Privacy policy

Sport Arabia Ltd (trading as Sporta Group) is a tour operator, event manager and player management company, providing sports tours, travel and logistics, events/tournaments and player services to clients in relevant industry sectors.

As an essential part of our business, we collect and manage client and non-client data. In doing so, we observe the UK data protection legislation, and are committed to protecting and respecting clients’ and non-clients’ privacy and rights.

As such, we act as a “Data Controller” in respect of the information gathered and processed by us.

To ensure that you are informed about how we operate, we have developed this privacy notice, which details how we collect, manage, process, store and share information about you as a result of you visiting this site or as a previous or existing client of Sporta.

The privacy notice also provides you with information about how you can have control over the use of your data.

If you have any comments or queries regarding our use of your data, please contact our Group Data Protection Officer at christine@sportagroup.com

You can write to our Group Data Protection Officer at Sporta Group, c/o Down Laine, The Broadway,  Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5XH.

What Information Do We Collect?

In general terms, we collect information about you to enable us to:

  • Administer our relationship with you, provide services and respond to Enquiries
  • Enable business development including sending newsletters, information updates and details of our services
  • Process applications for employment
  • Deliver requested information to you about our services and products
  • Ensure the billing of any services and obtain payment
  • Process and respond to any complaints
  • Enable us to meet our legal and other regulatory obligations imposed on us

The information we need for these purposes is known as “personal data.” This includes your name, address (work or home), email address, telephone and other contact numbers and financial information.

We collect this in a number of different ways. For example, you may provide this data to us by email, via our website, over the telephone, or by letter.

We also process sensitive classes of information that includes:

  • Physical or mental health details, and
  • Racial or ethnic origin.

We will seek your permission if we need to record any of your sensitive personal data on our systems.

How Do We Use The Information?

We use the data we collect from you for the specific purposes listed in the table below. Please note that this table also explains:

  • The legal basis for processing your data, linked to each processing purpose; and
  • In what circumstances your data will be shared with a third party organisation.
Purpose for processing data Legal basis for processing data Third party organisations with whom data is shared
To administer our relationship with you, to provide services and respond to enquiries. To meet the requirements of a contract CAA (for ATOL purposes), Airlines, Destination Management Companies and Hotels
To ensure the billing of any procured services by you and obtain payment To meet the requirements of a contract. Government VAT and tax inspectors, external auditors, internal auditors
To communicate with you on Company news, newsletters and event invitations which are relevant to your interests and in line with your preferences. To seek explicit consent prior to sending individuals the information and in line with preferences. None
To provide enquirers support by telephone. To fulfil contractual obligations this includes taking action before entering into a contract. None
To process and respond to complaints To meet a legal obligation. None

Your Rights

Under the terms of data protection legislation, you have the following rights:

Right to Be Informed

This privacy notice fulfils our obligation to tell you about the ways in which we use your information

Right to Access

You have the right to ask us for a copy of any personal data that we hold about you. This is known as a “Subject Access Request”. Except in exceptional circumstances (which we would discuss and agree with you in advance), you can obtain this information at no cost.

We will send you a copy of the information within 30 days of your request.

To make Subject Access Request, please write to our Group Data Protection Officer (details above).

Right to Rectification

If any of the information that we hold about you is inaccurate, you can either contact us on 0845 835 8535 or contact our Group Data Protection Officer (details above).

Right to Be Forgotten

From 25 May 2018, you can ask that we erase all personal information that we hold about you.  Where it is appropriate that we comply, your request will be fully actioned within 30 days.

Right to Object

You have the right to object to:

  • The continued use of your data for any purpose listed above for which consent is identified as the lawful basis for processing i.e. you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.
  • The continued use of your data for any purpose listed above for which the lawful basis of processing is that it has been deemed legitimate.

Right to Restrict Processing

If you wish us to restrict the use of your data because:

  • you think it is inaccurate, but this will take time to validate,
  • you believe our data processing is unlawful but you do not want your data erased,
  • you want us to retain your data in order to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim, or
  • you wish to object to the processing of your data, but we have yet to determine whether this is appropriate, please contact our Group Data Protection Officer (details above).

Right to Data Portability

If you would like to move, copy or transfer the electronic personal data that we hold about you to another organisation, please contact our Group Data Protection Officer (details above).

Rights Related to Automated Decision-Making

If you would like to object to automated decision making without any individual involvement, and to the profiling of your data, please contact our Group Data Protection Officer (details above).

Is The Processing of Information Likely to Cause Individuals to Object or Complain?

Sporta Group is not aware of any justifiable reasons that would constitute a legitimate reason for objecting or complaining about the way we process or control information.

How Long Will We Retain Information For?

Sporta Group will typically retain information for a period of 7 years. This is due to regulatory reasons and to ensure our business records are adequate to maintain the requisite levels of insurance to protect our clients and non-clients.

Overseas Transfers

Some of the information that we collect, process or store is transferred outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). 

Data Privacy and Security 

At Sporta Group we maintain a comprehensive data management work programme, which includes processes for ensuring that data protection is a key consideration of all new and existing IT systems that hold personal data.

Where any concerns, risks or issues are identified, we conduct relevant impact assessments in order to determine any actions that are necessary to ensure optimum privacy.

We also maintain an active information security work programme which seeks to protect the availability, confidentiality and integrity of all physical and information assets.

Specifically, this helps us to:

  • Protect against potential breaches of confidentiality;
  • Ensure all IT facilities are protected against damage, loss or misuse;
  • Increase awareness and understanding of the requirements of information security, and the responsibility of our colleagues to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the information that they handle; and
  • Ensure the optimum security of this website.

General 

Questions and comments regarding this Privacy Notice are welcomed and should be sent to our Group Data Protection Officer (details above).

You can also contact our Group Data Protection Officer if you have any concerns or complaints about the ways in which your personal data has been handled.

Alternatively, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office who may be contacted at www.ico.org.uk