About Us

We felt it was time that golfers — Men, Ladies & Juniors, of all ages and sizes had some real information on what’s going on in the golfing world.

What is making us different:

Inside Uncovered — our team of Course reviewers go undercover to play golf anonymously all over the UK and give an honest opinion on a course the day it is played. This gives information back to you the golfer, which then allows you to then make an informed decision on where to visit based on what the courses we have tested for you.

Tech reviews — with so much choice available in the market how do you know what is going to work for you. We are trying to take some of the guesswork out of this by reviewing products that are new on to the market or have been upgraded. We give an honest opinion not aligned to advertisers spend.

Equipment reviews — so many new clubs, either Drivers, wedges and even putters are coming out each month how do you keep updated?

We aim to not only review clubs but also give you information on manufacturers new releases to help you make informed decisions – but we always stress that you should see your local pro, go to a fitting day or a retail shop with test facilities to be custom fit. So much equipment is in the hands of the pro now to make sure you buy the right clubs it has to be seen as part of the decision making.

Instruction — so much is out there with instruction, such as ball back of stance, ball of the front foot, etc it can all get very confusing. Liam James, part of Rob Rocks Teaching Academy, has agreed to join our Inside Golf Team and make instruction fun and easy to follow. Liam is slowly making his way as a coach to tour players on the European Tour, LET and club golfers all over the country.

Each month we want to discuss what is important to you the golfer and some upcoming features will include: fitness for golfers, nutrition, speed of greens and club management – if you have anything you want us to look at and bring to the wider audience email us at mail@insidegolfmag.com

 

Privacy

GDPR Compliance

Our privacy policy.

Information Gathering 

We are Inside Golf Magazine Ltd a company incorporated in England and Wales. Our company number is 10786811 and our registered office is at Hanbury House, Lower Way, Upper Longdon, Staffs WS15 1QG (“we”/ “our” / “us”). We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We will continue to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act (“DPA”) until midnight at the start of 25 May 2018, after which we will comply with the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) unless and until the GDPR is no longer directly applicable in the UK, together with any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation as amended or updated from time to time in the UK, and any successor legislation to the GDPR and the DPA (together “Data Protection Legislation”). We are the data controller of data you pass to us pursuant to this policy.

We take issues relating to users of our website extremely seriously. We will respect your personal information at all times. This privacy and cookie policy together with our website terms and conditions set out how we collect personal information from you and how the personal information you provide will be processed by us. By visiting our website, you accept and consent to the practices described in this policy. If you do not consent, please do not submit any personal data to us.

What information do we hold and how will we use it?

We may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you give us: You may give us information about you by completing enquiry forms on the website, by signing up as a member, by requesting our email newsletters, by entering competitions via the website, payments or surveys or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. The information you give us may include your name, email address, address / location and phone number. We will retain this information while we are corresponding with you or fulfilling an order you have placed with us. We will retain this information for 1 year.
  • Information we collect about you: We may collect the following information from you when you visit our website:
  • Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, your login information, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug in types and versions, operating system and platform; and
  • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from the Site (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, website errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, methods used to browse away from the page and any phone number used to call our customer services number.

We will retain this information for 1 year.

  • Information we receive from other sources: This includes information we receive about you when you use other websites operated by us or other services we provide. This information may include your name, email address, postal address and phone number. We will retain this information for 1 year.

Use made of the information

Provided that we have obtained your consent to the extent we are required to under the Data Protection Legislation, we may use the information we receive and/or collect about you to:

  • fulfil our obligations under any contract we have entered into with you and to provide you with information, products and services you have requested or to sign you up as a member;
  • manage your entry into competitions;
  • manage your entry into Fantasy Golf or surveys;
  • send you newsletters and marketing information if you have consented to us doing so;
  • notify you of products and services we offer that are similar to those you have purchased or enquired about;
  • notify you of other products and services we feel may interest you, or permit third parties to do so if you have consented to us doing so;
  • notify you of changes to our services and publications; and
  • monitor website usage and provide statistics to third parties for the purposes of improving and developing the website and the services we provide via the website.

