Privacy Policy

I am committed to protecting your personal information and your right to privacy. If you have any questions or concerns about my policy, or my practices with regards to your personal information, please contact me.

This Privacy Policy governs the privacy policies and practices of Phill Sparks (Sole Trader), and my Website located at phills.me.uk. Please read the Privacy Policy carefully as it will help you make informed decisions about sharing your personal information with me.

I last updated my Privacy Policy on 20 January 2019.

Information I Collect

As a Visitor, you can browse my Website to find out more about my Website and my Business. You are not required to provide me with any personal information as a Visitor.

I collect your personal information when you book a Course with me or otherwise when contacting me.

Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to me when using my Website. The personal information I collect includes the following:

  • Name, Email Address and other Contact Data
  • Medical Information relevant to the activity you book

Automatically Collected Information

When you use my Website, I automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with my Website. Such information is typically considered non-personal information. I also collect the following:

  • Cookies
    My Website uses “Cookies” to identify the areas of my Website that you have visited. A Cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. I use Cookies to personalize the Content that you see on my Website. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of Cookies. However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access functionality on my Website correctly or at all. I never place Personally Identifiable Information in Cookies.

  • Third Party Tracking Tools
    I also use third party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of my Website. These third party tracking tools are designed to collect only non-personal information about your use of my Website. However, you understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside my control. As such, I am not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.

  • Log Information
    I automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered my Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave my website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. I may use this information to analyze trends among my Visitors to help improve my Website.

How and Why I Use Your Personal Information

I use the information I receive from you as follows:

  • To arrange courses with you
    I may use any booking information to contact you regarding the Course(s) you have booked to ensure you know when and where the course is taking place. When you book on to a Mountain Training course your booking will be managed through the tahdah system following their privacy policies.

  • To customise my Website for your experience
    I may use the information you provide to me along with any computer information I receive to customize my Website.

  • For data aggregation purposes
    I retain the right to collect and use any non-personal information collected from your use of my Website and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve my Website and Service. At no time is your personally identifiable information included in such data aggregations.

Transfer Of Your Personal Information

Your information, including personal information, may be transferred to – and maintained on – computers located outside of your country or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ than those from your jurisdiction.

I will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and no transfer of your personal information will take place to an organization or a country unless there are adequate controls in place including the security of your data and other personal information.

Disclosure Of Your Personal Information

If my business is involved in a merger, acquisition or asset sale, your personal information may be transferred. I will provide notice before your personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a different Privacy Policy.

Under certain circumstances, I may be required to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to valid requests by public authorities (e.g. a court or a government agency).

Retention of Your Personal Information

I will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. I will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with my legal obligations (for example, if I am required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce my legal agreements and policies.

Information Regarding Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, I am a Data Controller of your personal information.

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), my legal basis for collecting and using your personal information, as described in this Privacy Policy, depends on the information I collect and the specific context in which I collect it. I may process your personal information because:

  • I need to perform a contract with you, such as when you organise a course with me
  • You have given me permission to do so
  • The processing is in my legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights
  • For payment processing purposes
  • To comply with the law

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the personal information I have on you
  • The right of rectification
  • The right to object
  • The right of restriction
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to withdraw consent

Please note that I may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about my collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

Service Providers

I employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate my Website (“Service Providers”), to provide my Website on my behalf, to perform Website-related services or to assist me in analyzing how my Website is used. These third-parties have access to your personal information only to perform these tasks on my behalf and are obligated not to disclose or use it for any other purpose.

My Website may contain links to other websites that are not under my direct control. These websites may have their own policies regarding privacy. I have no control of or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of my visitors. You access such linked Websites at your own risk. These websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information. In addition, these websites may contain a link to Websites of my affiliates. The websites of my affiliates are not subject to this Privacy Policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilize your personal information.

Updates to My Privacy Policy

I reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy at any time. If I make material changes to this policy, I may notify you on my Website, by a blog post, by email, or by any method I determine. The method I chose is at my sole discretion. I will also change the “Last Updated” date at the beginning of this Privacy Policy. Any changes I make to my Privacy Policy are effective as of this Last Updated date and replace any prior Privacy Policies.