Play Sports Network Privacy Notice
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- Each of our channel websites including : https://www.globalcyclingnetwork.com, https://www.globaltrinetwork.com; https://www.gmbn.com; http://www.embn.com;
- Our club subscription platforms including https://gcnclub.com;
- Our mobile applications (including the GCN App);
- Our content uploader page available at https://upload.globalcyclingnetwork.com/ (and those of each of our channels available via the same link);
- Our general websites (as well as any recruitment and other interactive elements offered within the same) including https://www.playsportsnetwork.com;
- Our events websites and event booking platforms, including https://gcnevents.co/;
- Our online retail sites, including: https://shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com/; https://shop.gmbn.com/; https://shop.globaltrinetwork.com/; https://shop.embn.com/;
- Surveys and quizzes operated by PSN from time to time; and
- Any of the social media pages for any of our channels (including, without limitation, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Twitter, (regardless of where you visit them from).
- Who we are
- The personal information we collect about you
- How we store and use your personal information
- How we share your personal information and who we share it with
- International transfers
- Data Retention
- Your rights
- Third party links and sites and service providers
- Complaints, questions and suggestions
1. Who we are
We are Play Sports Network Limited, registered in England and Wales with company number 08265494 whose registered office is at Chiswick Park Building 2, 566 Chiswick High Road, London, W4 5YB and our principal place of business is 30 Monmouth Street, Bath BA1 2AP, United Kingdom and we are the data controller of the personal information that we collect from you.
Our EU Representative is Discovery Communications Benelux B.V. whose registered office is at Kraanspoor 20, 1033 SE, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- We do not and will not knowingly collect information from any unsupervised child under the age of 13 (or the relevant age for giving valid consent in your jurisdiction, if different). Our Services are not directed at children and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from children.
3. The personal information we collect about you
Information from your online interactions
We collect the following information from your interaction with the Services:
- how you access our Services and the devices that you use to access our Services. This includes collecting unique online identifiers such as IP address and your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access the Services;
- information about how you engage with our online marketing; including information about whether our marketing is delivered to you and how you interact with it; and
- any e-mail or other communications, including attachments, which you send to us through or in relation to the Services.
Information that you share with us
This includes personal information you submit to us through data entry fields required as part of your use of a Service including, without limitation, when you:
- purchase, access, subscribe to or download our products or services (including a paid club subscription, signing up to a mobile application or a retail / event purchase);
- submit content including photos, comments, videos and other materials that you upload, submit or share via the Services ("User Content");
- create an account in order to use one or more of our Services;
- apply for a job with us (including through any third-party recruitment platform we may use from time to time);
- request marketing or newsletters to be sent to you;
- enter a competition, prize giveaway, promotion, quiz or survey;
- provide us with feedback.
When you submit personal information to us through any of the above Services, we may collect the following information from you:
- your name;
- your e-mail address;
- your physical address;
- your phone number;
- your gender;
- your User Content: please note that any User Content that you submit to the Services may be made public subject to the terms of the Community Guidelines. Please think about this before submitting the information and consider whether you want to make it public, especially if it includes sensitive information.
- any email or other communications, including attachments, which you send to us;
- where you are purchasing services from us, your payment information including cardholder name billing address; bank account and payment card details and information about the transactions such as the products or services purchased;
- your Facebook, Apple or Google login, where you use a Facebook, Apple or Google login to create or sign in to an account with us; and
- profile data including your username and password for registering an account, purchases or orders made by you, your interests and preferences, such as your marketing preferences, and survey responses or feedback provided by you.
Third parties or publicly available sources
We may receive personal information about you from various third parties as set out below:
- technical data from the following parties:
- analytics providers such as Google based inside and outside the EU;
- advertising networks based inside and outside the EU;
- data management platform providers based inside and outside the EU; and
- search information providers based inside and outside the EU.
- if you log into the Services through a third-party social media account such as Facebook, we will collect certain Information relating to your account with those social media platforms including your name, profile image, age group, gender and other information available on your public profile. You can manage the data which is shared by social media platforms with us by amending your preferences through using the privacy settings which these third parties provide on their platforms.
For further information about how each of these parties collect and use your data, please see the 'Third-Party advertising companies' section below;
- identity and contact data from data brokers, aggregators and publicly available sources;
- contact, financial and transaction data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services; and
- third parties that provide certain services to us within the Services, for example, facilitating and administering customer feedback forms and newsletter subscriptions, payment providers and third parties providing recruitment, booking and other services to us.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (which includes details about race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, political opinions etc).
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
4. How we store and use your personal information
We store and use your personal information for the following reasons:
- it is necessary in order for us to fulfil a contract that we have with you;
- it is required in our legitimate interests;
- it is required in order for us to comply with our legal obligations; or
- it is permitted because you have provided your consent to us.
