The following sections lay out all the legal policies that the YDAA agrees to abide by when you fish our waters and use this website; your rights to privacy, your rights as a consumer when you use our online store, your health and safety when fishing our waters, equality and child protection policies.

This privacy policy sets out how the York and District Amalgamation of Anglers (YDAA) uses and protects any information that you give the YDAA when you use this website.

The YDAA is 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, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The YDAA do not sell or share your nonpublic personal information with anyone, except as required by law.

The YDAA may occasionally change this policy by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 November 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and age
  • contact information including address, postcode and email address
  • demographic information such as fishery usage
  • other information relevant to member surveys

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to physically improve our fisheries and make our online services more accessible.
  • We may periodically send informational emails about our fisheries, activities, or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email or mail. We may use the information to improve our online services.


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.

Secure Payments

When you purchase your YDAA membership or holiday permit using our online service, you will either be taken to the secure servers operated by PayPal or remain on this site if you choose to pay using the Stripe system. Either way, you will see a small padlock symbol somewhere in your browser window, and the address of the page will start https:// Both of these mean that details you enter will be encrypted when it is submitted, and will be completely secure. Your payment will be made via PayPal or Stripe, and the YDAA will not be given any privileged information such as your bank or credit card details.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to membership needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Our online membership purchasing system also uses cookies to keep track of what you have placed in your shopping basket, and at what stage of the payment process you are currently at.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not, and to provide a seamless online purchasing experience. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. However, this may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

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 such 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:

  • We operate a strict ‘opt in’ policy on our website. Whenever you fill in an online form, you will be able to check boxes instructing us that you wish to receive certain information from us. We will never contact you unless you give us your explicit consent to do so.
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to us at the address given below, or emailing us at
  • 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. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Jeremy Preston
79 Bishopthorpe Road,

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

This section (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms and conditions on which we supply any of the products (Products) listed on our website (our site) to you. Please read these terms and conditions carefully before ordering any Products from our site. You should understand that by ordering any of our Products, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. You should print a copy of these terms and conditions for future reference.

When purchasing any product on the website you will be asked to read these terms and conditions. By proceeding with your order to will have agreed to accept them. Please understand that if you refuse to accept these terms and conditions, you will not be able to order any Products from our site.

1. INFORMATION ABOUT US is a site operated by the York & District Amalgamation of Anglers (we). Our registered office is at York & District Amalgamation of Anglers, St Clements Club, Count de Burgh Terrace, YORK YO23 1HH.

Our site is only intended for use by people resident in the United Kingdom. We do not accept orders from individuals outside of the UK.

By placing an order through our site, you warrant that:
(a) You are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; [and]
(b) You are at least 18 years old;
(c) [You are resident in one of the Serviced Countries; and]
(d) [You are accessing our site from that country.]

4.1 After placing an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. Please note that this does not mean that your order has been accepted. Your order constitutes an offer to us to buy a Product. All orders are subject to acceptance by us, and we will confirm such acceptance to you by sending you an e-mail that confirms that the Product has been dispatched (the Dispatch Confirmation). The contract between us (Contract) will only be formed when we send you the Dispatch Confirmation.
4.2 The Contract will relate only to those Products whose dispatch we have confirmed in the Dispatch Confirmation. We will not be obliged to supply any other Products which may have been part of your order until the dispatch of such Products has been confirmed in a separate Dispatch Confirmation.

We may also provide links on our site to the websites of other companies, whether affiliated with us or not. We cannot give any undertaking, that products you purchase from third party sellers through our site, or from companies to whose website we have provided a link on our site, will be of satisfactory quality, and any such warranties are DISCLAIMED by us absolutely. This DISCLAIMER does not affect your statutory rights against the third party seller. We will notify you when a third party is involved in a transaction, and we may disclose your customer information related to that transaction to the third party seller.

6.1 If you are contracting as a consumer, you may cancel a Contract at any time within seven working days, beginning on the day after you received the Products. In this case, you will receive a full refund of the price paid for the Products in accordance with our refunds policy (set out in paragraph 10 below).
6.2 To cancel a Contract, you must inform us in writing and return the Product(s) to us immediately, in the same condition in which you received them, and at your own cost and risk.

Your order will be fulfilled within 35 days of the date of the Dispatch Confirmation, unless there are exceptional circumstances.

8.1 The Products will be at your risk from the time of delivery.
8.2 Ownership of the Products will only pass to you when we receive full payment of all sums due in respect of the Products, including delivery charges.

