Last updated: 30th September 2020
Privacy policies can be complex. We have written ours in a way that is hopefully quick and easy to understand..
Modern marketing allows businesses to reach you in a more personalised way; in the right hands we believe that is a good thing but we also believe that when we use people’s data to personalise our marketing, we should always act not just within the law, but also with integrity.
We are a small business that has always believed in going above and beyond; producing the best products and delivering the best service. We promise to treat your data in the way we would want our own data to be handled, so that we can continue to earn the trust of our customers.
We fully support your Data Privacy Rights under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and embrace the changes required to ensure that your experience with Kit Sports is fully aligned to your expectations and wishes.
Why do we need to collect, store and use your personal data?
To enable us to:
Respond to your enquiries
Process your orders
Provide aftersales services
Communicate our marketing to you by either telephone, post, email or social media
in certain examples manage contracts (e.g sponsored players)
(i.e. legitimate business reasons for using personal data;).
When we have your consent, we aim to personalise your experience for details about offers, promotions, news about new products.
If we do collect personal data that you have provided to us, either directly or via a 3rd party platforms e.g mailchimp, this data will be recorded in our secure system.
What data do we store and when?
When we process your order (a purchase from our website), we collect the following data and use it in our order fulfilment and after sales service:
Details of your order or enquiry
At checkout, the payment provider (e.g. PayPal or Stripe) will use the above information and details of your billing address and payment card. We only use large, trusted payment providers such as PayPal and Stripe who comply with PCI DSS Tier 1 – the highest standard of card protection in the industry. We NEVER see or store your credit card information; payments are handled directly by the provider. For business orders we also store your organisation’s name.
With your specific consent, we may also collect the sports you are interested in and interests related to this, such as your favourite club. Unless you opt-in to marketing, the data given during the order process will only be used for processing that order.
If you opt-in to marketing, we will send you relevant offers that relate to our products and services. We will NEVER sell your data to a third party. You can withdraw this consent at any time.
We use 3rd party service providers to help us market to you so we can:
Collate, manage and store your data
Contact you, e.g via e-mail or social media
Manage your marketing preferences
Who do we share your data with?
We share your delivery address data with transport couriers if required.
We share your billing address with payment providers, who will ask for payment.
If you come to our website via a third-party organisation, then we may share details of your purchases on our website with them. However, you would have already agreed to do this engagement in your Data Privacy agreement with them.
Your data account with us
If you wish, you can create a user account on our website so that you do not have to re-enter your details the next time you buy from us. The benefits of this are that you have access to your orders with us, we can contact you about your account status and we will spot trends so we can offer you products or services that will genuinely be of interest to. You can unsubscribe from email marketing at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in any marketing email we’ve sent you; don’t worry though, we will still contact you about important matters relating to your account or your orders.
How to control and access your data
You can send requests to us for visibility of transactional data. You can send requests to us to delete your data from our records or to stop using the data for any purposes at all. You can ask for a copy of your records or ask for a digital file with data from your records. Any paper records will be supplied as pdfs.
To do any of the above send an email to
You can manage addresses and email contact preferences yourself, directly within your online account with us.
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In order to enjoy the Kit Sports website to the fullest, we recommend that you leave cookies switched on.
We collect data when you browse our website so that we can analyse use in order to improve our websites performance and your enjoyment in using our site. This data is consolidated and your personal identifiable data is not known to us; analytics help us to analyse trends rather than individual actions.
Our website runs on an e-commerce technology platform called Woocommerce. One of the main reasons we selected Woocommerce is because it is one of the largest and most trusted platforms of its kind, with hundreds of thousands of stores using it. Woocommerce and its trusted partners may have visibility of your data we hold on their systems. Woocommerce maintains some of the highest data protection practices in the industry and is GDPR and PCI DSS tier 1 compliant – some of the highest standards of data and credit card protection available. We never see or store your credit card information – payments are handled directly on Woocommerce and our payment partner’s (such as PayPal and Stripe) systems.
Technology and Data Protection Policies:
The following technologies may collect or process your data as part of our business activities. Your personal data will only be used for marketing purposes with your permission:
Woocommerce – e-commerce platform
Mailchimp – Email Marketing
Google Tag Manager – Website management
Google Website Optimiser – Testing tool
Google analytics – Summary trend analysis
Google Adwords – Advertising
We realise children may visit our websites and we do encourage children to participate in sport.
Children should always ask a parent for permission before sending personal information to anyone online, and we advise under 18s not to submit a personal address or telephone information. However, as we are unable to verify the age of a people using our site, it is ultimately the responsibility of parents or legal guardians to supervise children when online.
How to complain
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) are the governing body related to the implementation of GDPR. They issue guidance on how to raise an issue with anyone who is storing or processing your personal data. They recommend that you contact us and try and resolve the issue with us directly. We will make every effort to resolve any issues to your satisfaction, however, there are certain legal obligations we also must comply with.
You can contact us by;
Tel : +44 (0)1535 610 165
Post : GDPR, Kit Sports, 204 Oakworth Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 1QH
If you are not satisfied that we have resolved your issue then you can contact ICO for advice. Go to their website at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or telephone them on 0303 123 1113. To see the GDPR regulations visit: www.ico.org.uk
For business customers
For business customers, we may hold additional information regarding the organisation that you are associated with. The organisation may also have additional delivery addresses stored on our website. There is also likely to be a full contract under which we perform business activities. We would also recommend that individuals working on behalf of a business customer store their details under a business email account and that for personal use they use a personal email account. This helps to give a clear separation between personal details and business-related details.
Where individuals have a formal contract in place with Kit Sports, there will be further details stored concerning this contract. If you believe there are adjustments required to your personal data then please contact your normal relationship manager and inform them.
This website is secured using an SSL Certificate. This ensures that all information you send to us via the internet will be encrypted.