Where we need to collect personal information by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (in this case, to provide you with the Services). In this case, we may have to cancel the Services but we will notify you if this is the case at the time.
Necessary for us to fulfil our contract with you
- making the Services available to you;
- providing any Services that you request;
- administering the Services and processing your payment where you are purchasing Services from us (including but not limited to using third party service providers to process such payment); and
Our legitimate interests
Sometimes, our use of your personal information is for purposes which are ancillary to the provision of the Services. In those circumstances, we believe we have a legitimate interest in handling your personal information and believe that the benefits of this storage and use of your personal information will outweigh any potential impact on you and not unduly prejudice your rights or freedoms. The relevant circumstances are:
- detecting and preventing fraud;
- keeping our Services, products and IT systems secure;
- ensuring that our own processes, procedures and systems are as efficient as possible;
- analysing and enhancing the information that we collect;
- analysing your video consumption, playback and general viewing habits in order to understand viewership and update and improve our Services, including but not limited to our content, features, scheduling, technology and products;
- providing personalised recommendations and content within the Services by collecting data about you in order to build a profile of your preferences based on your activity when you use the Services. The Services cannot be provided to you without this profiling. If you wish to object to this profiling, we will not be able to provide the Services to you and you should not use or access the Services;
- determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and advertising;
- using IP addresses and device identifiers to identify the location of users and block any unauthorised users;
- dealing with your enquiries and requests (for example if you were to call customer services to ask for help and assistance then we would need to process your contact details);
- suggesting similar products to you that you may be interested in and to understand which products appeal to our customers; and
- where you have opted out of our marketing or objected to receiving e-mails from us, then we need to keep records of your preferences to ensure that we do not contact you if you have asked us not to.
If we rely on our (or another person's) legitimate interests for using your personal information, we will undertake a balancing test to ensure that our (or the other person's) legitimate interests are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms which require protection of the personal information.
When you have provided consent to us
Where you have given us consent, we or relevant third parties may contact you by e-mail and/or text message with products and Services which we or relevant third parties think may interest you.
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing or newsletter messages at any time by following the easy to use opt-out or ‘unsubscribe’ links in any marketing message sent to you, by changing your preferences in your account settings (in respect of certain Services) or by contacting us at any time at email@example.com. Where you opt out of receiving such messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience or other transactions.
For legal reasons
We will use your personal information in order to comply with our legal obligations. These obligations include:
- if you have a paid subscription to use the Services and live in the European Union (the "EU"), we are legally required to allow you and you are legally entitled to watch the Services when you're visiting another country in the EU provided that we have verified your country of residence. We verify your country of residence using your IP address and payment information or, if you are a resident in Sweden, by your billing address
- us complying with our legal obligations; and
- if we are asked by regulatory bodies or law enforcement agencies to share your personal information with them.
We collect anonymised or aggregated details about visitors to and users of our Services for the purposes of aggregating statistics or reporting purposes. However, no single individual will be identifiable from the anonymised details we collect for these purposes.
Third-party advertising companies
We want to make sure that our advertising and marketing is relevant and interesting to you and our other users. To achieve this, we use third-party advertising and technology companies to serve ads and/or provide aggregated data to assist in serving ads when you visit or use our Services. This may include third-party technology companies which collect data about you in order to build a profile of your preferences based on your activities when you visit or use our Services. We may also use these companies to automatically collect data from you when you use our Services in order to help us identify the ads that are served to you and what you do after seeing those ads. In addition, we also share data with providers of web analytics tools, such as Google, which we use to analyse your use of the Services.
We might also share your data with social media or other similar platforms, so that you and other people can see relevant content on that platform. For example, we may use the Facebook Custom Audiences service and share your e-mail address in a protected format with Facebook so that we can:
- include you in a custom audience that we will serve relevant advertising content to on Facebook; or
- create an audience of other Facebook users based on the information in your Facebook profile.
5. How we share your personal information and who we share it with
Sharing of personal information across Services
In order to access or interact with some of the Services we offer, you are required you to register for a Single Sign On (SSO) account. You will be able to access or interact with multiple different Services via this SSO account (for example you may purchase an item from an online store and subscribe for a mobile app. You agree to PSN sharing your personal information submitted to an SSO account across the various Services you may access or interact with through that SSO account. This helps us to build a better profile of your account and make the content you see more relevant to you.
