British Cycling is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and complying with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the ‘Act’).
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we'll treat it.
For the purpose of the Act the data controller is the British Cycling Federation of Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ.
1. Information we may collect from you
We may collect and process the following data about you:
2. IP addresses
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. Your browser sends these cookies back to the website on each subsequent visit so the website can recognise you and can then tailor what you see on the screen.
Cookies are a key part of the internet. They make your interactions with websites much smoother and power lots of useful features. There are many different uses for cookies, but they fall into four main groups:
We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer's hard drive.
In addition to the above we use third party cookies and pixels to advertise our products and services across the internet (for example via Google AdWords and other services).
Remarketing will display relevant adverts tailored to you based on what parts of our websites you have viewed by placing a cookie on your machine. This does not in any way identify you or give access to your computer. Remarketing allows us to tailor our marketing to better suit your needs, and only display adverts that are relevant to you.
4. How we store your personal data
Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to the site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.
5. How we may use your information
British Cycling will only use personal information to provide you with services relating to the site. Personal information will only be passed to third parties if you have opted to receive communications from our partners.
We use information held about you in the following ways:
You can change your preferences at any time by signing in to your user dashboard.
6. Disclosure of your information
7. Your rights
You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.
8. Access to information
The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Children aged 16 or under wishing to provide personal details to British Cycling should get their parent or guardian's permission to do so.
11. Contact us