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Privacy protection & GDPR, what does it mean to me as member of a fitness club?

As a member of a fitness club I visit the gym regularly. I participate in group lessons and in spinning classes. As I am working in the GDPR & privacy field, I am fully aware that I leave quite an amount of personal data, including information about my health, so called special data under GDPR.
This is fine by me, as long as I am sure that the fitness club protects my data carefully and that they use my data with my explicit consent and only for the purposes that they have explained to use my personal data. This is called privacy by default.

I expect that the fitness club uses my data for improving my health and performance. I like the competition in the spinning class, which is based on my personal data and the personal data of my competitors. I understand that the company uses my data for offering and improving my services. These are services I appreciate as a customer and I understand that this company uses data as an opportunity for improving their business.

I expect, and I have the rights to expect this under GDPR, that the fitness club, which is part of a chain of clubs, protects my data properly and does not transfer my data to third parties for which there is no necessity for offering their services to me. It is my personal (special) data which I expect from organizations to be treated carefully.

Finally, I expect that when I decide to quit my membership, that the organization erases all my personal data, since there is no legal ground anymore for processing my data.
What does privacy protection mean as a person to you? Please discuss with us.

Do you want to know more about what privacy protection could mean for a fitness company, please read this article:

In which we describe what it means for fitness clubs to process health data with consent under GDPR.

Do you want to know more about enabling your data strategy within the boundaries of GDPR.

Please contact OptInsight

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