Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://outdoorfitnesssociety.com.

Privacy Policy

The privacy and security of your personal information is extremely important to us. This privacy policy in combination with our Cookies Policy explains how and why we use your personal data, so you can be confident about giving us your information.

This policy applies if you are a visitor (reader, writer, volunteer, customer, employee) of our website, use any of our services, email, call or write to us. If you do not agree or not wish to be bound by our privacy policy, you are not authorized to access or otherwise use the websites, or take part in any of the offers and services that we provide. In certain circumstances we may also provide an extra privacy notice, which will always refer to this page.

Overview of this document

Our Commitment to you

We are committed to managing & safeguarding your personal information in accordance with current legislation and best practice. Our aim is to be responsible, relevant and secure when using your data.

Whenever you provide personal information we will treat that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. We will process the personal information you have supplied to us to conduct and manage our business to enable us to give you the most appropriate marketing, information, service and products and provide the best and most secure experience.

These are what we consider to be our ‘Legitimate Interests’. We endeavor at all times to keep your data accurate and secure, and to honor your data preferences with regard to receipt of direct marketing e.g. postal communications, email, mobile messaging and telephone calls.

We operate websites that may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, and are also likely to use cookies, and we therefore urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit when visiting these websites, which may also be collected by cookies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

We may use third party suppliers to provide part of our service to you. In some circumstances these providers may be based in countries outside the European Economic Area whose laws provide for a different standard of protection for your personal information than that provided under German Law. In such circumstances: 

Your personal data will not be disclosed to state institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation. Before we release data on this basis, we will ensure that the information is being provided to a genuine and properly authorized investigation.

We reserve the right to revise or amend this Privacy Policy at any time to reflect changes to our business or changes in the law. Where these changes are significant we will endeavor to email all of our registered users to make sure that they are informed of such changes.

However, it is your responsibility to check this Privacy Policy before each use of the Website.

What Data we collect

If you are accessing our website to consume content (e.g. articles, posts, etc.) or use other information services, the personal data we collect may include IP, geo location, browser and device details, physical and email addresses via an online registration/request form, as well as usage information about your use of the website and services as well as your use of any newsletters or other communication you agree to receive following your visit to the website.

Anonymous data will be recorded for the purpose of reporting web traffic statistics, advertisement ‘click-throughs’, and/or other activities on our sites. We may receive information about you from any third parties we may partner with through the use of cookie technologies to personalize advertisements for goods and services (please see Marketing and Advertising below for further information).

To opt out of receiving advertisements tailored to your interests by our partners, visit the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance at http://youronlinechoices.eu/

Sometimes we will ask you for additional personal information, and sometimes sensitive personal information (e.g. if you’ve entered a competition or sent in your story to be used in our magazine or for publicity). When we do this we only use the personal information with your explicit consent, and we will provide further information at the time about why we’re collecting your information and how we’ll use it.

If you are an EU data subject, our site provides you the opportunity to consent to our use of your personal information prior to submitting any personal information; We will only use your personal information if you consent to such use.

How we and others use your personal data

We may use the information you share with us and the information we collect through your use of our sites in different areas described below and as described at the time of capture.

Infrastructure and Hosting

Log files

We, or our hosting provider, collects on the basis of our legitimate interests on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes name of the may retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

SSL-Encryption

We use a SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests and orders that you send to us as a website visitor.

Data Sharing

A merge of this log file data with other data sources will not be done by us or shared with any third party.

Statistics and Performance

Google Analytics

Our websites uses Google Analytics as its primary solution for tracking website visits, interactions and events. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We uses website analytics data to help improve the way we delivery content and online experiences to visitors.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

For full details on how Google processes your data please visit: https://support.google.com/analytics/topic/2919631?hl=en&ref_topic=1008008

IP-Anonymization

We have activated the function IP anonymization on our websites. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Browser-Plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.

In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Opposition to Data Collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics

For more information on how to handle user data on Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Data Processing Agreement

We closed a Data Processing Agreement with Google. In this agreement Google commits to process user data only within the scope of the functionality of Analytics, to delete it on our instructions and to take technical and organizational measures for data security.

