Why should I delete my data from gyms?
Hitting the gym is a great way of staying fit. But joining one means you're at risk of being having your personal data shared and sold on. Fitness centres are constantly collecting your personal details and sharing them with third-parties.
Even when you're not working out, gyms are gathering and sharing private information like your health details, product preferences and attendance patterns.
Personal data commonly stored by gyms:
- Name, address, email address and mobile number
- Membership level and cost
- Credit, debit card and other banking information
- Attendance patterns
- Equipment usage
- Session duration
- Purchase of snacks
- Fitness goals
- Personal or professional interests
- Health and disability information
- Product preferences
What happens to your data should be up to you. The quickest way to delete your information is to send a deletion request.
A deletion request is a written request that you send to a company asking for them to remove your personal information from their records. It's your right to decide what happens to your data under GDPR law.
How do I remove my personal data from gyms like Fitness First and Pure Gym?
The quickest way to delete any sensitive information is by sending a deletion request through Rightly.
- Get started above to select gyms you use or have used in the past
- Enter your basic details for identification purposes
- Send your request
Remember, a deletion request demands that they delete all of your data, including your account details.
If you can't find a gym, please contact our customer support team and we’ll add it for you.
How long until they respond to my request?
Once your gym has received your request, they'll have 30 days to respond, or give a valid reason as to why they need an extension. If this happens, our support team can help speed up the process!
We’re free because our mission is to make data fairer, for everyone.
We don't use consumer data for commercial purposes, which means we'll never, ever sell your data. It also means that there are no adverts or hidden costs.
What if I’m not sure if they have my data?
You can still ask them. If they don’t have it, they have to let you know.
What if I’ve said they can use it in the past?
If you agreed to an organisation using your data but you’ve changed your mind, don’t worry! You can still ask them to delete your data.
What if they don't reply?
Don't worry, they have to follow your wishes thanks to your ‘right to erasure’ under GDPR law. GDPR applies in the UK and EU.