Terms & Conditions


BADMINTON England Membership

BADMINTON England Membership is the BADMINTON England Registered

Membership Scheme (hereafter known as membership) of the BADMINTON Association of England Ltd (hereafter known as BADMINTON England) whose address is at the National Badminton Centre, Milton Keynes, MK8 9LA. References to “we”, “us” and “our” should be construed as references to BADMINTON England.


Terms and Conditions
Competition & Promotional Terms & Conditions
Policy Statement
General Principals
Storage and Access
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders
Umbrella Organisation
Privacy Policy
Use of Your Personal Information
Sensitive Personal Information
Ethnicity Data
Disability Data
Criminal Records Data
Safeguarding Information: Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions

As a member of BADMINTON England you agree to be bound by the following Terms and Conditions. The Terms and Conditions do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

Membership is offered to adults and juniors;

Adult Member (for those aged 19 and above)

Junior Members (for those aged 18 years and below

The membership year runs from 1st October – 30th September annually

Please find membership terms here. 

Membership Fees are agreed by BADMINTON England’s Annual General Meeting and will apply from the following membership year.

Any benefits and services that may be made available to you by BADMINTON England, are at the discretion of BADMINTON England and are subject to withdrawal at any time without notice to you.

BADMINTON England shall, from time to time, review the member benefits and services which may be changed accordingly. Any changes will be posted on our official website at www.badmintonengland.co.uk.

BADMINTON England reserves the right, at its absolute discretion and without assigning a reason, to refuse any membership application or renewal.

BADMINTON England also reserves the right to suspend or cancel the membership of any person who in the opinion of BADMINTON England is guilty of conduct which is or may be detrimental to the reputation of BADMINTON England or is or may be detrimental to the interests of the game of badminton or is otherwise offensive or dishonest in respect of his/her dealings with BADMINTON England or any County Badminton Association.

Any payment for membership will be in Pounds Sterling. If you are purchasing from overseas, payment will be converted into the local currency at the then applicable [exchange rates of the Bank of England].

Our Terms and Conditions apply Worldwide

BADMINTON England is registered to process personal information and is fully compliant with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended from time to time)

Members’ data may be used for the purposes of administering and promoting the sport of badminton including but not exclusive to promoting official publications of BADMINTON England, its County Badminton Associations and affiliated clubs, advising of event ticket offers and promoting Tournaments

No refunds will be made on early termination of membership.

These Terms & Conditions of Membership will apply immediately at the point at which an individual joins an affiliated club or whose application is accepted by BADMINTON England

Whilst every effort is made to ensure that the benefits and services provided by third parties (e.g. discounts) will be delivered to all members and be of a suitable standard and quality, BADMINTON England is in no way responsible for such benefits and services, which will remain the sole responsibility and liability of such third parties. BADMINTON England makes no representation, warranty, recommendation or endorsement (whether express or implied) of the goods or services provided by such third parties and you accept that none is given or implied and that BADMINTON England can have no liability in connection with the provision of such goods or services.

BADMINTON England Membership is subject to such further regulations and conditions as may from time to time be prescribed by BADMINTON England and these will be published on our official website www.badmintonengland.co.uk.

If you need to contact BADMINTON England about these Terms and Conditions or the service provided you may do so by post using the address given on our website or by email using this address: membership@badmintonengland.co.uk

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales and the parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any disputes that may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms or the legal relationship established by them, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

These Terms and Conditions relate to the supply of membership to an individual by BADMINTON England.. Nothing said by any representative of BADMINTON England, a County Badminton Association or Affiliated Club should be understood as a variation of these Terms and Conditions or about the nature or quality of any goods/services offered by BADMINTON England. Except for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, we shall have no liability for any such representation being untrue or misleading.

Competition & Promotional  Terms & Conditions

BADMINTON England competitions are intended simply to be fun and are not intended to create legal relations between the entrant to any such competition.

No purchase or payment of any kind is required for entry.

BADMINTON England reserves the right to screen, filter and/or monitor information provided by you and to edit, refuse to distribute or remove the same including the right to refuse an entry.

