Privacy Policy

Privacy

Cookies and data…

7 Hills Cycling Club is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to our website www.7hills.cc and to all prospective and members of the 7 Hills Cycling Club. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By registering to becoming a member of the club or placing an order on the website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy.

INFORMATION THAT WE COLLECT FROM YOU:

When you visit, register or order products or services on our website www.7hills.cc or online registration forms you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself.

You may also be asked for additional details during the ordering and membership process, such as credit or debit card information to allow us to complete your orders.

During the membership and ordering processes you may be asked for some or all of the following information: Gender, Forename, Surname, Date of Birth, Initials, Title, Company Name, Company Address, Home Address, Postcode, Country, Telephone, E-Mail, Username & Password, Next of Kin and Contact Number, British Cycling Membership Number.

The information we request will be the minimum amount required for us to successfully complete your membership or website order. You may also need to give us details of any alternate delivery or invoice addresses which differ from your usual address. Additional space is provided for these extra details during the ordering procedure.

We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from e-mails or communications we send you. We use and analyze the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our club and website.

When you use the www.7hills.cc site, your browser may alert you to the fact that a cookie is being sent to your PC. Without a session, websites have no “memory” and you would not be able to remain logged in when you moved between pages, as each click would treat you as a completely new visitor. Nor would you be able to have a shopping basket as there would be no mechanism to connect you to a previous website action.

The www.7hills.cc site uses a type of cookie known as a “Session Cookie” which is stored in your computer’s memory and deleted when your web browser is closed. Individuals, advertisers or any other companies do not have access to cookies set by the www.7hills.cc site. This session cookie does not collect information from your computer and does not hold any personal information. It merely acts as a reference to your website session.

Session cookies used by the www.7hills.cc site are not harmful to your computer in any way, however, if you choose not to accept cookies, then we use an alternative method to remember your session. You may notice a longer URL in your web browser’s address bar that may contain session variables.

In addition to the session cookies noted above, The the www.7hills.cc site also uses some persistent and semi-persistent cookies in order to operate Google Analytics and Google Maps. Google Analytics is used because it helps us accurately understand how visitors use the web site, such as the number of visitors, how visitors arrive at our site and the most popular pages viewed. This is to ensure that we optimise the service in terms of content, speed and availability to allow us to ensure that the web site is available when you want it; with the content you want at a speed that allows you to use it effectively. To do this Google Analytics uses cookies.

REMOVING AND DISABLING COOKIES:

If you do not wish to accept cookies on to your machine you can disable them by adjusting the settings on your browser. However, this will affect the functionality of the websites you visit.

For more help on how to disable your cookies or delete them visit www.aboutcookies.org

USE OF YOUR INFORMATION:

Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all relevant parts of our site and to supply the goods or services you have requested. It will also enable us to bill you and contact you where necessary with regards to your orders and membership benefits. We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our club.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your own individual views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the site or our services. Further, where you have consented as part of the registration process, we will send you details of relevant news and promotions via email. This information is collected on an ‘Opt In’ basis to ensure that you only receive the news, promotions and emails that you ask for. The only exceptions to this are emails that will be generated during the transactional process i.e. order confirmations, delivery information etc. We may contact you by post or, telephone, as well as by email. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know. If you ask us not to contact you again, we will update our records to ensure that we don’t.

The information you provide is used solely by 7 Hills Cycling Club. The 7 Hills Cycling Club will not share the information you provide with any outside organisations. The 7 Hills Cycling Club is registered under the Data Protection Act 2018.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION:

The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the UK and may be accessed by or given to our staff working outside the UK and third parties some of whom may be located outside the European Economic Area who act for us for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. Those parties process information, fulfil and deliver orders, process credit card payments and provide support services on our behalf.

Countries outside the European Economic Area do not always have strong data protection laws.

We will only allow your information to be used by third parties when this is necessary for the performance of the contract between us. Unless required to do so by law, we will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to us without your consent.

SECURITY AND DATA RETENTION:

We employ security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

ACCESSING AND UPDATING:

If you would like to change your details in the future, log into the site as normal and select the ‘My Account’ button from the main navigation bar and then choose the ‘Account Admin’ then the ‘Change My Details’ option from the menu.

You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate, kept up to date or removed if there is no legitimate reason for keeping it. If you wish to do this, please contact us by emailing [email protected] and we will make the changes within 30 calendar days of your request.

Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted prominently on The 7 Hills Cycling Club website and, where appropriate, advised through email notification.

CONTACT:

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to 7 Hills Cycling Club, Access House, 41 Clun Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S4 7JS, or email [email protected].

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