9.1 The price of any Products will be as quoted on our site from time to time, except in cases of obvious error.
9.2 These prices include delivery costs.
9.3 Prices are liable to change at any time, but changes will not affect orders in respect of which we have already sent you a Dispatch Confirmation.
9.4 It is always possible that, despite our best efforts, Products listed on our site may be incorrectly priced. We will normally verify prices as part of our dispatch procedures so that, where a Product’s correct price is less than our stated price, we will charge the lower amount when dispatching the Product to you. If a Product´s correct price is higher than the price stated on our site, we will normally, at our discretion, either contact you for instructions before dispatching the Product, or reject your order and notify you of such rejection.
9.5 We are under no obligation to provide the Product to you at the incorrect (lower) price, even after we have sent you a Dispatch Confirmation, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakeable and could have reasonably been recognised by you as a mis-pricing.
9.6 Payment for all Products must be by cheque, Paypal, BACS, credit or debit card.

10.1 When you return a Product to us (for instance, because you have cancelled the Contract between us, or have notified us in accordance with paragraph 20 that you do not agree to any change in these terms and conditions or in any of our policies, or because you claim that the Product is defective), we will examine the returned Product and will notify you of your refund via e-mail within a reasonable period of time. We will usually refund any money received from you using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. We will usually process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any case, within 30 days of the day we received your cancellation or the day we confirmed to you via e-mail that you were entitled to a refund for delivery of the defective Product.
10.2 Products returned by you within the seven-day cooling-off period (see paragraph 6.1 above) will be refunded in full, including the cost of sending the item to You. However, you will be responsible for the cost of returning the item to us.

11.1 We warrant to you that any Product purchased from us through our site is of satisfactory quality.
11.2 Our liability in connection with any Product purchased through our site is strictly limited to the purchase price of that Product.
11.3 This does not include or limit in any way our liability:
(a) For death or personal injury caused by our negligence;
(b) Under section 2(3) of the Consumer Protection Act 1987;
(c) For fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
(d) For any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude, or attempt to exclude, our liability.
11.4 We accept no liability for any loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profits or contracts, loss of anticipated savings, loss of data, waste of management or office time or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage of any kind however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
11.5 Where you buy any Product from a third party seller through our site, the seller’s individual liability will be set out in the seller’s terms and conditions.

12.1 If you order Products from our site for delivery outside the UK, they may be subject to import duties and taxes which are levied when the delivery reaches the specified destination. You will be responsible for payment of any such import duties and taxes. Please note that we have no control over these charges and cannot predict their amount. Please contact your local customs office for further information before placing your order.
12.2 Please also note that you must comply with all applicable laws and regulations of the country for which the products are destined. We will not be liable for any breach by you of any such laws.

Applicable laws require that some of the information or communications we send to you should be in writing. When using our site, you accept that communication with us will be mainly electronic. We will contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. For contractual purposes, you agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all contracts, notices, information and other communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. This condition does not affect your statutory rights.

All notices given by you to us must be given to York & District Amalgamation of Anglers, St Clements Club, Count de Burgh Terrace, YORK YO23 1HH We may give notice to you at either the e-mail or postal address you provide to us when placing an order, or in any of the ways specified in paragraph 13. Notice will be deemed received and properly served immediately when posted on our website, 24 hours after an e-mail is sent, or three days after the date of posting of any letter. In proving the service of any notice, it will be sufficient to prove, in the case of a letter, that such letter was properly addressed, stamped and placed in the post and, in the case of an e-mail that such e-mail was sent to the specified e-mail address of the addressee.

15.1 The contract between you and us is binding on you and us and on our respective successors and assigns.
15.2 You may not transfer, assign, charge or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of your rights or obligations arising under it, without our prior written consent.
15.3 We may transfer, assign, charge, sub-contract or otherwise dispose of a Contract, or any of our rights or obligations arising under it, at any time during the term of the Contract.

16.1 We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay in performance of, any of our obligations under a Contract that is caused by events outside our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event).
16.2 A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes in particular (without limitation) the following:
(a) Strikes, lock-outs or other industrial action.
(b) Civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war (whether declared or not) or threat or preparation for war.
(c) Fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic or other natural disaster.
(d) Impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport or other means of public or private transport.
(e) Impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks.
(f) The acts, decrees, legislation, regulations or restrictions of any government.
16.3 Our performance under any Contract is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period. We will use our reasonable endeavours to bring the Force Majeure Event to a close or to find a solution by which our obligations under the Contract may be performed despite the Force Majeure Event.

