Policy

Courses

For a course cancellation:

50% of the course will be refunded if BWL is notified more than 31 days before the course (minus a 10% admin fee)

If BWL is notified less than 31 days before the course the cost will not be refunded

For any cancellation BWL can transfer the candidate to a course at a later date if notified 31 days or more prior to the course (incurring an admin fee of £50 per transfer).

Workshops and Technical Officials Courses

These courses are non-refundable and non-transferable

Private courses

These courses are non-refundable and non-transferable, this will be detailed in the course booking page

British Weight Lifting Course Offers and Discounts

Discounts and offers cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional offers or discounts however membership discount is still valid

Discounts and offers do not apply to Satellite Education Centres

British Weight Lifting courses are available to people aged 16 years and older

British Weight Lifting reserves the right to cancel or amend any offers or discounts at any point, without prior notice

Promoter: British Weight Lifting, St Anns Mills, Commercial Road, Leeds LS5 3AE

Black Friday Instagram giveaway T&C's 

No purchase or payment of any kind is necessary to enter or win. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning.

Employees of British Weight Lifting and their affiliated companies, their immediate families, or agencies associated with the Promoter are not eligible to participate in this competition.

Draw Period: The “BWL Black Friday Competition" begins on 23 November 2022, right after the publication of a specific post on the Instagram channel of British Weight Lifting and ends on 30th November 2022 12:00 GMT+1. The winner will be notified via direct message and must accept the prize by contacting British Weight Lifting via direct message on Instagram and providing all the necessary information requested.

If the Promoter does not hear from the winner within this period, British Weight Lifting reserves the right to award the prize to other entrants, who similarly will have 48 hours from time of receipt of notification within which to accept the prize. The winner will be contacted on 5th December 2022.

Eligibility: Participation open those who are sixteen (16+) years of age or older at the time of entry.

How to Enter - The user can enter via Instagram by completing the following actions:

Instagram

The user must follow the British Weight Lifting Instagram account, like the post and tag a friend in the comments.

All entries must be submitted in accordance with these official rules; no other method of entry into this draw will be permitted. By participating in the draw, you fully and unconditionally agree to abide by and be bound by these official rules and the decisions of British Weight Lifting, which shall be final and binding in all matters related to the draw. You are solely responsible for Internet connectivity, software and/or hardware that may be required in order to submit an entry.

This prize can only be redeemed online from Britishweightlifting.org.

For any reason this draw cannot be executed as planned, including but not limited to infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor that corrupt or affect the security, administration, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this draw, or if this draw is compromised or becomes corrupted in any way, electronically or otherwise, British Weight Lifting reserves the right to terminate it. If this draw is terminated before the original end date, British Weight Lifting will randomly select the prize winners from among all valid, non-suspect entries received as of the time/date of termination of the draw.

Prize Selection, Announcement & Notification: There will be one winner of this competition, winning a £300 voucher. The winner will be selected in a random draw from all eligible entries. Winner notifications will be on 5th December 2022 by direct message on Instagram. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the corresponding drawing. Decisions of BWL and/or BWL representative will be final and binding in all matters related to this draw. Entrants may be required to provide proof of eligibility in any manner BWL deems appropriate as a condition of receiving a prize. BWL is not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants. Prizes are not transferable, may not be redeemed for cash, scalped, bartered, or otherwise sold.

Once the winner receives a notification of winning on Instagram, they will be asked further details so that BWL can send the prize and inform on how to redeem. If the winner does not send their details within 48 hours, they will automatically lose the right to it.

Other Conditions of Participation: Prizes may not be transferred or assigned. No prize substitution or cash redemption will be allowed. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these Official Rules, including all eligibility requirements. British Weight Lifting is not responsible for any delay or cancellation of the giveaway.

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