Sharing of personal information with others
Additionally, we disclose information under the following circumstances:
- Third-party companies: When we share information with third-party service companies to facilitate or to provide certain services on our behalf. This will include:
- IT infrastructure companies that facilitate our provision of the Services to you such as providers of our platform (including for example Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform);
- Third parties who provide first level customer support and subscription management services on our behalf. In some cases you may be required to sign up for an account operated by a third party in order to access or use a Service, in which case you should check such third party’s privacy and cookie policies prior to doing so;
- IT support service providers;
- Payment service providers (if you pay to subscribe to our Services) who will process your subscription payments on our behalf;
- Third parties who facilitate delivery and management of orders or subscriptions (currently including Green Snow Limited (order processing) and Realtime Despatch Software Limited (warehouse management). We are careful to ensure that any personal information processed by these providers is limited insofar as possible and that appropriate security measures are in place to ensure the safety of your information. For further details, please refer to the terms and conditions for our shop sites (as applicable), available at https://shop.globalcyclingnetwork.com/terms-and-conditions, https://shop.gmbn.com/terms-and-conditions, https://shop.embn.com/terms-and-conditions and https://shop.globaltrinetwork.com/terms-and-conditions;
- Third party organisations to process and display customer reviews of products purchased through our websites, which third party may be provided with order details including your name, email address and details of the products you have purchased, to enable them to contact you to ask for a review and for no other reason. You are not under any obligation to provide a review, but we're grateful for your feedback!;
- For purchases of tickets to events and festivals we operate from time to time, we may appoint third party organisations who will process your payment and / or booking information;
- Third parties who may provide you with a prize where you enter a promotional giveaway (where this is stated in the terms and conditions for any particular giveaway); and
- Other third-party service providers, for the purpose of providing or tracking our customers' use of the Services (which may include organisations providing remarketing services such as Google, Criteo, and Facebook), providing recruitment platform services and booking platform services to us.
These companies are authorised to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these Services to us and in accordance with our instructions.
- Merger or acquisition: When we need to transfer information about you if we are acquired by or merged with another company. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified afterwards via e-mail and/or a prominent notice on our Services of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information.
- Sharing your User Content. Any User Content which you voluntarily disclose on the Services will become visible to other users of the Services.
6. International transfers
When transferring personal information outside the EEA and the UK, we will:
- include the standard contractual data protection clauses approved by the European Commission or the UK Government (as applicable) for transferring personal information outside the EEA and UK into our contracts with those third parties (these are the clauses approved under Article 46.2 of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") and the UK version of it); or
- ensure that the country in which your personal information will be handled has been deemed "adequate" by the European Commission under Article 45 of the GDPR.
You can find out further information about the rules on data transfers outside the EEA and the UK, including the mechanisms that we rely upon, on the European Commission website here and on the Information Commissioner's Office website here.
7. Cookies and similar technologies
Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags, scripts and SDKs are used by us and our partners, affiliates, or analytics or service providers. These technologies are used in analysing trends, administering the Services, tracking users’ movements around the Services and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to protect your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions, and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
Whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard the personal information that you provide to us, no transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed secure. Consequently, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal information that you transfer over the Internet to us.
9. Data Retention
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements. By law we may have to keep certain basic information about our customers for six years after they cease being customers for tax or other compliance purposes.
In some circumstances, we may anonymise your personal information (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
10. Your rights
You have certain rights in relation to your personal information.
If you wish to access or delete your personal information please submit your request by filling out the following intake form:
You have the right to request that we:
- provide access to any personal information we hold about you;
- update any of your personal information which is out of date or incorrect;
- delete any personal information which we are holding about you;
- restrict the way that we process your personal information;
- prevent the processing of your personal information for direct-marketing purposes;
- provide your personal information to a third party provider of services;
- provide you with a copy of any personal information which we hold about you; or
- consider any valid objections which you have to our use of your personal information.
If you are a French resident then you have the right to provide us with instructions on the management (e.g., retention, erasure and disclosure) of your personal information after your death. You can change or revoke your instructions at any time.
We will consider all such requests and provide our response within a reasonable period (and in any event within any time period required by applicable law). Please note, however, that certain personal information may be exempt from such requests in certain circumstances.
If an exception applies, we will tell you this when responding to your request. We may request you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to any request you make.
If we delete any personal information which are holding about you, this deletion may only relate to the Services and not any other service provided by us in other jurisdictions. You should make requests for each account that you may have set up to access the Services or any other service provided by us.
If you would like further information in relation to these or would like to exercise any of them, please contact our DPO at firstname.lastname@example.org, noting that some of our Services (including our mobile application) offer a simple means to exercise these rights at the touch of a button within the Service itself.
Like many organisations, we may target banners and ads to you when you are on other websites and apps. We do this using a variety of digital marketing networks and ad exchanges, and we use a range of advertising technologies like web beacons, pixels, ad tags, cookies, and mobile identifiers, as well as email and platform specific services offered by some sites and social networks, (for example Facebook’s Custom Audience service).
