sportdevelopment.info is dedicated to collecting, archiving and citiquing information regarding sport development, its practice and teaching. The site is designed for educational purposes for students and practitioners.
- Documents are not altered
- Documents are not offered for sale
- Authors are referenced
- Documents are used ONLY for educational purposes.
Authors or other copyright holders wishing to have any document / or other file they own, removed from this site please email us via the contact us page stating your case and where appropraite we will delete such files within a reasonable time period.
sportdevelopment.info is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This statement discloses the privacy practices for www.sportdevelopment.org.uk including:
- What personally identifiable information of yours is collected
- What organisation is collecting the information
- How the information is used
- With whom the information may be shared
- What choices are available to you regarding collection, use and distribution of the information
- How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.
Table of Contents
- Under 18s
- Information We Collect
- Our Use of Your Information
- Opt-Out of Email Communications
- Our Disclosure of Your Information
- Discussion Forums
- "Tell a friend" services
- Reviewing and Changing Your Personally Identifiable Information
- Other Information Collectors
1. Under 18s
Children are not eligible to use our services and we ask that minors (under 18 years of age) do not submit any personal information to us.
2. Information We Collect.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information from you is to provide you with a smooth, efficient, and personalised experience while using our services. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customise our service to make your experience easier and quicker.
To fully use our services, you will need to register using our database registration page, where you will be required to provide us with your contact information (e.g. e-mail address) and some other information relating to your professional employment (e.g. name of the company you work for, your position there). We automatically track certain information about you based upon your behaviour on our site. We use this information to do internal research on our users' demographics, interests, and behaviour to better understand and serve our users. This information is compiled and analysed on an aggregated basis.
Using the Site's web server log files, we use IP addresses to analyse trends, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our site or not), what browser and operating system you are using, your IP address etc.
Surveys & Contests. From time-to-time our site may request information from users via surveys, contests or for a particular service (e.g. newsletter). Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested will include contact information (as supplied to the site during database registration) and supplementary information on your professional interests, opinions and preferences. We will not publish your personal details on the site. If the survey or contest has a sponsor then we will share information given by participants with the sponsor.
3. Our Use of Your Information.
We use personally identifiable information about you to improve our marketing and promotional and educational efforts, to statistically analyse site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customise our site's content, layout, and services. We believe these uses allow us to improve our site and better tailor it to meet our users' needs.
We use your e-mail address to send you newsletters or other communications (for example, job opportunities, research surveys and requests for information) that you have requested from the Site. Out of respect for our users we offer an opt-out (see 4. below).
We use information in the file we maintain about you, and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site, to resolve any disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular on rare occasions we may evaluate your information to look for users using multiple User IDs or alias.
Your Personal Information is stored in our databases, which are located in the UK. Please note that the information you enter may at some time be transferred to a future nationally or internationally accredited "sport development database" organised by a third party. In such an event we shall inform you, giving 28 days notice, via the email address that you have provided, with full details prior to any such transfer in order that you may remove yourself (see 4. below) from our records prior to any transfer of information. By submitting your information, you consent to this transfer.
4. Opt-Out of Email Communications
If at any stage you wish no longer to receive any e-mails that you receive from the site you can stop them by writing email from your registered email account to us via our contact page - you can update your database listing by sending email, giving details of the address that you wish to change to and the email address that you wish to change from and any updates of other information (job position, employer etc.) to
(see 8. below)
5. Our Disclosure of Your Information
By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We can (and you authorise us to) disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate, in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringements, or other activity that is illegal or may expose us to legal liability.
As a general proposition, we do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. (Please see the exception clause in item 3. above – nationally and internationally recognised "sport development database")
Advertisers. We do aggregate personally identifiable information and disclose such information in aggregate to advertisers and for other marketing and promotional purposes. However, in these situations, we do not disclose to these entities any information that could be used to personally identify you.
Legal Requests. sportdevelopment.org.uk co-operates with law enforcement inquiries and other third parties to enforce laws, intellectual property and other rights. Local, and international law enforcement agents can request and may receive your personally identifiable information.
Suppliers, researchers and other service providers. From time to time we use third party suppliers, researchers and service providers to facilitate our services. Where any Service Provider collects information directly from you (such as the situation where we ask a Service Provider to conduct a survey for us) you will be notified of the involvement of the Supplier or Service Provider, and all information disclosures you make will be strictly optional.
6. Discussion Forums
If you choose to post messages in our forums, or leave a message or comment in other areas of the site, or leave feedback for us or other users, we will store such information in a file personal to you. This is so that we can see what contributions you have made to the site.
Where you make such comments or forum posts, your User ID will also be given on the site allowing other users to click on it to find out more about you.
We track which forum messages individual site users read. This is in order to help us understand which content that user is most interested in. We use this intelligence to help personalise the site to match the interests of the user.
7. "Tell a friend" services
Sportdevelopment.info offers a service whereby you can e-mail site content (for example, a particular forum post) to a friend or colleague. This will involve entering the e-mail address of your friend. We do not use the e-mail addresses you enter for any purpose other than to send your e-mail. We do not store, rent or sell these e-mail addresses.
8. Reviewing and Changing Your Personally Identifiable Information
You can at any time review and change the information you submitted during registration with us by sending email to
You must promptly update your information if it changes. Once posted, you cannot change or remove any public postings made in our forums or other message areas or the feedback area.
You can at any time ask to see and have removed any information that we have stored on you, though we reserve the right to charge for this service. Please contact us if you would like your personal information removed. We will retain in our files information you have requested to remove in some circumstances, such as to resolve disputes, troubleshoot problems and enforce our User Agreement. Further, such prior information is never completely removed from our databases due to technical constraints and the fact that we back up our systems. Therefore, you should not expect that all of your personally identifiable information will be completely removed from our databases in response to your requests that it be removed.
9. Other Information Collectors
If we are going to use your personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection we will notify you via email, prior to making such changes. You will have a choice as to whether or not we use your information in this different manner. In addition, if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that do not affect user information already stored in our database, we will post a prominent notice, before changes go into affect, on our web site notifying users of the change. In some cases where we post the notice we will also email users, who have opted to receive communications from us, notifying them of the changes in our privacy practices.