Who we are

Who we are

This privacy policy sets out how "Sportive Cycling" uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

“Sportive Cycling” is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

“Sportive Cycling” may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is updated and effective from 14th July, 2018.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

In this section you should note what personal data you collect from users and site visitors. This may include personal data, such as name, email address, personal account preferences; transactional data, such as purchase information; and technical data, such as information about cookies.

Most visitors to this website will not have an account. Authors and Contributors may have an account on this website. No personal data is collected unless specifically requested so you will know what data has been collected. If you have an account on this website, you may add/edit your own personal preferences for interacting with the website.

The website may set cookies to enhance the visitor's experience but no personal data will be collected by these cookies.

If a visitor chooses to interact with the website through a form, the specified data will be collected so you will know what data is being collected, e.g. your email address, name, etc.. We use forms to collect data from you for two purposes:

  1. To enable you to make contact with administrators and account holders of the web site;
  2. To collect your data to add you to a mailing list which is used to communicate with you and inform you about new content and marketing messages.

We will not pass your personal data by any method to any third parties unless legally required to do so.

Personal data is not just created by your interactions with our site. Personal data is also generated from additional technical processes such as comments, analytics, and third-party embeds from other website, e.g. YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, etc. You are responsible for ensuring that you are happy with the privacy policies of these third party websites.

Our website was built using WordPress. It does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Sportive cycling uses Ninja Forms to collect personal data that you explicitly provide.

We use forms for two the purposes noted above.

Data collected from a contact form, ie. name, email address and message in the site's email service until such time as it is no longer required or needed. Data from a Contact Form will not be used for marketing purposes unless explicitly permitted by the visitor. Data collected for marketing purposes will use a form where the specific purpose is described. This data will be kept until such time as the visitor unsubscribes from the mailing list. Each marketing message will provide an opportunity for the user to unsubscribe from future messages or off the ability to changes their message preferences.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We use Google Analytics to help us understand our visitors use of our website. Google collects data about your use of our website and provides us with an insight that helps us create a website and articles that interest our visitors. For more information about the data collected and Google's Privacy Policy please visit


Who we share your data with

In addition to third party partners mentioned elsewhere in this privacy policy your usage data may be shared with our website hosting service at Full details of their privacy policy is at

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data sent beyond the European Union

In addition to previously identified third parties, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have any specific privacy concerns, please contact us at

How we protect your data

This website is a secure website using the https protocol. Therefore, any data collected and sent across the internet is encrypted and secure from external parties.

What third parties we receive data from

It is possible that we receive data from third party services such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, etc. especially when these services are embedded within our content such as a video served by YouTube.

Specific third party plugins used in this site and external services

Plugin: Smush

Smush sends images to the WPMU DEV servers to optimise them for web use. This includes the transfer of EXIF data. The EXIF data will either be stripped or returned as it is. It is not stored on the WPMU DEV servers.

Smush uses a third-party email service (Drip) to send informational emails to the site administrator. The administrator's email address is sent to Drip and a cookie is set by the service. Only administrator information is collected by Drip.

Plugin: Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter's IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).

Plugin: Ninja Forms

We use Ninja Forms to create forms used by visitors on this site to, typically, contact us. They collect data but do not permanently store data on our servers unless the form is used specifically to create an account on this site.

Ninja Forms may also be used in conjunction with Mailchimp to collect specified data with the purpose of creating a mailing list which we will use to notify users of web site content or marketing notices about third party products or services. We will never sell, lease or rent or otherwise dispose of your data to third parties.


Mailchimp is an email marketing service which we use to contact. Their privacy policy is

In the event of a data breach

Should you believe that your data has been compromised please, in the first instance, email and inform us. We will investigate and take appropriate action wherever possible to ensure your data is kept safe and secure.

However, we have previously explained, this website uses third parties to provide functionality and services to the web site. Each of those providers will have their own privacy policy and you should satisfy yourself that their policy is suitable for you - if it isn't then please do not use this web site.