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ACBL Privacy Policy and Unit Directories

This is, to some degree, a continuation of Kevin Lane's post entitled "The new ACBL data policy", Nov. 28, 2014

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This sentence came in an email from the ACBL that was dated December 31, 2014:

Districts and units will need a designated electronic contact in order to obtain Member information, and he or she must follow the Terms of Use shown at www.acbl.org/termsofuse. This electronic contact will be the only person who may download or receive Members' personal information.

If you follow the link, you find this (cropped): 

     Unit Approved Use:

     Publishing of a directory of members (only with individual member’s consent)  

 

My unit board has discussed this extensively, and we don't know how to get consent. We are concerned that:

  • Email won't work for a lot of people -- many of our players are not of the computer generation
  • Our website doesn't get a lot of traffic so an announcement w/ form won't be very effective
  • Snail mail is a lot of work, and expensive, and (we think) won't get that many responses
  • Making phone calls to 1400 members is not feasible
  • Setting out forms at the tournaments and clubs won't catch everybody
  • Re-inputting data that the ACBL has already collected is a waste of time and effort

We want to publish the directory. All our experience suggests that it's a very useful item. But we're stuck ...

A couple of people have floated the idea that people who were listed in previous directories are "grandfathered" in.

 

What are other units (or districts) doing here?

 

 

 

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