Terms and Conditions

  1. Introduction

1.1.            DBC is committed to protecting your personal information and respecting your privacy.

1.2.            This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which any personal data that we collect from or about you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.

1.3.            For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation [the GDPR], the data controller is DBC, a Kennel Club Registered Breed Council.

1.4.            We may update this Privacy Notice from time to time. Any changes we make in the future will be posted on our website at

  1. Data Protection Principles

We will comply with data protection law. This says that the personal information we hold about you must be:

  1. Used lawfully, fairly and in a transparent way.
  2. Collected only for valid purposes that we have clearly explained to you and not used in any way that is incompatible with those purposes.
  3. Relevant to the purposes we have told you about and limited only to those purposes.
  4. Accurate and kept up to date.
  5. Kept only as long as necessary for the purposes we have told you about.
  1. Kept securely.
    1. Particulars of processing
    4.1.            We      process      personal      data      about      members,     judges,     ring      stewards     and competitors/exhibitors to our events. The categories of person about whom we process personal data are described in more detail in the Particulars of Processing that are set out in the Annex to this Privacy Notice.
    1. Your rights as a data subject
    5.1.            It is important that we tell you your rights that you have as a data subject under the General Data Protection Regulation – these are set out below.5.2.            The General Data Protection Regulation provides the following rights (subject to some exemptions):5.2.1.        The right to request access to the personal data that we hold about you;5.2.2.        The right to request rectification of the personal data that we hold about you;5.2.3.        The right to request erasure of the personal data that we hold about you;5.2.4.        The right to request restriction of processing about you;5.2.5.        The right to object to processing; and5.2.6.        The right to data portability.If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect, incomplete or out of date then please let us know and we will make sure that your data is corrected.If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact our Secretary at the details belowIf you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) full contact details for which can be found at.
    1. How we will use information about you
    We will only use your personal information when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal information in the following circumstances:
    1. Where we need to perform the contract we have entered into with you.
    2. Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.
    3. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
    We may also use your personal information in the following situations, which are likely to be rare:
    1. Where we need to protect your interests (or someone else’s interests).
    2. Where it is needed in the public interest [or for official purposes].
    6.1          We will generally process your personal data for contractual necessity in providing membership services and events. We may also use personal information for additional relevant and related purposes where you might reasonably expect us to do so, where the benefits of doing so are not outweighed by your own interests or fundamental rights or freedoms. The law calls this the “Legitimate Interests” condition for processing. This may include:To maintain our records and other administrative purposes, including updating your details and preferences.To assist with queries, complaints and dispute resolution;Communications related to membership and invitations to participate in canine market research or canine health studies.Upholding our club constitution and taking action in cases where there is a breach of the Club rules or Codes of Ethics.6.2          We will ask for your direct consent IF we intend to use your personal data for marketing purposes. Where our processing of personal data is based on your having given consent, you have the right as a data subject to withdraw that consent at any time. If you wish to invoke this right, please notify the Secretary using the contact details set out in Section 2 above.6.3          You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. In the United Kingdom, the supervisory authority is the Office of the Information Commissioner, full contact details for which can be found