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Privacy Policy
At Running Metronome, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. We’ve tried to make our privacy policy that follows as easy to read as possible. If anything in here is unclear, please contact us at admin@runningmetronome.org.

What this privacy policy covers
As an organisation that relies on the use of personal data, Running Metronome is responsible for collecting and using your data in a responsible and safe way, and that starts with clearly telling you how we collect, use and protect your personal data.  This privacy notice sets out:

  • What kind of personal data we may collect from you;
  • How and why we collect and use your personal data;
  • Why we may share personal data within Running Metronome and with other organisations; and
  • The rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data.

Data that we collect from you
When you interact with our website or opt-in to receive our newsletter, you provide us with the consent to contact you. While there are certain data that you must provide to use some of our services, such name and email address to receive newsletters, you control how much data you share with us.

We will only retain your personal data for as long as we need to in order to fulfil the uses we describe in this notice.

When you opt-in to receive our newsletter, we collect contact details such as your name and email address.

When you browse our website, we collect information through the use of cookies and similar technologies.

When you contact us or interact with our website or social media pages, we collect any personal data that you may provide about yourself, including your name and contact details and the conversation history of our communications with you. We may also collect any comments you make on our website or social media pages.

How and why we use your personal data, and whom we share it with
We use the data that you share with us to give you the best experience possible. The uses we describe below form the basic agreement we have with website visitors or newsletter subscribers:

  • Newsletters – If you opt-in to receive our newsletter, we will use your name and/or email address to send you relevant newsletters.
  • Respond to you – We will use your name and email address to reply to your request or enquire accordingly.

In order to use your personal data in the ways described above, we may share it within Running Metronome or with trusted third parties who provide services to us. Here is some more information about the types of organisation and what we may share with them:

Service providers
We work with trusted service providers that carry out certain functions on our behalf so we can provide our services to you. These organisations process data on our behalf. They only have access to the personal data that they absolutely need to provide the specific service to us, and in all cases we have contractual safeguards in place to ensure that they do not disclose or use it for any other purposes. In some cases, these organisations (for example our payment processors) may need to process your personal data for their own specific purposes, for example to ensure they are compliant with regulations or laws governing their own sectors.

Other Organisations
In other circumstances, we may share personal data with other organisations if:

  • We have to share your information to comply with legal or regulatory requirements (or we reasonably believe that we need to disclose your information for such purposes);
  • We need to share personal data in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights, including with our legal and other professional advisors;
  • We restructure our business or if we buy or sell any business or assets we may share your data with the prospective buyer or seller;
  • All or substantially all of our company assets are acquired by another party, your data will be one of the transferred assets

If you don’t want us to make use of your personal data in any of the ways described above, please contact us on admin@runningmetronome.org.

Processing your personal data
Running Metronome is committed to the lawful, fair and transparent use of personal data. For every use of your personal data we have described so far, we process your personal data on the grounds that our processing is necessary for legitimate interests.

If you have any questions about the grounds under which we process your personal data, or would like to find out more about the approach we take to determine that these grounds apply, please contact admin@runningmetronome.org.

How we store and protect your personal data
We do everything we can to protect your personal data from loss or misuse, and from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.

Our website may from time to time contain external website links. If you follow a link to any of those websites, please ensure you check the privacy notices before you submit your information to these websites. Running Metronome will not accept any responsibility or liability for those websites.

Emails and Newsletter
When you email us directly or opt-in to receive our newsletter, you confirm you have given us consent to respond to you or receive our newsletters using your name or email address. If you would prefer not to receive such communications, you can easily unsubscribe by opting out of the newsletter at the bottom or contacting us on admin@runningmetronome.org.

Cookies
We use “cookies” to improve your experience as you use our website. This section tells you about the cookies that we use, what they do and your choices when it comes to cookies.

Cookies are small data files that allow a website to collect and store a range of data on your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device.  We use cookies and similar technologies, such as tags and pixels (“cookies”) to help us to provide features and functionality on our websites. Running Metronome uses third party cookies which are not set by Running Metronome, but by other websites with our permission.

The follow lists and describes the third party cookies that we have placed on our website. You can learn more about the cookies we use by clicking on the relevant links.

  • Google Analytics cookie – We use analytics cookies to understand how you use our website so we can monitor performance and improve.
  • Google AdSense cookie – We use the AdSense cookies to better serve you adverts that are relevant and high quality.
  • Disqus cookie – We use certain cookies to communicate with you with the comments section of the website.
  • Skimlinks cookies – We use the Skimlinks cookies or tags to better service you personalised adverts or links that are relevant and of high quality.
  • Facebook Social Plugins cookies – We use the Facebook social plugins cookie to provide you with personalized and social experiences. When you interact with social plugins, you share your experiences off Facebook with your friends and others on Facebook.
  • Gravatar Cookie – Your Gravatar is an image that follows you from site to site appearing beside your name when you do things like comment or post on a blog.

When you accessed this website you were presented with an alert that notified you of our use of cookies. If you continue to use the website, you are agreeing to the use of the cookies described in this notice. However, you can use your browser settings to accept or reject new cookies and to delete existing cookies. The ‘Help’ function within your browser should tell you how, and you can find more about how you can delete and manage cookies at http://www.allaboutcookies.org. If you are concerned about third party advertising cookies, you can turn these off by going to Your Online Choices at http://www.youronlinechoices.com.

Please note that restricting the use of cookies may mean that you will not be able to take full advantage of all the features or services available on this website.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, RunningMetronome.org makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Email tracking
Some of the emails we send to you may contain a ‘pixel’ or tracked links, which allows us to identify when you have opened the email and to verify which links contained in the email you have accessed.  We use this information to determine which parts of our emails are of most interest to you. You can delete the pixel by deleting the email.  If you do not wish to receive any newsletters or emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time.

Your Rights
You have certain rights in relation to the personal data that we hold about you, which are designed to give you more choice and control over your personal data. These rights are explained below.

  • The right to request access to personal data
  • The right to request rectification of personal data
  • The right to request erasure of personal data
  • The right to request a restriction on processing of personal data
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data

Exercising your rights
You can exercise any of these rights by emailing admin@runningmetronome.org.  Once you have submitted your request we may contact you to request further information to authenticate your identity or to help us to respond to your request. As noted above, while some rights generally apply, some are only available in certain circumstances, so if we feel that any right is not available to you, we will let you know along with the reason for our decision.

While we reserve the right to change this notice at any time, if any significant changes are made, we will provide notice to you via email or any other appropriate means to give you the opportunity to review the changes before they become effective.

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at admin@runningmetronome.org.