At the Serious Sport Group, we take the protection and privacy of your personal information incredibly serious (pardon the pun). As a result, we are committed to protecting your privacy always.
The Serious Sport Group will be referred to in this policy as “we”, “us” or “our” but you will better know us by our trading names, which include Serious Cricket, Serious Sport and Serious Football.
*By registering or placing an order on this website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy. You also confirm that you are at least 18 years of age or have obtained your parent or guardians consent.
So that The Serious Sport Group can deliver an effective service, at times we need to collect and use your personal data. This notice outlines the types of data we use, and how and why we use it:
What we collect?
We will collect personal information whenever you use our services via our website.
By setting up an account, you will be asked to provide us details such as: email address, password, first name, last name, contact details, date of birth and team you play for. We require your consent to collect such information.
When you place an order, we will collect further details such as addresses and financial data that includes credit/debit card details. We are PCI:DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant which is a set of mandatory requirements designed to safeguard cardholder data. We will also collect transactional data such as the products you have brought from us so we can fulfil our contract.
By using our digital platform we also collect technical data that includes: IP address, location, type of operating system (OS), type of web browser, web browser plug-in, referring site, time of visit and number of pages visited. We also track your user journey through our website such as where you have clicked, the searches you make and what marketing channel led you to take a specific action on our site (e.g. email campaign).
If you subscribe to our marketing communications, we collect information on your preferences and interest.
If you enter one of our competitions we may collect personal data such as: email address, first name, last name, contact details but only with your consent to do so.
If you raise a query or complaint through any of our social media pages, we will have record of your user name and will used this to resolve the matter you’ve raised.
This information is collected to help us:
And if you allow us to by subscribing, we may also:
However, we will give you the option to unsubscribe from such communication at any time.
We also use your information for analytical purposes to help us understand our customer needs and business performance. This statistical analysis helps shape our future strategic plan to ensure we can deliver the best possible service to our target audience, whether that be ensuring we have enough staff during peak season or to review the effectiveness of our marketing.
How we keep your information secure
All the information you give us is protected by a secure server. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is the standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a web server and a browser. This link ensures that all data passed between the web server and browsers remain private and integral.
Whilst we do our best to ensure security, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot therefore guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
In most instances, we will not disclose your personal data to third parties without your consent. We only share your personal information with third parties that provide a range of services on behalf of the Serious Sport Group such as to assist us in:
We have the following third-party agreements in place:
All information that is shared shall be treated with the same level of care and protection as in this policy and shall comply with the new data protection legislation.
Apart from the above, we do not share any of your personal data with any third parties except where we are compelled or permitted by law to do so.
As a group, we may share personal information within the Serious Sport Group for any of the purposes outlined in this policy.
We shall only keep your personal data for as long as we have a valid reason to do so. This includes providing you with the goods or services requested, to fulfil any legal obligations, resolve any disputes and so long as a contract remains in place.
We will retain your personal information that is provided upon registering an account on for as long as you remain a customer. You have the right to request this information to be updated or deleted at any time.
All transactional data will be retained after you have completed your purchase in order to fulfil any contractual obligations such as refunds and to meet legal obligations for the retention of transactional data.
If you opt out of our marketing communication, we will still retain a record of your contact details to ensure that we don’t send you any further communication. Again, you can request for this information to be permanently deleted at any time.
Where you have opted in to receive marketing communication, event level data such as email opens and clicks will be archived after a period of 24 months.
Google Analytics user-level and event-level data associated with cookies, user identifiers (e.g. User ID) and advertising identifiers will be deleted after a period of 50 months.
Coaching course registers will be retained for a period of 12 months after the course.
Any job applications will be retained on file, even if unsuccessful for a period of 12 months as other vacancies may become available.
A cookie is a small file which is placed on your hard drive when you visit our website. The only personal information a cookie can obtain is information a user supplies themselves. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. Cookies, however, enhance our website performance in a number of ways, including providing a secure way for us to verify your identity during your visit to our website and personalising your experience on our site, making it more convenient for you. We use information from cookies for purposes which may include:
o Identifying returning users
o Enabling you to move more easily around our sites and applications
o Tracking your use of our site to better develop our site in accordance with your requirements
o Managing and improving the information we present to you and your user experience
o Analysing usage trends and building up anonymous profile based on your browsing patterns across our site which enables us to make advertisements and content available to you that is more relevant to your interests.
The Serious Sport Group does not intentionally or knowingly collect any personal information from Children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian is aware that such personally identifiable information has been processed without consent, we ask that they contact us so we can delete the information from our files.
When using our online booking system for services such as; coaching courses, 121 coaching and net hire, we require consent from a parent or guardian for the processing of information of children under the age of 18. Where consent has been received, we will only process information such as name, date of birth and medical history (for vital interest) of the participant attending any of our coaching courses or 121 coaching sessions.
Coaching course registers will be printed with all the above information and held by the lead Coach for the duration of the coaching course. We will retain these records for a period of 12 months after which they will be destroyed.
Whilst we are holding or processing your personal data, you have the following rights:
You can exercise these rights at any time by contacting the appropriate individual under ‘Key Contacts’.
Our Data Protection Officer is responsible for helping ensure we treat your personal data appropriately. They can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel you need to make a complaint about how we are processing your personal data, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office as the relevant supervisory authority. However, we would appreciate the chance to deal with your complaint internally before you approach the ICO, so please do contact us.
You can contact the ICO through the following means: