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Privacy & Cookies Policy

Background

This Policy applies as between you, the User of this Website and SWEAT! Union Limited the owner and provider of this Website. This Policy applies to our use of any and all Data collected by us in relation to your use of the Website.

  1. Definitions and Interpretation

In this Policy the following terms shall have the following meanings:

Data” means collectively all information that you submit to the edit via the Website. This definition shall, where applicable, incorporate the definitions provided in the Data Protection Act 1998;

Cookie” means a small text file placed on your computer by this Website when you visit certain parts of the Website and/or when you use certain features of the Website. Details of the cookies used by this Website are set out in Clause 12;

“SWEAT! Union Limited” means SWEAT! Union Limited (formerly SWEAT! Gyms Limited, of 3000 Cathedral Hill, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YB;

UK and EU Cookie Law” means the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 as amended by the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011;

User” means any third party that accesses the Website and is not employed by SWEAT! Union Limited and acting in the course of their employment; and

Website” means the website that you are currently using www.sweatunion.com and any sub-domains of this site (e.g. subdomain.www.sweatunion.com/join) unless expressly excluded by their own terms and conditions.

  1. Scope of this Policy

This Policy applies only to the actions of SWEAT! Union Limited and Users with respect to this Website. It does not extend to any websites that can be accessed from this Website including, but not limited to, any links we may provide to social media websites.

  1. Data Collected

Without limitation, any of the following Data may be collected by this Website from time to time:

    1. name; 
    2. date of birth; 
    3. gender; 
    4. job title; 
    5. profession; 
    6. contact information such as email addresses and telephone numbers; 
    7. demographic information such as post code, preferences and interests; 
    8. financial information such as credit / debit card numbers; 
    9. IP address (automatically collected); 
    10. web browser type and version (automatically collected); 
    11. operating system (automatically collected); 
    12. a list of URLs starting with a referring site, your activity on this Website, and the site you exit to (automatically collected).
  1. Our Use of Data
    1. Any personal Data you submit will be retained by SWEAT! Union Limited.
    2. Unless we are obliged or permitted by law to do so, and subject to Clause 5, your Data will not be disclosed to third parties.  This does not include our affiliates and / or other companies within our group.
    3. All personal Data is stored securely in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.  For more details on security see Clause 11 below.
    4. Any or all of the above Data may be required by us from time to time in order to provide you with the best possible service and experience when using our Website. Specifically, Data may be used by us for the following reasons:
  • internal record keeping; 
  • improvement of our products / services; 
  • transmission by email of promotional materials that may be of interest to you; 
  • contact for market research purposes which may be done using email, telephone, fax or mail. Such information may be used to customise or update the Website.
  1. What we do with your data

Data Protection law says that we can use personal data only if we have a proper reason to do so. The law says we must have one or more of these reasons:

  • To fulfil a contract we have with you
  • When it's our legal duty
  • When it's in our legitimate interest
  • When you consent to it

A legitimate interest is when we have a legitimate business or commercial reason to use your information. But even then, it must not unfairly go against what is right and best for you. If we rely on our legitimate interest, we will tell you what that is.

  1. How do we use your data for marketing?

We may use your personal data to tell you about our relevant products, competitions and offers. We will process your data to allow us to tailor offers and other incentives to you, across our website and other online applications.

We will only send you marketing messages if we have either your consent or a legitimate interest. This is when we have a legitimate business or commercial reason to use your information that does not unfairly go against what is right and best for you.

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages by contacting us at any time by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of any marketing email or updating your preferences in your online account.

 

  1. Third Party Websites and Services
    1. Sweat Union Limited may, from time to time, employ the services of other parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment processing, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website.
    2. Any Data used by such parties is used only to the extent required by them to parties for dealing with matters that may include, but are not limited to, payment processing, delivery of purchased items, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. The providers of such services have access to certain personal Data provided by Users of this Website. perform the services that SWEAT! Union Limited requests. Any use for other purposes is strictly prohibited. Furthermore, any Data that is processed by third parties shall be processed within the terms of this Policy and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
    3. Member data will be provided to a 3rd party debt collection agency in the event of unpaid charges.
  1. Links to Other Websites

This Website may, from time to time, provide links to other websites. SWEAT! Union Limited has no control over such websites and is in no way responsible for the content thereof. This Policy does not extend to your use of such websites. Users are advised to read the privacy policy or statement of other websites prior to using them.

  1. Changes of Business Ownership and Control
  1. Sweat Union Limited may, from time to time, expand or reduce our business and this may involve the sale and/or the transfer of control of all or part of Sweat Union Limited. Data provided by Users will, where it is relevant to any part of our business so transferred, be transferred along with that part and the new owner or newly controlling party will, under the terms of this Policy, be permitted to use the Data for the purposes for which it was originally supplied to us.
  2. In the event that any Data submitted by Users is to be transferred in such a manner, you will not be contacted in advance and informed of the changes.
  1. Controlling Use of Your Data                                                                                     10. Wherever you are required to submit Data, you will be given options to restrict our use of that Data. This may include the following:
  1. use of Data for direct marketing purposes; and
  2. sharing Data with third parties.
  1. Your Right to Withhold Information
  1. You may access certain areas of the Website without providing any Data at all. However, to use all features and functions available on the Website you may be required to submit certain Data.
  2. You may restrict your internet browser’s use of Cookies. For more information see Clause 12.
  1. Accessing your own Data

You have the right to ask for a copy of any of your personal Data held by Sweat Union Limited (where such data is held).  Sweat Union Limited reserves the right to levy a small administration fee.

