21 Leyton Rd, Harpenden, AL5 2HU,
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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. Introduction

Bennet’s – The Royal British Legion (Harpenden) Club Ltd  are committed to protecting the privacy of all customers  and suppliers. This Privacy Policy applies to the personal data that we collect and use for our retail customers (pub / function / rental customers). The business covered by this policy is Bennet  – The Royal British Legion (Harpenden) Club Ltd.

By providing your personal data to us you acknowledge that it will be processed in accordance with this policy.

2. Who is responsible for your data

To facilitate the delivery of our products and services Bennet’s – The Royal British Legion shares data within the club and is responsible for customer data . Our company registration number is RS008182 and our registered office is 21 Leyton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2HU. We can also be contacted via email to bennetsharpenden@hotmail.com.

3. Personal data we collect about you

We collect personal data for a variety of purposes as outlined in section 3. You will provide much of this data to us directly by completing forms or by communicating with our employees but we also gather some data via the digital interactions that you have with us.


Name and contact details (email address, telephone number and postal address) When you book a function.

When you complete a membership form.

When you choose to receive marketing communication.

When you provide us with feedback or submit an enquiry.

When you use WiFi.

Date of Birth To confirm that you are over 18 in order to receive licensed goods and services.

When you complete a membership form.

When you choose to provide it for marketing personalisation.

Interests When you choose to provide it for marketing personalisation.
Dietary and special needs requirements When you choose to provide it when booking a function.
Information about other guests on your booking including details of any children When you provide them on behalf of others as part of making a function.
The correspondence that you have with us (eg emails, letters, calls, online chat service) When you contact us or we contact you. This may include telephone call recording.
Your location / visit information When you use WiFi.

When you make a booking.

CCTV Recording When you visit the club.
Information about how you use our websites including IP address and Google Analytics. When you browse our website.
Device Information When you use our WiFi or leave us feedback.


Special Category Personal Data

The GDPR definition of Sensitive Personal Data includes data relating to health and religious beliefs. As a result of you telling us that you have an allergy or a specific dietary requirement you may reveal medical conditions or religious beliefs. Sensitive Data will only be processed in order to deliver the products / services that you purchase from us.

4. How and why we use your personal data

  • We use your personal data to provide the following services
  • To deliver your bookings. When you book with us we will use your information to confirm your booking and any payments you have made and to send a follow up email for your valued feedback.
  • We will use your information to confirm your booking and payments you have made and to send a follow up email for your valued feedback.
  • To keep you informed of our products, services, offers and promotions. We may send you marketing communications about our food, drinks, events and unique Bennet’s – The Royal British Legion (Harpenden) Club Ltd experience if you have indicated that you are happy to receive these (e.g. when you opt in to marketing when you complete membership / function form from us).
  • We will monitor opens / clicks and offer redemption on marketing emails to assess engagement.
  • To personalise and improve your customer experience. We may use your personal data in order to tailor our services to your needs and preferences and to provide you with a personalised customer experience.
  • To optimise the performance of our websites. We may also collect information on how you use our websites including the pages that you visit and the search criteria that you perform in order to optimise the performance of the website and personalise content that you see.
  • To meet our legal obligations. We are required to keep certain records for legal reasons – for example invoices that we issue. We will keep and use this data in line with our legal requirements.
  • We use CCTV to deter and detect crime and civil offences, to support court action and comply with our legal licensing requirements. We also use CCTV to provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We use CCTV to facilitate entry / exist from buildings and improve customer service.
  • For market research and to deliver business insight to help us ensure that our products and services remain relevant.

5. Sharing your personal data.

  • We are reliant on a number of 3rd party providers in order to provide our products and services. Where this is the case we will remain in control of the data and we will ensure that the 3rd parties comply with high security standards for the protection of your personal data.
  • Where a membership form is completed your data will be passed on to The Royal British Legion to complete membership on your behalf.

6. The legal basis for processing your Data

We rely on the following reasons for using your data.

  • Compliance with a legal obligation / regulatory authority.
  • Performance of a Contract. In order to deliver the service that we have agreed to provide you with (such as function / rental).
  • Legitimate Interest. In order to improve customer experience and develop our products & services.
  • Consent – where you have specifically consented to us using the data.

7. Retention and Security of your Data

  • We will only retain your personal data for as long as is necessary. This duration will depend on the type of data and the reason for processing it. For example:
    • We are required to keep invoices for functions / rentals for 6 years.
    • We will ensure that we use appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to ensure that your data remains secure. These measures include internal policies and staff training, appropriate contracts with 3rd party suppliers and role based access control.

8. Your Rights

You have certain rights in relation to the personal information we hold about you. Some of these rights only apply in certain circumstances. In order to exercise these rights please contact us using the contact details below. Please note that we will require proof of identity as part of this request and most rights are subject to limitations and exceptions. We will provide reasons if we are unable to comply with any request for the exercise of your rights.

  • Right of Access. You have the right at any time to ask us for a copy of the data that we hold about you and how it is used.
  • Right of Correction or Completion. If the data that we have collected is inaccurate you have the right to update it.
  • Right of Erasure. In certain circumstances, you have the right to request that Information we hold about you is erased. This usually applies if the data is no longer necessary for the purpose that it was collected for, or you withdraw your consent for its processing and request its erasure.
  • Right to Object to or Restrict Processing. If you wish to challenge our need to process your data on legitimate interest grounds or if you wish to withdraw your consent.

9. Cookies

Like many other businesses we use cookies on our website. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored on your computer or mobile device that record how you use the site.

10. Updates to our Privacy Policy

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time, when we do we will publish the updated version on our website

11. Contact Information

If you have any questions about this policy or how your data is processed, please contact us at Bennet’s, The Royal British Legion, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2HU , via phone on 01582 460424 or via email to bennetsharpenden@hotmail.com.

You can unsubscribe from our marketing communication at any time by emailling bennetsharpenden@hotmail.com.

Should you have any concerns about this policy or the way that we are processing data you have the Right to Lodge a Complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.


GDPR Version 1.0. This policy was last updated on 8th May 2018