Royal Parks Half Marathon Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
The privacy and security of your personal information is extremely important to us. This privacy policy explains how and why we use your personal data, to make sure you stay informed and can be confident about giving us your information.    

We’ll only use your personal data on relevant lawful grounds as permitted by: (a) the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) as adopted into and amended for the purpose of UK law; (b) the Data Protection Act 2018; and (c) Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (as amended from time to time).  
This policy covers:  
•    Who organises the Royal Parks’ Half Marathon?
•    What personal data do we collect?
•    How we use your personal data? 
•    Disclosure of personal data to third parties 
•    Your rights as a data subject 
•    Cookies 
•    Links to third party websites 
•    Security 
•    Where do we process your personal data? 
•    Notification of changes 
•    Complaints  

Who runs the Royal Parks’ Half Marathon? 
The Royal Parks’ Half Marathon is organised by The Royal Parks Limited, with assistance from London Marathon Events Limited.  
In this policy, whenever you see the words ‘The Royal Parks’, 'THE ROYAL PARKS' ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’, it refers to The Royal Parks Limited.  Whenever you see the words London Marathon Events, it refers to London Marathon Events Limited.  Whenever you see the words “the event”, it refers to The Royal Parks’ Half Marathon.  
The Royal Parks Limited is a charity created in March 2017 and officially launched in July 2017 to support and manage 5,000 acres of Royal parkland across London.  
If you would like to contact us about this privacy notice or how we use your personal data, please contact us at: 

Data Protection 
The Old Police House 
Hyde Park 
W2 2UH  
Telephone: +44 (0)300 061 2000  
The Royal Parks is the data controller of the personal data we process, unless otherwise stated. 

What personal data do we collect?  
Your personal data is any information which identifies you, or which can be identified as relating to you personally. We’ll only collect the personal data that we need to allow you to participate in the event.   
We collect the following personal data from you when you register to participate in the event and when you participate in the event:  
•    Name 
•    Email address 
•    Telephone number 
•    Date of birth / Age 
•    Gender 
•    Address 
•    Emergency contact information 
•    T-shirt size 
•    Industry 
•    Personal story 
We will also collect the following special category of data from you:  
•    Medical information relevant to your participation in the event.  
If you do not provide all the information required, we will not be able to process your registration or allow you to participate in the event.  
If you register as part of a team, some of the above information may be provided to us by a member of your team on your behalf to allow us to contact you to complete your event registration.  

How we use your personal data  
Personal data provided to us will be used for the purpose or purposes outlined in any privacy notice in a transparent manner at the time of collection or registration where appropriate. If asked by regulatory or government authorities investigating suspected illegal activities, we may need to provide your personal data.  
Your personal data will be collected and processed: 
•    To provide our services to you in connection with the event, including to:  
o    confirm and verify your identity; 
o    administer the event and enable you to participate in the event; and 
o    contact you regarding details for the event. 
•    For our legitimate interests in promoting the event and similar future events. 
•    To satisfy our legal, accounting or reporting requirements.  
We process special categories of personal data (including data concerning your health) where this is necessary to protect your health or vital interests.  
If you consent to hearing from us in the future, we will store your personal data and contact you by email to let you know about future events we hold. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes at any time. You can exercise this right by unsubscribing from marketing emails you receive or by contacting us at the address set out above. 

We will hold and process your personal data for a maximum of five years from your last engagement with us, before removing it from our systems. If you want us to stop processing your personal data before this time, please contact us.  

We do not currently use automated decision-making including profiling. 

As detailed in 3.9 of the Runner T&Cs, event organisers (employees and suppliers) may use any photographs, videos and other images in which you may appear which are taken at the Event or Event-related occasion, in connection with the production, advertisement, marketing or promotion of The Royal Parks, the Event and any subsequent Royal Parks Half Marathon events.

Should you prefer that the Event Organisers do not use any such images or if you do not wish to be the subject of any photography, you should notify the Event Organiser by emailing 


Disclosure of personal data to third parties  
We may share your personal data with the following third parties who perform services on our behalf in connection with the event:              
•    If you register for the event as part of a team, a designated leader or contact person for your team to enable them to complete your registration. 
•      The official event photography company in connection with event photography. By taking part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon your photo will be taken by our event photographers. Anyone wishing to discuss photos please contact confirming your name and runner number.


London Marathon Events, which organises the event for us as well as their selected suppliers who complete the following services: 
o    Fulfilment suppliers for fulfilment of your event race pack. 
o    The event’s medical supplier, in connection with any medical assistance given to you in relation to the event.  
o    The timing and scoring provider, to enable them to process timing chips for the event.

•    Law enforcement agencies and regulators where we are under a duty to disclose or share your information in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation, or where we reasonably consider that this is necessary to help prevent or detect fraud or other crime or to protect the rights, property or safety of us, participants or other individuals 
•    Event registration and entry management is supported by njuko. All personal data entered as part of the event registration and entry management process will be shared with njuko (

•    When you register, we will share your name and email address with our e-comms provider Mailchimp ( to provide you race information. You can opt-in to receive emails with relevant and tailored information about this year’s race and future races. You are free to unsubscribe from these emails at any time.
•    If you purchase event merchandise as part of your registration process we will need to share your personal data with our vendors in order to fulfil your order. 
•    Fundraising 
o    The charity drop down feature provides a commercial benefit to the Royal Parks Half. Anyone participating must clearly consent to providing their data before any information will be passed from the Royal Parks Half to a third party charity.  