Data Retention Time

The retention of user and event data in Google Analytics is 14 months.

Social Media

The content on our pages can be shared privacy-friendly in social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+. Our social links not establish direct contact between the networks and users until the user actively clicks on one of these buttons or uses the Facebook commenting option for articles.

Our users can share the content of this website in a privacy-compliant way on social networks without creating complete surf profiles by the network operators.

An automatic transfer of user data to the operators of these platforms is not done by us. If the user is logged in to one of the social networks, when using the social buttons of Facebook, Google+, Pinterest Twitter & Co., an information window appears in which the user can confirm the text and shared information before submitting.

Embedded Content

We may enrich our content with different kinds of (social) media elements also called “embeds” to give our readers better journalism and quality content. Such media elements could be embedded via a HTML Iframe or a similar approaches to show media elements from a social networks (e.g. Facebook, Instagram, etc.) or video platforms (e.g. YouTube). As this kind of content is mostly hosted by third party providers personal and cookie information can be transferred to access the embedded content.

When we embed third party media we always want to full fill the requirements of the terms of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (GDPR) as well as the terms and conditions of the third party which provides and hosts the content. If third parties offer functionality or technology to embed their content in a way which supports the GDPR or the privacy of our users we keen to implement this functionality as soon as possible. For example all embedded YouTube files are using the “No Cookie” option provided by YouTube.

Location-based Services

Some of our information services hosted and developed by us may use details about your location and your browser/device type (e.g. desktop, tablet or mobile device) to provide you tailored content based on your located area (e.g. next gyms in your area, language area, screen resolution). We only using this information during the content selection and rendering process of our website to offer you the right content and a quality service. This information will maybe recorded anonymously for the purpose of statistics and quality control of our information service. Personal location-based information from our services will never be shared with a third party.

Google Maps

We include maps from the Google Maps service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, users’ IP addresses and location data, but these are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Marketing and Advertisement

Our website shows marketing and advertising campaigns to users. A certain amount of this advertising is tailored to the individual user, as practice known as “Online Behavioral Advertising” which uses cookies to discover general information about the pages you visit. This keeps many of our websites and services you use free of charge. Our advertising delivery systems and partners uses the limited information available to it to serve adverts to you, which it believes are relevant. It does not collect personal information such as your name, email address postal address or telephone number.

From time to time, we may share this aggregated data with our advertising partners. This could mean that when you are on other websites you are served advertising based on your behavior across our websites or you may be served advertising based on your behavior on other sites.

Behavioral retargeting is another form of Online Behavioral Advertising that enables us and some of our advertising partners to show you adverts based on browsing patterns and interactions with the site away from our sites. For example, if you have visited the website of a sports brand you may start seeing adverts from that same brand site displaying special offers or showing you the products that you were browsing. This allows companies to advertise to website visitors who leave their website without making a purchase.

If you want to opt out of receiving Online Behavioral Advertising this does not mean that you will no longer receive advertising when you are using our sites. It just means that the advertising you see will not be customized for you. If you would like more information about online behavioral targeting and how to opt out of it, please visit www.youronlinechoices.com or you can also visit http://www.networkadvertising.org/

Our websites uses JavaScript to detect the use of ad blocking extensions for web browsers, we do not store any information on users’ devices and do not  process any personal data.

Newsletter

We will use the details you have shared to send you the newsletter to which you have subscribed. We will not add them to any marketing lists, unless you have consented to this. We will provide a way for you to unsubscribe on every newsletter we send to you. Details you share with us for the purpose of newsletter subscription will never be shared with a third party.

Double opt-in and logging

The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. In other words, you will receive an mail after subscribing the newsletter, requesting confirmation of your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external mail addresses.

The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address.

Hosting

We don’t use a third party provide to manage and send our newsletter to you. The newsletter is hosted and send from our hosted servers in Germany. If we going to use an external newsletter service provider, we will inform you and ask for your permission.

Statistics

Our newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times.

Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is not our desire to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Direct Marketing

We may use the details you share with us to send you offers and promotions by email, post, telephone or SMS wherever we have legitimate interest grounds to do so and where you have not objected. We will provide a way for you to opt-out of receiving marketing promotions both at the time of data capture and every time we contact you thereafter. You can also email privacy@boxrox.com to request your details are suppressed from all promotional campaigns. We won’t use your personal data for marketing purposes at all if you’ve told us not to.

Doubleclick

Our websites uses “DoubleClick” as its primary solution for online marketing and advertising. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We use DoubleClick for marketing and optimization purposes, especially to show you relevant and interesting ads, improve campaign performance reports, or prevent you from seeing the same ads multiple times. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data, this is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The storage period is 2 years.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

For full details on how Doubleclick processes your data please visit:
https://www.google.com/doubleclick and

Google uses cookie IDs to determine which ads are shown in which web browser. This can prevent ads from appearing multiple times. DoubleClick can also use the cookie IDs to track conversions related to ad requests. For example, if you see a DoubleClick ad and later use the same web browser to visit the advertiser’s website and buy something there. According to Google, the aforementioned cookies contain no personal data. By using DoubleClick, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no control over the extent and continued use of data collected through Google’s use of DoubleClick. To the best of our knowledge, Google receives the information that you have accessed the relevant part of our website or have clicked on an ad from us. If you have a Google user account and are registered, Google may associate the visit with your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a chance that Google will learn and store your IP address.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent. Preventing the storage of cookies is also possible by setting your web browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” (https://www.google.com/settings/ads). We remind you that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. You can also opt out of interest-based ads via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices. Please be aware that this setting will also be deleted when you delete your cookies.

Google AdSense

We use “Google AdSense”, an online advertising service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as: “Google”) on our website. Among other things, Google AdSense uses cookies, small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your web browser on your device. Google uses a web beacon to set the cookie on your device. Your data will be transmitted to the USA and evaluated there. If you are logged in with your Google account, your data can be assigned directly to it. If you do not want to associate with your Google profile, you’ll need to log out. It is possible that these data may be shared with Google’s contractors to third parties and government agencies.

We use Google AdSense for marketing and optimization purposes, especially to show you relevant and interesting ads, improve campaign performance reports, or prevent you from seeing the same ads multiple times. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data, it is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent. Preventing the storage of cookies is also possible by disabling interest-based ads on Google through the link https://www.google.com/ads/preferences. We remind you that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. You can also opt out of interest-based ads through the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices. Please be aware that this setting will also be deleted when you delete your cookies. If you use the Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome web browsers, you can permanently deactivate the setting of cookies at the following link: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin. We also point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website in full.

In addition, Google has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States and certified. As a result, Google agrees to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Further information on the use of data by Google, to hire and disagree as well as data protection can be found on the following websites of Google:

Google AdWords

We use “Google Adwords,” a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (hereafter referred to as “Google”), on our website. Google Adwords enables us to use attractive advertising materials (so-called Google Adwords) on external websites to attract attention to our attractive offers. This allows us to determine how successful individual advertising measures are. These advertising materials are supplied by Google via so-called “ad servers”. We use so-called ad server cookies, which can be used to measure certain parameters for measuring success, such as the display of ads or clicks by the users. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Adwords will save a cookie on your PC.

These cookies usually lose their validity after 30 days. They are not meant to identify you personally. The following information is typically stored as analysis values ​​for this cookie: unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant to post-view conversions), opt-out information (mark that the user does not want to be addressed anymore).

These cookies allow Google to recognize your web browser. If a user visits certain pages of an Adwords customer’s website and the cookie stored on their computer has not expired, Google and the customer will be able to detect that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Each Adwords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked via the websites of Adwords customers. We ourselves do not collect and process any personal data in the aforementioned advertising measures. We receive only statistical evaluations provided by Google. On the basis of these evaluations, we can identify which of the advertising measures used are particularly effective. We do not receive any further data from the use of the advertising material, in particular we cannot identify the users on the basis of this information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no control over the extent and continued use of data collected through the use of Google AdWords by Google. To the best of our knowledge, Google receives the information that you have accessed the relevant part of our website or have clicked on an ad from us. If you have a Google user account and are registered, Google may associate the visit with your user account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, there is a chance that Google will learn and store your IP address.