To qualify to enter our competitions, you must be resident in the United Kingdom.

We reserve the right to limit entries to one entry per person. Incomplete or indecipherable entries will be void.

Where the competition has a closing date and/or time, all entries must be received before such date and/or time. Late entries will not be taken into consideration in the selection of a winner.

BADMINTON England do not accept any responsibility for the non-delivery, delay or loss of any entry.

BADMINTON England do not accept responsibility for any prizes that should go missing during delivery.

All competition entrants agree to abide by these terms and conditions and submission of an entry or participation in a competition shall be deemed to indicate acceptance of these terms and conditions.

BADMINTON England shall not be responsible for any damage, loss, injury or disappointment suffered by any entrant entering the competition or as a result of accepting any prize.

BADMINTON England shall not be responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer on-line system, servers or providers, computer equipment, software failure of any e-mail or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, or at any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to any entrants or any other persons computer or mobile telephone related to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in the competition.

Cash alternatives shall not be offered to a non-cash prize. In the event of a stated prize being unavailable for any reason, the Company may, where appropriate and in its sole discretion, arrange for the supply of an alternative prize of similar value. All prizes are non transferable and may not be given or assigned to another person.

Competitions are not open to employees of BADMINTON England or members of their immediate families (including spouses, parents, grandparents, children, brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins and remoter issue), or anyone connected with the promotion of the competition and in the event of any dispute over the eligibility of a participant the decision of the Company shall be final.

The winning entry and the name and county of competition winners may be made available by the Company after a specified date to any person applying for such information to the competition address and enclosing a stamped addressed envelope, having marked such application Results.

The Company reserves the right to reject entries, applications or claims and to alter, amend or foreclose the competition without prior notice in its absolute discretion. The Company reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of these terms and conditions.

Complaints about the operation of a competition should be made in writing to the Partners.

The decision of the Company in relation to a competition is final and no correspondence will be entered into relating to the Company’s decision or interpretation of these terms and conditions.

The competition and the terms and conditions of it will be governed by English law and you and we agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


Policy Statement:

Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures, Disclosure Information and Case Management Files

General principles

As an organisation using the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Disclosure service to help assess the suitability of applicants for positions of trust, BADMINTON England complies fully with the CRB Code of Practice regarding the correct handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure information. It also complies fully with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation pertaining to the safe handling, use, storage, retention and disposal of Disclosure information.

Storage and Access

Confidential and sensitive information will be kept securely, in lockable, non-portable, storage containers with access strictly controlled and limited to those who are entitled to see it as part of their duties. 


In accordance with section 124 of the Police Act 1997, Disclosure information is only passed to those who are authorised to receive it in the course of their duties. We maintain a record of all those to whom Disclosures or Disclosure information has been revealed and it is a criminal offence to pass this information to anyone who is not entitled to receive it.


Disclosure information is only used for the specific purpose for which it was requested and for which the applicant’s full consent has been given.


Once a recruitment (or other relevant) decision has been made, we do not keep Disclosure information for any longer than is necessary. This is generally for a period of up to six months, to allow for the consideration and resolution of any disputes or complaints. If, in very exceptional circumstances, it is considered necessary to keep Disclosure information for longer than six months, we will consult the CRB about this and will give full consideration to the data protection and human rights of the individual before doing so. Throughout this time, the usual conditions regarding the safe storage and strictly controlled access will prevail.


Once the retention period has elapsed, we will ensure that any Disclosure information is immediately destroyed by secure means, i.e. by shredding, pulping or burning. While awaiting destruction, Disclosure information will not be kept in any insecure receptacle (e.g. waste bin or confidential waste sack). We will not keep any photocopy or other image of the Disclosure or any copy or representation of the contents of a Disclosure. However, notwithstanding the above, we may keep a record of the date of issue of a Disclosure, the name of the subject, the type of Disclosure requested, the position for which the Disclosure was requested, the unique reference number of the Disclosure and the details of the recruitment decision taken.