We collect and process much of your personal information on the grounds of legitimate interests, which include some or all of the following:

  • where the processing enables us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve the website, our services and communications for the benefit of our customers;
  • to identify and prevent fraud;
  • to enhance the security of our network and information systems;
  • to better understand how people interact with our websites;
  • administer the website and carry out data analysis, troubleshooting and testing; and
  • to determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising.

If we require your personal data for fulfilment of a contract with you (for example to provide your membership or publications you have requested), we may be unable to fulfil the contract without your personal data.

If we are unable to rely on legitimate interests or any other ground set out in the GDPR to process your personal data, we will obtain consent from you to the processing.

If we obtain consent from you to do so, we may provide your personal details to third parties so that they can contact you directly in respect of services and/or products in which you may be interested.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. If you would like to withdraw your consent, or prefer not to receive any of the above-mentioned information (or if you only want to receive certain information) from us please let us know by contacting us via email on data@insidegolfmag.com . Please bear in mind that if you object this may affect our ability to carry out tasks above for your benefit. Withdrawal of your consent won’t affect any processing we have carried out in respect of your personal data prior to you withdrawing consent.

If you wish to have your information removed from our database or if you do not want us to contact you for marketing purposes, please let us know by clicking the “Unsubscribe” option in any email we send to you and providing the details requested or by contacting us via the following data@insidegolfmag.com and we will take steps to ensure that this information is deleted as soon as reasonably practicable.

We will not share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us (other than as set out in this policy) without your prior consent, unless required to do so by law.

We will use all reasonable measures to safeguard your data but please note we cannot guarantee that any information transmitted over the internet is completely secure.

We may share your personal information with any member of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries, as defined in section 1159 of the Companies Act 2006.

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

  • business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with them or you;
  • providers of competitions you have entered into where you have consented to the provider contacting you – they will only send you one email;
  • third parties who may wish to contact you in respect of services and/or products they offer or sell which may be of interest to you, provided we receive your consent to such disclosure; and/or
  • advertisers and advertising networks that require the data to select and serve relevant adverts to you and analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of the website

Please note that we may need to disclose your personal information where we:

  • sell any or all of our business or assets or we buy another business or assets in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective buyer or seller;
  • are under a legal duty to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our terms and conditions; or
  • need to disclose it to protect our rights, property or safety of our customers or others, including the exchange of information with other companies, organisations and/or governmental bodies for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Payments

We do not store your payment details anywhere on our system. They are only taken during the checkout process to complete payment. Where the payment is for a third party your payment details will not be passed on.

Cookies

When you visit www.insidegolfmag.com, the pages that you view are downloaded to your machine. An item called a cookie is also downloaded to your machine.

Almost all websites do this: cookies allow website publishers to carry out a variety of actions, such as determining whether you are a frequent visitor or a first-time viewer. This enables us to make your repeated visits to Inside Golf Mag more convenient.

On a repeat visit, Inside Golf looks for the cookie left on your last visit.

We use the following cookies

  • Strictly necessary cookies. These are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website.
  • Analytical/performance cookies.These allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
  • Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).

Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose

All cookies expire after 1 year.

Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time.

By selecting the latter you may be ineligible to receive certain personalised services that require the use of cookies.

For further information on how to control cookies on your machine consult your specific browser help screen.

E-mail Security 

Inside Golf Mag will not pass your e-mail address to a third party without your explicit permission.

When we want your permission to do this, we will provide a tick box enabling you to give this permission (or ‘opt in’).

Your Rights

Your rights in respect of your data

There are a number of rights available to you under GDPR:

Access to your information

You can ask us to confirm that we process your personal data and provide access to and copies of the information we hold about you by contacting us via the following webpage data@insidegolfmag.com We will process your request to access your information and provide this information to you free of charge unless your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or repetitive, in which case we are entitled to charge a reasonable fee. We may also charge if you request more than one copy of the same information.

We will provide the information you request as soon as possible and in any event within one month of receiving your request, unless there are extenuating circumstances. If we need more information to comply with your request, we’ll let you know.

Rectification of your data

If you believe personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, or any of the information you provide to us changes, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can make the necessary changes to the information we hold for you on our database.  If you wish to make any changes to your information, please contact us via the following email data@insidegolfmag.com

We will comply with your request within one month of receiving it, unless we don’t feel it’s appropriate for us to do so in which case we’ll let you know why. We’ll also let you know if we need more time to comply with your request.