We use Google AdWords for marketing and optimization purposes, especially to show you relevant and interesting ads, improve campaign performance reports, and achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs. This is also our legitimate interest in the processing of the above data, it is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by deleting existing cookies and deactivating the storage of cookies in the settings of your web browser. We point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website to the full extent. Preventing the storage of cookies is also possible by setting your web browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com” (https://www.google.com/settings/ads). We remind you that this setting will be deleted when you delete your cookies. You can also opt out of interest-based ads through the link https://www.aboutads.info/choices. Please be aware that this setting will also be deleted when you delete your cookies.

In addition, Google has submitted to the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the United States and certified. As a result, Google agrees to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Further information on the use of data by Google, to hire and disagree as well as data protection can be found on the following websites of Google:

  • Privacy Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy
  • Google Website Stats: https: //services.google.com/sitestats/en.htm

Affiliate Programs

We participate in serval Affiliate Program that give us the possibility to show specific advertisement to our customer in order to earn money through advertising reimbursement. Affiliate Programs require the uses of cookies to understand the origin of the orders.

The storage of “Affiliate cookies” is based on Art. 6 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in this, since only through the cookies, the amount of its affiliate remuneration can be determined.

Research

We may use the information you provide to invite you to participate in surveys and focus groups about our products, advertisers and services. Participation is always voluntary and the answers you provide are anonymous and aggregated to support our learnings and inform changes we can make to improve our products and services. Your data will not be added to any marketing lists unless you have consented to this and were informed at the point of capture and will only be shared with third parties where we have appointed them to manage research activity on our behalf.

When you click on advertisements or links on any of our sites, you will leave that site and go to a third-party site, which is outside of our control. When we place an advertisement on one of our sites, it does not signify that we are endorsing that advertiser’s product or service. We do not accept responsibility for content, have no control over and our Privacy Policy does not apply to these companies, sites or content and if such third-party sites collect personal data, we cannot control how this data is processed, stored or used. We advise that you read their data collection statements, which accompany any registration and their Privacy Policies before you submit your personal information

Legitimate Interest

We may process your personal data on the basis of a legitimate interest which may include promoting similar products or services via direct marketing activity, to manage suppression and unsubscribe requests received from you, to identify and prevent fraudulent behavior, maintaining the security of our system, data analytics, enhancing, modifying or improving our services, identifying usage trends and determining the effectiveness of our campaigns.

Whenever we process data for these purposes we will ensure that we always keep your personal data rights in high regard and take account of these rights. Find out more about your rights and how to exercise them here.

How we keep your personal data secure

Our security policies, rules and technical measures have been implemented to protect your personal information from unauthorized or improper use and from accidental loss.

All our employees and data processors that have access to, and are associated with, the processing of your personal information are legally obliged to respect the confidentiality of your data and are bound by contract to do so.

Note that some of our websites provide forums and commenting facilities where you can post information. When you do so, be aware that other visitors may collect any information you make public.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Who we share your personal data with

We have formed partnerships with a variety of carefully selected companies that we share data with in order to carry out the activities described in the section How we Use your Data. Below is a non-exhaustive list of our key partners:

Fulfilment Partners:

Pipedrive, Paypal,

Marketing Partners:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Advertising Technology Partners:

Google, Facebook

Affiliate Partners:

Rogue, Avantlink

We may also have to share your personal data with third parties whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal data in the same way as set out in this Privacy Policy.

How long we keep your personal data for

We will hold your personal information on our systems only for as long as required to provide you with the products and/or services you have requested.

Where you sign up to receive email marketing from us we will retain your e-mail address after you ‘opt-out’ of receiving emails in order to ensure that we continue to honor and respect that request. To unsubscribe from marketing emails at any time, please click on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any marketing email and update your account preferences. You may also contact us to inform us if you do not wish to receive any marketing materials from us.