•     Tracker App
o   Your name and runner number will be displayed in our event day race app along with your time. Please contact should you wish to be removed.  
•    Any other third party where you have consented to such disclosure. 


Your rights as a data subject 
As a data subject whose personal information we hold, you have certain rights. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please email or use the information supplied in the About Us section above. In order to process your request, we will ask you to provide two valid forms of identification for verification purposes. 
You can find out more about your rights on the Information Commissioner’s Office website: 
Your rights are as follows:  

  • The right to be informed - As a data controller, we are obliged to provide clear and transparent information about our data processing activities. This is provided by this privacy policy and any related communications we may send you.  
  • The right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information. This right always applies. There are some exemptions, which means you may not always receive all the information we process.  
  • The right to data portability - This only applies to information you have given us. You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us from one organisation to another, or give it to you. This right only applies if we are processing information based on your consent or under contract and the processing is automated.  
  • The right to object - You have the right to object to processing if we are able to process your information because the process forms part of our public tasks, or is in our legitimate interests.  
  • The right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.  
  • The right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances. 
  • The right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.  We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we erase the data. 
  • Rights related automated decision-making including profiling – You have rights surrounding our use of automated decision-making and profiling.  You can object to us using your personal data in such a way at any time. 

We will confirm that we have updated, ported, erased, provided or amended your personal data as requested within one month of receipt of your request.  If we are unable to meet your request or require an extension to meet the request we will inform you within one month. 
If we are processing your personal data with your consent, then you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time and we will cease processing your personal data without undue delay. 

A 'cookie' is a small text file that is placed on a user's computer hard drive by a website. There are several types of cookie and the most common are often referred to as 'session' cookies. These are used to keep track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page within a website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire within a few minutes of the user leaving the site.  

Other types of cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are either sponsored by organisations external to the website being visited (known as 'third party' cookies) or can originate from the website organisation itself ('first party' cookies). These usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are 'harvested' and 'refreshed' whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used.  

This website uses benign, short lived 'session' cookies and 'first party' cookies to tell whether a website user has logged-in, where to find details that can be used to pre-fill parts of on-line forms and to personalise the user's visit to the website. They are also used to track anonymously which areas of the site are popular and which are not used; this allows us to target carefully our website resources.  

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., which uses cookies to help a website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be used by Google for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website on our behalf. When your personal data is processed by Google Analytics, it will be processed under Google’s privacy notice, which can be found here.  

The Royal Parks also uses cookies in its email communications to personalise the email and track whether the mail has been opened or read and whether the recipient has used any website links contained in the email communication. This allows us to monitor and improve our email communications and website.  

Internet browsers normally accept cookies by default but you may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. The website (run by the Interactive Marketing Bureau, provided here for information only and not connected to or recommended by The Royal Parks) contains step-by-step guidance on how cookies can be switched off by users.  However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.  

Links to third party websites   
This Privacy Policy applies solely to the personal data collected by The Royal Parks and does not apply to third party websites.  
Users should be aware that if they access other websites, using the links provided, these are outside our control.  If they provide personal data to other companies, the privacy policies of those companies determine the uses to which that information is put and this Privacy Policy will no longer apply. The Royal Parks is not responsible for the privacy policies of third party websites and advises users to read the privacy policies of other websites before registering any personal data.  

We recognise the need to ensure that personal information gathered via this website remains secure. We use industry standard Secure Server Software (SSL) for your transactions with us to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under our control. It encrypts all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address, so that it cannot be read as the information travels over the Internet. However, you acknowledge that although we exercise adequate care and security there remains a risk that information transmitted over the Internet and stored by computer may be intercepted or accessed by an unauthorised third party.  

When personal data is stored on The Royal Parks’ systems we take every care to ensure the security of your personal data.  Its information systems are adequately and appropriately protected, by the implementation and maintenance of security controls, against threats to the systems.  The implemented security controls are appropriate to the measures of risks and the value of assets, and implemented, used and where relevant tested, correctly, through information security compliance (audit) reviews, to ensure that the required level of security is maintained.  


Where we process your data 
One of our current service providers, Marathon Photos, has offices located outside the UK.  The personal data that they process on our behalf may be transferred to New Zealand.  New Zealand has an adequacy finding, and as such is considered to offer an equivalent standard of protection for personal data as information in the UK. 

Unless we specifically inform you otherwise, your personal data will only be processed within the UK.   


Notification of changes  
We may update this policy at any time without notice. Any changes to this policy will be notified by an announcement on this website. Your continued use of this website, following the posting of changes to this policy, will mean you accept these changes.  


Should you wish to discuss a complaint, please feel free to contact us using the details provided above. All complaints will be treated in a confidential manner. 

Should you feel unsatisfied with our handling of your data, or about any complaint that you have made to us about our handling of your data, you are entitled to escalate your complaint to a supervisory authority within the United Kingdom, this is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Its contact information can be found at