Recruitment of Ex-offenders

Any club or county association using Disclosure information as part of their recruitment and selection process must treat people fairly and must sign up to the policy statement on the recruitment of ex-offenders.

Umbrella Organisation

BADMINTON England is registered with the CRB as an umbrella organisation and therefore conducts CRB checks on behalf of its affiliated clubs and county associations. From time to time it will be necessary for BADMINTON England to share Disclosure information with individual organisations. These organisations are required to sign up to the BADMINTON England Policy Statement on Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention & Disposal of Disclosures, Disclosure Information and Case Management Files.

Privacy Policy

Data protection and processing your personal information

If you give us personal information, such as your name, contact details and date of birth (for example to process an application or provide you with a subscription to a BADMINTON England related service) then this will be held and processed by BADMINTON England in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended from time to time). 

BADMINTON England will need to transfer or give access to your personal information to its County Badminton Associations, Affiliated Clubs, Tournament Organisers, agents or sub-contractors – who will process it strictly on BADMINTON England’s behalf. All of these agents and individuals have signed up to BADMINTON England’s Safeguarding information terms & conditions. (Please click here to download the Badminton England Data Protection Policy). 

Use of Your Personal Information

BADMINTON England may only use or disclose your personal information for the following purposes:

  • To perform the services you have requested (such as providing you with the benefits of BADMINTON England or providing you with information you have asked for) which may involve contacting you by post or e-mail.
  • To allow BADMINTON England to administer the game in England, for instance by organising tournaments.
  • To make parts of the website easier for you to use by, for example, not making you enter your personal information more than once. 
  • The reasonable purposes of BADMINTON England, acting always within the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended from time to time).  
  • where BADMINTON England is legally required to do so, or where there is a public duty to disclose it
  • To market to you BADMINTON England and approved and appropriate third party products and services and other purposes as you may have consented to in submitting your personal data.

We may also use your information for detection of fraud and market research purposes.

Sensitive Personal Information

Sometimes BADMINTON England will collect and process so-called sensitive personal data relating to you.

Ethnicity Data

If collected from you, this will be used only to identify and keep under review equality of opportunity within BADMINTON England, and (anonymously) for statistical and reporting purposes. 

Disability Data

If collected from you, this will be used only to identify and keep under review equality of opportunity within BADMINTON England, and (anonymously) for statistical and reporting purposes. 

Criminal Records Data

BADMINTON England is registered with the Criminal Records Bureau to assist it in ensuring that those who take up appointments do not pose a risk to the children and vulnerable adults in its care.  BADMINTON England will, therefore, process criminal records data disclosed by the CRB.  This will be processed, handled and kept safe fully in accordance with the CRB’s Code of Practice for Registered Persons (a copy of which can be downloaded from http://www.crb.homeoffice.gov.uk/) and our own Policy Statement.


By submitting your personal information to us, you signify your consent to our using the information provided in the manner described above.  If we amend our privacy policy, it will be published on this web site.  If at any time you wish to update the information which we hold about you, or if you wish to stop receiving information from BADMINTON England, please update your profile page on our website or notify membership@badmintonengland.co.uk.

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request a copy of the details we hold about you on our computer systems. BADMINTON England will charge a fee of £10 (or the current prescribed fee) for providing this information.

Safeguarding Information: Terms and Conditions

(A policy for associate bodies and partners of BADMINTON England)

  • Individual / Member personal data will be distributed by BADMINTON England only to those who require the data for the purposes of associated organisation communication and/or tournament organisation
  • You must not distribute this data to any other persons without prior consent from BADMINTON England,
  • You have been CRB checked by BADMINTON England within the last 3 years
  • The data will only be used to contact players who have agreed to be contacted
  • The data supplied must not be used for mass marketing, or other commercial purposes where the individual member has opted out.
  • The data should be stored in a secure manner, such that it cannot be accessed by other people, including other users of your computer or system/network. It should be protected by a password if there are multiple users of the relevant computer or system/network.

 Please click here to download the safeguarding young people regulations