Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:, representing the German Shepherd Dog League – Working Dog Group. Individual information regarding the Executive Committee can be found on the relevant page.


A cookie is a small text file that is downloaded onto your computer or smartphone when the you access a website. It allows the website to recognise that your device and store some information about the your preferences or past actions.

The GSDL-WDG website uses only strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website.

Embedded content from other websites

Some pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if you had visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

What type of data we collect

We currently collect and process the following information:

  • Personal identifiers, contacts and characteristics (for example, name and contact details)

How we get your data, and why

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  • Receiving and processing membership applications
  • Receiving and processing new club applications
  • Updates and revised information for existing clubs and existing members
  • Receiving and processing trials and events
  • Receiving and processing applications to become a judge or other official
  • Receiving and processing applications for Performance books

We also receive personal information indirectly, from trial or event results.

Who we share your data with

The Executive Committee may have access to any information provided through the submission forms. Some information relating to trial entries may be shared with the GSDL, trial officials, or the FCI. Your data is never shared with any third-parties that are not relevant to your participation in events or trials approved by the GSDL-WDG.

Storage of your data

Any information submitted through our submissions forms will be kept on record for the requisite time required by GDPR. Your information is securely stored on our website and email servers.

What rights you have over your data

If you have submitted any information through our forms, you can request to receive a copy of the inputted information consisting of personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are by your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us at

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:           

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane




Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: