Who we are
Avon and Somerset Police Force Club is an independent private members non-incorporated body which operates subject to a written constitution and a set of rules and governed by a committee headed by the Chief Constable as Club Chair Person. We do not deal with the public and serve only our members, the majority of which are serving and retired Avon and Somerset Police staff all of which have requested to subscribe to our club.
We are managed and administrated by staff that are paid via Avon and Somerset Police payroll and work from the club office at Avon and Somerset Police Headquarters which is a non-profit organisation whose members apply for membership and pay a subscription to be a member of a benefits club.
The Force Club works under the umbrella of Avon and Somerset Police and in doing so we serve both our subscribing members and also support the Force Health and Wellbeing strategy as a key objective.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Personal data collected on this website is restricted to name, date of birth, work location, staff number (if applicable), email address. home address, phone number and whether you are a pensioner.
Personal data collected is restricted only to name, date of birth, work location, staff number (if applicable), email address and phone number.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
A cookie is a small file placed on your computer’s or mobile device’s storage drive. It enables our website to identify your device as you view different pages on our website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.
Embedded content from other websites
Posts 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 the visitor has visited the other website. They may also include referral links so that the provider of the deal can be sure you came from the club website and are eligible for the deal on offer.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the 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.
Any member has the right to terminate their membership of the Force Club and in doing so will have all personal data removed from our records. Any such cancellation of membership must be made in writing.
Where we send your data
Comments and new registrations may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you choose to pay for one of the deals, such as the holiday accommodation we offer you the ability to pay via PayPal. If you do so your Paypal email address, name and record of the transaction will be stored by PayPal in order to allow us to receive the payment. If you do not wish to use Paypal you can also pay via Cash, Cheque or Bank Card over the phone. Paypal’s Privacy Terms can be viewed here: https://www.paypal.com/en/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full
How we protect your data
Access to the website is encrypted using SSL security through the browser. We have also taken reasonable steps to secure the software the powers the website.
What data breach procedures we have in place
The Force Club staff are fully aware of the risks involved in handling member’s personal data and will endeavour to use the utmost care when handling any personal data. Many of our systems are manual and human error can occur on rare occasions. That being the case we will take steps to immediately notify the member(s) involved and take swift action to minimise any further risk from any data breach.
Please contact the club office.
General terms and conditions
The content of the pages of this website is for your general information and use only. It is subject to change without notice.
Neither we nor any third parties provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or suitability of the information and materials found or offered on this website for any particular purpose. You acknowledge that such information and materials may contain inaccuracies or errors and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law.
Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products, services or information available through this website meet your specific requirements.
This website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. Reproduction is prohibited other than in accordance with the copyright notice, which forms part of these terms and conditions.
All trademarks reproduced in this website, which are not the property of, or licensed to the operator, are acknowledged on the website.
Unauthorised use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that we endorse the website(s). We have no responsibility for the content of the linked website(s).
Deals and Benefits
Avon and Somerset Constabulary Force Club offer exclusive benefits negotiated for you by the Force Club and our network of UK police clubs. These are available every day for you and your family. We will also make you aware of some worthy generic internet offers as we don’t want you to miss out on these, but mostly our benefits are only available to a restricted group of membership clubs. For your small subscription, you should easily be able to recoup that not only once but several times over if you are careful about how you shop and spend your hard-earned cash. If we don’t have want you are looking for, then please ask. We can often get it for you or at least tell you where the best place is to go it.
As a club member, you can claim any of these benefits by either quoting the discount code or by showing some evidence to prove your membership. Staff ID cards should not be shown, * because discounts are negotiated on your behalf as a police sports and social club member and NOT because you are employed by Avon and Somerset Constabulary. The force integrity policy prohibits staff from accepting benefits or discounts for this reason.
All members should be receiving club updates by email, which includes news on the latest member benefits. If you are not getting these, please inform the administrator and you will be added to the distribution list.
IMPORTANT – In order to maintain the integrity of our benefits, please do not divulge any codes shown to any person that is not a paying member of our club. After all why would you want to if they are not subscribing and you are?
The club carries out audit checks with our partners to verify that only paying members are claiming benefits and discounts. If you are aware of any person wrongly claiming benefits or discounts, please let the club know in confidence.
*Some partners offer deals to serving staff only and they ask for proof of employment. If they will only accept a work ID then please show the Force Club card with it and tell them that the discount is accepted by staff on behalf of the Force Club and not because of your association with Avon and Somerset Constabulary. Please tell us where this occurs and we go back to company.
Our deals are current when published but can expire or change without notice.
Please let us know if this happens and we will try to renew it for you.
Please be aware that if you are not happy with anything that you have booked through this website, it is not the responsibility of the Force Club to resolve the issue and you must go direct to the company.