Skip to content


Cricket Foundation

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. Updated November 2018

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

The General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (GDPR) (effective 25th May 2018) gives data subjects (living individuals in respect of whom personal data is processed) enhanced rights and protections in relation to their personal data. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services. Therefore, we have updated our Privacy Policy so we are completely clear as to what personal data we collect, why we collect that personal data and how we handle it. We, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation of The Carnegie Pavilion, Headingley Cricket Ground, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS6 3DP are the Data Controller (as that term is defined in data protection legislation).

Please read the privacy policy carefully. By visiting our website ( you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

1. What information do we collect from you?

Yorkshire Cricket Foundation is the official charity and community arm of Yorkshire Country Cricket Club (Yorkshire CCC). We are a registered charity that has been set up to improve health and well-being, education, participation in cricket and the preservation of Yorkshire CCC heritage in the community. We do this by running various projects under the above four themes, in which we work with adults, children and young people in the community. To achieve our objectives, we may process the following data about you:

1.1 Information you give us.

1.2 Information we collect about you.

With regard to each of your visits to our website we will automatically collect the following information:

(a) 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. We will obtain this data through our analytics tracking system. We process this data so we can monitor and analyse how our website is used so we can improve our website and our services;
(b) information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our website (including date and time), products you viewed or searched for, page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page. We process this data so we can monitor and analyse how our website is used so we can improve our website and our services.
h3. 1.3 Information we receive from other sources.
This is information we receive about you if you use any of the other websites we operate or the other services we provide. These websites include:
(1) Yorkshire County Cricket Club ( Yorkshire Country Cricket Club is one of the most famous cricket clubs in the world. Yorkshire County Cricket Club manages and organises the matches, sponsorship and events associated with the club. You can link to Yorkshire County Cricket Clubs privacy policy by clicking here
(2) Yorkshire Cricket Board ( The Yorkshire Cricket Board is the governing body for recreational cricket in Yorkshire. You can link to the Yorkshire Cricket Board’s privacy policy by clicking here
(3) Pro Coach Yorkshire ( Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket is the official coaching partner and provider for Yorkshire County Cricket Club. You can link to Pro Coach Yorkshire Cricket’s privacy policy by clicking here
We are also working closely with third parties. These include organisations which we work with in order to operate the cricket schemes we manage, and to provide the further education facilities we make available. Such organisations include (without limitation) other local charities and local authority operated organisations with mutually compatible objectives to us, in particular, Soccer Coaching Limited who we work with closely to provide the further education college and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) which provides funding for our various projects. We may receive personal data about you from these organisations. Those organisations will have their own privacy policies detailing how they process personal data. You are entitled to know which organisations are passing or receiving personal information about you to or from us. If you would like to receive further information about this, please contact our Data Protection Department using the contact details in section 10.

2. Cookies

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy below.

3. When will we disclose your personal data to others?

3.1 We may need to share your personal information with members of our group, which means our subsidiaries, our ultimate holding company and its subsidiaries. These terms are defined in section 1159 of the UK Companies Act 2006. We will only share such personal information where this is necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.

3.2 We may share personal information with Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Yorkshire Cricket Board and/or Pro Coach Yorkshire (all referenced above in section 1.3). Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Yorkshire Cricket Board, Pro Coach Yorkshire and Yorkshire County Cricket Club are a group of organisations which work together closely to promote grass roots cricket in Yorkshire. As well as hosting cricket matches and events, the organisations work together to engage children, young people and adults in cricket and build awareness of and accessibility to cricket. We may share personal information between these organisations to achieve such objectives.

3.3 We may need to share your personal information with certain selected third parties including:

(a) our business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the purpose of performing any contract we have with you or them. In particular, we use third party companies to process your personal data in order to provide technology support services and delivery services. In particular we use a third party supplier to distribute our newsletter. We also work with various other local charities and local authority organisations, which have mutually compatible goals and objectives to ours, to help us operate the cricket schemes we manage and to facilitate provision of our further education college. We use Soccer Coaching Limited to help us educate the students attending our further education college. For more information please contact our Data Protection Team using the contact information in section 10;
(b) analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our website;
© credit reference agencies for the purpose of assessing your credit score where this is a condition of us entering into a contract with you.
3.4 We will also disclose your personal information to third parties in the following circumstances:
(a) If we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may need to disclose certain personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.
(b) If all or most of our assets are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by us about our customers will be one of the transferred assets.
© If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce any legal agreement we have with you; or to protect our rights or property, or the safety of us, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

4. Where do we store your personal data?

We will always try to ensure that your personal data is processed within the European Economic Area. In some circumstances this will not be possible. In circumstances where it is necessary for us to transfer your personal outside the European Economic Area, we will only transfer such personal data to third parties where we have carried out due diligence on such third parties to ensure they will protect your personal data using similar standards and safeguards as we have. We will also have contractual provisions in place with such third parties to ensure your personal data is protected. Such contractual provisions will be based on the standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission for the transfer of data outside the EEA or such other appropriate standards as are required from time to time by the European Commission or the UK Government. You consent to the transfer of your personal data outside of the EEA, as long as we comply with these requirements.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, and we will maintain appropriate technical and organisation measures to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

5. Storage and deletion of personal data

(a) We will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it which will include satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. Any personal data that we process will be deleted from our systems once we have completed the purpose for which we were processing the personal data. In some cases, the purpose for which we are processing your personal data will last for a considerable period (for example, if you are a long term customer of ours, we will need to store your data until our relationship with you comes to an end).
(b) To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. We will take into consideration a number of factors such as your relationship with us, your engagement with us, and the fulfilment of contracts we have with you.
© We may need to retain your personal data where this is necessary to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, or to protect the vital interest or the vital interests of another natural person.

