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Cobra Martial Arts Scotland- CCTV POLICY




The purpose of this Policy is to regulate the management, operation and use of the closed

circuit television (CCTV) system at CMAS. The system comprises of a number of

fixed cameras located in the Dojo in the club building. All cameras are linked to the Office networks and the system can only be accessed by the nominated Officer. The Club owns the CCTV system. The Policy will be subject to review by the Management Committee. This Policy follows the Data Protection Act guidelines.


Objectives of the CCTV Policy


The objectives of the Club’s use of CCTV are:

a) To help protect the club buildings, equipment and members’ property stored at the club

b) To support the Police in a bid to deter and detect crime

c) To assist in identifying, apprehending and potentially prosecuting offenders

d) To assist video analysis in sport


Statement of intent


The CCTV Scheme has been registered with the Information Commissioner under the terms

of the Data Protection Act 1998 and will seek to comply with the requirements both of the

Data Protection Act and the Commissioner's Code of Practice. The Club will treat the system

and all information, documents and recordings obtained and used as data protected by the

Act. Cameras will be used to monitor activities within the Club also vicinity of the

Access Door to identify adverse activity actually occurring, anticipated or perceived.

Static cameras are positioned to ensure they do not focus on private homes, gardens and other

areas of private property. At no time, will a camera be directed to follow or track an individual

as all the currently deployed cameras are fixed. Materials or knowledge secured as a result of

CCTV use will not be used for any commercial purpose. Images will only be released for use

in the investigation of a specific crime and with the written authority of the police. Images

will never be released to the media for purposes of entertainment.


The planning and design has endeavoured to ensure that the CCTV Scheme will give

maximum effectiveness and efficiency within available means, but it is not possible to

guarantee that the system will cover or detect every single incident taking place in the areas

of coverage. Warning signs, as required by the Code of Practice of the Information

Commissioner, have been placed at all access routes to areas covered by the Club’s CCTV



Operation of the system


The CCTV system will be administered and managed by the Club in accordance with the

values and objectives expressed in the code. The day to day management will be the

delegated responsibility of the Security Officer. The CCTV system will operate 24 hours each

day, every day of the year, recording all activity.


Control and Liaison


The system provider will periodically check and confirm the efficiency of the system and, in

particular, that the equipment is properly recording and that cameras are functional. The Club

will liaise with the supplier regarding servicing and/or repairs and maintenance of the system.


Monitoring procedures


Camera surveillance may be maintained at all times and footage continuously recorded

and up to 30 days of footage is held on the system HDD, the prevention and detection of crime. A record will be maintained of any Footage released to the Police or other authorised applicants. A register will be maintained for this purpose. Viewing of footage by the Police or any external individual must be recorded in writing and entered in the register. Requests by the Police can only be authorised under section 29 of the Data Protection Act 1998. Should images be required as evidence, a copy may be released to

the Police under the procedures described in this paragraph of this Code.

Images will only be released to the Police on the clear understanding that the HDD remains

the property of the Club, and both it and images on it are to be treated in accordance with this

code. The Club also retains the right to refuse permission for the Police to pass to any other

person the HDD or any part of the images contained thereon.

The Police may require the Club to retain any stored HDD/Images for possible use as

evidence in the future. Such HDD/Images will be properly indexed and securely stored until

the Police need them.

Applications received from outside bodies (e.g. solicitors) to view or release footage stored

on HDD’s will be referred to the club management. In these circumstances, HDD/Images will

normally be released where satisfactory documentary evidence is produced showing that they

are required for legal proceedings, or in response to a Court Order. A fee may be charged in

such circumstances.


Breaches of the code (including breaches of security)

The management will initially investigate any breach of the Code of Practice by the

Security Officer or any other Club member.




Any complaints about the Club's CCTV system should be addressed to the management.

Complaints will be dealt with in accordance with the ICO Code of Practice.


Access by the Data Subject


The Data Protection Act provides Data Subjects (individuals to whom "personal data" relate)

with a right to data held about them, including those obtained by CCTV. Requests for Data

Subject Access should be made through the management. The Club reserves the right to

make a charge of up to £10 (currently the statutory amount as permitted by Parliament).


Public information


Copies of this policy will be available to the public from the Club website or from the Club



Issued by: CMAS Date: January 2017



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