On May 25th this year, the General Data Protection Regulations came into force.
Were you prepared?
Hi, it’s Carolyne Wahlen here. The chances are you’ve heard A LOT about ‘GDPR’ over the last few months. I certainly have.
Maybe you’ve given it some thought, maybe you haven’t, but the chances are you’ve been somewhat put off – like I have – by all the scaremongering and misinformation out there.
GDPR ‘consultants’ have been popping up all over the place, trying to get people to part with thousands for their advice, but the truth of the matter is that most of them don’t seem to know anything.
There’s all sorts of confusion about who these regulations apply to, how they apply and when they apply, and the result is that there are still a whole load of golf club managers paralysed into inaction, because they just don’t know what they need to do to deal with the introduction of GDPR.
“Without someone like Golf HR behind me, supporting our decisions there would be the constant fear of doing something wrong. But having Golf HR on hand gives us a choice of decisions with the professional advice of an expert and the reassurance that Carolyne has your back.” James Short, Brickendon Grange Golf Club
And that’s why I’m writing this for you.
I’m not going to scare you into action.
I’m not going to suggest that the ICO will close your club down.
Instead, I’m going to offer you a way to ensure that your club is GDPR compliant, with a minimum of fuss.
(Oh, and in case you’re thinking that it’s going to cost you thousands, think again, because it’s not.)
“I very warmly recommend Carolyne and her team to other golf clubs and often do, without hesitation. They understand our issues and genuinely want to help – Golf HR is an invaluable part of the team at Temple.” Keith Adderley, Temple Golf Club
You see, I’ve already done ALL the work on GDPR for employees at golf clubs already.
With over 71 private member golf clubs on our books, we’re very busy helping golf clubs to stay legal and compliant, and going forward, a key part of ‘staying legal and compliant’ is complying with GDPR.
So, over the last few months, we’ve been busy for our clients, making sure that they are fully equipped and prepared for the new regulations regarding their staff when they came into force on May 25th.
And now that I’ve done all of that work, bespoke to golf clubs, you can benefit from it, because I’m making all my GDPR for employees work available, in easy-to-amend templates.
Which means that getting your club GDPR for employees compliant really is very simple.
All you need to do is get hold of these Word templates, fill them in for your golf club and sit back, safe in the knowledge that you are compliant and that your documentation adheres to the new regulations.
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Privacy notice for staff
Privacy notice for job applicants
Record of data processing activities
Data protection policy
Data breach policy and response plan
Data breach policy for staff
Employee monitoring statement
Subject access request form
Subject access response
Subject access clarification/refusal
Subject access time extension request
Employee data processing checklist
Guidance for putting it all into place
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The fact of the matter is that whilst all the scaremongers are talking out of the tops of their heads, GDPR for Employees is still something that you need to deal with, or face the consequences.
You only have to look at the last few months to know that we are in for a storm of epic proportions when it comes to data privacy and usage.
“Carolyne and her team came highly recommended and clearly know what they are doing. We really have received an excellent service from Golf HR over the past months. We are intending to continue working with them for the foreseeable future.” Karen Drake, Burnham and Berrow Golf Club
The Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, the furore over the amount of information Google holds and the potential privacy violations that come with that; it all goes to show that over the next few months and years, the way you treat data can and will be scrutinised.
And if you’re found to be wanting, then the repercussions for you, your job and the future of your club could be pretty severe.
You see, the ICO aren’t going to mess around here. And you shouldn’t either.
But, on the other hand, you shouldn’t be scared into forking over thousands to get some slick salesman to ‘prepare’ you for GDPR, only to sell you a load of information that you won’t need and isn’t very useful.
“Golf HR were rigorous and efficient, all of our documentation is up to date, including contracts and handbook and they are all now standardised.” Jane Richfield, Hadley Wood Golf Club
Here’s what you’re risking if you do nothing:
- Grievance meetings where you explain, yet again, that you can process their data, that you don’t need their consent.
- Having to deal with many Subject Access Requests that turn out to be frivolous only after the third request and hundreds of hours spent providing the information
- And the worst one: paying out thousands of pounds in ICO fines and compromising the future of your club as well as your own role.
Make no mistake; you DO need to take action. But it doesn’t have to cost you thousands of pounds, and you certainly don’t have to buy a solution off some sharp-suited salesman who doesn’t have a clue what they’re on about.
When all the GDPR fuss started, I knew it had the potential to be the next big cash cow for the businesses that like to make money from scaring organisations.
I also knew that I didn’t want that to happen. I wanted to provide a simple, affordable way for people like you to get GDPR ticked off in their organisations.
“Some of the lawyers amongst our members actually wrote to me to say how pleased they were with the appointment of Golf HR. Understandably they too wanted to ensure that we were au fait when it came to all the changes with the law in recent years.” Jenny Andrews, Hunstanton Golf Club
And that’s exactly why I’ve created ‘DIY GDPR For Golf Clubs’ – a simple, step-by-step pack that gives you everything you need to get GDPR compliant:
Here’s what you’ll get in your pack:
- Privacy notice for staff
- Privacy notice for job applicants
- Record of data processing activities
- Data protection policy
- Data breach policy and response plan
- Data breach policy for staff
- Employee Monitoring Statement
- Subject access request form
- Subject access response
- Subject access clarification/refusal
- Subject access time extension request
- Employee data processing checklist
- Guidance for putting it all into place
But it doesn’t stop there.
After you order ‘DIY GDPR For Employees’ online, you’ll have the opportunity to have a detailed consultation with one of our experts, making sure that you have all the information you need to do implement all of the stuff you get in your pack.
“I’m very happy with the service I’ve been receiving. It’s exactly what I was hoping for when I hired Golf HR. They’re obviously an extremely experienced HR company and it’s one I’ll definitely be keeping on.” Ian Symington Royal West Norfolk Golf Club
And once you’ve had that consultation call and you’ve implemented the information, your Club will be safe, organised, legal and protected against ICO fines.
Implement everything you get from DIY GDPR for Employees and you’ll have implemented something that:
- Protects you from having to pay out huge amounts of money on fines
- Helps you minimise grievance meetings and SARs
- Gives your club the best chance of not just staying in business, but thriving and achieving success too.
“With Golf HR’s help, I have managed to keep on top of a raft of compliance and HR issues that were in my in-tray, resolving them without problems. The impact this has had on my ability to do my busy job has been enormously positive” Neal Milton, Sheringham Golf Club.
With DIY GDPR For Employees at Golf Clubs, your Club will be safe, organised, legal and protected against ICO fines.
So what does this all cost?
One thing’s for certain – it’s going to be more affordable, safer and sensible than any of the other options you’re exploring.
To get a package, packed full of GDPR goodies that will help you become compliant, you’ll only pay a one off fee of £175 + VAT – still much cheaper than if you went to an solicitor.
I don’t think you need me to tell you that that’s exceptional value. If you got a solicitor to draft up all these documents, it’d cost you – at least – ten times that, and you’re getting everything you need to stay compliant for months and years to come.
Get it done, get it implemented and then breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your club is safe.
To take this incredibly smart step towards a safe and secure foundation for your Club, click on the “buy now” button now.
Any questions? Give the team a call on 01491 598 700. We’ll talk to you in more detail about precisely what you’ll get in your package and what else might be needed in your Club.
Get sorted, get compliant, and then get on with growing your Club, safe in the knowledge that it’s built on something strong, sturdy and long-lasting.
Call 01491 598 700 or click on the “buy now” button now.