In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

What rights do you have

You have the right to obtain information about the personal data stored by us at any time. You also have the right to transfer, rectify or delete, as well as to limit the processing of your data. Furthermore, you can object at any time to the processing of your data.

Right to information

According to Art. 15 GDPR you have the right to ask us to confirm whether personal data concerning you are being processed. If so, you will continue to have a right to information about the personal data and information about the purpose of the processing, the category of personal data being processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or disclosed the right of rectification or deletion of the data concerning you or the restriction of processing or right of objection to such processing, the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority and, if personal Data was not collected from you, on all available information about the origin of the data.

Right to rectification

According to Art. 16 GDPR you further have the right to demand without delay the correction or completion of incorrect personal data concerning you.

Right to delete

Under the conditions specified in Art. 17 GDPR you have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, except for the processing of the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right to restriction

Under the conditions of Art. 18 GDPR you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your data.

Right to transmission

According to Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, common and machine-readable format, as well as the right, provided that the requirements of Art. 20 GDPR are met, to transfer them to another person in charge. In this context, you have the right to have the personal data relating to you transmitted directly to the other persons responsible.

Right to objection

According to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that your personal data are based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation.

Against the processing of your data for the purpose of the direct advertisement you have the right to contradict this processing at any time without indication of a special situation.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

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.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Cookies

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 visit our login page, 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.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles 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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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 (if any), 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Cookie Policy

Like many websites, we use small files called cookies to help to provide the best possible online experience for you. This page will tell you what cookies are, how we use cookies and how you can control cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files of letters and numbers that are placed on your computer, tablet or smartphone, by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site, for example, remembering your preferences, recording what you have put in your shopping basket, and counting the number of people looking at a website. We use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with a functional website and to give you a more personalized service.

Who sets the cookies?

We use both first and third party cookies:

  • First party cookies are cookies that are set by us (as the owner of the website). They help the website to function as you as the user might expect it to. They are also used to provide us with anonymized data about how our website is being used.
  • Third party cookies are set on our website by an organization other than us. These enable us to learn more about our customers, so that we can provide a more personalized service, or for the purposes of advertising.

There are many different types of cookie. They are each used for different purposes. The reasons for the National Trust using different types of cookies are described below.

How we use cookies

A visit to our website, may generate the following types of cookie:

Strictly Necessary Cookies – These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information

Performance Cookies – These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our site, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Functional Cookies – These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Targeting Cookies  – These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information, but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Other Third Party Cookies – Where we use applications on our website that are owned by other organizations, third party cookies may be used to customize that application to you or to track the success of that application. For example, if you use a social media button or support chat window on our website.

Which third party cookies do we use?

We use third party cookies for the purposes of advertising and analytics. The below table outlines the purpose of each of our current third party cookies and gives links to the privacy policies of each third party. (Please note the third party cookies used may change as we work with new or different suppliers – this list will be reviewed and updated monthly).

How long do cookies last?

Cookies last for different lengths of time depending on what they are used for.

  • Session cookies are temporary cookies and are only stored until you leave the website or when you close your web browser.
  • Persistent cookies last for a fixed period of time, defined within the cookie, and allow the website to recognize the device again when the user returns to that website on that device.

The table below outlines the first party cookies we use, their purpose and their duration.

How do I change my cookie settings?

Cookies can be controlled by your web browser settings. Whether our cookies are used will depend on your browser settings, so you are in control. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, please use the following links:

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Please be aware that by blocking all cookies you may not be able to access or use all the features of our website and you will not receive a personalized service.

If you are primarily concerned about third party cookies generated by advertisers, you can turn these off by going to the Your Online Choices site (http://www.youronlinechoices.com). Also, you can visit the trade body representing these advertising platforms for more information: Network Advertising Imitative (http://www.networkadvertising.org). From their site, you can control third party online advertising by managing your browser or mobile device opt-outs (http://optout.networkadvertising.org).

Note that these links will take you to other sites. Outdoor Fitness Society is not responsible for the information and also the setting of cookies on these other sites.