17.1 If we fail, at any time during the term of a Contract, to insist upon strict performance of any of your obligations under the Contract or any of these terms and conditions, or if we fail to exercise any of the rights or remedies to which we are entitled under the Contract, this shall not constitute a waiver of such rights or remedies and shall not relieve you from compliance with such obligations.
17.2 A waiver by us of any default shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent default.
17.3 No waiver by us of any of these terms and conditions shall be effective unless it is expressly stated to be a waiver and is communicated to you in writing in accordance with paragraph 14 above.

If any of these terms and Conditions or any provisions of a Contract are determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term, condition or provision will to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, conditions and provisions which will continue to be valid to the fullest extent permitted by law.

19.1 These terms and conditions and any document expressly referred to in them represent the entire agreement between us in relation to the subject matter of any Contract and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between us, whether oral or in writing.
19.2 We each acknowledge that, in entering into a Contract, neither of us has relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by the other or be implied from anything said or written in negotiations between us prior to such Contract except as expressly stated in these terms and conditions.
19.3 Neither of us shall have any remedy in respect of any untrue statement made by the other, whether orally or in writing, prior to the date of any Contract (unless such untrue statement was made fraudulently) and the other party’s only remedy shall be for breach of contract as provided in these terms and conditions.

20.1 We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time.
20.2 You will be subject to the policies and terms and conditions in force at the time that you order products from us, unless any change to those policies or these terms and conditions is required to be made by law or governmental authority (in which case it will apply to orders previously placed by you), or if we notify you of the change to those policies or these terms and conditions before we send you the Dispatch Confirmation (in which case we have the right to assume that you have accepted the change to the terms and conditions, unless you notify us to the contrary within seven working days of receipt by you of the Products).

Contracts for the purchase of Products through our site will be governed by English law. Any dispute arising from, or related to, such Contracts shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

York & District Amalgamation of Anglers is committed to ensuring that it will do all that is reasonably practicable to prevent injury and damage to property. We will have due regard for protecting all other people who come into contact with the Amalgamation’s activities.

When dealing with health and safety issues officials, members, and volunteers carrying out activities have a clear understanding of the need to operate within the context of this policy and arrangements.
Officials, members and volunteers involved in events or work parties will take all reasonable steps to safeguard all those taking part in activities and those who may be affected by them.

York & District Amalgamation of Anglers will cooperate with other organisations (landowners etc) to ensure risks are properly controlled

Health and Safety Arrangements

Duty of Care

York & District Amalgamation of Anglers requires that all people involved in organising activities, work parties and day to day management consider the consequences of their acts and omissions and ensure that those acts/or omissions do not give rise to a foreseeable risk of injury to any other person.

Risk Assessment

York & District Amalgamation of Anglers will ensure that suitable risk assessments are carried out and the results of the assessments are implemented. The aim of risk assessment is to avoid harm and to promote the health, safety and welfare of all involved or who may be affected by an activity (work or leisure). As members of York & District Amalgamation of Anglers, administrators and event organisers have not only a moral but also a legal responsibility to ensure that club activities and any organised events are as safe as practicably possible. Risk assessments will be carried out with a view of minimising risk as well as reducing the likelihood of accidents happening; in the event of an accident it will also reduce the chance of serious injury or ill health.

Risk Assessment procedures require the Assessors to consider

  • Hazards – anything that has potential to cause harm.
  • Who could be affected
  • Measures already in place – to avoid possible harm
  • Risk – the likelihood that something could happen, on a scale of ‘high’, ‘medium’, ‘low’
  • Further actions – what more can be reasonably done to reduce the likelihood of an accident happening.

The Risk Assessment document will be completed and signed by the responsible person (administrator or organiser), key actions will be conveyed (where appropriate read and understood) to all participating so that they know and understand what is expected of them.

Key Responsibilities

Person in charge (e.g. Chairman/Fisheries Management Secretary/Coach)

  • Ensure this policy is adhered to
  • Ensure Risk Assessments have been carried out
  • Brief other officials/participants on all matters relating to organisational activities especially risk management and allocation of equipment and resources

Officials & Organisers

Club officials, administrators and/or organisers (persons in charge of a work activity or events) are primarily responsible for ensuring safety is properly managed. He/she has the responsibility to undertake all measures available to ensure the safety and well-being of all persons taking part in an activity/event and those who could be affected by the event. The success of an activity/event depends on effective management. The event organiser must ensure that there is effective:

  • Planning
  • Delegation
  • Resources allocation (people and equipment)
  • Decisions making
  • Clear (and effective) communication

Responsibilities of volunteers

  • Turn up at venue in sufficient time to prepare for the event/activity.
  • Attend briefing (and debriefing)
  • Carry out allocated duties in a professional manner

Specific procedures when working with young people

York & District Amalgamation of Anglers has a Child Protection Policy, all officials, organisers and volunteers carrying out activities for the club (or association) must complete a declaration that they know of the policy and will comply with its contents.
People working for the York & District Amalgamation of Anglers must be aware of the legal requirements regarding the supervision young people.

