Our Terms and Conditions apply worldwide.

BADMINTON England is registered to process personal information and is fully compliant with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended from time to time).

BADMINTON England’s Member data may be used for the purposes of administering and promoting the sport of badminton including but not exclusive to promoting official publications of BADMINTON England, its County Badminton Associations and affiliated clubs, advising of event ticket offers and promoting Tournaments.

No refunds will be made on early termination of membership.

These Terms & Conditions of Membership will apply immediately at the point at which an individual joins an affiliated club or whose application is accepted by BADMINTON England

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the benefits and services provided by third parties (e.g. discounts) will be delivered to all members and be of a suitable standard and quality, BADMINTON England is in no way responsible for such benefits and services, which will remain the sole responsibility and liability of such third parties. BADMINTON England makes no representation, warranty, recommendation or endorsement (whether express or implied) of the goods or services provided by such third parties and you accept that none is given or implied and that BADMINTON England can have no liability in connection with the provision of such goods or services.

BADMINTON England Membership is subject to such further regulations and conditions as may from time to time be prescribed by BADMINTON England and these will be published on our official website www.badmintonengland.co.uk.

If you need to contact BADMINTON England about these Terms and Conditions or the service provided you may do so by post using the address given on our website or by email using this address: membership@badmintonengland.co.uk

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales and the parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes that may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms or the legal relationship established by them, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

These Terms and Conditions relate to the supply of membership to an individual by BADMINTON England. Nothing said by any representative of BADMINTON England, a County Badminton Association or Affiliated Club should be understood as a variation of these Terms and Conditions or about the nature or quality of any goods/services offered by BADMINTON England. Except for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.

Policy Statement

Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures, Disclosure Information and Case Management Files

General principles

As an organisation using the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure service to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust, BADMINTON England complies fully with the CRB Code of Practice regarding the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure information. It also complies fully with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation pertaining to the safe handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosure information.

Storage and Access

Confidential and sensitive information will be kept securely, in lockable, non-portable, storage containers with access strictly controlled and limited to those who are entitled to see it as part of their duties.


In accordance with section 124 of the Police Act 1997, Disclosure information is only passed to those who are authorised to receive it in the course of their duties. We maintain a record of all those to whom Disclosures or Disclosure information has been revealed and it is a criminal offence to pass this information to anyone who is not entitled to receive it.


Disclosure information is only used for the specific purpose for which it was requested and for which the applicant’s full consent has been given.


Once a recruitment (or other relevant) decision has been made, we do not keep Disclosure information for any longer than is necessary. This is generally for a period of up to six months, to allow for the consideration and resolution of any disputes or complaints. If, in very exceptional circumstances, it is considered necessary to keep Disclosure information for longer than six months, we will consult the CRB about this and will give full consideration to the data protection and human rights of the individual before doing so. Throughout this time, the usual conditions regarding the safe storage and strictly controlled access will prevail.


Once the retention period has elapsed, we will ensure that any Disclosure information is immediately destroyed by secure means, i.e. by shredding, pulping or burning. While awaiting destruction, Disclosure information will not be kept in any insecure receptacle (e.g. waste bin or confidential waste sack). We will not keep any photocopy or other image of the Disclosure or any copy or representation of the contents of a Disclosure. However, notwithstanding the above, we may keep a record of the date of issue of a Disclosure, the name of the subject, the type of Disclosure requested, the position for which the Disclosure was requested, the unique reference number of the Disclosure and the details of the recruitment decision taken.

Recruitment of Ex-offenders

Any club or county association using Disclosure information as part of their recruitment and selection process must treat people fairly and must sign up to the policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.

Umbrella Organisation

BADMINTON England is registered with the CRB as an umbrella organisation and therefore conducts CRB checks on behalf of its affiliated clubs and county associations. From time to time it will be necessary for BADMINTON England to share Disclosure information with individual organisations. These organisations are required to sign up to the BADMINTON England Policy Statement on Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures, Disclosure Information and Case Management Files.