Right to be forgotten

In some circumstances, you have the right to ask us to delete personal data we hold about you. This right is available to you:

  • where we no longer need your personal data for the purpose for which we collected it;
  • where we have collected your personal data on the grounds of consent and you withdraw that consent;
  • where you object to the processing and we don’t have any overriding legitimate interests to continuing processing the data;
  • where we have unlawfully processed your personal data (i.e. we have failed to comply with GDPR);
  • where the personal data has to be deleted to comply with a legal obligation; and
  • where the personal data we process relates to the offer of online services to a child.

There are certain scenarios in which we are entitled to refuse to comply with a request. If any of those apply, we’ll let you know

To request that your information is deleted, please contact us via the following data@insidegolfmag.com

Right to restrict / object to processing

In some circumstances you are entitled to ask us to suppress processing of your personal data. This means we will stop actively processing your personal data but we don’t have to delete it. This right is available to you:

  • if you believe the personal data we hold isn’t accurate – we’ll cease processing it until we can verify its accuracy;
  • if you have objected to us processing the data (see below) – we’ll cease processing it until we have determined whether our legitimate interests override your objection;
  • if the processing is unlawful; or
  • if we no longer need the data but you would like us to keep it because you need it to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.

You are entitled to object to us processing your personal data:

  • if the processing is based on legitimate interests or performance of a task in the public interest or exercise of official authority;
  • for direct marketing purposes (including profiling); and/or
  • for the purposes of scientific or historical research and statistics.

In order to object, you must have grounds for doing so based on your particular situation. We will stop processing your data unless we can demonstrate that there are compelling legitimate grounds which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If you wish to restrict or object to the processing of your information, please contact us via the following data@insidegolfmag.com

Data Portability

You have the right to ask us to provide your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format so that you are able to transmit the personal data to another data controller. This right only applies:

  • to personal data you provide to us;
  • where processing is based on your consent or for performance of a contract (i.e. the right does not apply if we process your personal data on the grounds of legitimate interests); and
  • where we carry out the processing by automated means.

We’ll respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event within one month from the date we receive it. If we need more time, we’ll let you know.

If you have any complaints about our use of your personal data, please contact us. You are also entitled to report any concerns which you may have to supervisory authority in your jurisdiction. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can call the ICO on 0303 123 1113 or get in touch via other means as set out on the ICO website at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

If you have any queries or comments on our privacy policy, please contact us via the following data@insidegolfmag.com 

Fair Processing Notice

When we process your personal data we are required to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) until 25 May 2018, and in substitution from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (“GDPR”) (the DPA and GDPR are together referred to as the “Data Protection Legislation”).

Your personal data includes data all the information we hold that identifies you or is about you, including but not limited to your name, email address, postal address, date of birth, location data and in some cases opinions that we document about you.

Everything we do with your personal data counts as processing it, including collecting, storing, amending, transferring and deleting it. We are therefore required to comply with the Data Protection Legislation to make sure that your information is properly protected and used appropriately.

This fair processing notice provides information about the personal data we process about you, why we process it and how we process it.

Our responsibilities

Inside Golf Mag is the data controller of the personal data you provide. We have appointed Tom Irwin our commercial director as privacy officer and they will have day to day responsibility for ensuring we comply with the Data Protection Legislation and dealing with any requests we receive from individuals exercising their rights under the Data Protection Legislation.

Why do we process your personal data?

We process your personal data in order to fulfil the contract we have entered into with you, to receive services or goods from you, and/or to provide services, products or the subscription you have requested from us. We may also process your personal data to respond to any queries or comments you submit to us, including via our websites.

We may need personal data from you to be able to enter into a contract with you and provide you with all the information you need. If we do not receive that personal data from you, we may be unable to fulfil our obligations to you.

We process most of your information on the grounds of our legitimate interests (i.e. processing that is necessary to continue our relationship with you and to provide you with products, services or your subscription or to receive products or services from you), fulfilment of our contract with you or to comply with a legal obligation.

If none of the grounds set out above applies, we will obtain separate consent from you to the processing of your personal data. You can withdraw your consent at any time. This won’t affect the lawfulness of any processing we carried out prior to you withdrawing your consent.

