Privacy Notice

Shark Angling Club of Great Britain

At the Shark Angling Club of Great Britain (SACGB) we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Privacy Notice explains when and why we collect personal information from our members, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Privacy Notice from time to time so please check our website regularly to ensure that you are in agreement with any changes. 
Any questions regarding this Privacy Notice should be sent using one of the contact options below.

Who are we?

The SACGB are a non-profit member club whose aim is to promote the sport of Shark Angling and Shark Conservation. We adopt a strict policy of Catch & Release and promote social contacts and sporting events for our members.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you apply for membership of the club, through our website and when you register for events, trophies and report specific catches.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect includes your name, address, telephone number(s), email address, and information regarding what pages on our website are accessed and when.  

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • Keep you informed about developments, news items and events within SACGB, the sport of Shark Angling and Shark Conservation
  • Contact you with a specific enquiry
  • Process an order you have submitted
  • Post material of interest on our website and/or in our Closed Group Facebook pages
  • Seek your views or comments on the services we provide and the policies/rules of the club
  • Notify you of changes to our services
  • Deal with entries into competitions
  • Deal with claims for Challenge Trophies and other records
  • Send you communications which you may have requested and that may be of interest to you

All live personal data will be kept up to date and when no longer active will be archived.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We will only share your information if we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
When you are using our secure online payment pages, your payment is processed by a third-party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.

Your choices

You have a choice about how you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive communications about the activities of the SACGB and about the sport of Shark Angling and Shark Conservation, using a particular method of communication, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you by post, email, phone, text or message unless you have given your prior consent. You can change your preferences at any time by contacting us using one of the contact options below.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or if any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us using the contact options below.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information the SACGB hold about you. We may charge £10 for information requests to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security in our systems. Where we have given a password, which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask that you do not share your password with anyone.


Your data will not be used in automated decision-making processes or profiling.

Use of ‘cookies’

Like many other websites, the SACGB website uses cookies. ‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns. They do not identify you as an individual. The information is used to improve our website and deliver a better service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences.  Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy notice applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy notices of the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of young people aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/legal guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

We will not transfer personal data outside the EEA without first having received your permission

How to contact us

You can contact us by email to, or by writing to S.A.C.G.B. c/o The Harbour Office, Buller Quay, East Looe, Cornwall, PL13 1DX.

Alternatively, you can telephone 07470 046 522

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on 5th January 2018