  1. Security

Data security is of great importance to SWEAT! Union Limited and to protect your Data we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure Data collected via this Website.

  1. Cookies
    1. This Website may place and access certain first party Cookies on your computer. First party cookies are those placed directly by SWEAT! Union Limited via this Website and are used only by SWEAT! Union Limited. SWEAT! Union Limited uses Cookies to improve your experience of using the Website and to improve our range of products and services. SWEAT! Union Limited has carefully chosen these Cookies and has taken steps to ensure that your privacy is protected and respected at all times. 
    2. By using this Website you may receive certain third party Cookies on your computer. Third party cookies are those placed by websites and/or parties other than SWEAT! Union Limited. Third party cookies are used on this Website for advertising services and are detailed in full below. These cookies are not integral to the services provided by the Website. 
    3. All Cookies used by this Website are used in accordance with current UK and EU Cookie Law. 
    4. If you wish to block cookies please see 12.10 below.
    5. Certain features of the Website depend upon Cookies to function. UK and EU Cookie Law deems these Cookies to be “strictly necessary”. These Cookies are shown below. Your consent will not be sought to place these Cookies. You may still block these cookies by changing your internet browser’s settings as detailed below. 
    6. The following first party Cookies may be placed on your computer: There are currently no first party cookies on this site. and the following third party Cookies may be placed on your computer: There are currently no third party cookies on this site except those stated below. 
    7. This Website uses analytics services provided by Google Analytics. Website analytics refers to a set of tools used to collect and analyse usage statistics, enabling us to better understand how Users use the Website. This, in turn, enables us to improve the Website and the products and services offered through it. You do not have to allow us to use these Cookies, as detailed below, however whilst our use of them does not pose any risk to your privacy or your safe use of the Website, it does enable us to continually improve our business. 
    8. The analytics services used by this Website use Cookies to gather the required information. Certain of these Cookies may be placed immediately when you decide to visit the Website and it may not be possible to obtain your prior consent. You may remove these Cookies and prevent future use of them by following the steps set out below. 
    9. The analytics services used by this Website use the following Cookies: 

Name of Cookie

First / Third Party

Provider

Purpose

_ga

Third

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Tracking

_ga1

Third

Google Analytics

Google Analytics Tracking

    1. You can choose to enable or disable Cookies in your internet browser. Most internet browsers also enable you to choose whether you wish to disable all cookies or only third party cookies. By default, most internet browsers accept Cookies but this can be changed. For further details, please consult the help menu in your internet browser.
    2. You can choose to delete Cookies at any time however you may lose any information that enables you to access the Website more quickly and efficiently including, but not limited to, personalisation settings.
    3. It is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser is up-to-date and that you consult the help and guidance provided by the developer of your internet browser if you are unsure about adjusting your privacy settings.
    4. Cookies in use:

First party cookies

_CFDUID - __cfduid cookie is used to override any security restrictions based on the IP address the visitor is coming from. 

_PHPSESSID - _phpsessid is used to manage sessions server sessions. 

Third party cookies

_UNAM - The "__unam" cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors "click-stream" activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personaly identifies you if you have seperately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. See more at: http://sharethis.com/privacy.

UID/UIDR _uid, _uidr  Set on the root of *.scorecardresearch.com. These cookies are used in combination with embedded code gather information regarding visitor activity on sites. The data gathered is sent to comScore for analysis and reporting. The site uses this information to help improve the services it provides to its users.

__insp_norec_sess, __insp_nv, __insp_slim, __insp_targlpt, __insp_targlpu, __insp_wid - Disqus uses several cookies to remember your Disqus login information and for you to be able to leave comments on this website. You can learn more about the Disqus cookies by reading  https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/466235-use-of-cookies and you can opt out from getting these cookies by following the instructions on this page https://help.disqus.com/customer/portal/articles/1657951-ad-training-settings

_stid -  The “_stid” cookie is set as part of the ShareThis service and monitors “click-stream” activity, e.g. web pages viewed, navigation from page to page, time spent on each page etc. The ShareThis service only personally identifies you if you have separately signed up with ShareThis for a ShareThis account and given them your consent. You can read the ShareThis privacy policy here. This page also explains how you can opt out of the tracking aspects of the ShareThis Service if you wish to.

NID -  A Google cookie that stores preferences referring to a particular website.

fr - Encrypted Facebook ID and Browser ID - related to Facebook advertising services

IDE - cookie used by doubleclick service to track users for advertising purposes 

Consent - cookie used by google to track the users consent related to GDPR compliance issues 

core  - The cookie used for the management system is used on the domain https://sweat-services.brightlime.com/

  1. Changes to the Policy

SWEAT! Union Limited reserves the right to change this Policy as we may deem necessary from time to time or as may be required by law. Any changes will be immediately posted on the Website and you are deemed to have accepted the terms of the Policy on your first use of the Website following the alterations.