Privacy Policy

The Running Industry Alliance Limited (RIA UK & Ireland) is serious about your privacy.  Please read the following privacy policy, which covers in detail the information we collect from you, how we use it to make the site better for you and how we keep this information secure. We comply fully with European principles of data protection, which say that data must be:

  • Fairly and lawfully processed;
  • Processed for limited purposes;
  • Adequate, relevant and not excessive;
  • Accurate;
  • Not kept longer than necessary;
  • Processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights;
  • Secure;
  • Not transferred to countries without adequate protection.


Running Industry Alliance – what is covered?

This Privacy Policy covers The Running Industry Alliance’s treatment of personally identifiable information that The Running Industry Alliance collects when you are on the Running Industry Alliance site.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that The Running Industry Alliance does not own or control, or to people that The Running Industry Alliance does not employ or manage.

There are many links within the pages of The Running Industry Alliance, which will take you to other web sites. Please make sure you read the privacy policy of any other sites that may ask for personally identifiable information before you register with them.

Running Industry Alliance – what is collected and how it is used?

The Running Industry Alliance collects a minimal amount of personally identifiable information.

When you register with The Running Industry Alliance we ask for your first name; last name company name, job title, company number, address, contact number, website and e-mail address.

The Running Industry Alliance also automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser including your IP address, browser type and the pages you request.

The Running Industry Alliance uses this information to enable The Running Industry Alliance to customise the advertising & content of the web site and direct the site’s development in ways that are suited most to your needs and interests.

We may use the information to contact you about our competitions, special offers and promotions.

Choice to opt-out?

The Running Industry Alliance users are given the opportunity to opt out of having information sent to them at the time of registration. If you later wish to change this option, you may e-mail us, or write to us to request that your name be taken off our contact list.

Information sharing/ disclosure

The Running Industry Alliance will not sell, share or hire out your personally identifiable information to anyone.

The Running Industry Alliance is the sole owner of the information collected on this site.

The Running Industry Alliance may send personally identifiable information about you to other companies or people when:

We need to share the information to provide a service you have requested; We need to send the information to member companies who work on behalf of The Running Industry Alliance to provide a service to you. (Unless we tell you differently, these companies do not have the right to use the personally identifiable information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us).

or when…

We respond to legal summonses, court orders or other legal processes.

What happens if you need or want to change your information?

Has your e-mail address changed? Do you no longer wish to hear from us about special offers? Send an e-mail to The Running Industry Alliance to let us know about any changes of e-mail address, or if you wish to be taken off our contact list.

We keep your information secure and the Running Industry Alliance through this web site takes every precaution to protect users’ information both on-line and off-line.

We do not link personally identifiable information to administration information received.

We will not buy other information, which can be linked to your personally identifiable information that we hold.

What happens if there are changes to this privacy policy?

The Running Industry Alliance may amend this policy from time to time to take into account developments in the site and changes to information collected.  If we make substantial changes in the way we use your personal information we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.

Should you have any queries regarding the capture, storage and use of personal information by The Running Industry Alliance please e-mail your question using this email address

This policy will be updated from time to time in the light of legislative requirements. It was last updated on 17 December 2021.

What is the complaints procedure

In the event that any complaint is not resolved then the issue may be taken to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF