Coordinated Cruiser Events


This privacy policy states how the Blackwater & Colne Open Series (BCOSS) website uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.

The BCOSS coordinating team is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. When we ask you through the website to provide us with information by which you can be identified, BCOSS will only use that information in accordance with this policy.

Check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes that BCOSS might make to this policy. The BCOSS privacy policy came into effect 1st Jan 2014  

BCOSS will Collect the following Information


contact information including email address and phone numbers

postal address

sailing club membership boat details

What BCOSS will do with the information we collect

BCOSS will use this information to register you as a participant in BCOSS events, and provide you with news, reports, results, and further information about sailing events.

Using the details you have provided we will :

Record your participation in our events and pass it on to the event organising Sailing Club

Inform emergency services about you and your vessel should it be involved in an incident at sea

Send emails about sailing events, which we think you may find interesting

Contact you by email, phone, or post regarding participation in our events

Customise the website according to your interests

What BCOSS will NOT do with the information we collect

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

BCOSS Security

To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your information we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

BCOSS use of cookies

The BCOSS website uses Cookies which are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit the site. We use these cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, and process your online registration to participate in our events. You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

BCOSS Links to other websites

The BCOSS website contains links to other websites of interest but we do not have any control over the other websites. BCOSS therefore cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of information you provide whilst visiting those other sites and they are not governed by this BCOSS privacy policy.

Amending your personal information

If you have previously provided BCOSS with your personal information, so that we can use it for the purposes detailed in this policy, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating that you do not want us to use your information.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information BCOSS holds about you, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.