Coaches and Helpers

All coaches participating in activities organised by York & District Amalgamation of Anglers must hold an appropriate qualification. During events and activities the ratio of responsible adults (coaches) to young people depends in the main on the age and ability of participants but is never too little to ensure the safety of participants. The following ratios are currently being followed.

  • Novices – 1 adult to 2 young people
  • Intermediate – 1 adult to 3-5 young people
  • Senior – 1 adult to 6-8 young people

First aid & Incident reporting

First Aid

All responsible persons must have attended basic first aid instruction.

Incident reporting procedure

In the event of an incident or accident involving personal injury the following procedures must be followed:

  • All injuries other than minor cuts and abrasions should be recorded on ‘accident forms’. It is a requirement that both the injured party and the responsible person sign the form. If the circumstances of the accident are not clear – notes of the accident must be made on the form.
  • If there are doubts about the nature or seriousness of the injury, the responsible person will ensure the injured person is given appropriate medical attention as soon as possible.

The York & District Amalgamation of Anglers acknowledges the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice and The Child Protection in Sport requirements.

The policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. It aims to ensure that regardless of age, gender, religion or beliefs, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or socio-economic background, all children:

  • Have a positive and enjoyable experience of sport in all activities run and supported by the York & District Amalgamation of Anglers and are able to do so in a safe and child centred environment.
  • Are protected from abuse whilst participating in angling or outside of the activity.


The York & District Amalgamation of Anglers acknowledges that some children, including disabled children and young people or those from ethnic minority communities, can be particularly vulnerable to abuse and we accept the responsibility to take reasonable and appropriate steps to ensure their welfare.

As part of our safeguarding policy the York & District Amalgamation of Anglers will:

  • Promote and prioritise the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
  • ensure everyone understands their roles and responsibilities in respect of safeguarding and is provided with appropriate learning opportunities to recognise, identify and respond to signs of abuse, neglect and other safeguarding concerns relating to children and young people.
  • Ensure appropriate action is taken in the event of incidents/concerns of abuse and support provided to the individual/s who raise or disclose the concern.
  • Ensure that confidential, detailed and accurate records of all safeguarding concerns are maintained and securely stored.
  • Prevent the employment/deployment of unsuitable individuals.
  • Ensure robust safeguarding arrangements and procedures are in operation.
  • Support the training and development of all those supporting safeguarding standards in angling.

The policy and procedures will be widely promoted and are mandatory for everyone involved in the York & District Amalgamation of Anglers. Failure to comply with the policy and procedures will be addressed without delay and may ultimately result in dismissal/exclusion from the organisation.


The welfare of children is always paramount.

  • All children, whatever their age, culture, disability, gender, language, ethnic origin and religious beliefs have the right to protection from abuse.
  • All suspicions and allegations of abuse and poor practice will be taken seriously and responded to swiftly and appropriately.
  • All staff and volunteers working in angling have a responsibility to report concerns to the Club Welfare Officer.
  • Adults – staff, volunteers, coaches, referees and members will be supported to understand their role and responsibility with regard to the duty of care and protection of children and young people.
  • Individuals will receive support through education and training to be aware of and understand best practice and how to manage any welfare or child protection issues that may come to light.


  • The York & District Amalgamation of Anglers Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy will be available to all members, parents, staff, volunteers and participants.
  • The Policy will be reviewed every three years by the Management Committee, and amended as appropriate. Guidance from angling’s governing bodies will be sought as part of the review process.
  • The Management Committee has responsibility for ensuring that the policy and procedures are implemented, including taking any appropriate disciplinary action necessary.
  • The Club Welfare Officer has responsibility for responding to any allegations, concerns or child protection incidents, passing information to the appropriate National Governing Body Lead Child Protection Officer and informing the appropriate club staff.
  • Parents have a responsibility to work together with the club in implementing procedures and providing their children with the necessary information to safeguard themselves.
  • York & District Amalgamation of Anglers will ensure the provision of appropriate training for Trustees, Officers and appointed members having contact with children whilst fostering angling skills and knowledge.

York DAA respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.

York DAA is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:

Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure that it becomes equally accessible to all members of society, whatever their age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality or socio-economic status.

York DAA is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of discrimination, intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All Club members have a responsibility to challenge discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity and must report any discriminatory act to a Trustee as soon as possible after the alleged incident has taken place.

York DAA will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to our disciplinary procedures.

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