East Coast Sea Kayaking Club

Membership conditions, waiver and release PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Julian Haines   
Saturday, 22 May 2010 22:25

New Member Registration / Membership Renewal  -  Declarations

ECSKC is a voluntary not-for-profit association with the primary aim of enabling Members to engage in the activity of sea-kayaking. The Club is run by a Committee elected by the Members which organises the Club Meets in which Members participate and provides trained Leaders to take charge at the Meets. ECSKC endeavours to follow good practice guidelines appropriate to the activity of sea kayaking, including the provision of a safety briefing in advance of each Meet, and to do all that is reasonable to minimise risks to its Members and the public.

Sea-kayaking is an adventure water sport and carries all of the risks associated with such activity, including the risks of injury to self and others, and death. ECSKC members are, in the first instance, responsible for their own safety and the safety of others while participating in Club Events. ECSKC, including its Committee, Leaders and Members, accepts no responsibility for the personal safety of Members. ECSKC carries Public Liability Insurance and Members are advised to be aware of the protections and limitations of this insurance before taking part in Club events. A description of ECSKC Insurances is available here.

Please read the statements below carefully. By proceeding to register with the Club for Membership, or by renewing an existing Membership, you agree to the following declarations:

  • I am over 18 years of age.
  • I understand that sea-kayaking is an adventure water sport activity that carries risks of death and injury to myself and others. I understand these risks and, by registering or renewing my Membership of ECSKC, I voluntarily to accept them.
  • All participation in Club trips is at the sole risk of the participant. While the club and group leaders make all reasonable efforts to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all, the club and group leaders accept no responsibility for my personal safety. During my participation at Club Meets and other events I undertake, on a reasonable endeavours basis, to follow Club rules and Committee directions. I also undertake to follow Leaders instructions and safety briefings and to educate myself on and follow good practice guidelines appropriate to sea kayaking.
  • I declare I am in good health, sufficient to enable me to participate actively in Club Meets. I do not suffer from a disability or medical condition which might render me unfit for strenuous exercise. If a health risk develops I will advise the Club or the Leader on the day.  

Note: A medical condition will not necessarily preclude a Member from membership / participation. If in doubt it is always advisable to seek medical advice. A health risk that might compromise self or a group must always be reported.

Waiver and Release

I hereby agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the sporting association called East Coast Sea Kayaking Club (hereinafter called “ECSKC”) all their respective members, officers, committee members, agents, employees, voluntary assistants, other kayakers, visitors or persons who may be present at ECSKC activities or at any ECSKC premises (whether formally or informally occupied by ECSKC for a period, temporarily, or on an emergency basis) from any cause of action, claims or demands howsoever. This Agreement is binding even if the released persons have caused or contributed to my injuries through their individual or collective negligence. This Agreement is binding on myself, my heirs, my next of kin, assigns and personal representatives.


General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Who are we and what we do?

East Coast Sea Kayaking Club (ECSKC) provides Sea Kayaking meets, training and skills improvement for its members. ECSKC is affiliated to Canoeing Ireland which is a Sports Ireland recognised National Governing Body.

Who is collecting the data?

East Coast Sea Kayaking Club (ECSKC) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. For any personal data you provide for the purposes of your membership, ECSKC is the data controller and is responsible for storing and otherwise processing that data in a fair, lawful, secure and transparent way.

What is being collected?

You may give us information about you by filling in forms at an event or online, or by corresponding with us by phone, email or otherwise. This includes information you provide when you register with the club, or participate in discussion boards on our website. Such as: your name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, phone number, experience, qualifications, and emergency contact details.

What is the legal basis for processing the data?

The reason we need you data is to be able to administer your membership and provide the membership services you are signing up to when you register with the club.

Will the data be shared with any third parties?

When you become a member of or renew your membership with ECSKC you will automatically be registered as a member of Canoeing Ireland. We will provide Canoeing Ireland with your personal data which they will use to enable access to an online portal for you (www.canoe.ie - Login). This will enable you to sign into and update your Canoeing Ireland details (which, among other things allows you to update your details. It is vital, therefore, that a valid email address is given, so that you can ensure that your data is correct and so that you can update your own privacy settings.

If you have any questions about the continuing privacy of your personal data when it is shared with Canoeing Ireland, please contact Canoeing Ireland team on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The Club does not supply any personal data to any other third party.

How will the information be used?

We will maintain a database for all current members and this will enable us to communicate with you as and when necessary. Relevant information will be forwarded to Canoeing Ireland as above.

How long will your data be stored for?

We will hold your personal data on file for as long as you are a member with us. Member's data is updated by you through the website. Any personal data we hold on you will be securely destroyed only after a request from the member. Your data is not processed for any further purposes other than those detailed in this policy.

Your rights regarding your personal data

As a data subject you may have the right at any time to request access to, rectification or erasure of your personal data; to restrict or object to certain kinds of processing of your personal data; to the portability of your personal data and to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner's Office about the processing of your personal data. As a data subject you are not obliged to share your personal data with the Club. If you choose not to share your personal data with us we may not be able to register or administer your membership.

The ECSKC committee is responsible for ensuring members' data is handled in line with GDPR and can be contacted at any time at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any concerns in relation to the data held by ECSKC or the manner in which it is being processed.

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