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Security and Privacy Policies

Croquet England will not share your personal details with any other organisation and undertakes to keep them confidential as described here.

When not logged in, viewers see email addresses on our web pages with # in place of @ but can click on the link to send an email to the address. This is an effective anti-spam measure as automatic web-page crawlers do not recognise the disguised email address. When logged in, email addresses are shown normally.

Data Protection

The conditions under which Croquet England processes personal data are set out in its Data Privacy Notice.

Security Information

Credit and charge card information is not kept by us and we do not have access to these details: our website uses specialist card processing service Opayo (formerly SagePay, which was acquired by Elavon) to handle all such payments. You are redirected to the Opayo site using a secure link to enter your card details. The Opayo site is protected by the latest firewall technologies, and all data is encrypted. Further details about Opayo security may be found on their website.

Where we collect or display personal information on our website we use the SSL secure protocol.

All personal information held on the web server is encrypted. All personal information held on the web server or any Croquet England computer is password protected, which helps to ensure it cannot be read by unauthorised users.

Personal information sent via email for processing is encrypted using 128bit encryption.


A cookie is a small piece of information that is placed on your device (computer, phone or tablet) when you visit a website. When you visit the website again (or move to another page), it reads the cookie to get the information stored in it. Cookies are used by this site to store your view preferences, your shopping basket (when using the shop) and, when logged in or using the survey, identify you by storing an encrypted code. Login cookies are kept for 30 days or until you log out, so you should always do so explicitly when using a shared device. Temporary cookies (including in the survey), which are deleted when you completely close (all windows of) your browser, are used to identify your session.

Cookies are not used to analyse your usage of this site, nor are they used to generate advertising on this or other sites.

You can reset your browser to refuse cookies, however, some website features or services will then not function correctly. Find out more about cookies, including how to delete any cookies stored on this device, at


Two types of automated e-mails are sent on behalf of Croquet England.

One is messages sent to a list of addresses, such as the monthly newsletter. These will contain a link to unsubscribe from the list, should you no longer wish to receive them.

The other is information sent to specific individuals, or contacts for affiliated clubs or federations, arising from their relationship with the organisation, or in response to a request to this website, e.g. resetting your password, entering a tournament or editing a page on it. It is not possible to unsubscribe from receiving those transactional messages, but they will cease if you no longer have a relationship with Croquet England and refrain from using this website.