Your privacy on parkrun

Here at parkrun we’re committed to respecting and protecting your online privacy. This includes your need and your right to know what we do with the personal information you share with us. It also guides our policies regarding the management of this data, including how the information is collected, processed and for what purposes.

‘parkrun websites’ refer to the web pages for parkrun countries. These are administered by parkrun Global, who provide the technology services to parkrun organisations around the world. By accessing these websites you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within the Privacy Policy below. In return, parkrun gives the commitment that we will use the personal data you provide only in ways that are compatible with this Privacy Policy.

The collection of information: Every time you connect to parkrun websites your IP (Internet Protocol) address registers on our servers. Your IP address reveals no information other than the number assigned to you. We do not use this technology to get any personal data against your knowledge or free will (i.e. automatically recording email addresses of visitors). Nor do we use it for any purpose other than to help us monitor traffic on our website, or (in case of criminal activity or misuse of our information) to cooperate with law enforcement.

We also store the details you provide to us during registration, which are needed to operate the parkrun site/service (eg to send you your results or for our event teams to identify you when you volunteer). We use this data internally and make copies of it for back-up purposes. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

Cookies

We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are or how to control or delete them then we recommend you visit the  About Cookies website for detailed guidance.

Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called Incognito in Chrome, InPrivate for Internet Explorer, Private Browsing in Firefox and Safari).

First Party Cookies

These are cookies that are set by this website directly.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site and is not tied to personally identifiable information. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards in its analytics service.

Google Adsense/DFP

We use Google Adsense and DFP Small Business to display adverts on some parts of our websites. These use cookies to store information about what pages you visit, and which adverts you are shown. You can read more about Google's Adsense cookie policy and DFP cookies.

WordPress

Our websites run the popular WordPress CMS and cookies are used to store basic data for some interactions with WordPress, and whether you have logged into WordPress (this is mainly relevant for event-team volunteers). We use a session cookie to remember your login for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these are disabled then various bits of functionality on the site will be broken. More information on session cookies and what they are used for.

Third Party Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site, which allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter and Facebook. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out or delete such information.