We ask that you read this privacy notice carefully as it contains important information on who we are, how and why we collect, store, use and share personal information, your rights in relation to your personal information and on how to contact us and supervisory authorities in the event you have a complaint.
Fore Fitness Limited (referred to as we or us in this policy), a company incorporated in England and Wales with registered number 09081065 whose registered office is at 120 Oxford Street, London,England, W1D 1LT, collects, uses and is responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data Protection Regulation which applies across the European Union (including in the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
References to us in this privacy notice are also made in respect of the network of franchisees who operate under the easyGym brand. We may need to share your personal information between us so that we can provide our services to you, but we will ensure that your information is only shared between the parties who need to know it and is never generally available within the network.
We may collect the following personal information from you:
date of birth;
contact information – home address, email addresses and telephone numbers;
credit/debit card and/or bank account details
We collect most of this personal information directly from you-in person, by telephone, text or email and via our website and apps. However, we may also collect information:
from a third party with your consent, eg your bank or building society;
Under data protection law, we can only use your personal information if we have a proper reason for doing so, eg:
to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations;
for the performance of our contract with you or to take steps at your request before entering into a contract;
for our legitimate interests or those of a third party; or
where you have given consent.
A legitimate interest is when we have a business or commercial reason to use your information, so long as this is not overridden by your own rights and interests.
We will use your personal information for the following reasons:
Informing you about the services we offer,
entering into a contract with you and delivering the services you ask for;
taking direct debit and/or debit and credit card payments; and
We routinely share personal information with:
companies within our group and members of our network of franchisees;
third parties we use to help deliver our products and services to you, eg payment service providers;
other third parties we use to help us run our business, eg marketing agencies or website hosts;
third parties approved by you, eg social media sites you choose to link to or third party payment providers;
credit reference agencies;
our insurers and brokers; and
We only allow our service providers to handle your personal information if we are satisfied they take appropriate measures to protect your personal information. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers relating to ensure they can only use your personal information to provide services to us and to you. We may also share personal information with external auditors, eg in relation to ISO or Investors in People accreditation and the audit of our accounts.
We may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.
We may also need to share some personal information with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our business or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymised but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.
Information may be held at our offices and those of our group companies, franchisees, third party agencies, service providers, representatives and agents as described above (see above: ‘Who we shareyour personal information with’).
Some of these third parties may be based outside the European Economic Area. For more information, including on how we safeguard your personal information when this occurs, see below: ‘Transferring your personal information out of the EEA’.
To deliver services to you, it is sometimes necessary for us to share your personal information outside the European Economic Area (EEA), eg:
with our offices outside the EEA;
with your and our service providers located outside the EEA;
if you are based outside the EEA;
where there is an international dimension to the services we are providing to you.
These transfers are subject to special rules under European and UK data protection law.
Some non-EEA countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. We will, however, ensure the transfer complies with data protection law and all personal information will be secure. Our standard practice is to use standard data protection contract clauses that have been approved by the European Commission. To obtain a copy of those clauses please contact our Data Protection Officer (see ‘How to contact us’ below).
Wherever you are required to submit personal information, you will be given options to restrict our use of that information. This may include the following:
for direct marketing purposes; and
sharing with third parties.
You have the following rights, which you can exercise free of charge
For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, please contact us or see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:
complete a data subject request form—available on our website; or
email our Data Protection Officer—see below: ‘How to contact us’; and
let us have enough information to identify you (eg your full name, address and customer or account number);
let us have proof of your identity and address (a copy of your driving licence or passport and a recent utility or credit card bill); and
let us know what right you want to exercise and the information to which your request relates.
We have appropriate security measures to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed unlawfully. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to access it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
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We hope that we or our Data Protection Officer can resolve any query or concern you may raise about our use of your information.
The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The supervisory authority in the UK is the Information Commissioner who may be contacted at https://ico.org.uk/concerns or telephone: 0303 123 1113.
We may change this privacy notice from time to time—when we do we will inform you via the website.