6. Data security

We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost or from being used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.

7. Your rights

7.1 Under data protection laws you have the following fundamental rights:

(a) The right to access the personal data we hold about you;
(b) The right to have your personal data corrected if there are errors or inaccuracies in it, or your personal data is incomplete;
© The right to restrict the processing we carry out in relation to your personal data;
(d) The right to object to the processing we carry out in relation to your personal data;
(e) The right to have the personal data we hold about you provided to you in a useable format;
(f) The right to complain to a supervisory authority (in the UK this is the Information Commissioner’s Office) about how and/or why we are processing your personal data;
(g) The right to tell us you no longer consent to us processing your personal data. In practice you will usually agree in advance to us using your personal data for marketing purposes and if you no longer wish us to use your personal data for marketing purposes, you can opt out of receiving such marketing messages at any time. You can do this either by unsubscribing from the marketing messages we send you or by notifying us in writing using the contact details in section 10.

7.2 You can ask us to provide you with details of any personal data we hold about you. You do not have to pay us a fee to access your personal data unless we believe your access request is unfounded, repetitive or excessive. In this case we may charge you a reasonable fee to access your personal data or we may decide not to comply with your request. We will notify you if this is the case. We will require you to provide appropriate evidence of your identity before we respond to your request. Typically this identification evidence will be a photocopy of your passport or photo driving licence, which a solicitor or bank has certified as being a true copy of the original and a copy of a recent utility bill detailing your current address.

7.3 Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, 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.

7.4 If you think that any of the data we hold about you is incorrect or inaccurate, you can contact us to correct such data. Please contact us using the contact details at section 10 for these purposes.

8. Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.

9. Information about us

This privacy policy relates to The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (company registration number 06934670). The registered office address is The Carnegie Pavilion, Headingley Cricket Ground, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS6 3DP. We can be contacted by post at The Carnegie Pavilion, Headingley Cricket Ground, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS6 3DP, by phone 01132 033664 or by email at

Our data protection officer can be contacted at the Data Protection Department, The Carnegie Pavilion, Headingley Cricket Ground, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS6 3DP or by email at or by phone 01132 033664.

10. Any questions?

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to:

The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation
Data Protection Department
The Carnegie Pavilion, Headingley Cricket Ground, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS6 3DP

Phone: 01132 033664


The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation (YCF) are aware of the seriousness involved in its role in protecting your data and personal information. The following cookies policy outlines how your data will be used and the lengths that are taken to ensure that all information supplied to YCF is secure.

Types of information that we collect
We may collect personal information, such as first names, last names, addresses and email addresses. This information will be given freely through online sign-up forms, retail and ticketing account registrations, and application forms.
Update or change your information

There are many ways to change or update your preferences with The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation. If you are signed up to e-marketing, you can unsubscribe by using the link on any email received. You can update your preferences by contacting the Club by telephone, email or post (contact details below).

Changes to privacy policy
This page will be updated to reflect any potential changes to the YCF’s privacy policy. The YCF may also wish to send any updates to those opted in to email communications. Please keep checking this page for any potential changes.

In common with many other website operators, we may use standard technology called ‘cookies’ on YCF websites. Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive and they are used to record how you navigate YCF websites on each visit.

Our cookies are used to enable us to develop YCF websites and to enable you to properly navigate it. We use cookies to collect personal information to enable us to reflect our users interests and by noting who has seen which pages, properties and advertisements (including ‘click throughs’ from emails), how frequently particular pages are visited and to enable us to determine the most popular areas of YCF Websites. We may use cookies to enrich your experience of using YCF websites by allowing us to tailor what you see to what we have learned about your preferences during your visits to our sites. Sometimes we may use services of third parties and they may use cookies on our behalf in order to provide their services.

The cookies we use on our main website
( are shown below:

Google Analytics

Preventing use of cookies
Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent cookies being stored. With experience, you can usually choose to switch off all cookies or to allow only certain ‘trusted’ sites to place cookies.
For further information on cookies and Flash cookies and how to switch them off see the Information Commissioner’s website at or visit or .

Tracking technology

Occasionally, we may use digital tracking (usually in a cookie) on YCF websites or in emails we send to you. We use these to ensure you receive appropriate information and do not receive multiple communications about the same thing (such as ticketing offers) from different cricket related organisations.

Preventing use of tracking technologies
If you stop cookies, this will normally stop any tracking from the website. Where we plan to use tracking technology, we will ask for your consent.


If you have any questions or would like to update your preferences, please contact the YCF via
Alternatively, you write to YCF, The Yorkshire Cricket Foundation, Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 3DP.