Who will receive your personal data?

We only transfer your personal data to the extent we need to. Recipients of your personal data include:

  • Hole in One Club
  • Executive Golf Tours

We don’t transfer your personal data outside of the EEA

How long will we keep your personal data?

We will retain your personal data for 1 year. We retain your information for this period in case any issues arise or in case you have any queries. Your information will be kept securely at all times. Following the end of the 1year period, your files and personal data we hold about you will be permanently deleted or destroyed. If we are required to obtain your consent to send you marketing communications, any information we use for this purpose will be kept until you withdraw your consent, unless we have other legitimate reasons to retain the data.

What are your rights?

You benefit from a number of rights in respect of the personal data we hold about you. We have summarised your rights below, and more information is available from the Information Commissioner’s Office website (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/). These rights apply for the period in which we process your data.

  1. Access to your data

You have the right to ask us to confirm that we process your personal data, as well as access to / copies of your personal data. You can also ask us to provide a range of information, although most of that information corresponds to the information set out in this fair processing notice.

We will provide the information free of charge unless your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive or repetitive, in which case we are entitled to charge a reasonable fee. We may also charge you if you request more than one copy of the same information.

We will provide the information you request as soon as possible and in any event within one month of receiving your request. If we need more information to comply with your request, we’ll let you know.

  1. Rectification of your data

If you believe personal data we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete, you can ask us to rectify that information. We will comply with your request within one month of receiving it, unless we don’t feel it’s appropriate in which case we’ll let you know why. We’ll also let you know if we need more time to comply with your request.

  1. Right to be forgotten

In some circumstances, you have the right to ask us to delete personal data we hold about you. This right is available to you:

  • where we no longer need your personal data for the purpose for which we collected it;
  • where we have collected your personal data on the grounds of consent and you withdraw that consent;
  • where you object to the processing and we don’t have any overriding legitimate interests to continuing processing the data;
  • where we have unlawfully processed your personal data (i.e. we have failed to comply with GDPR); and
  • where the personal data has to be deleted to comply with a legal obligation.

There are certain scenarios in which we are entitled to refuse to comply with a request. If any of those apply, we’ll let you know.

  1. Right to restrict processing

In some circumstances you are entitled to ask us to suppress processing of your personal data. This means we will stop actively processing your personal data but we don’t have to delete it. This right is available to you:

  • if you believe the personal data we hold isn’t accurate – we’ll cease processing it until we can verify its accuracy;
  • if you have objected to us processing the data – we’ll cease processing it until we have determined whether our legitimate interests override your objection;
  • if the processing is unlawful; or
  • if we no longer need the data but you would like us to keep it because you need it to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.
  1. Data portability

You have the right to ask us to provide your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format so that you are able to transmit the personal data to another data controller. This right only applies to personal data you provide to us:

  • where processing is based on your consent or for performance of a contract (i.e. the right does not apply if we process your personal data on the grounds of legitimate interests); and
  • where we carry out the processing by automated means.

We’ll respond to your request as soon as possible and in any event within one month from the date we receive it. If we need more time, we’ll let you know.

  1. Right to object

You are entitled to object to us processing your personal data:

  • if the processing is based on legitimate interests or performance of a task in the public interest or exercise of official authority;
  • for direct marketing purposes (including profiling); and/or

In order to object, you must have grounds for doing so based on your particular situation. We will stop processing your data unless we can demonstrate that there are compelling legitimate grounds which override your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Automated decision making

Automated decision making means making a decision solely by automated means without any human involvement. This would include, for example, an online credit reference check that makes a decision based on information you input without any human involvement. It would also include the use of an automated clocking-in system that automatically issues a warning if a person is late a certain number of times (without any input from HR, for example).

We don’t carry out any automated decision making using your personal data.

Your right to complain about our processing

If you think we have processed your personal data unlawfully or that we have not complied with GDPR, you can report your concerns to the supervisory authority in your jurisdiction. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). You can call the ICO on 0303 123 1113 or get in touch via other means, as set out on the ICO website –https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.

Any questions?

If you have any questions or would like more information about the ways in which we process your data, please contact our commercial director Steve Bedlow at steve@insidegolfmag.com