Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.sportstimingservices.com.

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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

Privacy Policy relating to the use of personal data.

Sports Timing Systems Ltd is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to www.sportstimingservices.com

Please read the following Privacy Policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us.

By using the Website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of the Privacy Policy.

  1. 1     Definitions
  • The following words and expressions shave have the following meanings unless the context otherwise requires:

“Compliance Officer”

Mr D Jones, Director, Sports Timing Systems Ltd, Unit 9 Lymedale Enterprise Court, Dalewood Road, Lymedale Business Park Newcastle ST5 9QH david@sportstimingsystems.co.uk

“Cookies”

means a small amount of data sent form the server, which is then stored on your computer’s hard disc drive.

“DPA”

means the Data Protection Act 1998

“Data Processors”

means as defined in the DPA – the full text of these definitions can be obtained by visiting hmso.gov.uk

“Personal Data”

means as defined in the DPA – the full text of these definitions can be obtained by visiting hmso.gov.uk

“Process, Processing”

means as defined in the DPA – the full text of these definitions can be obtained by visiting hmso.gov.uk

“Third Party Sites”

means any site which may be linked to the Website and which is not operated by us.

“Website”

www.sportstimingservices.com

“we, us, our”

means Sports Timing Systems Ltd a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 6815152 whose registered office is at Sports Timing Systems Ltd, Unit 9 Lymedale Enterprise Court, Dalewood Road, Lymedale Business Park, Newcastle, ST5 9QH and means an individual or person using the Website.

  1. 2     Introduction
  • This Privacy Policy forms part of the Website terms and conditions and is a statement to how we shall process your Personal Data.  We take the security and privacy of you and your Personal Data very seriously and we are committed to safeguarding your privacy on line.   Please be aware that communications over the internet, such as emails, are not secure unless they are encrypted.  We do not accept any responsibility for any unauthorised access or loss of Personal Data beyond our control.
  • Our primary reason for collecting your Personal Data is to process queries which you raise in relation to the Website and provide you with the most efficient service possible.
  • This Privacy Policy may change from time to time so please check it periodically.
  • The Website may contain links to Third Party Sites.  Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of any Third Party Sites and advise you to read the privacy statements of any Third Party Site you visit which collects personal information.
  1. 3     Our Policy for Processing your Personal Data
  • What Personal Data do we process and where do we get if from?
    • When you contact us via the “Contact tab” on the Website or by telephone or email we will collect Personal Data from you.
    • Personal information may also be obtained automatically by your internet browser.
  • The types of Personal Data which we may collect from you could include, for example, your name, your contact details (such as your address, telephone number and email address).
  • We may also collect non-personally identifiable information about your visit to the Website through the use of Cookies.  This information may include for example, the pages which you browse and goods viewed.  This information helps us to better manage and develop the Website.
  1. 4     What do we do with your Personal Data?
  • We will process your Personal Data so that we can deal with the general queries you raise from time to time through the “Contact tab” on the Website or by telephone and email.
  • Other purposes for which we will Process your Personal Data are:
    • the general maintenance of our database and records by us.
    • for security purposes to protect your Personal Data held and/or Processed by us.
    • for training our employees in respect of providing our service to you.
    • for our general marketing purposes.
  1. 5     Who else gets to see your Personal Data
  • Our office staff.
  1. 6     Your rights
  • You have the right to object to your Personal Data being used for “direct marketing” and/or “host mailing” purposes (see condition in 1.4).
  • You can change your options in relation to the information you wish to receive at any time by sending an email to david@sportstimingsystems.co.uk
  • As mentioned above you can set your internet browser to refuse Cookies or you can ask your internet browser to alert you when a cookie is being set up.
  • You have the right under the DPA to request from us information as to what Personal Data we are Processing about you.  Such requests should be made in writing to the Compliance Officer and should be accompanied by a £10.00 fee.  We will provide you with the relevant information within 40 days of the receipt of your fee.
  • You have other rights under the DPA in relation to our Processing of your Personal Data.
  1. 7     Maintenance of your Personal Data
  • We are committed to the security of your Personal Data.  All of our employees with access to your Personal Data and/or are associated with the Processing of that data are contractually obliged to respect the confidentiality of your Personal Data.
  • We have implemented technology measures and security policies to protect the Personal Data that we have in our control from unauthorised access, improper use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction or accidental loss.
  1. 8     General application of our Privacy Policy
  • This Privacy Policy only applies to the collection and use of your Personal Data provided to us and not to Personal Data you may provide directly to third parties (for example the operators of any Third Party Sites).  Any third parties will have their own policies in respect of Processing Personal Data you provide to them and/or your Personal Data that we may disclose to them in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  1. 9     Contact Information
  • If you have any queries about our Processing or use of your Personal Data you should write, in the first instance to the Compliance Officer.
  • If you want to learn more about your rights regarding your Personal Data, you should contact the Information Commissioner’s office information line on 01625 545745 / 08456 306060 or visit their website at ico.org.uk
  1. 10     Cookies
  • Information on how to block Cookies can normally be found within the help features of your browser.  Information can also be found on the main browser sites:

www.apple.com/safari (Safari)

www.mozilla.com/firefox (Firefox)

www.microsoft.com (Internet Explorer)

www.opera.com (Opera)