Privacy & Policy

Privacy Policy & Cookie Usage

This privacy policy sets out how “IWF Masters & European Masters” uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website; you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

“IWF Masters & European Masters” may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page frequently to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

How we use cookies

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Use of Personal Data

1. Why and how is this personal data collected?

• The data is collected via an online registration from anyone who between the age of 35 and 80+ who wish to compete in an International Masters weightlifting championship.
• The registration website is -
• Without the registration data it is not possible to place competitors in a correct group or produce competition documentation such as Start Lists and Competition Schedule.

2. What kind of personal information is processed?

• Personal and contact details such as title, full name, address, and contact details
• Date of birth, gender, and age.
• Nationality
• Telephone number.
• Brief history of medical details (not mandatory).

3. Source of personal information used.

• Collected from individuals on registration input.

4. What use is made of the personal information?

• To enable the competition documents to be produced.
o The Start Lists are generated by the system software used.
o The Competition Schedule is produced using the Start Lists but contains no personal information.
o To discover which competitors are also Technical Officials and are prepared to work in that capacity during a championship.
o Some data is used during a championship and to enable the championship to run.
o To produce a medical details document showing minimal details to enable the IWF Masters medical doctor to prepare for the championship.

5. Is the personal information shared by other organisations or persons?

• A copy of the entry of individuals is sent to the National Masters Chairman of each nation competing in the championship. It is used a check list to ensure all the athletes of that nation are in good standing with the National Federation.
• Anti-Doping is conducted according to WADA and IWF rules and athletes who give an adverse analytical finding are notified by letter and email, this involves using the name, home address, and email address of the athlete.
• Some minimal medical details are requested to enable the championship medical doctor to prepare for the championship. After the championship they are used for statistical analysis only and then destroyed.
• Personal information is not shared with any other third parties.

6. How and when is it possible to withdraw consent?

• If an athlete withdraws from a championship in advance of the said championship and requests that his personal details be deleted, the request will be accepted immediately.

7. Is personal information used outside the UK or the EEC.

• No it is used entirely within the UK and the European Economic Community.

8. Is it necessary to provide this information?

• Yes it is necessary for any individual wishing to compete in a championship sanctioned by the IWF Masters (the governing body for Masters weightlifting) to provide the requested details.
• It is impossible to include any person in a championship if that person does not register and input the necessary details.

9. How long is the personal information retained?

• All personal information is destroyed after all the anti-doping procedures have ended.
• Medical information is destroyed once the medical doctor has processed his analytical findings in the format of statistics.

10. Data Protection rights of persons giving information.

• The right to be informed about how their given information is used.
• Medical information is minimal and is requested but not mandatory.
• The right to have information deleted at any time after it has been given.
• The right to request amendments to any information input previously.

11. Changes to this document

This document may be changed at any future time in order to reflect changes in the law and/or the way in which data is held although it is most improbable that the requested data will change.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and these sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for email marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

For any questions about this document please contact the European Masters Secretariat.
Denise Offermann :

Last Updated : 4th January 2019