The banners and ads you see will be based on information we hold about you, or your previous use of our Services (for example, your search history whilst using one of our websites or the content you view whilst on our Services) or on our banners or ads you have previously clicked on.
We will collect and use your personal information for undertaking marketing by email.
We will send you certain marketing communications (including electronic marketing communications) if we have your consent to do so for marketing and business development purposes.
However, we will always obtain your consent to direct marketing communications where we are required to do so by law and if we intend to disclose your personal information to any third party for such marketing. If you wish to stop receiving marketing communications, you can click on the easy to use unsubscribe link in any marketing email from us, change your preferences in your account settings or contact us by email at email@example.com.
12. Third party links, sites and service providers
Where you provide data to a third party such as those outlined above, generally your sharing of data will be governed by the privacy terms of that third party, and unless otherwise stated we are not responsible for such sharing or for any additional personal information you may decide to provide to such third parties. You are strongly advised to read any relevant third party's privacy and cookie policies prior to any such sharing of data.
14. Complaints, questions and suggestions
We have a Data Protection Officer that can assist with all queries regarding our processing of personal information. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the EEA, you may also make a complaint to our supervisory body for data protection matters (the Information Commissioner's Office in the UK) or seek a remedy through local courts if you believe your rights have been breached.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with local data protection authorities in the EEA if you believe we have not complied with applicable data protection laws. The local authority differs depending on the country. Please contact us in the first instance before exercising your right to make a complaint to any supervisory authority for data protection issues; we will do our best to resolve any concerns you may have. Please see the Annex for your local data protection authority.
List of data protection authorities (UK and EEA countries)
You have the right to lodge a complaint with local data protection authorities in the UK or the EEA if you believe we have not complied with applicable data protection laws.
The local authority differs depending on the country. Please see below for details of the local data protection authorities in the UK and EEA countries in which we operate.
Commission de la protection de la vie privée
Rue de la Presse 35
Tel. +32 2 274 48 00
Fax +32 2 274 48 10
Commissioner for Personal Data Protection
1 Iasonos Street,
P.O. Box 23378, CY-1682 Nicosia
Tel. +357 22 818 456
Fax +357 22 304 565
The Office for Personal Data Protection
Urad pro ochranu osobnich udaju
Pplk. Sochora 27
170 00 Prague 7
Tel. +420 234 665 111
Fax +420 234 665 444
Commission Nationale de l'Informatique et des Libertés - CNIL
3 Place de Fontenoy - TSA 80715
75334 PARIS CEDEX 07
Tel. +33 1 53 73 22 22
Fax +33 1 53 73 22 00
The competence for complaints is split among different data protection supervisory authorities in Germany. Competent authorities can be identified according to the list provided under: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/bfdi_wiki/index.php/Aufsichtsbeh%C3%B6rden_und_Landesdatenschutzbeauftragte
Data Protection Commissioner
Lo-Call: 1890 25 22 31
Tel. +353 57 868 4800
Fax +353 57 868 4757
Commission Nationale pour la Protection des Données
1, avenue du Rock’n’Roll
Tel. +352 2610 60 1
Fax +352 2610 60 29
Office of the Data Protection Commissioner
Data Protection Commissioner: Mr Joseph Ebejer
2, Airways House
High Street, Sliema SLM 1549
Tel. +356 2328 7100
Fax +356 2328 7198
Prins Clauslaan 60
P.O. Box 93374
2509 AJ Den Haag
Tel. +31 70 888 8500
Fax +31 70 888 8501
The Bureau of the President of the Personal Data Protection Office – PUODO
ul. Stawki 2
Tel. +48 22 53 10 300; 606-950-000
Fax +48 22 53 10 301
The National Supervisory Authority for Personal Data Processing
President: Mrs Ancuţa Gianina Opre
B-dul Magheru 28-30
Sector 1, BUCUREŞTI
Tel. +40 21 252 5599
Fax +40 21 252 5757
Office for Personal Data Protection of the Slovak Republic
820 07 Bratislava 27
Tel.: + 421 2 32 31 32 14
Fax: + 421 2 32 31 32 34
Agencia de Protección de Datos
C/Jorge Juan, 6
Tel. +34 91 266 35 17
e-mail: email@example.com. Also: https://sedeagpd.gob.es/sede-electronica-web/
104 20 Stockholm
Tel. +46 8 657 6100
Fax +46 8 652 8652
Please click on the relevant link to access the Privacy Notice for your territory in your preferred language:
- For Europe:
- For the USA:
- For Australia, Singapore, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Columbia or Russia:
- For the Philippines:
- English -> go here
- For the UAE, Oman or Egypt:
- English -> go here
- For the rest of the world: