The website is maintained by South Hams Hash House Harriers (SH4). For the purposes of data protection legislation, SH4 is the data controller.

SH4 is the owner of and we are committed to protecting your privacy and processing your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This policy explains how the information we collect about you is used and kept securely. It also explains your privacy choices when using our website as well as your right to access your information under Data Protection Legislation.

Information we collect about you

We may collect the following information about you:

Your name, Hash name (when used) email address, postal address and any other information you voluntarily provide to us via our website, online and paper forms

  • Information you voluntarily provide to us when you apply to become a member of SH4 (e.g. date of birth, gender, email address, address, telephone number/s)
  • Information you voluntarily provide to us when you enter an event organised by us (e.g. date of birth, gender, email address, address, telephone numbers)
  • Your participation in and results of any events you take place in organised by us
  • Your IP address (which is a unique identifier that computers and devices use to identify and communicate with each other) which is automatically recognised by the web server

How we use your information

We may use your personal information for a number of purposes, including:

  • Training and event entry
  • To notify you about Hashing and Social Events
  • To share data with club officials to administer events
  • To share data with facility providers to manage access to club facilities or check delivery standards
  • Membership and club management
  • Processing of membership forms and payments
  • Share data with committee members to provide information about club activities, membership renewals or invitation to social events
  • Publishing of Hash and event results and reports on paper, online and via eNewsletters (The Words)
  • Website management (including to use your IP address to monitor traffic and gather browsing behaviours of visitors to our website. We will not use your IP address to identify you in any way)
  • Sending our club newsletter to members
  • To deal with your requests and enquiries
  • To contact you for reasons related to your enquiry

Our legal bases for processing your information

  • We will process your Data on the basis of the following legitimate interests:
  • To enable us to carry out necessary administration relating to your membership of SH4 and the related operation of SH4 as a Hashing club.
  • To enable us to carry out necessary administration relating to, and operate, Hashes and events you enter organized by SH4
  • To enable us to provide relevant and necessary information via email, text, post to you about your membership of SH4 and/or Hashes and events you enter organised by SH4
  • Monitor use and conduct analytics on our website

We will NOT share your data with third parties for marketing purposes.

SH4 may also share your personal information with the police and/or other law enforcement agencies for the purposes of crime prevention or detection. If we disclose your information, we will ask the organisation to demonstrate that the data will assist in the prevention or detection of crime, or that SH4 is legally obliged to disclose it. This is done on a strictly case by case basis and through a tightly controlled process to ensure we comply with data protection legislation.

Protecting your information

The data that we collect from you may be transferred between Committee Members for the purposes of Club, Event and Membership Management. We will not transfer your data outside of the European Economic Area.

By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. The Internet is not generally a secure medium for communication and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of any information you send to us over the Internet.

SH4’s “The Words”

We send a weekly newsletter to subscribers to “The Words” detailing the Club’s activities. Individuals Members may be identifiable in this publication. We gather statistics around opening of this Email and clicks using industry standard technologies including clear images to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. We currently use Mailchimp as our eMail list manager. Subscription to this is voluntary and users may unsubscribe at any time.

Service and marketing messages

If you are currently receiving service messages or marketing communications from SH4 and no longer wish to do so, please let us know by contacting us at

Finding out what information SH4 holds about you

We only record information necessary to run the club. This includes membership details, contact details and your participation in our events. Under the data protection legislation, you can ask to see any personal information that we hold about you. Such requests are called subject access requests. If you would like to make a subject access request, please contact

Data retention

Any personally identifiable data that we collect from you can be deleted upon written request. However, we are not able to delete the contents of emails already sent out to other mailing list subscribers, records of attendance at our events or photographs of you taking part in our activities.


In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit the SH4 website and how to manage and disable them.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a piece of text that a website transfers to your computer’s hard disk in order to remember who you are. Cookies interact with your computer and our website faster and easier by remembering the registration details and preferences from previous visits. Typically, a cookie will contain the name of the website from which the cookie has come, the lifetime of the cookie and a value. The use of cookies does not give us access to the rest of your computer and only the site that created the cookie can read it.

Automatically collected access information

  • Essential technical information: identification of the page or service you are requesting, type of browser and operating system you are using; and the date and time of access.
  • Non-essential technical information: the Internet address of the web site from which you linked directly to our web site, and the “cookie information” described below.

By continuing to use this site you consent to the relevant cookies being set on your device.

We use the following types of cookies

  • Session cookies – these are temporary cookies that remain in the internet browser’s folder of your computer until you close the browser. Our website uses a session cookie which is stored in your browser until you close it to ensure connections to our servers are distributed evenly to provide optimal performance.
  • Persistent/Permanent cookies – these remain in the internet browser’s folder of your computer for longer than the time you are visiting this website.
  • Third party cookies – We sometimes allow partners or service providers to use cookies on our websites. These cookies are used to help us understand how a specific promotion or campaign is performing. The information obtained from these cookies is only used by SH4 and its partners. We only share the information obtained through the use of Google Analytics with Google. For more information on Google’s use of your information, please visit the Google Privacy and Data Sharing pages.

The cookies we use for these purposes do not track your Internet usage after leaving our website and we do not store your personal information. They will also not be used in connection with any other information to identify you in any way.

Can I opt out of cookies?

SH4 will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. You can restrict or block the cookies which are set by our websites by accessing your Internet browser settings. The ’Help’ function within your browser should tell you how. For general information about cookies and how to disable them, please visit: or

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website, for instance being able to log into your account or use eCommerce facilities.

For information on how to manage cookies on a mobile phone, games console or internet-enabled television, you should refer to the operations manual specific to each device. To opt out of any third-parties using cookies where data about your interaction with our website is collected, please refer to their website for this information.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Updates to our Privacy Policy will appear on this page when necessary. This Privacy Policy was last updated in April 2018.  If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please see a Committee Member or email us at